Crime Watch

CRIME WATCH

Baltimore & Region

November 05, 2005

3rd killing nets life term

A 32-year-old Baltimore man has been sentenced to life in prison for his third murder conviction this year and still faces a trial in a fourth slaying. Antoine Edward Adams of the 500 block of Patterson Park Ave. was convicted by a jury of first-degree murder in the Jan. 20 shooting death of Penelope Medina, 42, during a robbery in the 2100 block of E. Fayette St. Adams was previously convicted and sentenced to two life terms in prison for a double-killing during a home-invasion robbery on the same day Medina was killed. Adams is awaiting trial in the Jan. 14 shooting death of Justin Michael Gaglione, 29.

JULIE BYKOWICZ

Man sought in Lansdowne rape

Baltimore County police were searching yesterday for a man who grabbed a woman on a footpath near Lansdowne this week and raped her. The man forced the 26-year-old woman off a footbridge over the Baltimore-Washington Parkway into a nearby wooded area and raped her about 2 p.m. Thursday. The man was described as white, in his late teens or early twenties, 5 feet 5 inches to 5 feet 7 inches tall, with green eyes and dark hair. He was wearing a dark zipper-style hooded sweat shirt with red trim around the pockets, dark sweat pants, white tennis shoes and a black knit hat.

Robberies on rise in Balto. Co.

While crime in Baltimore County fell during the first half of the year, compared with the same period last year, robberies are on the rise. According to statistics released this week by the Police Department, 791 robberies occurred from January to June, 84 more than during the same period last year. The statistics also showed that violent crimes declined from last year and that the number of homicides committed during the first half of the year, 15, matched the number that occurred during the same period last year.

NICK SHIELDS

Man fatally shot in Glen Burnie

Anne Arundel County officers were investigating a fatal shooting in Glen Burnie last night, police said. About 8 p.m., police were called to a home in the 8000 block of Crainmont Drive. A man believed to be in his 20s was found dead from a gunshot wound, according to police. A second man was taken into custody.

Bus driver shot with BB gun

A Maryland Transit Administration bus driver was shot yesterday evening by a juvenile wielding a BB gun in West Baltimore, according to police. The bus was stopped at Edmondson Avenue and Hilton Parkway about 6 p.m. when the incident occurred, according to police. The unidentified bus driver was not seriously injured, police said. A juvenile was taken into custody.

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