Local digest: Sewage overflows into C&O Canal

May 3
THE DISTRICT
Sewage overflows into C&O Canal

Last week’s heavy rain caused raw sewage to flow into the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal near Washington, National Park Service officials said Saturday, warning that no one should fish or conduct recreational activities in the affected stretch of water before midday Sunday.

The rain caused sewage to overflow from a manhole along D.C. Water’s Potomac Interceptor, affecting the canal below Lock 6 near Cabin John. Officials advised that anyone who has visited that part of the canal recently should sanitize materials and equipment that was in contact with the water.

The canal’s towpath, which is popular with hikers and bikers, is open. But because of a much larger sewage spill, the Capital Crescent Trail remains closed between Fletcher’s Cove and Water Street in Georgetown. Officials say no one should enter the Potomac River below Fletcher’s Cove before midday Monday.

— Emma Brown

MARYLAND
Man sought in shooting at convenience store

Police are searching for the man they believe shot a 20-year-old man several times early Saturday morning at a convenience store in Anne Arundel County.

Authorities were called to the Royal Farms store in the 7200 block of Baltimore Annapolis Boulevard at 1:12 a.m. for a reported shooting. There they found a man with multiple gunshot wounds. Police said the victim had become involved in an altercation with a man who shot him and fled the store on foot.

The victim, who is from Severn in Anne Arundel County, was taken to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center with injuries that Anne Arundel police said were not life-threatening.

Police are asking anyone with information about the shooting to call Anne Arundel detectives at 410-222-6135 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP (562587).

— Zach C. Cohen

Hyattsville man arrested in fatal stabbing in Cheverly

A 22-year-old Hyattsville man was arrested Saturday in connection with a fatal stabbing in Cheverly on Thursday night, according to Prince George’s County police.

Thaddeus Desean Bailey was arrested in his home on 54th Avenue in Hyattsville and charged with first- and second-degree murder in the death of Duvaughn Ganeous, 46, of 56th Avenue in Hyattsville.

Patrol officers went to the 5400 block of Annapolis Road in Cheverly around 10:45 p.m. on Thursday in response to reports of a stabbing. Police found Ganeous “suffering from trauma to the upper body.” He was pronounced dead at a hospital shortly after.

The stabbing stemmed from a fight between Bailey and Ganeous earlier in the evening, police said.

Bailey is being held without bond.

— Zach C. Cohen

Documents: Student had ‘kill list’ at school

Court documents show that a 16-year-old boy had two knives and a “kill list” with him at Boonsboro High School during an incident that led to his being charged with second-degree assault.

The father of the alleged victim of the assault provided the documents to the Herald-Mail newspaper of Hagerstown. The boy’s case was adjudicated in juvenile court, records for which are not made available to the public.

A report prepared by the Washington County Sheriff’s Office says the boy had two knives in his possession during the Jan. 15 incident. One was 7½ inches long and the other 4½ inches long.

The report says investigators also found a piece of paper with the heading “kill list.” It included the names of eight students and explanations for why they were on the list.

— Associated Press

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