Judge sentences teen-ager in shooting
An 18-year-old Glen Burnie man was sentenced to the Charles H. Hickey Jr. School yesterday for shooting a youth during a party at his home.
The victim, Charles Grierson of the 100 block of St. James Drive in Glen Burnie, spent two months at North Arundel Hospital after being shot in the abdomen during a party last October in front of the assailant's house in the 600 block of Bimstead Road.
The host of the party, now 18, was charged as a juvenile because he was 17 when the shooting took place.
Assistant Public Defender Pam North asked Circuit Judge Eugene M. Lerner yesterday to go along with a presentence report that recommended the teen-ager be placed on probation.
But Judge Lerner, who convicted the teen-ager on a charge of assault with intent to maim, said the severity of the offense and the increasing frequency of shootings make it a case that warrants time in jail.
Under the sentence, the defendant will remain at the Hickey School, a youth detention facility in Baltimore County, until he turns 21, or until the judge agrees that he should be released.
The judge also ordered him to join with his father and pay $5,000 in restitution to the victim's family. State statutes limit court restitution orders in such cases to $5,000.
According to police and court records, the incident began when the host quarreled with a guest early in the evening of Oct. 27, 1991. Others broke up the fight and the guest left.
Mr. Grierson was part of a group that returned to the house shortly after 3 a.m. Witnesses told police the host came out of the house and confronted the group, then went back inside and returned holding a .357-caliber Magnum handgun.
He fired a warning shot into the ground, then shot the Grierson youth in the abdomen.
Fred Grierson, the victim's father, said the family has $100,000 in outstanding medical bills.
2 masked gunmen rob Glen Burnie man
Two gunmen wearing ski masks robbed a Glen Burnie man in front of his house Saturday night.
Mark Mickley, 27, of the 600 block of Hallmark Drive told police he was walking in front of his home at 11:40 p.m. when the gunmen approached and demanded money. Mr. Mickley gave them $1 and the robbers ran away, police said.
Police described both gunmen as black, 5 feet 5 inches tall, 120 pounds, wearing black hooded sweat shirts, jeans, tennis shoes and black ski masks. They are believed to have been in their mid-teens.
Three teen-agers vandalize vehicle
Three teen-agers smashed the windows of a car parked in the 7900 block of Pipers Place Saturday.
According to the police report, Anthony Gordon Holland, 17, of that address, saw three teen-agers smashing the front and passenger side windows of a 1989 Dodge Shadow parked on the street at 1:20 a.m. He chased the teen-agers, but they got away, the police report said.
The vandals also had spray-painted the hood of the car green, police said.