BALTIMORE — Truck hits police car on emergency call; 4 hurt
BALTIMORE -- A florist's delivery truck crashed into a police cruiser yesterday, injuring three officers and the driver of the truck, police reported.
All of the injured people had been released from area hospitals by last night. Police were crediting the cruiser's air bags with preventing more serious injuries to the officers.
The accident occurred shortly before 7 a.m. at Chase Street and Guilford Avenue. The delivery truck, driven by Connie Lee Johnson, 44, of the 300 block of Edsdale Road in West Baltimore was heading east on Chase when it collided with the cruiser, which was going south on Guilford, police said.
At the time of the crash, the cruiser was on an emergency call to back up a police officer who was in a nearby foot pursuit, said Officer Robert W. Weinhold Jr., a police spokesman. It was heading through the intersection with its siren and blue flashing lights on, he said.
Woman fatally stabbed; police hunt for man
ESSEX -- A 28-year-old woman was fatally stabbed in her apartment yesterday morning, and county police are looking for a man seen near the rear of the building about the time she staggered outside, bleeding from multiple back wounds.
Jacqueline Yvette Parham of the first block of Westway North in Essex collapsed in front of a neighbor's apartment about 8:30 and was taken to Franklin Square Hospital, where she was pronounced dead, police said.
Sgt. Stephen Doarnberger, a county police spokesman, said investigators want to talk with a man who was seen behind the victim's apartment and then drove off in a black Nissan sedan. He was described as a clean-shaven white male, 5 feet 8 inches tall, in his mid-30s, with white-streaked brown hair. He was wearing blue jeans and a blue tank top. Anyone with information is asked to call 887-2198.