Crime Watch

December 21, 2007

3 sought in invasion of Westminster home

Maryland State Police are looking for three men involved in a Westminster home invasion and armed robbery.

The ski mask-wearing men, one of them carrying a semiautomatic handgun, entered a home on Eden Farm Circle about 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and tied up a woman and three children in the house, state police said. While the men looked for valuables, another adult and child came home, police said. They were assaulted and tied up, police said.

The men left on foot with money and other valuables, police said. The men spoke fluent Vietnamese and English, police said.

Anyone with information is asked to call the state police criminal investigation section at 410-386-3000.

Arin Gencer

4th man held in Aug. homicide

Baltimore County police have arrested a fourth suspect in the death of a teenager whose burning body was found in a Baltimore County park.

Christopher D. Johnston, 24, of the 4000 block of W. Garrison Ave. is being held in Baltimore on an unrelated charge. He was arrested Wednesday in the death of Glen Michael Stewart, 17.

Stewart was shot several times before his body was set on fire, police said. His body was found Aug. 27 in a wooded area of Villa Nova Park, near Liberty Road. Police have not determined a motive for the killing.

Also charged in Stewart's death are Desmond Hideji Willis Jones, 19, of the 4100 block of Elderon Ave.; Joseph William Payne, 24, of the 5400 block of Fairlawn Ave.; and Jason Michael Bond, 23, of the 4200 block of W. Rogers Ave.

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