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Three men killed in three-car collision

POOLESVILLE -- A rain-slicked roadway was a factor in a three-car collision Saturday that killed three men and injured a 53-year-old woman, Montgomery County authorities said yesterday.

Sue Ann Short of Middletown was driving west on Route 107 in Poolesville about 4 p.m. Saturday when her car crossed the center line and collided head-on with a car in which the three men were riding, according to police.

Ms. Short's vehicle then was struck by another car driven by Treva Marie Sounders, 65, of Poolesville, who was not injured, police said.

Pronounced dead at the scene were George Thomas Berry, 38, driver of the second car, and his passengers, David H. Roberts, 36, and Peter Burgess, 39. All were from Washington.

Ms. Short was listed in fair condition last night in the trauma unit at Suburban Hospital in Bethesda.

Reward posted for arrest in rape of student

BALTIMORE -- A $5,000 reward was offered yesterday by the Johns Hopkins University and a church organization, Clergy United for Renewal of East Baltimore, for information leading to the arrest of the suspect in the rape of a 27-year-old medical student Friday.

The suspect, Calvin Mayo III, 32, of the 1800 block of E. Madison St., has been charged in arrest warrants with kidnapping, battery, two counts of robbery, malicious destruction of property, first-degree rape, extortion and possession of a deadly weapon and assault.

The student was kidnapped at 7:30 a.m. as she walked to the John Hopkins medical school. After she told her attacker she had no money, he took her to a vacant rowhouse in the 800 block of North Durham Street and raped her, police said.

Anyone with information is asked to call Metro Crime Stoppers at

Deer wreak havoc in Timonium home

TIMONIUM -- Two deer broke through the front door of a Timonium couple's home yesterday, wreaking havoc in their living room and kitchen before escaping -- apparently unharmed.

Vernon and Joanne Shaffer of the 400 block of Five Farms Lane were upstairs in their bedroom about 6:20 p.m. when they heard what they thought were prowlers in their living room.

The couple went downstairs to find two does in the living room jumping toward a sliding glass door. The deer were unable to break the door.

The animals apparently got into the house after breaking through a storm door, which in turn knocked the wooden front door off its hinges, the couple's daughter said.

"We think they saw their reflections in a storm door and broke in," said the daughter, Darlene Hafenmair.

Mr. Shaffer and a neighbor, Martin Britos-Bray, threw blankets over the deer and tried to wrestle them to the ground but were unsuccessful, she said. They then guided one deer out of the front door. The other ran down a hallway and leaped through a kitchen window.

No one was injured.

Man shot in robbery in West Baltimore dies

BALTIMORE -- A 36-year-old man died last evening about five hours after he was shot in the chest by two men who robbed him in West Baltimore.

Detectives said David Franklin Brooks was sitting in the back seat of a Ford LTD at 12:45 p.m. in the 1500 block of West Fayette Street when two robbers walked up and demanded money. Police said that Mr. Brooks apparently handed over his money before being shot and that his wallet was found a short distance away.

Witnesses told investigators they saw a man tucking a gun down his pants while running down an alley with a companion.

The police said they did not know why Mr. Brooks, who lived in the 600 block of Scott Street in South Baltimore, was in the neighborhood. He died about 5:30 p.m. at the Maryland Shock Trauma Center being treated for a chest wound.

Police said one suspect was described as a black man in his 30s, 5 feet 10 inches tall with a slim build, wearing a gray hooded sweat shirt with green trim. The other suspect, also black, was about 6 feet tall, missing some front teeth and wearing a gray jacket and tan pants.

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