Regional Digest

Regional Digest

January 18, 2004|By From staff reports

In Anne Arundel

Break in main leaves thousands without water

A major water main break in Lansdowne about 9 p.m. yesterday left thousands of Anne Arundel County, Baltimore County and Baltimore City residents without water, said Kurt Kocher, spokesman for the city Department of Public Works.

Kocher said most of those affected were Anne Arundel residents and that county workers would redirect water to them overnight.

Authorities said a broken 54-inch water line in the woods near Braun Avenue caused the outage. Residents in five or more ZIP codes, including Brooklyn Park, Halethorpe and Arbutus, were affected.

Kocher could not give an estimate on when service would be restored.

Information: city residents, 311; Anne Arundel or Baltimore counties, 443-263-2220.

In Baltimore City

Homicide victim remains unidentified; man arrested

The name of a man fatally shot last week likely won't be known until after fingerprint tests, police said yesterday.

The victim, in his late 20s or early 30s, was killed in the 2400 block of Eager St. about 10 p.m. Thursday, police said. Within minutes, officers arrested Leighton Rose, 31, of Brooklyn, N.Y., and charged him with first-degree murder.

Officer Erich Glawe heard shots as he was making a traffic stop and ran toward the 2400 block of E. Eager St., where he saw a man running. A few seconds later, Officer Robert Tarter saw a gray Ford Focus speeding away and alerted dispatchers, who summoned a police helicopter. The helicopter trailed the car to the 500 block of N. Washington St., where the driver got out and started to walk away, police said. Rose was arrested by detectives of the Organized Crime Division.

Information being sought in fatal stabbing of woman

Police are seeking information in the stabbing death of Joann Dunn, 51, whose husband found her dead Thursday night in the kitchen of her Linwood Avenue home.

Police said they had no suspects and knew of no motive.

Anyone with information was urged to call Detective Ron Ciraolo at 410-396-2100.

In Baltimore County

Police identify man killed in home invasion in Essex

ESSEX - Police identified yesterday a Baltimore man killed in a home invasion Friday night.

John Edward Carter, 28, was visiting a friend and her child at their townhouse in the 900 block of Honeywood Place about 8:30 p.m., when several intruders broke in. The intruders tied up the occupants, searched the home and left. Carter broke free and got up to lock the door, police said, but the intruders returned, kicked in the door and shot him.

Carter, of the 5200 block of Ready Ave. in Govans, was pronounced dead at Franklin Square Hospital Center. The other residents, who haven't been identified, weren't hurt, and police said they do not know if anything was taken. Police said they had no suspects.

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