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By Peter Hermann, The Baltimore Sun | December 1, 2011
A woman who police said had left her home in Cockeysville to visit a store on Thanksgiving Eve and was found dead in her burning car the next morning has been identified as 51-year-old Carolyn Davidson Von-Schnell. A cause of death has not been determined, but Baltimore County police have said the death appears accidental. Police said that her Toyota Camry had apparently gone off the road, over a hill and hit several trees in the 1300 block of Phoenix Road. Van-Schnell was found by police, who spotted the car from a helicopter, inside the burning vehicle after relatives called to report her missing from her house in the same block.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | February 21, 2014
A Baltimore County jury on Thursday convicted a Rosedale man of stabbing another man, and leaving his body in a burning car. Prosecutors said Lennell Earl Ellis, 34, fatally stabbed Darryl Maurice Augustus, II in a Nottingham apartment and, with the help from others, placed the body in a car and set it on fire. Firefighters found the body in the car at the intersection of Bay Road and Mitchell Avenue in Essex on May 6, 2012. Prosecutors said Augustus' body was burned beyond recognition and was identified by dental records.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | October 12, 2013
A man died in a single-vehicle crash in Owings Mills early Saturday morning, police said, after his car veered off the road, struck a utility pole and a tree and caught fire. Baltimore County Police and Fire personnel were called at 3:49 a.m. to Cronridge and Cronhill drives where they found a Chrysler burning with the driver trapped inside. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Police said he has not been positively identified but is in his late 30s. Police said he was driving north on Cronridge Drive, near Cronhill Drive, when he crossed the center line, and veered off of the west side of the road.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | October 12, 2013
A man died in a single-vehicle crash in Owings Mills early Saturday morning, police said, after his car veered off the road, struck a utility pole and a tree and caught fire. Baltimore County Police and Fire personnel were called at 3:49 a.m. to Cronridge and Cronhill drives where they found a Chrysler burning with the driver trapped inside. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Police said he has not been positively identified but is in his late 30s. Police said he was driving north on Cronridge Drive, near Cronhill Drive, when he crossed the center line, and veered off of the west side of the road.
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By Richard Irwin and Richard Irwin,SUN STAFF | October 5, 2001
For the second time in five days, city firefighters have found a corpse in the trunk of a burning car in West Baltimore, the latest one turning up yesterday evening in the 1300 block of N. Hilton St. The car in each instance was a 1997 Infiniti Q45, said homicide Detective Marvin Sydnor. "We don't know the significance of that," he said. About 6:10 p.m. yesterday, firefighters found the body of a man in his early 20s who had been shot several times. His name was withheld pending notification of relatives.
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By Richard Irwin | June 21, 2007
Maryland State Police are investigating the cause of death of a person whose body was found in the trunk of a burning car yesterday on a Baltimore-Washington Parkway ramp in Linthicum. About 6:30 p.m., a motorist called the state police and reported that a burgundy compact car parked on the ramp from southbound Route 295 onto Nursery Road was burning, said First Sgt. Russell Newell, a state police spokesman. Newell said that after firefighters put out the fire, they opened the trunk and found the body.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | August 31, 2003
FALLSTON - Two Florida men were arrested early yesterday after authorities said they discovered guns, marijuana and more than 1,000 bullets in their burning car. Louis Paolino, 23, of Fort Lauderdale was charged with illegal possession of a firearm and possession of a controlled dangerous substance, and Arturo Rankin, 23, of Plantation was charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance. A state trooper saw a car on fire on the side of Route 152 and Route 1 around midnight and called the Fire Department.
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By LIZ F. KAY | October 16, 2007
City police are investigating the discovery of a body found in the trunk of a burning car in the 2100 block of Allendale Road just after 8 p.m. yesterday. The location is near Walbrook High School in West Baltimore's Fairmont neighborhood. The car was parked in the alley near two houses that appeared to be abandoned. The case is being classified as a suspicious death, said Officer Troy Harris. He could not provide details on the victim's gender nor on the make of the car. The city Fire Department got the initial call and will be working with the Police Department's arson squad in the investigation, Harris said.
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By Laura Barnhardt and Laura Barnhardt,SUN STAFF | August 29, 2000
An Anne Arundel County police officer who jumped into a burning car early Sunday to rescue a 49-year-old Baltimore man said yesterday that he was just doing his job. "I just knew I had to get the people out before the car blew up," said Officer Lester Brumfield. "I wasn't thinking, just doing what they taught us. I was scared later." The 1988 BMW was headed north on Route 295 about one mile south of Route 100 when it veered off the highway for no apparent reason, said traffic investigators.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | December 1, 2001
An Anne Arundel County police officer and several residents of a neighborhood south of Annapolis apparently saved a man's life when they sprayed water into his burning car, where he was trapped after driving through several back yards, fire officials said yesterday . John Salvail, 56, of Annapolis, who suffered first- and second-degree burns to his legs, arms and back, was in critical condition last night at Washington Hospital Center, hospital officials...
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By Alison Matas and Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | March 7, 2013
A man fled from police and crashed his car blocks away Thursday, leaving him trapped in the burning vehicle after it rolled over, Baltimore police said. The man, whom police did not identify, was in "very critical" condition a few hours after the crash, which happened at noon at the intersection of Pratt and Fulton streets. As of Thursday afternoon, the man was in surgery at the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center, police said. He faces a "litany" of traffic charges and a charge for possession of narcotics police say they found in his car. Police said an officer driving in the opposite direction spotted the man driving through a stop sign at the intersection of Ashton and Smallwood streets.
