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In Baltimore County

Police seek help finding man linked to 4 bank robberies

TOWSON -- County police are seeking the public's help in finding a man linked to four bank robberies in the Baltimore area.

The man, a suspect in a Nov. 17 robbery of Westview Federal, in the 1200 block of Race Road, is described as a black male in his 20s, 5 feet 6 inches tall, 130 pounds, with a shaved head and a mustache, police said.

He has been linked to three other robberies: a Jan. 19 holdup at Rosedale Federal, in the 7800 block of Philadelphia Road, and two robberies, in August and September, at the NationsBank in the 2500 block of Charles St. Anyone with information is asked to call county police at 410-887-2198.

Creative writing winners announced by commission

TOWSON -- The Baltimore County Commission on Arts and Sciences announced the winners of its creative writing competition in a ceremony yesterday afternoon.

The first-place winner for high schools was Justin Bosch, of Franklin High School. Brian Davidson, of Dumbarton Middle School, won first place in the middle school category.

Patrick Swartz, of Joppa View Elementary, won in the fourth- and fifth-grade division, and the first-place winner for second- and third-graders was William Hauck, of Lutherville Laboratory.

Community College offers GED classes

DUNDALK -- Preparation courses for a General Education Diploma (GED) will be offered at the Dundalk campus of the Community College of Baltimore County beginning Monday.

The course will cover all areas of the Maryland high school diploma test including reading, writing, math, science and social studies. An orientation session will begin classes that will run mid-February to mid-May.

Information: 410-455-4768.

In Baltimore City

Student's complaint leads to sex charge against teacher

A Patterson High School teacher was placed on administrative duties after she was arrested Monday on charges that she had a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old male student, school officials said yesterday.

Erika Jones, 26, of the 2200 block of Wheatley Drive in the Dickey Hill section of West Baltimore was charged with third-degree sex offense, a felony, and second-degree assault, a misdemeanor, said Sgt. Scott Rowe, a police spokesman.

Police said Jones was released on her recognizance from Central Booking and Intake Center Monday evening. They said the student filed a complaint in December.

Fire that killed woman, 88, blamed on smoking material

A fire Monday night that claimed the life of Lilly May James, 88, and burned her Northwest Baltimore rowhouse was caused by discarded smoking materials, a Fire Department spokesman said yesterday.

Battalion Chief Hector L. Torres said damage was estimated at $17,000 to the two-story residence in the 4600 block of Park Heights Ave. in Pimlico. He would not comment further on the cause.

Digital technology seminar set at police headquarters

A seminar on the use of digital technology and its impact on law enforcement agencies, sponsored by the Police Department and Eastman Kodak Co., is set for 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. today at police headquarters, 601 E. Fayette St.

Representatives from area police agencies will preview digital cameras and printers and learn how improved technology can speed investigations and get needed information to other investigators.

Police seeking motive in shooting death of man

Police said yesterday they were seeking a motive and had no suspect in the shooting death of a Northeast Baltimore man, who was killed late Monday in the block in which he lived.

Responding to a report of a shooting, officers found Omar Abdul Daniel, 25, of the 2100 block of Sinclair Lane in Harford Heights, lying in the street near his home about 10 p.m. He had been shot at least once in the chest and died shortly before 11 p.m. at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Pub Date: 1/27/99

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