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November 21, 2008

Police seek third man in Baltimore County killing

Baltimore County police said yesterday that they are seeking a third man in a fatal shooting this month in Woodlawn. Police said they have an arrest warrant for Quinzell Tyrell Covington, 22, of the 1300 block of Pennsylvania Ave. in Baltimore, who is wanted in the death of Cletus R. Gittens, 25. Two Baltimore men have been charged with murder in Gittens' death: Xavier Antonio Hall, 21, of the 2100 block of Orleans St. and Timothy Bean, 25, of the 2800 block of Ellicott Drive. Bean and Gittens were found wounded Nov. 3 by police responding to a report of gunshots in the 7100 block of Security Blvd. Gittens, of the 1900 block of Greengage Road in Woodlawn, was pronounced dead at Northwest Hospital Center. Bean was taken to Maryland Shock Trauma Center for treatment and was arrested after he was released, police said. Bean and Hall are being held at the Baltimore County Detention Center. Anyone with information about Covington is asked to call police at 410-307-2020 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 866-7-LOCKUP (866-756-2587).

From Baltimore Sun staff reports

Ex-UMBC construction chief guilty in bribes case

A former manager of construction services at University of Maryland, Baltimore County has pleaded guilty to soliciting bribes from contractors and vendors doing business with the school, the Maryland attorney general's office said. George Flores Alinsod, 58, of the first block of Upman Court in Catonsville, pleaded guilty this week in Baltimore County Circuit Court to soliciting bribes, procurement fraud, perjury, obstruction of justice and theft, officials said. From 1999 to 2004, he steered projects to favored contractors and suppliers and allowed them to inflate their bills, costing the state more than $200,000, according to the attorney general's office. Alinsod is the eighth person convicted in the state's investigation of UMBC contracts, officials said. Sentencing is Feb. 23.

From Baltimore Sun staff reports

Motorcyclist, 36, is killed after crashing into car

A 36-year-old Pasadena motorcyclist was killed early yesterday evening after he crashed into the back of one of several vehicles stopped at a traffic signal at Solley and Mountain roads, Anne Arundel County police said. The man's name was withheld pending notification of family members. Police said the man struck the back of the car, was thrown off the motorcycle and landed in the roadway. He was pronounced dead at the scene. No one in the car was injured, police said.

Richard Irwin

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