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Police identify body of city man dumped at Carney intersection

CARNEY -- Baltimore County police have identified the body of a man who was dumped from a car at Joppa Road and Perring Parkway late Wednesday with a gunshot wound to the head.

Richard James Coleman, 26, of the 700 block of McCabe Ave., Baltimore, was pronounced dead at the scene by police officers responding to an emergency call about a hit-and-run about 11 p.m. Police spokeswoman Cpl. Vicki Warehime said passing motorists heard noises from a small four-door car and then saw something being pushed from the vehicle in the area west of Carney.

Officers found Coleman lying in the road. "If anybody was at that intersection and heard something or saw something suspicious, we're asking the public to call us," at 410-887-2198, Warehime said.

County, Save Our Streams sponsoring cleanup program

TOWSON -- The county's Department of Environmental Protection and Resource Management and Save Our Streams are sponsoring a volunteer cleanup program.

The Citizens for Stream Restoration Campaign has planned events this month and next. Participants will choose from activities such as stream cleanup, storm drain painting, tree planting, water quality assessment, and watershed and stream survey. Those interested also can organize activities.

Information: 410-969-0084 or check the Web site,

Social Services Department reaccredited for four years

TOWSON -- The county Department of Social Services has been reaccredited for four years by the Council on Accreditation of Services for Families and Children Inc., a nonprofit agency that evaluates mental health and social service agencies across the country.

The accreditation is effective through 2003 and occurs after the council's yearlong review of how the department provides services to children and families.

The department has been accredited with the council since 1978.

In Baltimore City

History teacher to lead tour of Green Mount Cemetery

A tour of Green Mount Cemetery, beginning at 9: 30 a.m. tomorrow at Greenmount Avenue and Oliver Street, will be led by Wayne Schaumburg, a history teacher at the city's Upton School.

The two-hour walk includes stops at the graves of John Wilkes Booth, who assassinated President Abraham Lincoln; Henry Walters, who built Walters Art Gallery; and Enoch Pratt, the merchant who established Baltimore's public library.

The tour costs $10. Reservations may be made by calling 410-256-2180. The tour will be repeated Oct. 16 and 30.

City police investigate 2 separate fatal shootings

Police said they have no suspects and haven't determined motives in two unrelated fatal shootings Wednesday night and early yesterday in West Baltimore.

Louis Grant, 17, of the 4000 block of Woodridge Road was found with a single gunshot wound to the head shortly after midnight yesterday in an alley in the 900 block of Lyndhurst Ave., said Agent Angelique Cook-Hayes, a police spokeswoman. He was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics.

About 9: 30 p.m. Wednesday, a man, 27, was shot in the back in the 1000 block of W. Baltimore St., and died at Maryland Shock Trauma Center, Cook-Hayes said. His name was being withheld pending notification of his family.

Peruvian fraternal group to hold solemn procession

The Brotherhood of the Lord of Miracles of Baltimore, a fraternal organization that originated in Peru, will hold a solemn procession Sunday afternoon through the streets of Fells Point.

The procession will start at St. Michael's Roman Catholic Church, East Lombard and South Wolfe streets, after the noon Mass. Brotherhood members will carry a reproduction of a mural depicting the crucified Christ. The original adorns a church in Lima, Peru, that survived three serious earthquakes in the 17th and 18th centuries.

The procession will end at St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Church at Broadway and Bank Street. At 7 p.m. tomorrow, a free concert of Peruvian dance and music will be held at St. Patrick's parish hall.

16-year-old charged as adult with first-degree murder

A 16-year-old boy has been charged as an adult with first-degree murder in the shooting and robbery July 28 of a 40-year-old West Baltimore man, police said.

Lamar Holland of the 600 block of N. Fulton Ave. in West Baltimore was arrested Wednesday in the 1800 block of Harlem Ave., according to Agent Angelique Cook-Hayes, a police spokeswoman. Holland also was charged with handgun violations.

The victim, Charles Elbeck of the 700 block of W. Mosher St., was shot and robbed in the 700 block of N. Monroe St., Cook-Hayes said.

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