No traffic charge likely in death of boy, 2HILLSBORO...


February 07, 1993

CAROLINE COUNTY HILLSBORO — No traffic charge likely in death of boy, 2

HILLSBORO -- State police said no traffic charge is likely to result from the death of a 2-year-old boy who was struck by a car while running across a road toward his grandfather Friday afternoon.

Neither the grandfather nor the mother of Andrew Karl Johnston saw him run across Alternate Route 404, outside the family's Hillsboro home. The driver, Arthur W. Beever, 55, of Denton was unable to avoid hitting the boy, police said.

Andrew had just arrived with his mother, who was reaching into her car parked on a driveway when he ran toward his grandfather at a mailbox across the road, police said.

Andrew was flown to Easton Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead on arrival, police said.

The 2:25 p.m. accident remained under investigation yesterday, but police said the driver did not appear to have been at fault and no charge was likely to be lodged against him.

Police investigate money order theft



BALTIMORE -- A Northwestern District police officer is under investigation in the apparent theft of two money orders from a home where she was investigating a burglary complaint, police confirmed.

Police said the victim, preparing a list of missing items after the officer's visit on Nov. 6, noted that the money orders were gone.

The officer remains on duty, department spokesman Sam Ringgold said yesterday.

Five families homeless after two-alarm fire


BALTIMORE -- A two-alarm fire that raced through a Hampden apartment building yesterday left five families homeless and damaged another house and a tavern, Baltimore fire officials said.

The blaze began about 4:30 p.m. in the apartment building on Keswick Road at 33rd Street. The apartments straddle RTC Benjamin's bar, which was damaged by smoke and water.

Capt. Hector L. Torres, a Fire Department spokesman, said an adjoining rowhouse also had water damage. Residents were able to return. The fire's cause was being investigated, he said.

No injuries were reported.

Suspects sought in drive-by shooting



SANDY SPRING -- Montgomery County police were searching yesterday for suspects in a drive-by shooting that killed a Washington man and injured a Montgomery County man outside a home late Friday.

Lewis Jackson, 25, of the District of Columbia, died at Montgomery County General Hospital from gunshot wounds late Friday, police said. Kelvin Snowden, 32, of Sandy Spring was flown by helicopter to Suburban Hospital, where he was in critical condition.

The men were in Mr. Snowden's home about 8 p.m. Friday when they heard gunshots outside, police said. When they went outside, they saw three men running down the street. A red Ford Escort sped past the house and fired shots at them.

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