In Baltimore City
Northwest District accepting donations for annual toy drive
Northwestern District police are accepting donations of new or used toys in good condition for their annual Christmas toy drive, which ends Dec. 11.
Donors can bring toys to the Community Affairs Office at the district's station house at 5271 Reisterstown Road at any hour.
Officers will give the toys to needy youths who live in the district at a Christmas party Dec. 18. "We encourage everyone to help make this season special for those children who are less fortunate in our community," said Major Zeinab Rabold, district commander.
Man shot in the head last month dies at hospital
Samontinae Quinn, 23, who was shot in the head Oct. 31, died Thursday at Johns Hopkins Hospital, said Agent Angelique Cook-Hayes, a police spokeswoman.
Quinn was shot as he stood outside his home in the 1500 block of Lester Morton Court in East Baltimore, police said. Earl Lewis Brown, 21, of the 5400 block of Seward Ave. was shot in both feet during the incident and was treated at Hopkins and released.
Police said yesterday they have no motive for the incident and have made no arrests in the case.
No arrest in fatal shooting of Cherry Hill man, say police
Police said yesterday they had yet to determine a motive and had made no arrest in the fatal shooting of a Cherry Hill man whose body was found on a street in Morrell Park in Southwestern Baltimore late Sunday night.
Dontrelle W. Scales, 22, of the 3000 block of Seabury Rd. was shot at least once about midnight in the rear of the 2100 block of
Maisel St. near Washington Boulevard, police said. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
In Baltimore County
Ravens linebacker to present donation to PAL/Rec center
COCKEYSVILLE -- Ravens linebacker Jamie Sharper is scheduled to present a $5,000 check to the Baltimore County PAL/Rec program today at the Cockeysville Police Athletic League/Recreation Center, 9835 Greenside Drive in Cockeysville.
Sharper has pledged to contribute money to the children's recreation program for every sack, tackle or interception he makes during Ravens games. His donations will be matched by the Susquehanna Bank of Towson, according to the Baltimore County police department.
Magician to teach children safety lessons at library
DUNDALK -- A magician will teach children ages 2 to 6 safety Nov. 17 at 10: 30 a.m. at the North Point public library, 1716 Merritt Blvd.
Lessons about fire, household and traffic safety will be given by magician Michael Tulkoff. Tickets are free and required to attend the event.
Congregations to unite to discuss youth, violence
GLYNDON -- Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church in Glyndon and Beth Israel Congregation in Owings Mills will continue their dialogue on youth and violence, "From Generation to Generation," from 7 p.m. to 9: 30 p.m. tomorrow at the church, 63 Sacred Heart Lane.
The event is co-sponsored by the State Department of Education and is open to the public. It is part of a year-long series of inter-congregational programs aimed at promoting moral concepts in addressing the problems and crises affecting families today.
The youth groups of both congregations will conduct joint programs in the months ahead. Information: 410-833-1696.
Wellwood school pupils to perform for French Week
PIKESVILLE -- Pupils at Wellwood International Elementary School will perform skits and songs in French for parents and friends today, part of Baltimore County's French Week.
Some pupils will perform French songs penned by Wellwood teacher Karen Campbell. Fourth-graders will perform skits in which Francophiles try to teach Americans the language. Information: 410-887-1212.