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Harford police arrest suspects in burglary

Two men who held a man at knifepoint while they burglarized his home Saturday morning were later caught by police and are expected to have their bail review today, authorities said yesterday.

The incident happened about 7:30 a.m. in the 700 block of Shore Drive in Joppa, according to the Harford County Sheriff's Office.

Two men knocked on a resident's door and told him they were looking for a lost dog. One of the suspects then pulled a knife and forced the man back into his home, while the other suspect ransacked the dwelling, police said.

Neighbors noticed the men leaving the house quickly and driving away in a car. Witnesses gave sheriff's deputies identifying information about the suspects and their vehicle, and deputies stopped a car matching the identification on U.S. 40, near Route 24.

The sheriff's office identified the suspects, who both live in Edgewood, as Charles Littlewood, 23, of the 1900 block of Sidnee Drive and Anthony Paolini, 24, of the 900 block of Woodbridge Court. Both men face armed-robbery, burglary, assault, deadly weapon and theft charges, and are being held at the Harford County Detention Center, authorities said.

A spokeswoman for the county sheriff's office said Littlewood was being held on $200,000 bond, while Paolini was held on $250,000 bond. They are both expected to have a bail review today in Harford County District Court, according to Sgt. Christina R. Presberry.

Gus G. Sentementes

Shooting is city's 28th homicide

Police were seeking the public's help as they investigated the fatal shooting early Saturday of a man in a house in Pimlico. The man's identity was withheld pending notification of family members.

No arrest had been made, and police knew of no motive in the shooting. It was Baltimore's 28th homicide of 2008, compared with 45 during the same period last year.

Northwestern District police, responding to a report of a shooting in the 5000 block of Denmore Ave. between West Garrison and Spaulding avenues shortly before 1 a.m., found the man bleeding from at least one gunshot wound. His body was taken to the state medical examiner's office for an autopsy.

Richard Irwin

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