Crime Watch


April 11, 2009

Boy, 14, and man, 43, shot on Mosher St.

A boy, 14, and a man, 43, were shot about 5 p.m. Friday in the 600 block of Mosher Street near Pennsylvania Avenue, said Donny Moses, Baltimore police spokesman. Names were not released for the teen, shot in the right ankle, or the man, shot in the left side. Both, at Maryland Shock Trauma Center, should survive.

Melissa Harris

Man charged in Laurel bank armed robbery

A man wearing a bulletproof vest robbed a Laurel bank Thursday afternoon and ran to a nearby hotel, Anne Arundel County police said. About 1 p.m., a man walked into the PNC Bank in the 3300 block of Fort Meade Road, brandished a handgun, ordered tellers to give him cash and ran out with an undisclosed amount of money, police said. Witnesses told police that the man ran into the Knights Inn in the same block. There, investigators found Thurston Sanders Jr., 56, of the 7300 block of Goddard Drive in Lanham, with evidence tying him to the robbery, police said. Sanders was charged with armed robbery and other counts, police said.

Julie Scharper

Parents held hostage; man is arrested

A Pasadena man was arrested Friday afternoon, accused of holding his parents hostage in their home for five hours, Anne Arundel County police said. Officers arrived at the house in the 7900 block of Camp Road about 10 a.m. after the man's ex-wife told them that he had left a note on her car saying that he was suicidal, police spokesman Sgt. John Gilmer said. Officers circled the house and called the man's mother, who said that she would come outside but did not, Gilmer said. The man appeared in a window and refused to leave, Gilmer said. Police called in negotiators and the SWAT team, Gilmer said. The man left the house about 3 p.m. and was arrested and taken to a hospital for evaluation, Gilmer said. Police did not release the man's name.

Julie Scharper

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