COCKEYSVILLE -- A Woodlawn man sought in...


COCKEYSVILLE -- A Woodlawn man sought in the rape of a 12-year-old girl Wednesday was arrested yesterday morning, Baltimore County police said.

Junior Kevin Austin, 20, of the 3700 block of Clifmar Road was charged in a warrant with second-degree rape and a third-degree sexual offense, police said.

Sgt. Kevin B. Novak, a police spokesman, said an acquaintance saw Austin's photo on a news broadcast and told police Austin would be in the 10000 block of Tony Drive in Cockeysville, where he was arrested without incident.

It's My Party Day, designed to generate community pride and take a stand against crime, will be celebrated today in Baltimore's Eastern Police District.

Described as a preamble to the anti-crime, anti-violence National Night Out, the party day will begin at 11: 30 a.m. with a parade from Guilford Avenue and Lanvale Street to the 2400 block of Greenmount Ave.

Block parties and cookouts are planned throughout East Baltimore, including events in the 2400 block of Greenmount sponsored by the police district, in the 1800 block of N. Castle St. sponsored by Jubilee Praise and Worship Ministries, in the 1700 block of N. Bethel St. sponsored by Rock Church and at the Police Athletic League center at 2710 E. Hoffman St.

A clean sea breeze saved Maryland from heavy air pollution yesterday, but less severe smog will probably remain in the region through the weekend.

Yesterday's ozone haze was caused by a chemical reaction that results when industrial and auto exhausts mix and are heated by the sun. Air quality was "code orange," or moderately unhealthy.

Forecasters predict code orange levels today and tomorrow. People with heart and breathing problems should limit strenuous exercise. Residents can help by sharing rides and not using gasoline-powered mowers.

Pub Date: 5/30/98

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