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Baltimore police make arrest in Christmas day stabbing

Baltimore police have charged a man in a fatal Christmas morning stabbing outside a Brooklyn convenience.

Police said Ambrosio Lorenzo, 26, stabbed 29-year old Herson Hernandez outside Ray's Food Mart shortly before 2 a.m. on Dec. 25 in the 3800 block of Hanover Street. The stabbing was captured on the store's surveillance video, according to charging documents.

Police said Lorenzo was on his phone and walked up to Hernandez and stabbed him in the neck, the document said. Hernandez tried to run away but Lorenzo chased him and stabbed him again. Witnesses also positively identified Lorenzo as the suspect during a photo array, the document said.

Police said Hernandez was taken to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center where he was pronounced dead.

Lorenzo is being held at the Baltimore City Detention Center and is charged with first-degree murder. He did not have an attorney listed in online court records.

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Crime roundup: Police assaulted, impersonated; drugs found in car, motel

This roundup of crime briefs from around the area isn't meant to be a comprehensive compilation of Maryland crime news, but a snapshot of some of the newsworthy incidents from across our region.

Here's a look at some of the crime that's happened recently in our coverage area:

ANNE ARUNDEL

A man was defrauded of $1,600 after he responded to an internet ad for a home rental in Annapolis.

Police are searching for a masked man who robbed a Pasadena gas station at gunpoint.

Two men were charged with trying to steal a minivan in Severn.

BALTIMORE CITY & COUNTY

The city's latest "Public Enemy No. 1" was arrested at his home in Brooklyn.

A Baltimore City schools officer was charged with assault and theft.

A man was charged with murder after a body was found in Bowleys Quarters recently.

An 18-year-old man was charged with impersonating an officer at Eastpoint Mall.

A Southeast Baltimore man was convicted of murder and other charges, police said, after holding his ex-girlfriend captive before...

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Former Baltimore Behavioral Health CEO criminally charged

The U.S. attorney's office has filed criminal charges against the former CEO of a West Pratt Street mental health clinic that allege that he embezzled $50,000 meant for employee pensions and withheld hundreds of thousands of dollars in payroll taxes that were diverted to company executives' salaries.

William "Kris" Hathaway, the former CEO of Baltimore Behavioral Health, was charged with failure to account for and pay taxes, and theft from an employee benefit plan.

The charges stem from accusations from former employees who sued Hathaway, alleging that he diverted retirement contributions from their pay as well as a 25 percent employer match.

Baltimore Behavioral Health never responded to the lawsuit, and a federal judge ordered in 2013 that the funds be repaid. Later that year, the U.S. Labor Department sued Hathaway in an effort to restore the employee retirement plan contributions, and in an unusual move another judge ordered that the ruling be satisfied by paying money from...

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Man killed, teenager injured in separate city shootings

A 24-year-old man was killed and a 17-year-old boy was injured in separate shootings Tuesday in Baltimore, police said.

Police on Wednesday identified the victim as Djuan Tillett, of the 1200 block of Valley Street in Balitmore.

Police said Tillett was shot in the head just before 5 p.m. in the 800 block of Richwood Ave. in North Baltimore's Richnor Springs neighborhood. Police intially said the shooting occurred in the 700 block. He was taken to a hospital where he later died, police said. Homicide detectives were investigating, and anyone with information was asked to call 410-396-2100.

Earlier, a 17-year-old boy was shot in the stomach around 3:30 p.m. in the 2200 block of N. Pulaski St. in West Baltimore, police said. At the scene, clothing that appeared to belong to the victim was on an icy sidewalk near athletic fields for Frederick Douglass High School.

The victim was taken to an area hospital for treatment, and his condition was not provided. Police said detectives from the Western...

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Officer fatally shoots Salisbury man who police said reached for his gun

A police officer in Wicomico County fatally shot a Salisbury man who authorities said attempted to grab his gun during a struggle with the officer.

Maryland State police said Fednel Rhinvil, 25, was shot by a Wicomico County Sheriff's Office deputy who chased him until the officer stopped him while scaling a fence. Police said in a statement that "a fight ensued and the deputy was pinned on the ground on his back. As he struggled to escape, the deputy saw Rhinvil pull a handgun from his pocket" when the officer fired.

The officer who shot Rhinvil was identified as Deputy First Class Benjamin Jones, 35, a 14-year-veteran of the department. He has been placed on routine administrative leave while the shooting is investigated.

Jones was on patrol at about 1:45 a.m. near the 700 block of Dennis St. when he attempted to stop and question Rhinvil and a second man near East Road, police said.

The department had received information about threats that had been made to 'shoot up' a house on...

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Laurel woman, 35, sues in Rams Head Tavern video peeping case

A 35-year-old Laurel woman filed a lawsuit Monday against the president of the Rams Head Group and the company's Savage restaurant, where Howard County police say he secretly videotaped women who were using the restroom.

The lawsuit, filed in Howard County Circuit Court, names Kyle C. Muehlhauser and the Rams Head Tavern in Savage as defendants. The woman's attorney is seeking class-action status, saying there are many more women in a similar situation.

Muehlhauser was charged last month in Howard County with "peeping Tom" violations and counts of video surveillance with prurient intent, after police said they found a digital camera that contained videos of six women using the toilet at the restaurant. Officers started an investigation in May, when a woman in the restroom said the device fell onto the floor next to her.

Police have said none of the women in the videos was identifiable. But the woman who filed the lawsuit, Michelle Mia Castle, visited the restaurant at least a dozen...

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