Crime Briefs

November 05, 2009

Another rape reported near city bus stop

A 22-year-old woman told police she was sexually assaulted about 1 a.m. Wednesday in the 2700 block of Brendan Ave. in Northeast Baltimore, the ninth such attack in the city since Oct. 20, a department spokesman said. The woman was about a block from a bus stop when a gunman dragged her into an alley and assaulted her, police said. Police could not say whether the latest attack was linked to the others, which occurred mostly in East Baltimore. But the assault is similar to some of the others in that it occurred near a bus stop in the early morning hours. "At this point, we're not ruling out that they could be connected," spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said. "But the suspect information is slightly different. This one had a gun; the others used a shard of glass." Anyone with information is asked to call 410-396-2605.

- Brent Jones

Police identify 2 men found fatally shot in vehicles

Baltimore police have identified two men found fatally shot in vehicles during a spate of violence over a four-hour span Tuesday night on opposite sides of the city. The first shooting occurred about 6 p.m. in the 1300 block of W. Fayette St., police said. Joseph Leegreen Taylor, 28, was found shot at least once in the head. He was pronounced dead at Maryland Shock Trauma Center. About 3 1/2 hours later, police responding to a call of shots fired in the 2400 block of Pickering Drive in Northeast Baltimore found Allen Mark Johnson, 32, sitting in the driver's seat of a two-door Ford Explorer, also suffering from a gunshot wound to the head. He was taken to Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 10:14 p.m. No arrests have been made in either shooting. Two other shootings - one at 6:15 p.m. at North Hilton Street and Edmondson Avenue in West Baltimore and another at 10:10 p.m. in the 1500 block of Cliftview Ave. in Northeast Baltimore - left two men with nonfatal injuries, police said.

- Liz F. Kay and Peter Hermann

Teen held on $1.5 million bail in Arundel carjacking

A Hanover teenager was ordered held on $1.5 million bail Wednesday, after Anne Arundel County police charged him as an adult with an armed carjacking that led to the lockdown of two schools Tuesday. A man told police that he was carjacked about 1:17 p.m. Tuesday as he returned to his vehicle near Arundel Mills mall by a man with a handgun. The carjacker left in the man's Infiniti, police said. Soon after, a car with the same description pulled into the parking lot of Meade High School on Annapolis Road, police said. When an officer tried to stop it, the driver jumped out and ran, according to police. Meade high and middle schools were locked down as the area was searched, police said. A handgun was found in the Infiniti, according to police. Police arrested Adrian Lamar Loney, 16, of the 1400 block of Gesna Drive, Hanover, who was found nearby, and charged him with armed carjacking and related counts.

- Andrea F. Siegel

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