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AROUND THE REGION

March 24, 2009

Police identify victim of shooting in Dundalk

A 28-year-old Dundalk man who was fatally shot while sitting in his car late Sunday was identified Monday by Baltimore County police as James Faulcon of the 3400 block of Dunhaven Road. Faulcon was wounded by someone who approached the car on Dunkirk Road near Cornwall Road just before 11 p.m. and fired several shots after Faulcon rolled down the window, police said. Two other people were in the car at the time of the shooting, police said. Faulcon drove to a BP gas station at Dunmanway and Merritt Boulevard, where medics from a nearby fire station provided emergency first aid. He was taken by ambulance to Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead. He was shot at least once in the upper body, police said. Anyone with information is asked to call the North Point Precinct at 410-887-7320.

From Baltimore Sun staff reports

A would-be robber, 19, stabs himself and dies

A 19-year-old Severn man died Sunday night after he attempted to rob another man but instead stabbed himself with his own knife, Baltimore County police said Monday. Calvin Dominic Stewart of the 8200 block of Durness Court and another 19-year-old man tried to rob a 30-year-old man who was walking home from work at the Annapolis Road overpass near Interstate 895, according to a police spokesman. A struggle ensued, and Stewart stabbed himself, police said. Both suspects fled and went to St. Agnes Hospital, where Stewart later died, according to Cpl. Michael Hill, the police spokesman. The other suspect is in police custody pending charges, police said. Hill said police are not releasing the robbery victim's name. "He apparently does not know [the] suspect, and for his safety, we're not releasing his identification," Hill said.

Brent Jones

Students to ride MTA for free later in evening

Baltimore public school students will be able to ride public transit for free later in the evening under a pilot program launched by the Maryland Transit Administration. The MTA said yesterday that beginning April 1 it will honor student tickets on local buses, light rail and the Metro until 8 p.m. on school days instead of the current limit of 6:30 p.m. The MTA said it is making the move at the request of the city school system, advocacy groups and elected officials to make it easier for students to participate in afternoon school-sponsored activities. Previously, students needed a school OK for late trips. The policy will be in effect through the end of the school year.

Michael Dresser

Crofton teen charged in sex assault of girl, 7

A Crofton teenager is accused of luring a 7-year-old girl away from a playground and sexually assaulting her, Anne Arundel County police said. According to police, a baby sitter left the girl unattended Friday afternoon while she took the girl's brother to use the bathroom at her home. When the baby sitter returned, the girl had disappeared. The girl showed up at the baby sitter's home a short time later and said a man she did not know asked her for "assistance" inside his home. Once inside the house, he sexually assaulted the girl, police said. The girl was taken to a hospital and treated for unspecified injuries. Police arrested David B. Raszewski, 17, of the 1700 block of Granite Court and charged him as an adult with second-degree rape, second-degree sex offense, perverted practice, second-degree assault and related lesser charges. He is being held at the county detention center in lieu of $2 million bail.

Julie Scharper

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