City/county Digest

CITY/COUNTY DIGEST

August 21, 2006|By RICHARD IRWIN

Howard County: Columbia

Police standoff ends in two arrests

A standoff between two robbery suspects and police ended with authorities arresting the pair yesterday afternoon.

Police said the two suspects - identified as 19-year-old Devon Dixon and a 17-year-old boy - ran into Dixon's Columbia home in the 8800 block of Hayshed Lane after a street robbery.

The victim - who was not identified - told police he was approached by two robbers who implied having a weapon and demanded his cell phone. The robbers fled - followed by the victim and his friend, who told police the suspects had entered one or both of two adjoining townhouses.

Police surrounded the homes and attempted to make contact - getting no response in one house but finding the pair inside the other. They came out of the house and were arrested without incident, police said.

Baltimore: Identification

Police name man run over by train

A man killed Thursday night by a MARC train in East Baltimore was named by Maryland Transit Administration Police yesterday as 38-year-old Steven DeJanette.

Holly Henderson, an MTA spokeswoman, said DeJanette, who had no fixed address but frequented the North Point area, was lying on the tracks near a bicycle about 8:15 p.m. near Rolling Mill Road and North Point Boulevard when he was run over by a southbound MARC train traveling about 100 mph - heading without passengers to a train yard in the city.

"The engineer was unable to stop before the train ran over the man," Henderson said, adding that DeJanette was identified through fingerprints on file with police agencies.

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