City/county Digest

CITY/COUNTY DIGEST

February 18, 2005|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

In Baltimore County

Reisterstown man dies after being hit by car in Owings Mills

OWINGS MILLS - A 33-year-old Reisterstown man was killed yesterday morning after he stepped out of his car on Owings Mills Boulevard and was hit by another car, county police said.

Travis Wayne Kennedy of the 300 block of Bentley Park Lane stopped his 1994 Ford Escort southbound on Owings Mills Boulevard north of Ashley Way, apparently because of a mechanical problem, police said. He got out and was standing behind it when a southbound 2003 Acura hit him, police said.

Kennedy was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the Acura, David Jonathan Sacks of the first block of Hunting Horn Circle in Reisterstown, was not injured, police said. No charges had been filed and the accident remained under investigation, police said.

Man charged with murder in girlfriend's shooting

LANSDOWNE - First-degree murder charges have been filed against the 23-year-old man accused of shooting his girlfriend, Deneen Smith, Baltimore County police said yesterday.

Smith, 24, was shot Saturday night in her apartment in the 2900 block of Lakebrook Circle, police said. She was pronounced dead Tuesday, said Bill Toohey, a police spokesman.

Sheldon Harrison, 23, of the 2700 block of Norland Road in Baltimore, was arrested moments after the shooting and was initially charged with attempted murder. The murder charge was added yesterday, police said. Harrison was being held without bail yesterday at the county detention center.

Man in van hits multiple vehicles while fleeing police

OWINGS MILLS - A man suspected of stealing DVDs from an Owings Mills video store was arrested yesterday after fleeing in a minivan and running into nearly a dozen vehicles in his attempt to avoid capture, county police said.

The incident began about 5 p.m. at Blockbuster Video in the 9900 block of Reisterstown Road. As the man drove on Owings Mills Boulevard near Reisterstown Road, he struck several vehicles and then another vehicle near Dolfield Road, where he left the van, said Sgt. Vickie Warehime, a police spokeswoman.

One motorist was injured and treated at Sinai Hospital, she said.

Police called off the pursuit because of heavy rush hour traffic, but were advised by a media helicopter of the van's location, she said. The suspect captured during a foot chase, she said.

In Baltimore City

Texas woman pleads guilty to reckless endangerment

A 42-year-old Texas woman arrested after police found her 8-year-old son left alone in a downtown hotel room pleaded guilty yesterday to reckless endangerment.

Circuit Judge Kaye Allison sentenced Corinne Bohanon of Allen, Texas, to probation before judgment and one year of probation. She also required Bohanon to remain in a counseling and support group for parents of children with Fragile X Syndrome, a rare developmental disorder.

Bohanon said she brought her son to Baltimore in September to have him tested for the disorder, which causes children to exhibit aggressive behavior. Police found the boy running around the Renaissance Harborplace Hotel room wearing only underwear, and his hands bound with the belt of a terry cloth robe.

Driver in fatal accident identified as Towson man

A driver who police said struck and killed a pedestrian in West Baltimore while fleeing authorities, and was wounded in a subsequent struggle with a city officer, was identified yesterday as a 25-year-old Towson man.

Bradford Nash Mulcahy of the first block of E. Pennsylvania Ave. was released Wednesday from Maryland Shock Trauma Center after treatment for a bullet wound to his left foot, and was charged with asaulting a police officer. Police said the case would be reviewed by the state's attorney's office to determine if other charges will be lodged.

Police said Mulcahy was fleeing officers who suspected him of seeking drugs near Lexington and Bentalou streets, and driving a Toyota Camry that struck and killed Stephen Cage, 46, in the 1500 block of W. Baltimore St.

Construction to close part of Orleans Street

A portion of Orleans Street is scheduled to be closed this weekend for construction work, city transportation officials announced yesterday.

Traffic will be prohibited on Orleans Street from Broadway to Wolfe Street from 6 a.m. tomorrow until 6 a.m. Monday.

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