Police officers overwhelmingly ratified a contract last...


Police officers overwhelmingly ratified a contract last night with the city that gives them a 7.5 percent pay raise over two years, the union's president said.

Officer Gary McLhinney, president of the 3,000-member Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 3, said the vote was 576 to 89. "I'm pleased the union and the city were able to work together for a new contract," McLhinney said.

Under the contract, police officers with the rank of patrolman, sergeant and lieutenant will receive a pay raise of 3.5 percent July 1, and a 4 percent increase July 1, 1999. The pact includes 10 additional paid leave days, an increase in death benefits and an optical plan for retired officers and their families.

Girl remains in foster care after parents fail to get her

A 3-year-old West Baltimore girl will remain in a foster home while police investigate an incident in which her parents allowed a Baltimore County couple to baby-sit her overnight Monday, then failed to pick her up.

Officer Mark Carter of the Cockeysville Precinct said a caller told county police of the parents' whereabouts after the child's picture was shown on television Tuesday night. He said police talked to her parents, who had met the Cockeysville couple on several occasions at Lexington Market. Carter said the parents failed to pick up the girl from there Tuesday.

The couple called county police, who turned the child over to a foster home in the county. Carter said because the incident occurred in Baltimore, city police have taken over the case.

Black school organization to honor two educators

The Metropolitan Baltimore Alliance of Black School Educators will honor two educators at 6 p.m. tomorrow at the Fireside Lounge in the Tawes Center at Coppin State College, 2500 W. North Ave.

The honorees are Searetha Smith, the Baltimore school system's chief academic officer, and Rebecca Carroll, retired deputy superintendent of city schools and author of the recently published "Snapshots from the Life of an African-American Woman."

TOWSON -- A county Circuit Court judge sentenced Anthony R. Bell yesterday to life without parole for the killing of his ex-girlfriend, Brenda Carroll, in her Essex home in September 1996 as Carroll's 9-year-old daughter watched.

Bell, who turned 30 yesterday, was convicted in June after a jury heard a 911 tape and testimony from Carroll's daughter, Latevia Carroll, that she saw Bell "stomping" her mother and fleeing down the stairs. Prosecutors also presented evidence showing Bell's bloody palm prints in Carroll's blood on the walls of the bedroom and stairway.

Assistant State's Attorney Stephen R. Roscher said Bell maintained his innocence at yesterday's sentencing by Judge Alfred L. Brennan Sr.

Jury convicts second man in attempted murder case


TOWSON -- A county jury has convicted a second man in the attempted murder of a woman who was shot and left for dead in Woodlawn Cemetery in September.

Hosea Wells, 21, of North Baltimore was convicted Tuesday of attempted first-degree murder, robbery, a handgun charge and assault in the shooting of Beverly Peters, a supervisor at the FBI in Washington.

In April, a county jury convicted John E. Montague of Woodlawn of attempted first-degree murder. The two men tried to kill Peters by shooting her in the head and throwing her body down an embankment so they could steal her sports car and sell it to a chop shop, said Assistant State's Attorney Andy Alperstein.

Three hurt in collision on Reisterstown Road


OWINGS MILLS -- Three people were injured in a collision yesterday morning on Reisterstown Road.

A northbound Honda Prelude driven by Max Minevich, 19, of the first block of Pittston Circle was using the left turn lane near Strawhat Drive to pass, said county police spokesman Bill Toohey. When Minevich tried to re-enter the passing lane, his car spun into the southbound lanes and was broadsided by a Ford Bronco.

All three injured people were taken to Maryland Shock Trauma Center. Minevich was in serious condition. His passenger, 16-year-old Polina Birger of the first block of Richmar Road, was in critical condition. The Bronco driver, Monica Richards, 22, of the 300 block of Leyton Road, was treated and released.

Pub Date: 5/14/98

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