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City man charged in shotgun blastCounty police...


City man charged in shotgun blast

County police charged an Annapolis man Sunday with firing his shotgun at a passing car. The blast struck a car on Lawrence Avenue and Bestgate Road. The driver was uninjured.

Troy Douglas Landrie, 33, of the 2000 block of Lawrence Ave., was charged with reckless endangerment. Police also charged a companion, Donald Frederick Raynor, 32, of the 4400 block of Indigo Lane in Harwood, with driving while intoxicated and possession of marijuana.

An officer patrolling Bestgate Road near Lincoln Parkway was stopped by a motorist at 1:26 a.m. The motorist pointed to shotgun holes in his car and said that someone had fired at him on Lawrence Avenue.

The officer drove to Lawrence Avenue and saw a silver Chevrolet Geo pulling out of an office building parking lot. He stopped the car and discovered a shotgun lying on the floor of the passenger's side. The officer also found a plastic bag of marijuana and a pipe on the seat. The driver told the officer that his brother-in-law fired the shotgun during a fight, police said. Police arrested Landrie at his home.

Teen assaulted, robbed on court

Three teen-agers struck a 16-year-old boy on the head with a lacrosse stick Sunday on a Glen Burnie High School basketball court and took his portable stereo.

The Glen Burnie youth was playing basketball at 4:25 p.m. when three boys began chasing him, county police reported. After hitting the boy with the lacrosse stick and grabbing the stereo, the robbers drove off in a white Chevrolet Chevette with red and blue stripes.

The robbers were described as black, about 16 to 18 years old. One was wearing a black sweat suit with an X emblazoned on the shirt, the second wore an all-white outfit, and the third had on a dark suit.

Woman kidnapped, taken for 4-hour ride

An Annapolis woman told police she was abducted Saturday afternoon and driven around for four hours by her captors before being released.

Madeline G. Morris, of the 1000 block of Eaglewood Drive, reported that she was walking home from the corner of Crows Nest Court and Forest Drive when a dark Ford Escort pulled up next to her at 1:30 p.m., police said. She was forced into the back of the car and kept on her hands and knees, police said.

Sun Ventures, 2900 Jessup Road: Between April 13 and May 1, entry gained through rear window. Six leaf blowers, eight weed trimmers, one portable telephone, one briefcase and $7,000 in payroll checks taken. Total loss: $12,250.

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