Crime Watch

CRIME WATCH

December 16, 2008

Man fatally shot in city

A man was shot multiple times in East Baltimore last night and was taken to Johns Hopkins Hospital, where he was pronounced dead about an hour later, city police said. The shooting occurred about 7:30 p.m. yesterday at North Lakewood Avenue and East Chase Street, according to police. The man's identity and other details were not available. Police were seeking the driver of a white, two-door Toyota that was seen speeding from the scene.

Richard Irwin

Murder charge for man

A grand jury indicted Cleaven Williams, 33, yesterday on first-degree murder charges in the November stabbing of his wife, Veronica, 28, outside a district courthouse where she had secured a protective order against him moments before, the Baltimore state's attorney's office said yesterday. Williams, of the 900 block of E. North Ave., is being held without bail.

Pair assaulted with SUV

A Laurel man hit his ex-wife with a sport utility vehicle and ran over her current husband in Severn yesterday morning, Anne Arundel police said. About 6:30 a.m., Horace Kennerly Jr., 35, got into an argument with his ex-wife's husband at the couple's house in the 1800 block of Watch House Circle North in Severn, police said. Kennerly then drove off in an SUV, plowed through a fence, crashed into the side of the house, ran over the other man and struck the woman, police said. He then got out of the SUV, beat the man with a fence post and stabbed him with a knife, police said. Kennerly, of the 9100 block of Hitching Post Lane, called police and was arrested and charged with attempted first-degree murder, police said. The victims were hospitalized; neither suffered life-threatening injuries, officials said.

Julie Scharper

Police seek bank robber

Anne Arundel County police are searching for a man who robbed a Crofton bank last week. Shortly before 10 a.m. Friday, a man walked into Washington Savings Bank in the 1600 block of Crofton Circle and told employees he wanted to open a savings account, police said. The man left the bank and then returned, displayed a handgun and ordered an employee to put cash in a plastic bag, police said. The man was wearing what appeared to be a fake beard, a light-blue knit hat, a black rain jacket and dark-blue pants. He is a light-skinned black man with acne scars on his face, about 6 feet, 4 inches tall and weighing about 250 pounds.

Julie Scharper

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