Crime Watch

CRIME WATCH

April 12, 2009

Man fatally shot in Cherry Hill fight

A man died shortly after he was shot in the neck Saturday afternoon during a fight in the Cherry Hill neighborhood of South Baltimore, according to Baltimore police. Detectives are investigating why a group of men began fighting in the 2800 block of Winwood Court about 2:30 p.m., said Agent Donny Moses, a Baltimore police spokesman. The man's identity was not released.

Liz F. Kay

Pizza deliveryman shot in $15 holdup

A Baltimore pizza deliveryman was shot during a robbery on a delivery run Friday night, police said. The 33-year-old man was in his car about 9:50 p.m. in the 400 block of S. Beechfield Ave. in Southwest Baltimore when a woman approached the vehicle, pointed a gun at him and demanded money, said Agent Donny Moses, a Baltimore police spokesman. The man was shot once in the right bicep as he attempted to flee. He was treated at a hospital. The woman, who had not been arrested, netted $15, police said.

Nicole Fuller

5-year sentence for dealing heroin

A Baltimore man was sentenced Friday to five years in federal prison for heroin distribution, the Maryland U.S. attorney's office announced. According to a statement of facts within a plea agreement, the Drug Enforcement Administration was alerted that a package containing drugs was being delivered to the home of Philip R. Winkfield, 21. Surveillance was arranged, and the package was delivered the afternoon of April 25, 2008. A police search of the home turned up more than 180 grams of cocaine, 157 grams of heroin, more than 6 pounds of marijuana, $8,000 cash, two semiautomatic pistols, two shotguns and a semiautomatic assault rifle, a bullet-resistant vest and drug paraphernalia.

Tricia Bishop

Man gets 10 years for drug trafficking

Dante Chavez, 38, of Baltimore was sentenced Friday to 10 years in federal prison for conspiracy to distribute cocaine. A search of his home on the 6100 block of Furley Ave. turned up nearly 300 grams of cocaine and nearly 35 grams of crack, along with $12,500 cash. Chavez has admitted distributing cocaine from March 2008 to May of that year.

Tricia Bishop

Man gets 13 years for ID-theft scheme

Federal prosecutors said a Baltimore man has been sentenced to more than 13 years for his role in a decades-long identity theft scheme. Maurice Racks, 54, was sentenced Friday for his part in the scheme, which began in the 1980s and ran until last year. Prosecutors say information from stolen mail was used to apply for fake driver's licenses and other identification.

Associated Press

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