Roundup

November 22, 2009

One suspect in armed robbery shot, one arrested, police say

Baltimore police shot one man in the stomach during a gunbattle and arrested another Saturday night in West Baltimore after a chase that began in Baltimore County, a police spokesman said. The men are suspected of involvement in the shooting of two men during a robbery Tuesday night at Your Convenience Store in the 700 block Frederick Road, in Catonsville and in a second robbery-shooting Friday night, according to Baltimore County police. In the Catonsville incident, Brian Michael Meise, 52, was killed, and store owner Sudhir Shah, 55, was wounded. City police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said county police chased a vehicle used by two men into the city's Edmondson area about 7:30 p.m. The men abandoned their car, but police arrested the driver. The passenger ran, firing at police, who fired back. He was hit in the stomach in the 4500 block of Pen Lucy Road and taken to Maryland Shock Trauma Center, Guglielmi said. Two city officers suffered "very superficial" scrapes and bruises during the foot chase, he said.

- Larry Carson

Woman dies after her car plunges into Inner Harbor

A woman died early Saturday morning after the car she was driving went into the Inner Harbor at East Pratt Street and Market Place, a Baltimore fire official said. The woman, who was not identified, was the car's only occupant. Officials said witnesses reported the station wagon was in the pier driveway when it suddenly accelerated and drove into the harbor. The Fire Department's dive team was called about 3:30 a.m. and recovered her body around 5 a.m., the official said.

- Baltimore Sun staff and Associated Press

Body washed ashore in Arundel still to be identified

Maryland Natural Resources Police were working Saturday to establish the identity of a person whose body washed ashore from the Chesapeake Bay and was found about 4:45 p.m. Friday. Natural Resources Police Sgt. Art Windemuth said it might take days to learn the person's identity using fingerprints and other methods. A resident called Anne Arundel County 911 on Friday after finding the body in the Beverly-Triton Beach Park in Mayo.

- Larry Carson

Four teens arrested in Arundel armed robbery

Anne Arundel County police arrested four teenagers Thursday and charged them in connection with the armed robbery of a man Wednesday night in the Pumphrey area. According to police, the victim told them he was near Gibbons and Bishop avenues about 10:30 p.m. when three men and a woman - two of them carrying handguns - approached him and took his money. Police arrested four people, all of the 200 block of Berlin Ave. in Brooklyn Park, and charged them with armed robbery and related counts. They were identified as Maurice Joseph Medley, 19; Donte Kendell Holmes, 18; Sky Marie Orton, 18; and a juvenile charged as an adult, Timothy Allen Brice, 16.

- Andrea F. Siegel

Truck driver arrested in road-rage incident

Maryland State Police have arrested a tractor-trailer driver for pointing a fake gun at a dump truck driver Friday on the Baltimore Beltway. Troopers arrested the driver, Johnathan Maniah Adams, of Fort Worth, Texas. Adams was being held at the Baltimore County jail.

- Associated Press

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