An item in Tuesday's City/County Digest omitted...

TOWSON — An item in Tuesday's City/County Digest omitted the names of three members of Pikesville High School's state champion mock trial team. The students are Ari Abramson, Steven Greenwald and Geoffrey Drake.

The Sun regrets the error.


A 39-year-old Southeast Baltimore man has been convicted of sexually abusing two learning-disabled boys in his Southeast Baltimore home and the home of the victims in the Brooklyn area, prosecutors said yesterday.

The victims are brothers and the defendant, Albert Blumin, was a friend of their family. He was found guilty of abusing the two boys for more than a year, until his arrest in July. The boys -- ages 10 and 13 when the abuse started -- are receiving counseling, said Assistant State's Attorney Gregory R. Rothwell. Blumin was convicted Friday of 16 counts of second-degree sexual offense and eight counts of sexual child abuse after a four-day trial before Circuit Judge Gary I. Strausberg. Blumin was being held at the Baltimore City Detention Center, with sentencing set for July 8.


Police identify woman found strangled in stream

The woman found strangled in a Northeast Baltimore stream Friday was identified yesterday as an 18-year-old from Woodlawn, city police said.

Homicide Detective Oscar Requer said the victim, Jada Denita Lambert, was last reported seen about 8 a.m. Thursday when she left her home in the 6400 block of Woodgreen Circle for Mondawmin Mall, where she was to get a state identification card before starting a job at Chemlawn.

Although the body was fully clothed, Requer said much of the woman's personal property was missing when she was found by police acting on an anonymous tip to 911.

Smoking caused fatal fire Sunday in Charles Village

A fire in a Charles Village rowhouse that claimed the life of a 34-year-old man early Sunday was caused by careless smoking, a Baltimore Fire Department spokesman said yesterday.

Fire officials identified the victim yesterday as Vincent A. Hungerford, who died in his third-floor apartment in the building in the 2700 block of St. Paul St. The fire was reported about 4: 15 a.m.

Battalion Chief Hector L. Torres, the spokesman, said investigators have determined the fire started in the man's living room, most likely from a discarded or dropped cigarette. The blaze left the building uninhabitable because of fire and water damage.


TOWSON -- A man who allegedly told police he did not know a 2-year-old left crying at a Hechinger store in Owings Mill on Friday turned out to be the boy's father and was charged yesterday in the incident.

Torrey Wright, 26, who gave police a nonexistent address in Woodlawn, was charged with child desertion, making a false statement, hindering a police investigation and reckless endangerment.

The boy's mother took him to the store to meet his father as part of a court-ordered visitation, police said. After the boy cried and appeared to be left alone, police interviewed employees, including Wright, who said he did not know the boy. The boy was taken into the custody of the Department of Social Services. His mother recognized him on television that night.

Fair offering summer jobs for students is Saturday


TOWSON -- County high school and college students age 16 and older can apply for summer jobs at the county Office of Employment and Training's annual job fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at 1228 E. Joppa Road, behind the Arcade building next to Allied Signal.


Organizers say more than 33 employers will be ready to take applications. Information: 410-321- 4063.

Pikesville mock trial team wins state championship


PIKESVILLE -- Pikesville High School's mock trial team won the state championship recently, placing first among the 128 Maryland high schools with mock trial teams.

The team includes co-captains Michael Levinton and Jason Steinhardt, as well as Mark Helfman, Ruth Kalmanovich, Michael Kroopnick, David McMillan, Daniel Riberkof, Dana Seiden and Jessica Weisman. Alternates are Nicholas Spivak, Eugene Vilensky and Elisa Zlotowitz.

This year's case involved the confession of 15-year-old rock star who was arrested for drug possession. The Pikesville team served as the prosecution in the finals.


Pub Date: 5/05/98

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