A 42-year-old Northwest Baltimore man was fatally shot...

REGIONAL DIGEST

January 01, 1998|By From staff reports

SALISBURY — A 42-year-old Northwest Baltimore man was fatally shot early yesterday on a West Baltimore street after an apparent robbery went bad, police said.

The body of Thomas Matthews, of the 3400 block of Royce Ave. in Pimlico, was found by Western District police about 12: 20 a.m. in the 700 block of N. Carrollton Ave. Witnesses told police that two men, one with a handgun, tried to rob the victim and shot him when he ran away.

Police said Matthews had been shot once in the back. Police had no suspects.

Police arrest woman accused in home invasions

A woman charged in warrants with two home-invasion robberies of elderly people last month was arrested yesterday in an East Baltimore house and was being held pending a bail hearing, police said.

Police said Yvonne Simmons, 27, of no fixed address was arrested in the 2600 block of Mathews St. after a tipster called police.

Simmons is charged with forcibly entering homes in the 3000 block of Reese St. and the 600 block of Venable Ave. between Dec. 2 and 12 and assaulting and robbing elderly occupants.

SALISBURY -- Between 750 and 1,000 customers lost electric power yesterday when a cable under the Wicomico River became overheated and malfunctioned, said Jay Mason, a spokesman for Delmarva Power & Light Co.

Mason said electrical service failed for customers in the Riverside Drive corridor in southern portions of Salisbury just before 4 p.m. and was restored to all customers about two hours later.

Pub Date: 1/01/98

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