Boy charged in holdup conspiracyA 14-year-old boy...


Boy charged in holdup conspiracy

A 14-year-old boy from Havre de Grace has been charged with conspiracy in an armed bank robbery Monday in Perryville, state police said.

The boy was released to the custody of his parents, said Sgt. Michael Cole. The youth was arrested and charged as the supplier of the .22-caliber handgun and the sawed-off shotgun used by three of his friends in the holdup, Sergeant Cole said.

The boy, who was not identified because of his age, was charged with conspiracy, possession of a firearm and delinquency and then released to his parents.

Police say three youngsters, age 12, 13, and 14, took an undisclosed amount of cash from a local branch of the First National Bank of North East. They were apprehended when the cab they were to use for their getaway arrived late.

The three boys are being held in a juvenile detention center pending background checks.


Baltimore housing officials met yesterday with a group of landlords to review a continuing inspection of the 517 rowhouses belonging to R. William Connolly Jr., a landlord under scrutiny for numerous housing violations.

Last month, Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke ordered inspections of all Connolly properties after housing officials received chronic complaints from his tenants for shoddy and unsafe living conditions.

The group of landlords has pledged to help Mr. Connolly repair the violations because he said his maintenance staff of 25 cannot handle the expected violations.

Bill Toohey, Housing Department spokesman, said 66 Connolly properties with outstanding housing code violations have been fixed. New violations also were found in 30 other dwellings during the inspection, which is expected to continue through August.


Four Jamaican nationals, all illegal aliens, were arrested iNorthwest Baltimore and charged with operating an interstate cocaine ring, the state police said.

The suspects were arrested at the Ashburton Woods apartmentin the 3900 block of Edgewood Road.

Tony Maxwell, 45, and Martel Williams, about 40, of thEdgewood Road address; Fitz Roy Brown, 43, first block of Capella Court, Baltimore County; Errol Hall, 37, of Brooklyn, N.Y., were charged with narcotics violations, authorities said.

Sgt. Michael E. Davey, of the state police Interstate Drug Task Force, said the ring operated between Northwest Baltimore and New York. He said 14 ounces of cocaine, $7,200 in cash and a loaded .22-caliber handgun were recovered.


A suspended Baltimore police officer convicted of beating his month-old son to death was sentenced to 16 years in prison.

Carl William Morris, Jr., 34, was found guilty in April of involuntary manslaughter and child abuse in the death of his son, Christopher Andre Morris. He was acquitted of first-degree murder.

Morris received a 16-year sentence on the child abuse conviction and a 10-year sentence for the crime of involuntary manslaughter. The sentences, imposed yesterday by Judge James B. Dudley, are to be served concurrently.

A fugitive from Florida who eluded authorities for six years has been apprehended in Northeast Baltimore, the FBI says.

Marcos Diaz, 30, was taken into custody without incident about 7:30 p.m. Tuesday while visiting relatives in the 3600 block of Southern Ave., said FBI spokesman Andy Manning.

Mr. Manning said Mr. Diaz had been sought by Broward County authorities in the alleged beating of a man and woman in a July 1986 burglary. Mr. Diaz and another man were arrested the same day, but Mr. Diaz posted bail and failed to appear for a hearing.

Police in Nassau County, N.Y., are holding a murder suspect for Maryland authorities after receiving a tip from them that he was visiting a relative on Long Island.

Nassau County Detective Tony Letterel said officers got a call from Prince George's County police that a murder suspect could be at a cousin's home in New York. Detective Letterel said he arrested 20-year-old Virgil Glaspie at 9:35 p.m. Monday. Mr. Glaspie is wanted in the Aug. 12, 1991, slaying of Thaddeus Boone, 22, of Suitland.


A Salisbury man has been charged with 424 counts of child sexual abuse, rape, assault, battery and other sex offenses, the Wicomico County sheriff said.

Oliver Stephens, 61, is accused of sexually assaulting four girls. The first incident allegedly occurred 33 years ago, the sheriff's

office said.

Anne Arundel

The county Board of Education voted yesterday to increase the minimum grade-point average required for students participating in sports but not in other extracurricular activities.

New board members Michael Pace, Joseph Foster and student board member Jay Witcher joined Jo Ann Tollenger, Thomas Twombly and Maureen Carr-York in voting to raise the minimum GPA from 1.6 to 2.0, beginning with the winter sport season. Under the new policy, no student with a failing grade would be allowed to play sports.

Baltimore County:

A 29-year-old woman was killed early today when her went out of control on Ebenezer Road near Bird River Road in Chase and struck a tree.

Baltimore County police said the victim, Patti Ann Lorenzo of the 300 block of Bowley's Quarters Road, sustained multiple injuries and died at the scene.

Police said the car, a Nissan, was eastbound on Ebenezer Road about 2:40 a.m. just past a VFW hall when it ran off the roadway at a high rate of speed and crashed.

City police identified the body of a woman found slain in the block of Edmondson Ave. Tuesday as Soyina Nicole Thompson, 19, of the first block of Walden Cherry Court in Woodlawn.


A Springfield Hospital Center employee is suing two hospital security guards and the town of Sykesville for $5 million in damages she said resulted from a June 1990 arrest.

In the suit filed in Baltimore City Circuit Court, Ida C. Hawkins of Baltimore County said she was on her way to work at the hospital June 27, 1990, when hospital Security Officer Ricky Hinkle stopped her car for a traffic citation.

Ms. Hawkins seeks $2 million in compensatory damages and $3 million in punitive damages from each defendant.

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