Regional Digest


November 16, 2003|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

In Baltimore County

Woman dies in blaze at Rodgers Forge apartment

RODGERS FORGE - A woman died early yesterday in a fire that destroyed a second-floor apartment in a rowhouse in the 300 block of Dumbarton Road, the Baltimore County Fire Department said.

Police identified the woman as Susan Elizabeth Lynch, 39. She was taken to St. Joseph Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead, said Lt. Vernon Adamson, a Fire Department spokesman. Adamson said the fire, which is under investigation, started about 3:30 a.m. in the apartment's living room.

No other injuries were reported, and firefighters had the blaze, which sent smoke billowing out the living room's windows, under control within a half-hour, Adamson said.

Two dead, two injured in Pulaski Highway crash

ROSEDALE - Two people were killed and two others were injured when a car careened over a Jersey barrier on Pulaski Highway near Rosedale Avenue and hit an oncoming car head-on late Friday, police said yesterday.

A 1999 Hyundai was heading east on Pulaski Highway about midnight when it struck the barrier, went into the westbound lane and crashed into a 1994 Ford station wagon, police said. One person in the Hyundai was pronounced dead at the scene and the other was pronounced dead at Maryland Shock Trauma Center, police said.

A third person in the Hyundai and the driver of the station wagon were injured and taken to area hospitals, police said. Details on their conditions and identities of those involved in the crash were unavailable.

In Baltimore City

Man found fatally shot on sidewalk in Walbrook

A 27-year-old city man was found fatally shot early yesterday on a Walbrook sidewalk, said Officer Nicole Monroe, a city police spokeswoman.

Derrick "Skip" Johnson of the 2600 block of Harlem Ave. was found after police received a report of a shooting at 4:06 a.m., Monroe said.

In Anne Arundel

Knife-wielding robber sought in Glen Burnie

GLEN BURNIE - A 31-year-old woman was robbed at knifepoint late Friday, prompting Anne Arundel County police to launch an unsuccessful manhunt for the suspect, the police said.

The victim told the police that her assailant approached her from behind, put a steak knife by her side and demanded her wallet, which she gave up before fleeing.

The woman was not injured in the robbery, which took place at 9:47 p.m. in the 7900 block of Baltimore Annapolis Boulevard, police said.

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