Around The Region

AROUND THE REGION

August 31, 2009

Three shootings overnight Saturday

Police are investigating three separate shootings in the city that occurred between Saturday night and early Sunday morning, including a double shooting on the Avenue in Hampden.

None of the shootings is considered to be life-threatening. All of the victims were treated at nearby hospitals. Detective Nicole Monroe, a police spokeswoman, said a woman was shot in the arm and a man was shot in the leg around 11 p.m. Saturday in the 1000 block of W. 36th St.

Just after 12:30 a.m., a man was shot in the arm and foot in the 1700 block of N. Bentalou St.; another man was shot in the torso at Belvedere and Cordova avenues before 3 a.m., Monroe said.

- Joe Burris

Boats collide, killing man in Arundel; pair rescued

One person was killed and a man and his daughter were rescued after two runabout vessels collided early Sunday evening on Marley Creek in Anne Arundel County, less than a mile from the U.S. Coast Guard Station at Curtis Creek.

Their names were withheld pending notification of family members, said Petty Officer Jason Rodocker, a Coast Guard spokesman.

Shortly after 6 p.m., two runabouts between 15 feet and 19 feet long collided near Thomas Point, Rodocker said. He said the crews of two Coast Guard vessels, a 25-foot emergency response boat and a 41-foot utility boat, went immediately to the site. He said a man and his daughter were thrown into the water and were rescued by the occupants of nearby boats. Lt. Keith Hamilton, a spokesman for the Anne Arundel County Fire Department, said the deceased, a man, 47, from Anne Arundel County, remained in his craft and was pronounced dead at the scene.

One boat was towed to the Coast Guard station. The other, which partially sank, was to be towed to a marina. The state Department of Natural Resources Police is leading the investigation into the crash's cause, Hamilton said.

- Richard Irwin

Man, 39, charged with armed robbery and assault

City prosecutors have filed armed robbery charges and six counts of assault against Mark Ellicott Lomax in connection with two armed robberies last month. Police say they were part of a spree of 17 city-business robberies spanning 22 days. Some of the business were robbed multiple times.

The charges include 16 counts - nine for the Aug. 18 robbery of the Spirits of Mount Vernon, a liquor store, seven for the Aug. 21 robbery of A People United, a downtown clothing boutique - that could lead to a total of more than 200 years in prison and $15,000 in fines.

- Jonathan Pitts

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