City / County Digest


October 21, 2007

Howard County : Scaggsville

Teen seriously hurt in crash

A Laurel teenager was seriously injured Friday night when his car struck a telephone pole on Scaggsville Road in Howard County, police said yesterday.

The 16-year-old driver, whose name was not released because of his age, was speeding as he headed west on Scaggsville Road near Jandy Avenue when he lost control of his car and ran into a telephone pole, police said.

The driver was taken to Maryland Shock Trauma Center, where he was listed yesterday in serious condition, police said.

Gina Davis


Man injured while walking along U.S. 1

A Baltimore man remained in critical condition yesterday after being struck Friday night while walking along U.S. 1 in Jessup, authorities said.

Saul Dismone Whitaker, 34, was walking south along northbound U.S. 1 near Montevideo Road just after 9 p.m. Friday when he was struck by a 2002 Subaru Legacy that was heading north on U.S. 1, Howard County police said.

Whitaker, who police said was wearing dark clothing, was taken to Maryland Shock Trauma Center, authorities said.

The driver of the Subaru, George Valsamedis, 41, of Brooklyn, N.Y., was not injured, police said.

Valsamedis has not been charged, authorities said.

Gina Davis


: Northwest

Three men shot in liquor store

Three men are recovering from wounds after being shot Thursday night in a liquor store in Northwest Baltimore, city police said.

The gunman walked out of Lowell Liquors after the shooting, police said, and has not been arrested. The incident occurred shortly before midnight in the 3200 block of Woodland Ave.

Two of the victims - a 19-year-old man and a 20-year-old man - were found inside the liquor store; a third victim, a 29-year-old man, was found inside a nearby house in the 4700 block of Park Heights Ave., police said.

Paramedics took all three men to Sinai Hospital. The 19-year-old man was treated for his injuries and released from the hospital early Friday. The conditions of the other two victims were not immediately available.

Gus G. Sentementes

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