Digest

September 19, 2007

Police seek man in attempted kidnapping

Baltimore County police yesterday asked for the public's help in identifying a man wanted in an attempted kidnapping of a 12-year-old girl this month in Woodlawn.

The girl told a school resource officer at Woodlawn Middle School that she was walking about 7:30 a.m. Sept. 5 to her school bus stop in the area of Beacon Hill Road and Gwynn Oak Avenue when she noticed what she believed to be a newer-model, black, four-door, midsize car pull up to her as she crossed the street. The driver grabbed the girl by the arm and tried to pull her into the car, but she was able to break free, police said.

The girl helped in making a sketch of the suspect.

The suspect was described as a black male in his 30s, with a medium build and brown eyes, a bald head and a beard and goatee. The man was not wearing a shirt at the time of the attempted kidnapping, police said.

Anyone with information was asked to call county police at 410-307-2020 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7-LOCKUP. Callers to Metro Crime Stoppers may remain anonymous and might be eligible for a reward of up to $2,000.

Essex

Suspect in fatal shooting dies

A man who police said killed his former girlfriend's current boyfriend and then shot himself in Essex early Saturday has died of his injuries, authorities said yesterday.

Carl Eugene Locklear died about 6:30 a.m. Sunday at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, county police said yesterday.

Locklear, 27, of Middle River broke into the home of his former girlfriend, 26-year-old Marissa A. Schott, about 1 a.m. Saturday, police said. Locklear shot himself after fatally shooting Eugene George Rossmark, 28, of Bel Air, who was also in the house, according to police .

Dundalk

2 children found; father arrested

Two young children who police say were taken Monday night by their father after he argued with his estranged wife in Dundalk were found safe yesterday morning in West Baltimore, Baltimore County police said.

The father, Rashae Clansy, 25, was arrested and charged with assaulting his wife and other offenses, and will be served with a warrant to transfer him to Baltimore County, said Baltimore County police Lt. Stephen Scherba.

The children -- Malachi, who turned 1 yesterday, and Nehemiah, 2 -- were not hurt, Scherba said.

Baltimore County Police Sgt. Anthony DiCara said the incident began about 10:30 p.m. Monday while Clansy and his estranged wife were riding in a 2004 silver Pontiac Grand Am near Meadow Way and Mornington Road in eastern Baltimore County.

DiCara said the couple began arguing and that Clansy hit his wife and pushed her out of the vehicle before driving off with the children in the car. County police issued alerts with the names of the suspect, the children and their descriptions. But they did not issue an Amber Alert -- which triggers an intense response to child abductions -- because Clansy has legal custody of the children.

At the time, DiCara said, authorities were "concerned for the children because of the circumstances."

Westview Park

Police identify dead pedestrian

Baltimore County police have identified a pedestrian killed in a hit-and-run accident Monday night.

Anthony Banks, 52, was walking across Ingleside Avenue just south of Charles Street about 8:30 p.m. when he was struck by a burgundy sport utility vehicle, police said. Banks, who lived nearby in the 1400 block of Dorchester Avenue, was pronounced dead about an hour later at St. Agnes Hospital.

Anyone with information was urged to call the county police crash team at 410-887-5396.

Parks

Cameras to combat vandalism

Surveillance cameras are being installed in Baltimore County's five regional parks as part of an initiative to deter vandalism, officials announced yesterday.

The cameras are to record video 24 hours a day in Honeygo, Reisterstown, Northwest, Eastern and Meadowood regional parks, officials said. The total cost for the equipment is $13,500.

Last year, 160 incidents of destruction to park property were reported. The county spent $251,000 to repair vandalized sites, according to a county official.

As part of the initiative, reports of vandalism can be made anonymously to 410-887-3808 or on the Park Pride page online at www.baltimorecountymd.gov.

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