Regional Digest

Regional Digest

October 16, 2004

In Baltimore City

2 police cruisers collide, injuring 5 police officers

Two Baltimore police cars racing to help other officers collided on a residential corner in East Baltimore yesterday. Five officers were treated, with injuries including a broken leg.

Eastern District Officers Keith McNeill and Rhonda Doles were driving west on East Baltimore Street, with lights flashing and sirens blaring, in response to a request for back-up. The squad car ran a red light at East Baltimore Street and South Patterson Park Avenue and crashed into a police cruiser traveling south on South Patterson Park Avenue, police said.

McNeill and Doles were taken to Maryland Shock Trauma Center for neck and back injuries.

Officer Markson Fraser, a passenger in the car that was struck, broke his right leg and was treated at Shock Trauma. Two other officers in the car were taken to Johns Hopkins Hospital for minor injuries, police said.

The crash created a chain reaction in which the vehicle in which Fraser was riding struck a car parked on South Patterson Park Avenue, which then hit another parked car.

An investigation into the crash is continuing, said police spokesman Donny Moses.

Woman, 19, charged with fatally stabbing boyfriend

A 19-year-old woman was arrested yesterday after the early-morning stabbing death of her boyfriend, police said.

Felicia Hayes of the 6000 block of Amberwood Road was charged with first-degree murder, police said. She told detectives that during an argument, her boyfriend got on top of her, she fought her way free and stabbed him several times in the chest, according to police spokesman Officer Troy Harris.

Police did not release the victim's name because his relatives had not been notified of his death. He was pronounced dead at the home where his girlfriend lived.

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