City/county Digest


October 02, 2005

Baltimore County: Owings Mills

Two bodies found; homicide suspected

Baltimore County police are investigating the deaths of two men found in an Owings Mills apartment yesterday morning as homicides. A woman living in the 100 block of Village Mill Court returned home about 4:15 a.m. and found the bodies of Howard Thacker, Jr., 35, and his nephew Dante Rodney Thacker, 17, a police spokeswoman said. The woman lived with the two men in the apartment, police said. Sgt. Vickie Warehime, a police spokeswoman, said detectives were told there was a commotion at the residence before the bodies were found. She declined to comment on how the men died. Police suspect foul play and will await the results of autopsies.

Tyrone Richardson and Annie Linskey


Woman fatally struck by van identified

Baltimore County police identified yesterday the woman who was fatally struck by a van Friday. Naomi Nabi, 55, of the 3900 block of Deer Trail Way in Randallstown was trying to cross Liberty Road in Randallstown Friday morning when she was struck. Police said the accident, which closed the road for a time Friday, was caused by pedestrian error. The driver of the van was not charged, police said.


Motorist is shot during traffic stop

A Baltimore County police officer shot and wounded a motorist yesterday during a traffic stop, police said. About 6:30 a.m., in the first block of Van Court in Overlea, an officer pulled over a Lincoln Town Car reported stolen from Essex, said Sgt. Vickie Warehime, a police spokeswoman. As the officer approached the vehicle, the driver shifted the car into reverse, Warehime said. The officer fired once, striking the driver in the arm. A gun was found in the car, and the driver and three passengers were arrested, Warehime said. Police did not identify the officer or the driver, whose condition was not immediately available.

Tyrone Richardson

Baltimore: Northwest

Police find body of man in vehicle

The body of an unidentified man was found in a 2005 Hummer in Northwest Baltimore on Friday night, city police said yesterday.

About 11 p.m., police found the body in the 6300 block of Fairlawn Ave. The man had at least one gunshot wound to his torso, said Officer Troy Harris, a police spokesman.

Police have no suspect and know of no motive for the shooting, Harris said.

Anyone with information can call homicide detectives at 410-396-2100.

Tyrone Richardson

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