In Baltimore CountyPolice seeking suspect in two...


In Baltimore County

Police seeking suspect in two sexual assaults

DUNDALK -- Police are asking the public's help in finding a man who has sexually assaulted two women in the Charlesmont apartment complex in the 7000 block of W. Collingham Drive.

The first incident occurred about 4 p.m. Sept. 1, police said. A man entered an apartment through an unlocked patio door and attacked a woman while she was asleep. The second attack occurred Sept. 27, police said, when a man entered a ground-floor apartment through an unlocked door and raped a woman.

The man is described as a white male, age 30 to 35, 5 feet 10 inches to 6 feet tall, with a husky build and light brown hair. Anyone with information should call county police, 410-887-2198, or Metro Crime Stoppers, 410-276-8888.

In Howard County

State says Tripp gave tape before getting immunity

ELLICOTT CITY -- Seeking to protect key evidence in the Linda R. Tripp wiretapping case, Maryland prosecutors say they can use a tape-recording she gave to federal authorities because her court-ordered immunity had not yet been granted.

Tripp disclosed the tape's contents more than a month before the grant of immunity, said prosecutors in papers filed yesterday in Howard County Circuit Court.

Tripp's attorney said it is likely that prosecutors used testimony protected by the immunity agreement to build their case. He added that Tripp, indicted on charges that she illegally taped a conversation with White House intern Monica Lewinsky in Dec. 1997, would not accept a plea bargain.

In Maryland

State asks residents to report crow deaths

ANNAPOLIS -- In response to a mosquito-borne illness in New York City, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources is asking state residents to report unusual deaths of birds, especially crows. Any crow deaths -- even one -- should be reported to the Department of Natural Resources at 800-442-0708.

Deaths of other birds should not be reported if the birds have suffered an injury or if the bodies are found by windows, roads, power lines or other hazards. Otherwise, the bird deaths should be reported, a DNR spokeswoman said.

The virus in New York, which resembles the West Nile virus usually found in Africa, has caused five human deaths, made dozens of people sick and killed thousands of birds. The virus has not been found in Maryland, officials said.

Pub Date: 10/02/99

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