Authorities accuse peace activist Crane of violating probation

May 14, 1999|BY A SUN STAFF WRITER

A Baltimore peace activist who is on probation for defacing a nuclear submarine in Maine was arrested by federal marshals yesterday and charged with violating probation by returning to Jonah House, a residence for Catholic Worker peace activists in West Baltimore.

The arrest of Susan Crane, 55, who had also been ordered to relocate to Maine, occurred a month after she and other peace activists protested the probation terms outside federal probation offices here.

Crane, who was released later yesterday in the custody of city probation officials, said in an interview that she will voluntarily return to Maine on Monday.

Crane was convicted of destroying government property after she boarded a destroyer in a Maine shipyard in February 1997 and banged on it with hammers. She was released in February and returned to Jonah House.

Pub Date: 5/14/99

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