City/county Digest


November 14, 2005


Baltimore City: Clifton Park

Officer shot in hand; gunman escapes

A Baltimore police officer was shot in the left hand by a gunman Saturday night after stopping to investigate an apparent drug transaction in an alley near Clifton Park, police said.

Northeastern District Officer Robert Hayes was driving a cruiser in the 1700 block of Montpelier St. about 9:30 p.m. when he spotted suspicious activity between two men in the alley, said Officer Troy Harris, a police spokesman.

When Hayes stepped from his car and approached the pair, one fled and the other pulled out a handgun, police said. Hayes was shot during a struggle, police said. As the gunman fled, Hayes fired several rounds from his 9 mm semiautomatic handgun. It was not known whether he hit his assailant, Harris said.

Hayes, a three-year member of the police department, was released after treatment at Maryland Shock Trauma Center, Harris said.

Richard Irwin

Fine arts

Photography exhibit on troubled children

An exhibition of photos called No Place for Children is being held at the Carl J. Murphy Fine Arts Center at Morgan State University, 2201 Argonne Drive, until Sunday.

The exhibit features the work of Time photographer Steve Liss and illustrates the lives of children in a juvenile justice facility near Laredo, Texas.

Prince George's: College Park

Three charged with fighting with police

Three men, including two University of Maryland students, were arrested early yesterday and charged with fighting with campus police officers who were trying to break up a party attended by more than 100 people, police said.

Nineteen-year-old students George Richard Small and Mallory Watkins, both of Baltimore, and a nonstudent, Marcus Nolan, 23, of Valley Lee, were arrested after reportedly fighting with two officers who responded to a noise complaint at Small's apartment in the southern area of campus behind Fraternity Row, said Maj. Cathy Atwell, a campus police spokeswoman.

Police used pepper spray on Watkins, who was taken to Washington Adventist Hospital and treated. One officer received several cuts and another sprained his ankle.

Small was charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest, while Watkins and Nolan were both charged with hindering police, resisting arrest and assault.

"Everybody else went along and left," Atwell said.

Justin Fenton

Cecil County: U.S. 40

Police identify accident victim

The driver killed in a crash in Cecil County on Thursday after nearly 30 miles of high-speed pursuit by state troopers was identified by police yesterday as Arthur G. Lundy, 25, of Newport News, Va.

Lundy was driving a 1997 Ford Crown Victoria with hundreds of pirated compact discs and DVDs in the trunk as he accelerated away from a traffic stop and attempted to elude troopers at speeds reaching more than 125 mph. The car slammed into the back of a flatbed tractor-trailer rig hauling cinder blocks and burst into flame at U.S. 40 and Route 222.

A passenger, Erster D. Hatch, 25, also of Newport News, remained in serious condition yesterday at Maryland Shock Trauma Center, police said. The Cecil state's attorney's office will not charge Hatch with possession of the pirated items, but an investigation is continuing, police said.

Richard Irwin

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