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City man sought in Carroll robbery

Maryland State Police are asking for the public's help in locating a Baltimore man charged with robbing a Carroll County gas station last week. Officers with the state police, Baltimore police and the FBI served a search warrant yesterday morning at the home of Mark A. Perry, 43, of the 1300 block of Ensor St. and found a loaded automatic Luger 9 mm pistol hidden behind a vent in the wall, police said. Perry, who is charged in a warrant with armed robbery, first-degree assault and theft over $500, was not home. Police say Perry, who is on parole, was one of three masked men who robbed a Texaco station in the 200 block of Hanover Pike in Hampstead about 10 p.m. Sept. 9. The robbers took money from the lone employee and stole merchandise from the shelves. The employee, who was unhurt, said one of the robbers had a large, unusual-looking handgun.

By a Baltimore Sun reporter

MS-13 gang member testifies in murder trial

An MS-13 gang member convicted of murders in North Carolina, Baltimore City and Arbutus testified yesterday that he and fellow gang members stabbed two men to death in 2006 because they appeared to flash the hand gestures of a rival gang while dancing and drinking at a Baltimore club. William E. Ayala "Speedy" Salmeron, 22, told Baltimore County jurors that he doubted the men were really members of the 18th Street Gang, longtime rivals of his Salvadoran gang, Mara Salvatrucha, or MS-13. But a fellow gang member said they were and "they had to be killed that night," Salmeron said. The testimony came on the third day of the trial of Enrique Ricardo "El Diablo" Pizzaro Silva, 23, identified by Salmeron as one of the men who stabbed the victims. Pizzaro Silva is charged with two counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of Herrim Geovanny Alverez Salmaron and Hever Joel Gonzalez Garcia. Baltimore County police have said the victims were not associated with any gang and their deaths were the first MS-13-related killings in the county. William Salmeron pleaded guilty in August to two counts of second-degree murder. According to the agreement, he will be sentenced to 30 years in prison, concurrent to the sentences got for two other murder convictions.

Jennifer McMenamin

Harford man gets year in theft from company

A Harford County man was sentenced to a year in prison yesterday for stealing $45,000 from the Howard County-based moving company where he worked. According to prosecutors, Howard County police received a complaint in 2007 from the Elkridge-based Kane Co. that Timothy Shipe, 40, an Aberdeen resident and manager of the company's Hunt Valley office, had stolen about $80,000 in cash from 2004 to 2006. The complainants said Shipe had been stealing revenue from the company's scrap metal recycling program. When customers asked the movers to get rid of unwanted metal office furniture, the movers would take it to a recycler and turn the cash over to Shipe, who was to send the cash to the corporate office. Shipe pleaded guilty in June to one count of theft scheme of more than $500, and he admitted to stealing $45,000.

Tyeesha Dixon

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