Regional Digest


In Baltimore City

Man, 27, found fatally shot in O'Donnell Heights

A 27-year-old man was fatally shot early yesterday in Southeast Baltimore, police said.

Police did not release the man's identity because his family had not been notified.

Officers were called about 4:50 a.m. to the 6300 block of Boston St. in O'Donnell Heights for the report of a shooting, police said.

$50,000 reward offered in robbery of mail carriers

The U.S. Postal Inspection Service is offering up to $50,000 for information that leads to the arrests and convictions of people involved in two recent robberies of Baltimore-area mail carriers.

About 3 p.m. Dec. 30, a carrier delivering mail in Highlandtown was assaulted and robbed. On Dec. 22, about the same time, two people wearing ski masks robbed a carrier in the Brooklyn Park area.

Anyone with information about the attacks is asked to call 410-347-4380.

In Anne Arundel

Laurel man, 54, is killed working on recycling truck

CHURCHTON -- A Laurel man was killed Thursday afternoon while working on a recycling truck in what police are calling an industrial accident.

Benjamin Estrada, 54, of the 14000 block of Fourth St., suffered fatal injuries while the vehicle was stopped near Venetian Way and North Shore Parkway in Churchton, said Anne Arundel police spokesman Sgt. Shawn Urbas. Estrada was pronounced dead a short time later at Anne Arundel Medical Center. The state medical examiner ruled yesterday that Estrada died of a broken neck.

The accident occurred around 1:20 p.m. while Estrada was adjusting newspapers from inside one of the truck's "dump buckets," Urbas said. The bucket was raised with Estrada inside.

In Baltimore County

Carjacking suspect seen on camera in Harford

TOWSON -- Baltimore County police are searching for a suspect in a carjacking that occurred in the Rosedale area last month, police said yesterday.

The carjacking occurred in the 5700 block of Arnhem Road on Dec. 27. The victim, a 56-year-old man, was starting a sport utility vehicle when a man pulled him out of the vehicle and drove off, police said. A few days later, the suspect was recorded by a surveillance camera at an office building in Harford County, police said. Because the man was acting suspiciously, employees called police, but the suspect fled before they arrived, leaving the stolen SUV.

From staff reports

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