RANDALLSTOWN -- A woman nine months' pregnant...


RANDALLSTOWN -- A woman nine months' pregnant and two men were held hostage late last night as a Randallstown residence was robbed of a computer and other items, county police said.

The two men had left the residence in the 10000 block of Liberty Road and were walking to a nearby convenience store shortly before 10 p.m. when three robbers, armed with handguns and a crowbar, approached, police said. Police declined to release the hostages' names last night.

The robbers ordered the men inside, where the men and the woman were bound with rope, said police Cpl. Art Nilsen. Police received a call from the hostages after the robbers left, Nilsen said.

Police seek identity of body in burned truck



LONG GREEN -- County homicide detectives still were trying last night to identify the human remains found in the back of a burned-out Chevrolet Blazer on a service road several yards off Loch Raven Drive yesterday.

A resident who lives on a secluded road off Loch Raven Drive near Morgan Mill Road saw flames and smoke about 10: 30 a.m. and called the Fire Department. Firefighters discovered the skeletal remains in the back seat after they extinguished the flames, said police spokesman Bill Toohey.

He said the remains were taken to the state medical examiner's office for identification and to determine the cause of death.

Community council supports Reisterstown zoning change


REISTERSTOWN -- A group of community organizations in northwestern Baltimore County has endorsed a request for more restrictive zoning at the site of the planned Goldsborough Manor development of duplex homes in Reisterstown.

As part of its review of proposed changes under the county's comprehensive rezoning process, the Reisterstown-Owings Mills-Glyndon Coordinating Council also voted to support tougher zoning for more than 11,000 acres in the rural north county.

The council gave its support to the Northwest Reisterstown Community Association's petition seeking zoning changes to reduce the density of the proposed 66-unit Goldsborough Manor development. The Reisterstown-Owings Mills-Glyndon Chamber of Commerce opposes the community association's request.

Police said yesterday that a teen-age boy and a 29-year-old man were fatally shot in separate attempted robberies.

Maurice Morrison, 16, of the 2400 block of E. Hoffman St. was fatally shot about 2: 15 a.m. yesterday in the 2400 block of Llewelyn Ave. in East Baltimore, police said. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

About 11: 20 p.m. Monday, police responding to a shooting in the 900 block of W. North Ave. in West Baltimore found the body of Eric Donnell McFadden, 29, of the 1900 block of Swansea Road. Witnesses told police they saw a man armed with a semiautomatic handgun fleeing the scene.

Making of film in city is topic of Pratt meeting

The Friends of the Enoch Pratt Free Library will discuss the making this summer in Baltimore of the film "Washington Square" at a meeting at 6 p.m. tomorrow at the Central Library.

"The Heiress," a film version of the Henry James short story about an 1840s love affair in New York, also will be shown and a light supper served. The cost is $10. Information: 233-5431.

Pub Date: 8/21/96

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