Anne Arundel: Millersville
Police identify man killed in crash
Anne Arundel County police released the name yesterday of the 51-year-old man who died Thursday when his vehicle was struck by a police cruiser in Millersville. Vannoy William Baker, 51, of Upper Marlboro, was pronounced dead at the scene. Police said he was driving his 2005 Toyota Corolla north on Veterans Highway near East-West Boulevard when his vehicle was struck as he attempted to make a U-turn. The officer, Cpl. Roger E. Crawford, a 16-year-veteran who was traveling behind the Toyota, was treated at Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore and released. Police do not believe that Baker was wearing a seatbelt. Alcohol is not thought to be a factor in the accident, police said.
Baltimore County: Pikesville
Police seek woman in abuse of boy, 2
Baltimore County police issued an arrest warrant yesterday for a Pikesville woman accused in a child-abuse incident last month that left a 2-year-old boy severely burned. Police said Minita Gennetta Hughes, 21, of the 800 block of Judy Lane was watching a friend's son Dec. 13 in a Ramada Inn in Towson when the child was abused. Police said the boy suffered burns from a scalding liquid and a fractured skull and is at Johns Hopkins Hospital with third-degree burns. Investigators believe that Hughes could be in the Pikesville area or in Westport in Baltimore. Police urged anyone with information to call 410-307-2020.
Baltimore: East side
2 men fatally shot near intersection
Two men were fatally shot last night in East Baltimore, police said. Both victims, whose names were not released pending notification of relatives, were shot in the head about 8 p.m. near Aiken Street and Curtain Avenue, a police spokesman said. The men were taken to Johns Hopkins Hospital where they were pronounced dead.
Rights activist set to give King talk
Human rights activist Victoria Jackson Gray Adams is scheduled to deliver the Enoch Pratt Free Library's 25th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Lecture at 2:30 p.m. tomorrow at the central library's Wheeler Auditorium, 400 Cathedral St. Adams is a native of Mississippi who has worked with such groups as the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and the Fannie Lou Hamer Project, and she ran for the U.S. Senate on the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party ticket. She recently retired as campus minister at Virginia State University and lives in Petersburg, Va.