STATE: — Reward offered for rape arrest
A $5,000 reward is being offered by the Johns Hopkins University and a church organization, Clergy United for Renewal of East Baltimore, for information leading to the arrest of the suspect in the rape of a medical student Friday.
The suspect, Calvin Mayo III, 32, of the 1800 block of E. Madison St., has been charged with kidnapping, battery, two counts of robbery, malicious destruction of property, first-degree rape, extortion and possession of a deadly weapon and assault.
The student, 27, was kidnapped at 7:30 a.m. as she walked to the Hopkins medical school. After she told her attacker she had no money, he took her to a vacant rowhouse in the 800 block of N. Durham St. and raped her.
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A 55-year-old woman critically injured in a deliberately set two-alarm fire April 5 has died, city police said. Hers was the second death from the fire.
Shirley Lawrence, of the 1900 block of Edmondson Ave., died Friday at Bon Secours Hospital. The body of John Yates, 43, was recovered from the house.
Gregory Dean Nelson, 40, already charged in Mr. Yates' death, ** will be charged with a second homicide, said Homicide Lt. Stewart Oliver. The fire allegedly was set after a man argued
with another occupant of the house.
A rain-slick roadway was a factor in a three-car collision Saturday that killed three men and injured a woman, Montgomery County authorities said.
Sue Ann Short, 53, of Middletown, was westbound on Md. 107 in Poolesville about 4 p.m. when her car crossed the center line and collided head-on with a car.
Dead at the scene were George Thomas Berry, 38, driver of the second car, and two passengers, David H. Roberts, 36, and Peter Burgess, 39, all of Washington.
Ms. Short's vehicle also was struck by another car. The driver of that car was not injured. Ms. Short was in fair condition at Suburban Hospital in Bethesda.
Naval Academy officials say the arrest of a midshipman on charges of solicitation could be a first.
Midshipman First Class Waqar Ali Khan, 22, a Pakistani national, was arrested shortly before 7 p.m. Friday. Police said he offered a female undercover officer posing as a prostitute $20 for sex. He was released on his own recognizance.
The academy's code of conduct would categorize solicitation as conduct unbecoming an officer, said Cmdr. Mike John, an academy spokesman.
An arrest like this is rare. "To the best of my knowledge, it's the first . . .," Commander John said.
Solicitation of prostitution is a misdemeanor. If found guilty, a person would be subject to a $500 fine or a year in jail.
Two deer broke through the front door of a Timonium couple's home yesterday, wreaking havoc in their living room and kitchen before escaping -- apparently unharmed.
Vernon and Joanne Shaffer of the 400 block of Five Farms Lane were upstairs in their bedroom about 6:20 p.m. when they heard what they thought were prowlers.
The couple went downstairs to find two does in the living room.
The animals apparently got into the house after breaking through a storm door, the couple's daughter said.
Mr. Shaffer and a neighbor, Martin Britos-Bray, guided one deer out of the front door. The other ran down a hallway and leaped through a kitchen window.
William S. Mowell, Westminster's director of public works, resigned recently, but will draw a salary for six months as part of a separation agreement, said Mayor W. Benjamin Brown.
Two other city employees also resigned without explanation, but are not receiving additional salary.
At a news conference last week, the mayor said he did not understand the furor over the resignations.
"I want the public to understand that nothing is being hidden," said the mayor. "There has been no breach of public trust."
He also said state law, which says personnel matters must remain confidential, prevents him from disclosing information.
The county Sheriff's Department said the body of a fisherman was found today near Conowingo Dam. The death did not appear to be caused by foul play but an autopsy has been ordered, police said.
Police identified the fisherman as Carroll Wheeler Jourdan Jr., 45, of the 2000 block of Glen Cove Road in Darlington. He was found about 8:15 a.m. lying near the Susquehanna River.
Investigators learned that the man had left his house at 6:30 p.m. Sunday to go fishing. The family told police that Mr. Jourdan was known to stay out for extended periods if the fish were biting.
Harford County residents soon may have to pay more to get Fido from the dogcatcher.
A bill the County Council will consider tomorrow at a 6 p.m. public hearing would raise the impoundment fee for stray animals to $20 from $10. The bill also would raise the fee for boarding stray animals until they are picked up to $10 a night from $5.
A man died last night at the Maryland Shock-Trauma Center after being hit by a car when he attempted to run across Md. 32 in West Friendship.