Crime Watch

November 19, 2007

Patrols at Towson U. ramp up amid threat

University police are stepping up campus police patrols this week after an anonymous threat indicated something would happen today at Linthicum Hall, a spokeswoman said yesterday.

Police are investigating the threat, received Friday, involving the liberal arts classroom building near the center of campus, said Carol Vellucci, assistant for communications to University President Robert L. Caret.

Although the threat "did not seem to have a high level of credibility," Vellucci said, officials sent an e-mail and text message to students and posted a notice on the university Web site.

Classes will continue as scheduled today and tomorrow, Vellucci said. There are no classes Wednesday because of the Thanksgiving holiday.

"Students are making individual decisions about whether they want to attend class, especially in Linthicum Hall," she said.

Parents and students can call 410-704-4381 for information starting at 6:30 a.m. today, she said.

Liz F. Kay

Man gets life term for murder

A 21-year-old Baltimore man has been sentenced to life in prison for the fatal shooting of Teon L.D. White last year in the Walbrook neighborhood.

White, 25, of the 2000 block of Braddish Ave. in Baltimore, was shot five times in the back July 28, 2006, while fleeing two masked assailants on Koko Lane.

In August, a jury convicted Jonathan Brock Everett of the 2500 block of Harlem Ave. of the killing. The other assailant is unknown.

On Friday, Baltimore Circuit Judge Roger A. Brown imposed two concurrent life terms on Everett for first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit murder. Everett received a separate, consecutive sentence of 20 years for using a handgun in the commission of a crime.

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