MARYLAND

Shooting and suicide attempt: A young man shot and wounded a longtime adversary last night in the Glen Burnie area before turning the gun on himself, Anne Arundel County police said.

The incident occurred about 8:20 p.m. at Liberty Circle and Whitaker Road when one man pulled out a gun and shot the other man in the chest, police said. The gunman then ran about 200 yards to a playground and shot himself in the head, Capt. Tim Bowman said.

Both men were taken to Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore. The shooter was listed in critical condition; the other man was listed in serious but stable condition, Bowman said. The men's names were not immediately released.

Assault conviction: A Montgomery County jury yesterday convicted a Gaithersburg man of assault for spraying a woman and a 7-month-old baby in the face with bleach.

Joseph N. Bellamy, 20, could be sentenced to as much as 20 years in prison for two counts of second-degree assault. Prosecutors alleged that Bellamy sprayed bleach from a ketchup bottle on an 18-year-old acquaintance. When she told Bellamy to stop, he sprayed her face and the face of the baby she was carrying, prosecutors said.

THE DISTRICT

Document crackdown: Immigration agents arrested three people yesterday as part of a crackdown on a document-forging ring in the Adams Morgan area, authorities said. Last week, agents arrested 18 people in the same area on similar charges.

Allan Doody, head of Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Washington field office, said the sweep was part of Operation Card Shark, targeting producers and distributors of counterfeit identity documents in Adams Morgan.

Those arrested yesterday were identified as Alfredo Garcia, 60, Rual Tellez-Enciso, 51, and Carlos Garcia-Lopez, 35, all of the 4000 block of 13th Street NW.

Arrest in office thefts: D.C. police detectives arrested a 37-year-old Northwest Washington man yesterday on burglary charges, alleging that he stole items from five office buildings in the last three months.

Richard Williams, of the 1400 block of Rhode Island Avenue NW, was arrested about 4 p.m. in front of his residence and charged with second-degree burglary in the five break-ins, police said.

In the last three months, about 40 break-ins have occurred at office buildings in and around downtown Washington, and laptop computers, cellular phones, credit cards and cash were stolen, police said.

VIRGINIA

Warrant issued: An arrest warrant was issued yesterday for an Arlington man accused of inappropriate sexual contact with a teenage boy after the man failed to appear for a hearing in Arlington County Circuit Court, police officials said.

Prosecutors had planned at the hearing to appeal the release this month of Thomas R. Koucky on $3,000 bond. Koucky, 41, a convicted Maryland sex offender, has been charged with one count of carnal knowledge of a child. Police say they believe he has sexually abused other children.

Arlington police spokesman Matt Martin said police cannot find Koucky, whose last known address was in the 1000 block of South Edison Street. Anyone with information about his whereabouts can call the Crime Solvers line, 800-673-2777.

Compiled from reports by staff writers.