TOWSON -- The Baltimore County Police Department will operate three weeklong Drug Abuse Resistance Education camps this summer, police said yesterday. The first two began this week in Woodlawn and Lansdowne, and the third will run from Aug. 10-14 in Sparrows Point.
The camps, staffed by police D.A.R.E officers, include games and classes to teach handgun safety, drug education and alternatives to violence. Participants are students entering the sixth grade and are chosen by teachers and counselors at their schools.
Man, 18, enters guilty plea in girlfriend's abduction
TOWSON -- A Northwest Baltimore County man pleaded guilty yesterday to false imprisonment and assault in the abduction of his former girlfriend from a Philadelphia college last March.
Dale Graham Jr., 18, of the 4200 block of Old Milford Mill Road, pleaded guilty in Baltimore County Circuit Court to charges from the March 1 abduction of Tia Jamya McNair, 18, said Assistant State's Attorney Stephen Bailey. Graham will be sentenced Sept. 14.
Graham, who was on probation from a previous assault against McNair, forced her into his car at Drexel University and drove her to a motel near Interstate 695 at Security Boulevard.
Would-be homebuyers can learn about mortgages
DUNDALK -- People interested in buying their first home can learn about smart money management tomorrow at 6: 30 p.m. at the North Point Library.
The "First Home Buyers" talk -- sponsored by the Eastern Baltimore Area Chamber of Commerce -- will include information about credit, finance, real estate agents, mortgages and the Settlement Expense Loan Program.
The library is located at 1716 Merritt Boulevard. Information: 410-887-7255.
Police continued to search for suspects yesterday in the shooting death of a man on a Southwest Baltimore street over the weekend.
James Brown, 38, of the 300 block of S. Augusta Ave., was in the rear of the 400 block of Mount Holly St. about 12: 40 p.m. Sunday when a gunman shot him several times, police said. He staggered to the 500 block, where he was found by Southwestern District police officers responding to a report of a shooting, police said.
Brown was taken to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center, where he died about an hour later. Anyone with information is asked to call the homicide squad: 410-396-2100.
Commemoration committee plans peace vigil Aug. 6
The Hiroshima-Nagasaki Commemoration Committee of Baltimore will hold its annual peace vigil Aug. 6 beginning at 5 p.m. at North Charles and 34th streets.
This year's vigil will emphasize efforts to lift economic sanctions on Iraq.
As part of the festivities, Uday Mohan, a Washington journalist and historian, will speak at 7: 30 p.m. at the Homewood Friends Meetinghouse, 3107 N. Charles St.
Baltimore man arrested in credit union robbery
A Baltimore man was arrested yesterday for his alleged role in the robbery last spring of a College Park credit union that investigators say was arranged by an employee, the FBI said.
Eric Edwin Boyd, 31, allegedly received $12,500 of the $414,000 stolen April 30 from the State Employee Credit Union in the 9000 block of U.S. 1, the FBI said.
The credit union's head teller, April Montague, 23, of Columbia, her boyfriend, Robert English, 23, of Baltimore and Marques Boyer Sr., 25, of Baltimore, also have been charged in the robbery. Montague, who was found locked in the bank's vault after the robbery, allegedly planned the robbery and provided details of the credit union's layout and operations, according to court documents.
Police shoot suspect after he fires at them
A suspect in an East Baltimore shooting last night was shot by police when he fired at them during a chase, police said.
Three officers were in the 1200 block of Greenmount Ave. about 8: 30 p.m. when someone reported that two gunmen had shot a man in the 1100 block of Forrest St., said Officer Angelique Cook-Hayes. The gunmen fled in different directions when they were spotted by officers.
In the 400 block of E. Preston St., one of the gunmen fired at officers and was shot when police returned fire, she said. The second suspect ran into a house in the 600 block of E. Biddle St., where he remained last night. Cook-Hayes said the man shot by police was treated at Maryland Shock Trauma Center and the victim shot by the gunman was treated at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Their names and conditions were unavailable.
Pub Date: 7/14/98