Man, 22, is fatally shot on city's south side

CITY / COUNTY DIGEST

December 16, 2006

A 22-year-old man fatally shot in South Baltimore early yesterday was found by a patrol officer who was close enough to see muzzle flashes and hear gunshots, police said.

An officer on routine patrol was driving a marked cruiser on Patapsco Avenue near South Hanover Street about 1 a.m. when he saw what he thought might be someone discharging a gun, police spokesman Officer Troy Harris said. The officer heard additional shots and drove to the location, about three blocks away in the 3800 block of S. Hanover St., where he found a man lying in the street suffering from gunshot wounds to the head and torso.

The officer did not see anyone flee the scene, Harris said. The victim, whose identify was not released because relatives had not been notified, was transported by paramedics to Maryland Shock Trauma Center, where he was pronounced dead at 1:40 a.m.

Gus G. Sentementes

Harford County: Edgewood

Police seek man in abduction bid

Harford County sheriff's deputies are investigating an incident involving a man who attempted to lure an Edgewood High School student into his vehicle.

The 16-year-old girl was walking to school Tuesday on Perry Avenue when a man pulled up and asked if she needed a ride. When the student refused, the man attempted to block her path with his car. The teen ran to school and reported the incident to a county police officer assigned to Edgewood High.

The student described the suspect as a white male, age 25 to 30, with a medium build and a thin beard finely trimmed along the jaw line. He wore a gray hooded jacket, black shirt and black skullcap, and drove a four-door compact sedan with gray interior and dice hanging from the rearview mirror.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact the Harford County Sheriff's Office at 410-838-6600.

Baltimore: Federal court

12-year sentence in ID theft case

A 33-year-old Silver Spring man was sentenced yesterday by a federal judge to serve more than a dozen years in prison for stealing personal identification information given to him by his girlfriend. Cleveland Kilgore was found guilty of bank fraud and aggravated identity theft by a jury on Sept. 28 in U.S. District Court in Baltimore. Yesterday, U.S. District Judge Richard D. Bennett also ordered $268,930 in restitution and forfeiture.

Testimony at trial showed that Kilgore defrauded Bank of America from September 2004 through March 2005 through the unauthorized use of the personal information of Bank of America account holders in California.

Donna Spencer, 34, of Charlotte, N.C., testified at trial that she worked for a company that printed checks for Bank of America customers. She obtained the personal identity information through her job and gave it to her then-boyfriend. She pleaded guilty to bank fraud and aggravated identity theft, and her sentencing is pending.

Though his identity theft scheme, Kilgore stole approximately $268,930 from branches in Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina and Florida.

Matthew Dolan

East side

Pedestrian is struck, killed

A pedestrian died last night after he was struck by a vehicle in East Baltimore, police and fire officials said.

The man was in cardiac arrest when rescue workers arrived at Colvin and Hillen streets about 5 p.m. The victim's identity was not released.

City police spokesman Officer Troy Harris said the man might have been struck after two nearby cars collided.

Mount Vernon

Cathedral Street section to close

Cathedral Street between Monument and Centre streets will be closed today from 5:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. so that workers can put up a construction crane. Motorists will be detoured onto Monument Street, Eutaw Street, Centre Street and back onto southbound Cathedral.

Patterson Park

Ice skating today with Santa

Children will be able to meet Santa Claus this afternoon and ice skate with him, too.

Today at the Dominic "Mimi" DePietro Family Skating Center at 200 S. Linwood Ave., families are invited to join Santa for ice skating from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $4 and $2 extra for skate rentals. Information: 410-396-9392.

Howard County: Ellicott City

Man, 23, accused of indecent exposure

A 23-year-old Ellicott City man has been charged with indecent exposure in a Dec. 8 incident, Howard County police said yesterday.

Jin Woo Yi of the 8700 block of Town and Country Blvd. is accused of following an Ellicott City woman from her mailbox to her front door, standing in her front yard, and exposing and fondling himself.

Anyone with information about this case or any other indecent exposure incidents are asked to call Howard County police at 410-313-3200.

Melissa Harris

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