Crime & Courts

CRIME & COURTS

October 21, 2008

Police, FBI search for Joppatowne bank robber

A man robbed the Bank of America branch at the Joppatowne Plaza Shopping Center at 10 a.m. yesterday, taking an unknown amount of cash, the Harford County Sheriff's Office said. The robber escaped on foot, and was tracked into Baltimore County, where officials said they lost his trail. The sheriff's office released photos of the man (left) taken from surveillance video. Anyone with information about the robbery is asked to contact Detective Phil Golden at 410-836-5430 or the FBI at 410-879-5240.

Boy, 15, dies of wounds suffered in Oct. 6 shooting

A 15-year-old boy who was shot in Southwest Baltimore on Oct. 6 died of his wounds at Maryland Shock Trauma Center, a city police spokesman said yesterday. The victim was identified as Delvon Butts of the 2100 block of McHenry St. Police said he was pronounced dead Sunday after undergoing surgery. Police spokesman Donny Moses said the shooting occurred about 10 p.m. in the 200 block of S. Smallwood St. when a gunman opened fire on two men standing near a corner. One young man was wounded in both legs and was taken to Shock Trauma. Police have not made any arrests in the case.

Peter Hermann

Arundel boat-rack arson is 2nd such fire in 2 weeks

A fire that destroyed more than a dozen kayaks and damaged several structures in Severna Park during the weekend was the second to be set at a county boat rack in two weeks, an Anne Arundel County Fire Department spokesman said. About 7 p.m. Sunday, residents spotted flames from a rack belonging to the Whitehurst Club Resident Association in the 300 block of White Cedar Lane. Eight days earlier, a fire destroyed two boat racks and about two dozen canoes in Cape St. Claire, but investigators have not linked the two fires.

Julie Scharper

Man stabbed in Severn had stopped after seeing fight

A 46-year-old man who was stabbed after stopping on a road to help pedestrians in Severn early Friday had pulled over because he saw a man and a woman fighting, according to court documents released yesterday. Eric Squirrell of Lanham was driving his tractor-trailer on Telegraph Road about 2 a.m. when he saw a man and a woman fighting, according to the documents. When Squirrell intervened the man stabbed him. Police arrested Joseph R.C. Clark, 25, of the 100 block of Southbridge Drive in Glen Burnie.

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