REISTERSTOWN -- State police seized thousands of suspected bootleg recordings during raids yesterday at four stores and a Reisterstown warehouse owned by Record & Tape Traders.
Recordings by top-selling artists were seized during the raids, the result of an investigation by state police and the Recording Industry Association of America, said Cpl. Laura Lu Herman.
About 2,000 illegal compact discs were seized from the warehouse in the 10400 block of Reisterstown Road, Corporal Herman said. Investigators also seized computer records during simultaneous raids at stores in Reisterstown and Catonsville, and in Anne Arundel County at Glen Burnie and Severna Park stores, she said.
Police find Dundalk man shot to death in truck
ROSEDALE -- A Dundalk man was found shot to death in his pickup truck late Monday night at Biddle and 64th streets, county police said.
Investigators withheld the man's name pending notification of his family.
A patrol officer found the body about 11:45 p.m. when he stopped to check on the man, who was sitting in a 1991 Chevrolet pickup truck.
Randallstown man, 22, slain at his home by intruders
RANDALLSTOWN -- A man was shot to death last night in the basement of his house on Lucerne Road after being accosted outside by three men, police reported.
Jason Edward Jones, 22, was retrieving tools from his truck about 9:30 p.m. when the men ordered him into the basement.
In the house at the time, police said, was Mr. Jones' mother and a man who was helping him do some repair work there. Neither was harmed.
Boyfriend of slain woman charged in her death
ESSEX -- The boyfriend of a woman whose body was found wrapped in a trash bag behind a building Sunday has been charged with murder, county police said.
Bobby Duane McDonald, 38, who police said lived with his girlfriend in the 600 block of Delaware Ave., was being held without bail.
Investigators said Vicki Lynn Silwonuk, 36, was fatally stabbed during an argument with a man Feb. 5. Her body was buried in a snowbank behind a building on Eastern Boulevard.
Public-private effort seeks to benefit seniors
TOWSON -- Baltimore County announced yesterday the formation of a public-private partnership it hopes will benefit the growing population of seniors, ages 60 and up. The county is projected to lead Maryland localities in senior population in the next decade.
The Department of Aging and the Baltimore County Chamber of Commerce have joined in a Senior Alliance program that will offer chamber businesses access to seniors through advertising discounts in publications, on CountyRide buses and at the annual Senior Expo, held in October. In return, the agencies are hoping for increased advertising revenues that will go toward senior programs and sponsorship of seminars and events.
For more information, call the Department of Aging at 887-2109 or the chamber at 825-0022.
A 15-year-old boy was shot to death last night during an apparent robbery in the 1300 block of Kitmore Road in Northwood, police said.
Homicide Detective Walter Akers said residents reported hearing shots about 9 p.m. When police and a medical crew arrived, they found the youth -- whose name was not divulged -- lying on the sidewalk, with his pockets turned inside out.
Detectives also were investigating a shooting Monday night on Wilcox Street, on the city's Eastside, that left one man dead and another in critical condition. Police said Derrick Rivers, 22, of the 2400 block of Lakeview Ave. died of a head wound. Found wounded nearby was Elway Williams, 29, of the 1200 block of E. Lafayette Ave., who was admitted to Johns Hopkins Hospital.
Police to donate equipment to O'Donnell Heights center
Police officers in the city's Southeastern District are planning to donate $3,000 worth of marching band equipment Friday to the O'Donnell Heights Recreation Center.
The band, with members drawn from the O'Donnell Heights public housing complex, is an extension of various police-sponsored activities there.
The equipment was bought with money from the Baltimore Police Community Partnership Fund, supported by the public and businesses, and from forfeiture of assets seized from drug dealers.