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By Alison Matas, The Baltimore Sun | February 25, 2013
City police have identified the man and woman who were found dead in a burning car in West Baltimore early Friday. Alysia Strickland, 33, of the 600 block of Dover Street and Taewon Tuck, 34, of the 2000 block of N. Bentalou Street were both found dead with gunshot wounds to the head, police said. The fire was noticed around 5 a.m. Friday in the 2000 block of N. Monroe Street in the Mondawmin neighborhood, fire officials said. The car was thought to have been in the alley behind 1800 block of Clifton Ave. Strickland was the daughter of retired Roanoke County circuit judge Diane Strickland and Art Strickland, an attorney with the firm Strickland, Diviney, & Strelka in Roanoke, Va. Art Strickland's practice areas include products liability, criminal defense and personal injury, according to his firm's website.
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By Justin Fenton and Justin George, The Baltimore Sun | February 23, 2013
City confirmed Saturday that a man and a woman whose bodies were found in a burning car in West Baltimore early Friday morning had been shot. Police said it was still not clear whether they were killed by bullets or the fire and had no more information on the cause of the blaze. The fire was discovered at about 5 a.m. in the 2000 block of N. Monroe St. in the Mondawmin neighborhood, fire officials said. "Whether or not they are fire victims or otherwise has to be determined by the state medical examiner," Baltimore City Fire Department spokesman Chief Kevin Cartwright said Friday.
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By Ian Duncan, The Baltimore Sun | November 25, 2012
A state trooper pulled three people from a burning Lexus early Saturday morning, likely saving the life of one man, police said, while another man and a teenage girl died from their injuries. Police said the crash that set the vehicle ablaze on I-95 at Route 24 near Abingdon might have been caused by road rage. Around 2 a.m. a Lexus, driven by Veney B. Tanner Jr., 31, of Abingdon, was hit by a box truck traveling north on the highway. Off-duty Maryland State Police Cpl. Kevin Watkins came upon the accident just after it had occurred, pulling Tanner and his two passengers out of the car. Watkins performed CPR on an unresponsive Tanner, who was later pronounced dead at Upper Chesapeake Medical Center, according to police.
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Baltimore Sun reporter | March 21, 2012
The victim of a shooting has been found inside a burning car at a Fort Washington apartment complex, Prince George's County police said. Officers were called to the 1100 block of Palmer Road about 1 a.m. Wednesday for a report of shooting, Cpl. Evan Baxter, a police spokesman said. An officer found a burning vehicle, with the shooting victim inside, Baxter said. The officer pulled the man from the vehicle and attempted to save him, but the victim was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.
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By Peter Hermann, The Baltimore Sun | December 1, 2011
A woman who police said had left her home in Cockeysville to visit a store on Thanksgiving Eve and was found dead in her burning car the next morning has been identified as 51-year-old Carolyn Davidson Von-Schnell. A cause of death has not been determined, but Baltimore County police have said the death appears accidental. Police said that her Toyota Camry had apparently gone off the road, over a hill and hit several trees in the 1300 block of Phoenix Road. Van-Schnell was found by police, who spotted the car from a helicopter, inside the burning vehicle after relatives called to report her missing from her house in the same block.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | February 21, 2014
A Baltimore County jury on Thursday convicted a Rosedale man of stabbing another man, and leaving his body in a burning car. Prosecutors said Lennell Earl Ellis, 34, fatally stabbed Darryl Maurice Augustus, II in a Nottingham apartment and, with the help from others, placed the body in a car and set it on fire. Firefighters found the body in the car at the intersection of Bay Road and Mitchell Avenue in Essex on May 6, 2012. Prosecutors said Augustus' body was burned beyond recognition and was identified by dental records.
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By Alisa Samuels and Alisa Samuels,Staff Writer | September 16, 1992
The name of Philip Kiesling was misspelled in a story Wednesday about the rescue of two women from a burning car in Ellicott City. The story also incorrectly described Mr. Kiesling's role in the rescue. He provided medical treatment to the women after they were removed from the car.The Howard County Sun regrets the errors.One minute Anthony and Regina Rodriquez were eating hot french fries outside Daniel's Tavern in Elkridge. The next, they were pulling two women from a burning Mercury Capri.
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By Michael Dresser, The Baltimore Sun | November 25, 2011
The death of a woman found in a burned car on Thanksgiving may have been accidental, Baltimore County police said Friday. County police said they received a call about 10:55 p.m. Wednesday night reporting that the woman, who had left her home in the 1300 block of Phoenix Road that evening to go to a local store, was missing. After a search of the area that nigh was unsuccessful, police surveyed the area by helicopter and spotted a burned car off the road in that same block.
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By Alison Knezevich, The Baltimore Sun | November 24, 2011
A body was found in a burned car near Hunt Valley Thursday morning, according to Baltimore County Police. The 2010 Toyota Camry went across the front yard of a house in the 1300 block of Phoenix Road in Phoenix, went down a slope, crashed into a tree and eventually burst into flames shortly before 9:30 a.m., said Cpl. George Erhardt. Police did not identify the victim, believed to be a woman, Erhardt said. Crash, arson and homicide teams are investigating the incident.
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