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November 29, 2008

Boy riding his bike in Essex Is struck by truck, killed

A 14-year-old boy riding his bicycle in Essex yesterday evening was struck and killed by a pickup truck, Baltimore County police said. The boy, whose name was not released, was on his bicycle at the intersection of Martin Boulevard and Middle River Road when he was hit by a Dodge Dakota just before 6 p.m. The driver immediately stopped, said police, who were investigating last night. The boy, who lived in Essex, was taken to Franklin Square Hospital Center, where he was pronounced dead at 6:40 p.m.

Stephen Kiehl

Former city fireboat sold in online auction

Baltimore's former fireboat was sold in an online auction to an Ohio-based equipment supply company, netting the city's cash-strapped general fund $80,000, said Ian Brennan, a City Hall spokesman. The 85-foot fireboat was named after Mayor J. Harold Grady, who was in office from 1959 to 1962. The craft was retired last year when the city christened a new $6.7 million fireboat. The auction for the Grady closed Nov. 18 after attracting 80 bids, according to Govdeal.com, the auction Web site. The buyer was Allan Johnson from Southshore Equipment Corp., said Chief Kevin Cartwright, a Fire Department spokesman. Nobody from that company was available to confirm the purchase yesterday.

Annie Linskey

Off-duty city officer wounded in shooting

An off-duty Baltimore City police officer was wounded early yesterday in Parkville in a shooting that Baltimore County police said was an attempted suicide. The female officer, who was not identified, was wounded about midnight at an apartment building on Arbor Station Way, county police said. The officer was taken to Maryland Shock Trauma Center, police said.

2 arrested, third sought in B&A Trail assault

Anne Arundel County police have arrested two people and are looking for a third in the beating and robbery of a 20-year-old Glen Burnie man on the Baltimore and Annapolis Trail on Nov. 5 in Glen Burnie. The investigation led to the arrests of James Jackson Jr., 19, and Brandon Reading, 18, both of Glen Burnie. Police have issued a warrant for Richard Harmon, 22, of Pasadena. The three are charged with robbery, assault and theft.

Associated Press

$18,000 in coins, jewelry taken during a break-in

The Queen Anne's County Sheriff's Office is investigating the theft of at least $18,000 in coins and jewelry from a home in Centreville between Nov. 20 and 24. The missing items include Morgan silver dollars, loose diamonds, a platinum cuff bracelet with rubies, a gold diamond and sapphire ring, gold bracelets, gold chains and earrings with diamonds and sapphires.

Associated Press

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