Regional Digest

Regional Digest

October 20, 2002|By From staff reports

In Frederick County

Suspect is sought after woman, baby found slain in street

Authorities were seeking a female suspect in the fatal shootings yesterday afternoon of a woman and her infant in Walkersville, Frederick County sheriff's officials said.

The victims, whose names were not released, were found dead about 3 p.m. in the middle of Discovery Boulevard, south of Stauffer Road, Deputy Jennifer Bailey said.

Both had been shot in the head, Bailey said.

Investigators interviewed several witnesses to the crime.

There was no further description of the suspect, the deputy said.

In Montgomery County

3 die, 1 injured when car crashes into tree

POOLESVILLE - Three men were killed and one man was seriously injured yesterday evening when the car in which they were riding crashed into a tree, Montgomery County police said.

The injured man, who was thrown from the vehicle, was taken by helicopter to Maryland Shock Trauma Center, Officer Louise Marthens said.

The cause of the crash - which occurred about 6:45 p.m. on Route 28, a half-mile east of Bucklodge Road - was under investigation.

Police last night had not identified the victims.

In Anne Arundel

75-year-old man making repairs to well is rescued

JESSUP - Anne Arundel Fire and Rescue freed a Jessup man yesterday after he became trapped in a well.

Several family members had lowered Nelson Mensch, 75, of the 1700 block of Simms Lane into the 65-foot-deep well to perform repairs, Capt. Michael Cox said. The rope broke as they tried to raise him, however, and Mensch fell about 10 feet.

Fire and Rescue responded to the scene after 9 a.m. and performed a confined-space rescue.

They first flushed heated breathing air into the well. Then they lowered a rescuer to assess Mensch's injuries, immobilized him and put him into a harness to be lifted from the well.

Paramedics treated Mensch at the scene for leg injuries and hypothermia.

He was flown to Maryland Shock Trauma Center, where he was listed in serious but stable condition.

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