Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Al-Sawab Sawab died after suffering from multiple gun shot wounds, police said.
Baltimore County police have charged two men in connection with the murder of a 27-year-old Towson man. Police said they found Al-Sawab Sawab on Nov. 25 suffering from multiple gun shot wounds at his residence in the 7000 block of Lachlan Circle. He later died from his injuries at Sinai Hospital. Kenneth Johnson, 22, and Deonte Robinson, 18, were charged in connection with the death, according to a police statement. Police said Johnson and Robinson went to Sawab's apartment to buy marijuana. A confrontation ensued when Johnson did not have enough money to pay Sawab, and Robinson pulled out a handgun, according to the statement. Robinson allegedly fired at Sawab, and continued to do so as the victim attempted to flee. Johnson and Robinson …
Saturday, January 19, 2013
The officer was acting belligerent and pointed his gun at two men.
An off-duty Baltimore City Police officer was charged with two counts of reckless endangerment after pointing his departmentally-issued handgun at people in Towson. Matthew David Daugherty, 28, was arrested around 2:15 a.m. Saturday morning and later released on $75,000 bail. Baltimore County Police responded to the Rec Room at 512 York Road in Towson at 2:15 a.m., where an employee told them an intoxicated off-duty city officer was acting belligerent and saying he had a gun. The employee took car keys from the man as the bar was closing because he appeared too intoxicated to drive, according to a police press release. The man left the bar through back door before officers arrived, and he was located outside in a parking lot at Delaware …
Sunday, December 16, 2012
Police say the shooting occurred outside Charles Village Pub early Sunday morning.
A Cockeysville man has been arrested and charged with attempted murder in connection with a Towson shooting early Sunday morning. Francis Minsung Kang, 26, of the unit block of Brook Farm Court in Cockeysville has been charged with attempted first-degree murder, first-degree assault and use of a handgun in committing a felony. Around 2:05 a.m. Dec. 16, officers on a routine patrol heard gunshots coming from the unit block of W. Chesapeake Avenue, according to an email from Lt. Robert McCullough, a police spokesman. The officers were able to immediately stop a truck they saw fleeing the scene and arrest Kang, McCullough wrote. Investigation revealed that Kang was involved in a fight outside Charles Village Pub. As he was leaving the …
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
The prisoner was receiving medical treatment in the emergency room at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Towson.
(Update 5:05 p.m.)— A shooting occurred during a Wednesday afternoon struggle between a Baltimore County police officer and a hospitalized prisoner at St. Joseph Medical Center in Towson. A gun, which belongs to the officer, was shot into a wall, according to a Baltimore County Police Department statement. There were no reported injuries. Police said the scuffle began at around 2:34 p.m. when hospital staff found a needle hidden in the clothing of the prisoner, a man arrested for burglary. According to the statement, the officer intervened when the prisoner grabbed a medical staff person. The officer and prisoner then reportedly fought over the officer's gun. Police said pepper spray was also in the incident. Other officers responded to …
Saturday, December 1, 2012
Baltimore County police said a 16-year-old Baltimore boy driving a stolen vehicle attempted to run over the officer.
A 16-year-old Baltimore boy was arrested following a Towson pursuit that left a Baltimore County police officer injured. Antonio Rashad Green, 16, of the 1000 block of Woodson Road in Baltimore, was charged as an adult with 11 counts including attempted second-degree murder, assault of a law enforcement officer, vehicle theft and fourth-degree burglary. The officer stopped a 2003 white Dodge Caravan traveling without headlights on Bristol Road near Stoneleigh Road at 1:27 a.m. Saturday. Police said the vehicle was driven by Green, according to a county police statement. After stopping, Green reversed and rammed the vehicle into the front of the police car with the officer still inside, according to police. Green then allegedly sped off …
Thursday, November 29, 2012
Ricky Marion Bostic, 44, is accused of several local burglaries.
(Update 12:40 p.m.)—A Towson man accused of two sexual assaults is facing more charges for burglaries. Ricky Marion Bostic, 44, of the 200 block of Towsontown Court, was charged after a search of his home, following a July 19 arrest, uncovered property belonging to additional burglary victims, Baltimore County police announced. A Nintendo Wii and accessories that were stolen from a home in the unit block of East Burke Avenue between May 31 and June 9 were recovered at Bostic's home, police said. A laptop stolen from a home in the 200 block of Towsonton Boulevard on March 14 was allegedly also found. The arrest occured after a 38-year-old woman discovered a man trying to open a sliding glass door at her home in the 100 block of Versailles …
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Alsawab Sawab, 27, died after he was shot on Sunday.
While the investigation continues, Baltimore County police have determined that the murder of 27-year-old Alsawab Sawab was not random. Sawab was found shot inside his apartment in the 7000 block of Lachlan Circle in Towson. He later died at Sinai Hospital. No arrests have been made and no suspect information is available, according to a statement from police. However, officials noted there were no signs of forced entry. Anyone with information is asked to call the police department at (410)-307-2020. Stay with Patch for updates on this story.
Friday, October 12, 2012
Frank Theodore Williams and William Ward III were convicted in a September trial
A Baltimore County judge said Friday that each of the two men convicted in a fatal Towson shooting last December should spend the "balance of his natural life" behind bars. Judge Robert E. Cahill sentenced Frank Theodore Williams, 32, of Baltimore Highlanda and William Ward III, 45, of Baltimore to life without parole for the first-degree murder conviction as a result of their roles in the fatal December shooting at Towson Town Center. "Wherever life takes either of these defendants ... there will be violence, brutality and bloodshed," Cahill said in handing down his sentence. During the hearing, prosecutor Robin Coffin read from a letter from an aunt of Pridget, which described the slain teen as a boy who faced many challenges, including …
Thursday, October 11, 2012
William Ward III and Frank Theodore Williams were convicted on murder charges last month.
Two men convicted for their roles in a fatal December shooting at Towson Town Center will face sentencing Friday. William Ward III and Frank Theodore Williams were both convicted of first-degree murder and conspiracy charges in Baltimore County Circuit Court in September. Both men could face up to life in prison. Judge Robert E. Cahill Jr. will preside over the pair's sentencing in the Friday morning hearing. Prosecutors said Ward, 45, of Baltimore and Williams, 32, of Baltimore Highlands were part of a group that followed Baltimore teen Rodney Vest Pridget through Towson Town Center before alleged gunman Tyrone Brown shot eight times outside Nordstrom on Dec. 19, during the height of the holiday shopping season. Surveillance footage and …
Friday, October 5, 2012
Baltimore County detectives found that the targeted home was burglarized.
A fire at a home on Bellona Avenue Monday is being classified as arson. The home burglarized and a 2006 Porsche Cayenne with Maryland tags 584M126 is missing, according to a police news release. A television and DVD player was also stolen, according to a statement issued by the Baltimore County Police Department. Investigators from the county police arson squad determined that an accelerant was used to start the fire at two separate locations in the house. Fire and police personnel responded to the fire in the 7000 block of Bellona Avenue at around 8 a.m. Monday. A firefighter fell through the floor into the basement during the incident, but was not injured. Anyone with information is asked to call the arson squad at (410)-887-4870.