P.g. Man Dies In Leap Through Plate Window

Police beat

May 13, 1991

A Prince George's County man died after he jumped through the plate-glass window of a Brooklyn Park laundermat Saturday, county police said.

Police said officers received a call at about 11:15 p.m. thata house on Church Street was being burglarized. As they were on their way, they saw a man run across Church Street and chased him to the 900 block, where he jumped through the Village Laundermat's front window.

Russell Paris, 34, of the 3200 block of 31st Street, Temple Hills, cut his neck and died early yesterday morning, police said.


Four people were seriously injured early yesterday morning when a truck driven by a Linthicum man crossed the median strip and crashed into a car after swerving to avoid hitting a man walking in the middle of Ritchie Highway, county policesaid.

Patrick John Hook, 24, of the 400 block of Gatewood Court, Glen Burnie, had left the Gingerbreadman Restaurant and was walking down the middle of Ritchie Highway, police said. Thomas J. Kwiatkowski, 38, of the 300 block of Double Eagle Drive, Linthicum, was driving south on Ritchie Highway when he saw Hook and swerved to avoid him.

Kwiatkowski's pickup ran up the grassy median strip and into the northbound lanes, plowing head-on into a car driven by Carla Tongue, 24, of the 1300 block of Shirleyville Road, Arnold.

Tongue and a passenger in her car, Dejeannette Manning, 28, of the 1700 block of Circle Road, Severn, were taken to Baltimore's University Hospital Shock Trauma Center, where they were both in critical condition yesterday.

Kwiatkowski was taken to North Arundel Hospital, where he was in critical condition yesterday. His passenger, 12-year-old Michael J. Cunningham of the 700 block of Blenheim Court, Severna Park, was taken to Johns Hopkins Hospital, where he was in serious but stable condition yesterday.

Police said Hook ran from the accident but was foundabout 1 1/2 miles away. He was charged with four counts of reckless endangerment and making a false statement to police.

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