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July 27, 2009

Man with gun arrested at Arundel Mills mall after spray-painting car

Anne Arundel County police arrested a 21-year-old Virginia man Saturday at Arundel Mills mall after discovering he was carrying a loaded pistol and marijuana in his backpack and had a loaded shotgun in his car. Timothy John Barnes, of Wake, Va., was charged with possession of a handgun, possession of a concealed deadly weapon, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia, police said. Police said mall security contacted them about 11:41 a.m. after they saw someone spray-painting a car in the parking lot near the movie theaters. An officer with the county Police Department's Bike Patrol Unit, who was on the mall parking lot, found the suspect near a mall entrance carrying a backpack and smelled the odor of spray paint. The suspect admitted spray-painting the car, which he said he owned, police said. When the officer escorted him back to the car, the suspect said "I should just kill everyone," police said. The officer discovered a loaded .45-caliber pistol, empty pistol magazines, shotgun shells and a small amount of marijuana in the suspect's backpack and a loaded shotgun in his trunk.

Lorraine Mirabella

Body of girl, 11, recovered after boating accident

Maryland Natural Resources Police say they have recovered the body of an 11-year-old girl reported missing following a Cecil County boating accident. Police say the girl's body was found Sunday morning about a half-mile from where the accident was reported Friday on the Sassafras River near Kennedyville. Police say the body will be taken to the state medical examiner's office for an autopsy.

- Associated Press

Man, woman killed in separate shootings

Baltimore City homicide detectives and Southeastern District uniformed police are seeking the people responsible for two apparently unrelated fatal shootings that occurred within minutes of each other early Saturday. At 2 a.m., police responding to shots fired in the 5100 block of Foster Ave. in Canton found a man bleeding from at least one bullet wound to the back. The victim was taken by a Fire Department ambulance to Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead. Less than 15 minutes later, Northeastern District police responded to the lot behind Club House Bar in the 4200 block of Erdman Ave. and found a woman seated in a car who had been shot multiple times. She was pronounced dead at the scene. The victims' names were being withheld pending notification of family members. Metro Crime Stoppers at 410-276-8888 is offering a reward of up to $2,000 for information leading to arrests and indictments.

- Richard Irwin

Search goes on for man who vanished in South River

Maryland Natural Resources Police planned to continue searching Monday for a man who disappeared in the South River Sunday afternoon. Baltimore resident Clinton M. Wallace, 39, jumped into the water from a boat after deciding to go swimming. He asked for help after five minutes, but another swimmer wasn't able to assist him, and strong winds kept him from reaching the life jackets that other boaters threw his way, police said. The natural resources police, the Coast Guard and other rescue teams searched for Wallace by water and air until sunset but could not find him. He had been boating near Mayo Beach Park in Edgewater.

- Jamie Smith Hopkins

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