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By Anna Ditkoff | Posted 3/15/2006

Murders This Week: 1
Murders This Year: 49

Another quiet week passed in Baltimore with only one homicide. Police have closed 16 of this year’s 49 homicides. That includes two double murders and one in which the suspect killed himself. Here are the arrests that have not been previously reported in this column.

Lawrence Miller, a 25-year-old African-American man from New Northwood, was arrested after he was pulled over because one of his brake lights was out. When the officer ran a check, he discovered there was an open warrant for Miller for the Jan. 9 murder of Cornell Lemon.

Pablo Bowers, an 18-year-old Caucasian man, and Ronald Herr, a 19-year-old Caucasian man, have been arrested and charged with the Jan. 18 murder of 16-year-old Kristopher Reinhard.

On Feb. 22, police arrested Jerome Garrison, a 21-year-old African-American man, and charged him with the Jan. 20 murders of Fernandez Woodson and 14-year-old Karlee Blackwell.

Abdul Karim Alvez-El, a 20-year-old African-American man, has been arrested for the Feb. 2 double murder at a gas station at Cold Spring Lane and York Road.

Michael Lynn, a 15-year-old African-American, was arrested Feb. 20 in the 200 block of East 23rd Street for the Feb. 17 murder of 16-year-old Kwane Walker. Lynn is the youngest person charged with a 2006 homicide. He is being charged as an adult. So far, at least six teenagers have been charged with murder in 2006.

Tuesday, March 7

12:15 p.m. A police officer was driving in the 1200 block of West North Avenue when he saw a large fight at the corner of North and Druid Heights avenues. When he got closer people started running, leaving behind Curtis Lomax, a 22-year-old African-American man from Cherry Hill. He had been stabbed in the chest. Lomax was taken to Maryland Shock Trauma Center but died less than an hour later from a punctured heart.

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