Crime Watch


August 17, 2007

Mail carrier finds body at house in Brooklyn

City police are investigating the beating death of an unidentified woman whose body was found late yesterday morning by a mail carrier in the Brooklyn section of South Baltimore.

Shortly before noon, a U.S. postal employee delivering mail in the 4000 block of Fifth St. near Jack Street discovered the body at a house and called police, said Agent Donny Moses, a Police Department spokesman.

Southern District uniformed police and homicide detectives responded.

Moses said the woman, believed to be in her 50s, had been severely beaten about the body and head. Moses said the woman had been dead for a few hours.

It was not immediately known whether she was a resident of the home, he said.

The body was taken to the state medical examiner's office, where an autopsy was expected to determine what type of weapon, if any, inflicted the fatal injuries.

Metro Crime Stoppers, 410-276-8888, is offering a reward of up to $2,000 for information leading to an arrest and indictment in the slaying.

Richard Irwin

Man hunted in armed robbery

Harford County sheriff's deputies are looking for an armed robbery suspect who fled a General Nutrition Center in Edgewood on Wednesday with less than $500 and a box of weight-loss supplement.

The man chatted with the clerk about the dietary supplement Hydroxycut at the store, in the 1800 block of Pulaski Highway. He moved to the cash register as if to make the purchase, but instead lifted his shirt to display a gun in his waistband and demanded cash. He also took a cordless phone before fleeing. No injuries were reported.

Madison Park

A coach gets probation

A volunteer lacrosse coach at Broadneck High School accused of supplying several students with alcohol, leading to hospitalization for two of them, received a year of unsupervised probation before judgment yesterday and was ordered to pay a $192.50 fine.

In May, Gregory James Karanzalis, 24, of the 1600 block of Elkwood Court, was charged with furnishing alcoholic beverages to minors after police found three students "severely intoxicated" in a sport utility vehicle parked at a convenience store in the Cape St. Claire area.

According to court records, Karanzalis, who had pleaded guilty, was ordered to pay a $500 fine plus court costs, with $307.50 suspended, and received a year of unsupervised probation before judgment, a finding that would essentially wipe the conviction from his record.

Justin Fenton

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