Crime Watch


July 05, 2006

Teenager found fatally shot on path in Middle River

A 17-year-old Baltimore County youth was found dead of a gunshot wound yesterday morning on a walking path in Middle River, police said.

Police said Luis Jabree Santiago of the 1000 block of Bayner Road was shot between Monday night and yesterday morning near the first block of Chelmsford Court.

Santiago was discovered by a passer-by walking along a footpath between Maple Crest Apartments and Chelmsford Court. Police were called about 7:30 a.m. for a reported cardiac arrest and arrived to find the young man with a gunshot wound to his upper body.

Homicide investigators said in a statement that they suspect the shooting was gang-related.

Doug Donovan

Homeless man, 23, charged in theft from Harford church

Harford County police arrested a 23-year-old homeless man yesterday in connection with the burglary of the Holy Spirit Catholic Church rectory in Joppatowne.

Robert G. Funkhouser, of no fixed address, was detained by Harford County sheriff's deputies shortly after they responded to a complaint by the Rev. Joseph Simmons. Funkhouser was carrying items belonging to Simmons and two bags filled with cash, police said.

Police said Funkhouser entered the rectory by breaking a rear sliding glass door. He was charged with burglary and theft and was being held at Harford County Detention Center on $20,000 bond.

Doug Donovan

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