TOWSON -- The American Cancer Society wrapped up its Baltimore-area Relay for Life yesterday morning at Towson University. The overnight event raised an estimated $21,000 for cancer research and programs.
Teams of about a dozen people -- each of whom had to raise at least $100 -- walked, ran, rolled in wheelchairs or pushed strollers around the track.
The cancer society also held relays May 16 and 17 at Owings Mills High School and Essex Community College that raised $83,525 and $61,240, respectively. The three events brought in $165,765.
City homicide detectives were investigating three deaths yesterday -- of a 17-year-old who was shot in West Baltimore, and two men, one in a North Baltimore house and another in Wyman Park.
The first shooting victim, identified as Jacmal O'Neal Murphy of the 4400 block of Pen Lucy Road, was killed about 1 a.m. in the 2200 block of W. Baltimore St. Homicide Detective Albert Marcus asked that anyone with information about the shooting call the police at 410-396-2100.
Police said the body of Bernard Arnold, 59, was found with a gunshot wound shortly after 5 p.m. at his home in the 600 block of Melville Ave. The body of an unidentified man -- dead of unknown causes -- was found behind a low wall near the edge of the park in the 300 block of Wyman Park Drive.
Homeless shelter truck stolen, driver robbed
Police were searching yesterday for a truck belonging to Baltimore activist Bea Gaddy, reported stolen by two men who robbed the driver after he stopped at the Charles Village Safeway store to pick up food for Gaddy's East Baltimore homeless shelter.
Willie Brown, 35, told police he had just gotten out of the black 1991 Ford F150 truck about 10: 45 a.m. and was walking into the Safeway at 25th and Charles streets when two men accosted him. One held him while the other went through Brown's pockets, stealing $61, police said.
After telling Brown to lie on the ground, the men fled in the truck, which has license tags 60F 367, according to police.
MIDDLETOWN -- Jenessa Weaver of Cumberland and Vaughn Sheroda of Middletown won the Maryland State Marbles Tournament yesterday.
Jenessa, 14, defeated Emily Martin, 12, of Yellow Springs 3-2. Vaughn, 13, won 3-0 over John Hochard, 14, of Cumberland. Thirteen girls and 17 boys ages 8 to 14 competed in the one-day tournament.
The finalists will go to the National Marbles Tournament this month in Wildwood, N.J., where last year's national girls' champion was Megan Winkelman, then 12, of Frederick.
EDGEWOOD -- The death of a 3-month-old Edgewood boy left in the care of an 18-year-old man overnight by the boy's mother was under investigation yesterday by the Harford County Sheriff's Office.
Authorities said the mother, 19-year-old Tyeesha Stanley, asked her friend -- whom detectives did not identify -- to come to her house in the 800 block of Fisherman Lane about 4 p.m. Friday to watch her son, Jah Suan Jarrell.
When Stanley returned and checked on her son, she discovered he was not breathing and called 911. The boy was pronounced dead at the scene. Detectives were awaiting an autopsy report to determine the cause.
Pub Date: 6/07/98