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TOWSON -- A police officer hit by...


TOWSON -- A police officer hit by a car on Eastern Avenue as he investigated a traffic accident remained stable in serious condition at Maryland Shock Trauma Center yesterday, a hospital spokeswoman said.

Officer Donald L. Chilcoat Jr., 37, suffered three fractures of the left leg and a shattered right kneecap after he was struck Sunday by a 1992 Oldsmobile Cutlass, said Sgt. Kevin Novak of the county Police Department. No charges have been filed against the driver of the Oldsmobile, Anthony Docos, 43, of Brooklyn, Novak said, and the investigation is continuing.

Chilcoat, a 16-year veteran of the department, was awarded the Community Service Award for 1997 by the Baltimore County Police Foundation, Novak said.

Suspended sentence given in cellular cloning case


TOWSON -- A Woodlawn man received a two-year suspended sentence from Circuit Judge J. Norris Byrnes yesterday after pleading guilty to charges of theft and distributing cloned phones.

Curtis J. Gilchrist of the 1500 block of Cantwell Road also was ordered to perform 180 hours of community service and put on probation for two years for stealing 300 phone numbers and 16 cloned cellular phones. He also pleaded guilty to stealing several Comcast cables that police found in his home.

Gilchrist was arrested in January with an electronic serial number reader, a "copy cat box" used to program stolen numbers into phones, and the stolen phone numbers that had been cloned from legitimate phones.

Koop to speak at dinner marking group's centennial


TOWSON -- Former U.S. Surgeon General C. Everett Koop will be keynote speaker at a dinner tomorrow at the Sheraton Baltimore North celebrating the Baltimore County Medical Association's centennial.

Koop will discuss "The Doctor-Patient Relationship in an Era of Managed Care." At the meeting, which is not open to the public, County Executive C. A. Dutch Ruppersberger is expected to present a proclamation honoring the medical association's anniversary.

City housing chief Daniel P. Henson III has a new right-hand man -- Victor L. Hoskins, an assistant secretary of marketing for the state who has been appointed deputy commissioner of the city Department of Housing and Community Development.

Hoskins, the brother of the city's personnel director, brings 19 years of experience in real estate and economic development to the job. He last worked for the state Department of Business and Economic Development.

He replaces Harold Perry, who resigned in August 1996 after six years. Perry was paid $76,100, but Hoskins will be paid more -- in the range of $88,300 to $102,400 -- because he will have additional responsibilities, Henson said.

Man is fatally shot while using pay phone

A Northwest Baltimore man was fatally shot last night while using a pay telephone in the 2500 block of N. Howard St., police said.

Homicide Detective John Burns said the victim, whose name was not divulged, had been visiting friends nearby and was talking on the telephone about 8: 50 p.m. when he became involved in an argument with an unidentified man.

Witnesses told Burns they heard shots and saw the victim fall into bushes next to the telephone, on the edge of the property of a well-lighted Exxon station. The victim died at 9: 22 p.m. at the Maryland Shock Trauma Center.

'I Do! I Do!' to raise funds to benefit Brooklyn library

The Brooklyn-Curtis Bay Ministerial Alliance in association with Dundalk Community Theatre will present the comedy "I Do! I Do!" Saturday as a fund-raiser for Brooklyn's Enoch Pratt Free Library branch.

Showtime is 7: 30 p.m. at Brooklyn Heights United Methodist Church, at Townsend Avenue and First Street. Tickets may be obtained at area churches and the Brooklyn library for a donation of $10 for adults and $5 for children age 10 and younger.

The branch plans to apply the proceeds toward a $50,000 matching grant from the Dorothy Wagner Wallace Charitable Trust, given to the city's six Southwest District libraries that include Cherry Hill, Edmondson Avenue, Hollins-Payson, Light Street and Washington Village. Information: 410-396-1120.

Pub Date: 9/09/97

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