Crime Watch

CRIME WATCH

August 29, 2008

Man, 22, fatally shot near recreation center

A 22-year-old man found shot on a basketball court outside a West Baltimore recreation center died early yesterday, city police said. Police received a report of a shooting near Laurens and North Stricker streets at 11:18 p.m. Wednesday. When officers arrived, they found the man lying on a basketball court at the Lillian S. Jones Recreation Center. He was suffering from at least one gunshot wound to his head, police said. Paramedics took the man to Maryland Shock Trauma Center, where he was pronounced dead at 12:23 a.m. yesterday, police said. The victim's name was not available, and police did not release information about a possible suspect or motive in the slaying. He was the 13th person to be killed in the city's Western District this year, according to police statistics.

Gus G. Sentementes

Columbia teen charged in shooting, robbery

Howard County police arrested a Columbia man yesterday in the shooting of a teenager. The 15-year-old victim was treated for the gunshot wound Wednesday at Howard County General Hospital, police said. The teen told police that he had been shot in the head during a robbery in the area of Clock Tower Lane in Columbia about 1 a.m. Wednesday. He fled and did not immediately report the incident but called a family member who took him to the hospital, police said. Dominique Davon McDonald, 18, of the 9700 block of Clock Tower Lane, was charged with attempted murder, assault, armed robbery and reckless endangerment.

Tyeesha Dixon

Man, 31, pleads guilty in Reisterstown holdup

A 31-year-old Baltimore man pleaded guilty yesterday to the armed robbery of a Reisterstown bank, during which he kicked a teller in the head and stole nearly $9,000, according to the Maryland U.S. attorney's office. Wearing a ski mask and carrying a revolver, Chi Antonio Ray ran into the SunTrust Bank at 11704 Reisterstown Road on Feb. 29 and ordered everyone inside to get on the floor, prosecutors said. He demanded cash from two tellers, kicking one, before fleeing in a minivan with an accomplice carrying a crowbar, prosecutors said.

Tricia Bishop

Police impersonator is sought in Carroll

The man may have impersonated a Maryland state trooper, and now the real ones are after him. State police said they received a report of a man who appeared to be dressed as a trooper and who knocked on a Sykesville resident's door about 11 a.m. Wednesday to solicit donations for the agency's aviation division and for the Carroll County Sheriff's Office. The resident, who lives in the 2800 block of Old Liberty Road, said the uniformed man was carrying a black leather bag and a clipboard with what appeared to be state police letterhead. The resident, whose name was not released, did not believe the man was a trooper, refused to make a donation and called police, authorities said.

Gus G. Sentementes

Ex-broker receives theft, fraud sentence

A former securities broker was sentenced in Baltimore County Circuit Court yesterday to 10 years in prison for the theft of more than $2 million in investment funds, according to court records. Kevin Thomas Forrester, 32, the former operator of Forrester Financial Group in Phoenix, pleaded guilty in May to theft and securities fraud charges for stealing from 21 investors, including his grandmother, between 2003 and 2007, according to the attorney general's office. Forrester, of the 11000 block of Manor Road in Glen Arm, used money he told investors that he would place in a high-interest investment fund to buy a $1.2 million home, new vehicles, a country club membership and vacations, the attorney general's office said.

Kevin Rector

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