Crime Watch

CRIME WATCH

October 26, 2008

Man found fatally shot in East Baltimore

An unidentified man was found shot in the head in the 1800 block of N. Regester Ave. in East Baltimore at 12:59 a.m. yesterday, Baltimore police said. He was pronounced dead at the scene, city police spokeswoman Nicole Monroe said. Police had no suspects and knew of no motive. Anyone with information is urged to call the homicide division at 410-396-2100.

Baltimore sheriff's office arrests 25

The Baltimore City Sheriff's Office arrested 25 people on outstanding warrants during an early-morning raid yesterday, officials said. In "Operation West Side Story," warrant teams conducted the raid from 5 a.m. to 11 a.m. and attempted to arrest 88 people. Most of those arrested on the violation of probation warrants were wanted for drug violations, officials said. The teams also served warrants for a rape, burglary, handgun offenses and two auto thefts. The sheriff's office handles all warrants issued from Baltimore City Circuit Court. Deputies will conduct follow-up investigations for the next several days, officials said.

Andrea K. Walker

Two charged in robbery of M&T Bank

UPPER MARLBORO: Prince George's County police have arrested two men in connection with a bank robbery. Police say Norman Wishard, 44, and George Harris, 37, neither of whom has a fixed address, face armed-robbery charges. They are accused of taking money from the M&T Bank on Donnell Drive in Forestville on Friday afternoon. Officers arrested them after spotting the Budget rental truck the men were traveling in. Authorities have connected Harris with robberies Thursday at a Provident Bank in Clinton and the Chevy Chase Bank in Capitol Heights.

Associated Press

Woman accused of letting son, 14, drive

NEW CASTLE, Del.: Police say a New Castle woman is facing charges after allowing her 14-year-old son to drive her truck to the store, crashing into four cars along the way. New Castle County police say the teen needed treatment for minor injuries suffered in the crash. The teenager's mother, Melissa Dawson, has been charged with endangering the welfare of a child and allowing an unlicensed minor to drive. Her son was given eight traffic violations for the accidents.

Associated Press

Campaign signs reported defaced

Residents in Bethesda and northern Virginia have reported that vandals defaced campaign signs at their homes. Some Bethesda residents say that yesterday they found their signs for Barack Obama with a red "S" sticker over the "B" in the Democratic candidate's last name. Joan Chamberlain is among those whose Obama signs were vandalized. She called it an "act of desperation." Meanwhile, Republican leaders in Prince William County, Va., say messages against John McCain were spray-painted overnight at about 25 homes in Gainesville.

Associated Press

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