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Randallstown man, 39, dies in motorcycle crash

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Randallstown man, 39, dies in motorcycle crash

A Randallstown man died after being thrown from his motorcycle, county police said yesterday.

William Otho Sedgwick, 39, of the 9500 block of Branchleigh Road was traveling east on Branchleigh Road near Holshire Court shortly after 7 p.m. Monday when he swerved to avoid another vehicle, said Bill Toohey, a county police spokesman. Sedgwick's bike struck a curb and he was thrown from the motorcycle, county police said

Bystanders began CPR on Sedgwick until authorities arrived and took him to Northwest Hospital Center, where he later died, Toohey said.

The investigation into the cause of the accident continues, Toohey said.

Nick Shields


2 cars stolen, 13 vandalized

Two cars were stolen and more than a dozen vehicles were vandalized in Pikesville, Baltimore County police said yesterday.

About 6:30 a.m. yesterday, residents of several blocks in Pikesville, including the 600 block of Old Crossing Drive and the first block of Stonehenge Circle, reported cash and other valuables missing from their cars, said Sgt. Vickie Warehime, a spokeswoman for the county Police Department. In all, 13 cars were vandalized and two cars were reported stolen, Warehime said.

During yesterday's investigation, a van, reported stolen last weekend in White Marsh, was found nearby, she said. It was believed that the recovered van was used by the vandals to travel to Pikesville for the crime, Warehime said.

No arrests had been made and the investigation continues, she said.

Nick Shields


Woman sought in bank robbery

Baltimore County police were searching for a woman accused of robbing a bank last week in Reisterstown, authorities said yesterday.

Shortly before 11:30 a.m. June 13, a woman entered an M&T; Bank branch in the 100 block of Chartley Drive, approached a teller and passed a note that demanded money, police said. The robber was handed an undisclosed amount of cash before she walked out of the bank, police said.

The woman was described as 5 feet 5 inches tall, about 40 to 50 years old, with brown eyes and medium-length blond hair, county police said. She wore dark sunglasses with round dark lenses and a cream-colored shirt with green horizontal stripes, police said. Detectives had not determined the woman's race, police said.

Anyone with information about the robbery was asked to call county police at 410-307-2020 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 866-7-LOCKUP.

Nick Shields


'Night Out Against Crime'

The Baltimore County Police Department and Towson Area Citizens on Patrol will hold a rally, "Towson Night Out Against Crime," at 6 p.m. today.

The event will take place between the 6700 and 6900 blocks of York Road (Dunkirk Road to Regester Avenue) and will include police dog demonstrations, tours of police cars, door prizes, music and food. Children can receive identification cards and learn how to prepare for emergencies.

Jemicy School

Grant to fund scholarships

Jemicy School, a college-preparatory school for students with dyslexia and language-based learning disorders, announced yesterday that it will receive a $367,000 grant from the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation for scholarships for "twice-exceptional" students.

The grant will provide 10 full-tuition scholarships to Jemicy School and one year of free tutoring to students who are not enrolled in the school full time, school officials said. "Twice-exceptional" refers to children who may have trouble with the basic mechanics of reading, spelling or memory, but are able to understand higher academic concepts, such as advanced-level math.

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