Crime Watch


November 30, 2008

Millersville man, 26, charged in the shooting of his father

A 26-year-old Millersville man was charged in the shooting of his father yesterday. Anne Arundel County police said Eric M. Radford pulled out a handgun during a fight with his father and shot him in the upper torso. Marshall S. Radford was taken to Maryland Shock Trauma Center with injuries that were not life-threatening, authorities said. Eric Radford was charged with attempted first-degree murder and related offenses. Police said they responded to the 800 block of Oakdale Circle in Millersville about 1:15 p.m. in response to a report of a shooting. Patricia M. Radford told police that her son and husband had been arguing in a bedroom and that the disagreement turned into a fight, authorities said. Police did not release further details.

Police investigate home invasion, shooting of man in Elkridge

Howard County police were investigating last night the shooting of an Elkridge man during a home invasion. The 32-year-old victim told investigators that he was in the basement of his home in the 5900 block of Fairlee Road last night when two men broke in. The man was shot in the leg and the suspects - whom he said he didn't know - fled. The man was taken to Maryland Shock Trauma Center, where he was reported in serious but stable condition. Police were investigating whether anything was stolen.

James Drew

Woman cut in altercation at Owings Mills Mall parking lot

A woman was recovering from a wound above her eyebrow after she was cut by a relative during an altercation in the Owings Mills Mall parking lot about 8 p.m. Friday, Baltimore County police said. Police said the unidentified woman and a male cousin were engaged in a dispute when the cutting happened. The woman was taken to Sinai Hospital in Northwest Baltimore for treatment. No names have been released, and no arrest was made, police said.

Jacques Kelly

3 charged in killing Wheaton woman and setting her house on fire

WHEATON: Montgomery County police have arrested three people in the killing of a Wheaton woman and setting her home afire. Authorities found Lila Meizell, 83, while responding to a report of a blaze at her home Wednesday. Police say Jose Alvarado, who did yard work for Meizell, had tampered with payment checks to increase their value and wanted to prevent her from finding out. Officials say he came up with a plan with his wife and cousin to kill Meizell and then cover up the murder by setting her home on fire. Alvarado, Ana Rodas and Ramon Alvarado were arrested at their home in Wheaton.

Associated Press

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