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Police arrest man shortly after bank robbery downtown

Minutes after a downtown bank was robbed yesterday morning, a man was arrested near a municipal office building, trying to flee in a cab, police said.

Police said an unarmed man walked into Carrollton Bank in the 300 block of N. Charles St. about 11: 20 a.m., went to a teller and announced a holdup. He left with an undisclosed amount of money, police said.

The arrest occurred at Holliday and Saratoga streets, near the Abel Wolman Municipal Building and a block from City Hall, police said. A spokesman said the money was recovered.

Police await an autopsy in death of 7-month-old boy

Police are awaiting results of an autopsy on a 7-month-old boy who died Wednesday. As of yesterday, the death of Shemari Walker had been ruled questionable.

Shemari's mother called an ambulance to the family's home in the 3400 block of Dolfield Ave. shortly before noon to report that the infant had turned an "odd color," police said. Shemari was pronounced dead on arrival at Sinai Hospital.

Police said the child was not ill, had not been on medication and the body showed no obvious signs of trauma.

W. Cold Spring Lane man identified as shooting victim

A man found shot to death Wednesday in a Park Heights apartment was identified yesterday by police as Antwan Washington, 26, who lived in the 2900 block of W. Cold Spring Lane, a block from where he was killed.

Washington was found about noon by a police officer responding to a call for a shooting at an apartment in the 2800 block of W. Cold Spring Lane. Police said he had been shot several times in the head.

Police said yesterday they knew of no motive and had made no arrest. They would not disclose whether they found forced entry into the apartment.

In Baltimore County

Digestive-disorder group will meet at GBMC pavilion

TOWSON -- The Celiac Association of Maryland will meet from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday in Physicians Pavilion East at Greater Baltimore Medical Center, 6701 N. Charles St.

The topic to be discussed will be "The Celiac Visits the Dentist." Speakers will be Dr. John G. Goettee Jr., a dentist, and Marian Goettee, who specializes in speech-language pathology.

Celiac is a digestive disorder that prevents those who have it from eating foods that contain gluten -- a protein found in wheat, oats, barley and rye.

Gospel and folk music to be performed at library

DUNDALK -- Calvin and Malvilyn Statham will perform gospel and folk music at 2 p.m. tomorrowat the North Point branch of the Baltimore County library, 1716 Merritt Blvd.

The musical program will be held in observance of Black History Month. Free tickets are required.

Information: 410-887-7255.

Women's commission seeks nominations for awards

TOWSON -- The county Commission for Women is accepting nominations for its Woman of the Year and Young Woman of the Year awards to be presented March 8.

The commission also will present a county government Woman Employee of the Year Award.

The awards honor county residents who have contributed to the community, workplace or schools, or have enhanced the lives of county residents. The deadline for nominations is Feb. 12. Information: 410-887-3448.

Pub Date: 2/05/99

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