In Baltimore City Two lives claimed by gunshots...

Regional Digest

April 29, 2001

In Baltimore City

Two lives claimed by gunshots, stabbing on city streets

Two people were killed -- one stabbed and the other shot -- in separate incidents yesterday morning, Baltimore police reported. Investigators have no suspect or motive in either case.

An unidentified man in his 20s was found in the 2000 block of E. North St. about 1:35 a.m. He had been shot in the back and abdomen and was pronounced dead at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

About 7 a.m., Romaine White, 37, of the 1900 block of Division St. was found at Charles and Lombard streets, suffering from multiple stab wounds. She was pronounced dead at the Maryland Shock Trauma Center.

In Baltimore County

Motorcyclist killed in collision with pickup

EDGEMERE -- A Baltimore County man was killed Friday when the motorcycle he was driving collided with a Chevrolet pickup truck near Sparrows Point High School, police said.

John Scott Cartwright, 41, of the 2800 block of Lodge Farm Road near Edgemere, was killed shortly after 11:30 p.m., when his Honda motorcycle -- traveling south on North Point Road approaching Sparrows Point Road -- collided with the pickup truck. Police said the driver of the truck, who was making a left turn from the northbound lane of North Point Road onto Sparrows Point Road, failed to yield to Cartwright.

Cartwright was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. It was not clear yesterday whether the driver of the pickup truck would be charged. The driver's name was not released.

Essex man, 32, dies in shooting early yesterday

ESSEX -- An Essex man was killed in an early morning shooting yesterday, Baltimore County police said.

Jack Brown Johnson, 32, of the first block of Mars Road was apparently involved in an argument and was shot sometime before 1:50 a.m., police said. He died in surgery at Maryland Shock Trauma Center. Police had no other details.

In Harford County

Fire chars 5 acres at Rocks State Park

JARRETTSVILLE -- About 75 people were evacuated from a picnic area and rocky outcrops at Rocks State Park near Jarrettsville yesterday after a discarded cigarette sparked a fire, authorities said.

About 5 acres of the 855-acre park were destroyed, and two firefighters sustained minor injuries fighting the blaze, said Heather L. Lynch, a state Department of Natural Resources spokeswoman.

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