A 13-year-old boy suffered a critical head injury Thursday when he was thrown from his bicycle after colliding with a car on Columbia Road in Ellicott City, county police said.

Michael Ryan Sadler, of Ellicott City and for whom police had no street address, was in critical but stable condition at the Johns Hopkins Children's Center in Baltimore Friday. Police said the accident occurred at about 5:30 p.m. near the intersection of Gray Rock Drive.

Michael was not wearing a bicycle helmet, police reported.

Police said the boy was heading south on his bicycle when he turned intothe path of a southbound car being driven by Jeanne Longford, 43, ofthe 4000 block of Firefly Way in Ellicott City. The bicycle struck the car broadside and the boy was thrown an unknown distance.

A county law enacted last year requires all bicyclists under the age of 16to wear a protective helmet when riding on county roads or pathways.Police spokesman Sgt. Gary L. Gardner said he did not believe Michael would be cited for not wearing a bicycle helmet.

"We typically give three warnings to offenders," Gardner said. "In this particular case, I think it would be appropriate just to contact the boy's parents and give them a brochure."


County police arrested three men for indecent exposure and sexual solicitation this week during an ongoing undercover investigation into homosexual sex crimes at The Mall in Columbia, a police spokesman said.

The arrests follow six others made at the mall's restrooms inMay, said Sgt. Gary L. Gardner.

"We'll be continuing to monitor the restrooms to try and discourage this kind of activity there," he said. Two undercover officers have patrolled the men's restrooms sinceMay 1.

Arrested Tuesday was Harry Michael Clayton, 41, of the 5000 block of Dorsey Hall Drive in Columbia. He was charged with indecent exposure.

On Wednesday, police arrested Jay Randall Barrett, 24,of the 5500 block of Blue Coat Lane in Columbia, and Paul Jonathan Robie, 27, of the unit block of Village Mill Court in Owings Mills, police said.

Barrett was charged with solicitation of a lewd act andassault, and Robie faces a charge of solicitation for lewdness. All three were released on personal recognizance.

Mall officials requested help from the police earlier this year after several citizens complained that a group of men were using the bathroom for sexual liaisons, Gardner said.


A Baltimore County woman was killed Thursday morning in a car crash on Route 99 in Ellicott City, county police said.

Mary Robertson, 47, of the 8100 block of Dogwood Road in Hollofield, died at 11:58 p.m. Thursday at the Maryland Shock Trauma Center in University Hospital inBaltimore, where she had been flown by helicopter after the7:50 a.m.accident.

Police said Robertson was heading south on Old Frederick Road and was turning left onto Route 99 when her car was struck broadside by a westbound car driven by Richard Dohler, 43, of the 9000 block of Furrow Avenue in Ellicott City.

Robertson was partially ejected when the car overturned, police said.

Dohler was treated andreleased at Howard County General Hospital. Police said no charges have been filed, although the accident remains under investigation.


Two Baltimore residents were arrested Wednesday for cocaine possession and handgun violations after apatrol officer discovered about $600 of cocaine and a loaded .38-caliber handgun in their car, county police said.

The officer pulled the car over at 12:30 a.m. after the driver, Nathaniel Victor Hill, 26, of the 3500 block of Old Frederick Road, allegedly crossed the center line three times on Old Montgomery Road in Elkridge, police said.

Hill was arrested for driving with a suspended license. During the arrest, the officer noticed drug-related paraphernalia in the car, including plastic bags, crack vials, and paper packets that appeared to contain cocaine, police said.

Two vials were also found in Hill's pants pocket, police said.

Police also arrested a passenger, Rosalind Renee Lee, 34, of the 3800 block of Bowers Avenue, after the officer allegedly found the cocaine in the car.

The handgun was found underthe seat, and several .25-caliber shells were found in the car's glove compartment, police said. Both Hill and Lee were charged with possession of cocaine, possession of drug paraphernalia and handgun violations.

Lee was released on $5,000 unsecured bond, while Hill was released on $5,000 bail from the Howard County Detention Center.


A compilation of some of the crimes reported to Howard County police:

DATELINE: Columbia

4900 block Columbia Road: June 11, a1991 Hyundai Sonata car was reported stolen at 8 a.m. from an apartment complex parking lot. Two hours later, a 1989 Hyundai Sonata was stolen from a residential parking area nearby.

11700 block Lone Tree Court: June 10, a 1988 Toyota 4-runner vehicle was reported stolen at 3 a.m. from a residential parking lot.

5800 block Stevens Forest Road: June 9, a wallet was reported stolen at 11:30 a.m. from a residence that was forcibly entered.

8900 block Queen Maria Court: June 8, a 1987 Toyota Corolla was reported stolen at 7 a.m. from a residential parking lot.

8700 block Cloudleap Court: June 8, someone attempted to steal a 1990 Chevrolet GEO from an apartment complex parking lot sometime before 8:30 a.m., but could not get the car started.

DATELINE: Ellicott City

8600 block Town and Country Boulevard: June 10, electronic equipment was reported stolen at 3:30 a.m. from an apartment entered through a kitchen window.


10600block Graeloch Road: June 11, electronic equipment and tools were stolen sometime before 6:45 p.m. from a home entered through a basementdoor.

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