Baltimore police conducted a second wave of...


Baltimore police conducted a second wave of drug raids yesterday in Highlandtown, storming into five homes and arresting five people -- three of them juveniles -- on drug charges.

The raids were part of an operation that began April 25 when Southeastern District officers raided six homes and arrested 20 people, including a mother and her 14-year-old daughter, who were charged with dealing drugs as a team, said Lt. George Klein.

Police raided four rowhouses yesterday in the 100 and 200 blocks of S. Conkling St. and one house in the 3400 block of Leverton Ave. Klein said officers confiscated 18 small bags of suspected crack cocaine. The suspects were being held last night at the Central Booking and Intake Center.

Police Department creates fund for daughter's funeral

The Baltimore Police Department has established a memorial fund to help pay funeral expenses for a 911 operator's daughter who was fatally stabbed April 24. The operator was wounded in the attack.

The funeral for B'nai Dana Crosby, 32, of the 3700 block of N. Rogers Ave. is scheduled for 9: 30 a.m. today at St. Bernardine's Church, 3812 Edmondson Ave. Her mother, Ruby Boone, 56, was released Wednesday from Sinai Hospital.

The fund has been established at First National Bank, 5642 Baltimore National Pike, Baltimore 21228. For information at the bank, call Daniel Kravitz at 410-747-0501.

Crosby had two young children. Her boyfriend has been charged with first-degree murder.

TOWSON -- Police are searching for a bank robber dressed in drag who held up a Rosedale bank last week.

The robber, described as a black male in his mid-20s, about 5 feet, 8 inches tall and weighing 150 pounds, wore a black shoulder-length wig and a woman's blue raincoat. He was photographed by a bank security camera, police said.

The man entered a NationsBank branch at Golden Ring Mall on April 24, gave a teller a note demanding cash, handed her an envelope and said he had a gun, according to police. The amount of money given to him was not disclosed.

ASSATEAGUE ISLAND -- Assateague Island National Seashore and Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge, devastated by northeasters in January and February, will get emergency dune replenishment and other repairs to protect the fragile 37-mile-long barrier island from storms.

Congress has approved $2.5 million for the two parks, said Sens. Paul S. Sarbanes and Barbara A. Mikulski. A total of $1.6 million will pay for a 350-cubic-yard beach replenishment program on the northern end of Assateague, where winter storms nearly created an inlet. The area will be restored to its previous elevation.

In the Chincoteague park in Virginia, $900,000 will be spent to repair roads, trails, dunes and equipment.

Pub Date: 5/02/98

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