Second man charged in Monday carjacking, linked to...

ARUNDEL DIGEST

May 16, 2001

Second man charged in Monday carjacking, linked to earlier case

County police filed charges yesterday against a second suspect in a carjacking Monday in Glen Burnie - the second that day linked to two Baltimore cousins, authorities said.

Troy O. White, 29, of the 1800 block of Laurens St. was being questioned by Baltimore County police about a carjacking on Frederick Road and allegedly implicated himself in the Glen Burnie incident that had occurred later in the day, said Lt. Joseph E. Jordan, an Anne Arundel police spokesman.

White and his cousin, Juan D. Chestnut, 31, of the 3800 block of Bowers Ave. have been charged in the armed carjackings on Frederick Road and in Glen Burnie. Police said a Geo Metro was taken from its driver on Frederick Road in Baltimore County and used a short time later in the gunpoint carjacking of a shuttle-service car from a 40-year-old driver near Baltimore-Washington International Airport.

Chestnut was arrested Monday after a deputy sheriff spotted the vehicle taken in the second robbery and pursued it until the driver lost control and crashed into a tree in Brooklyn Park, police said.

Second suspect sought in triple shooting in Severn

With one man in custody, county police focused their efforts yesterday on finding the second suspect in a triple shooting that occurred Friday in Severn.

One of two brothers sought by police was caught Monday night in Baltimore's Brooklyn section. Carlus L. Johnson, 23, of the 1800 block of Arwell Court in Severn, was arrested by Baltimore police about 11 p.m. in a house in the 800 block of Jack St. and turned over to Anne Arundel police, said Lt. Joseph E. Jordan, a county department spokesman.

Johnson was charged in warrants with three counts of attempted murder. Dedrick C. Johnson, 18, who lived with his brother on Arwell Court, was charged in warrants with similar offenses and remained at large, Jordan said.

One of the victims was treated at the scene, and the others remained hospitalized yesterday, police said.

Project makes cab drivers partners in crime patrol

County police announced a partnership yesterday with five cab companies in a new program called "Taxis on Patrol."

Operating in similar fashion to Neighborhood Watch programs, cab drivers will alert police to any suspicious activity they see.

Police officials placed the first "TOP" stickers on taxicabs at a kickoff ceremony at police headquarters in Millersville.

Of eight taxi companies operating in the county, five have agreed to participate in the program.

State grant to help county fight white-collar crime

A state grant to Anne Arundel County of $40,085 to help combat white-collar crime was announced yesterday by the county executive's office.

The money from the Governor's Office of Crime Prevention and Control will help pay for a white-collar-crimes prosecutor established by the Anne Arundel state's attorney's office several years ago to consolidate the handling of economic crimes.

The grant allows the county to continue the specialized position which prosecutes fraud, theft by deception, bad checks and Internet crime.

Police identify man killed in jump from Bay Bridge

A elderly man who reportedly jumped to his death Monday afternoon from the Chesapeake Bay Bridge has been identified by police as Raymond Morton Weinberg, 69, of the Village of Cross Keys in Baltimore.

Weinberg, of the 100 block of Hamlet Hill Road, apparently stopped his 1994 Lincoln Town Car on the westbound span and jumped, according to Maryland Transportation Authority spokeswoman Kerry E. Brandt.

His body was recovered about 20 minutes later by the Maryland Natural Resources Police.

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