Man gets probation for assault with intent to rob
A 30-year-old Glen Burnie man was sentenced to five years probation Friday for assaulting and trying to rob a woman last February as she waited in her car in the drive-through lane of a fast-food restaurant on Ritchie Highway.
Keith Howard, of the 1600 block of Sunshine Court, pleaded guilty Sept. 1 to assault with intent to rob before Judge Raymond G. Thieme Jr.
Police said the incident began about 8 p.m. Feb. 23, when Howard approached a car driven by Buffy Kramer, 19, in the take-out line at the Taco Bell on Ritchie Highway in Glen Burnie.
Howard stuck his head in Ms. Kramer's car window, demanded money and began punching her in the face and upper body.
Howard ran when Ms. Kramer screamed for help and --ed to the parking lot of the nearby JBA Chevrolet dealership. A security guard at the dealership gave chase.
Howard climbed over a chain-link fence topped with razor wire, cutting his hands. He then ran through the parking lot of the Cross Roads Tavern, where he was spotted by a waitress who called police.
Motorist threatens pedestrian with gun
A Glen Burnie man was threatened with a handgun after nearly being run down by a pickup truck Friday afternoon.
Christopher Ryan Prugh, 19, told police he was walking with his girlfriend on Greenland Road near Silo Road at 2:50 p.m. when a green Ford truck driven by a juvenile attempted to hit them.
When Mr. Prugh approached the truck, the driver pointed a small chrome handgun at him, police records show.
Police, who recovered a stolen cellular telephone in their investigation, have charged one juvenile with possession of a handgun, assault, making a false statement and theft. Charges are pending for a second juvenile, police say.
Car stolen from lot at Marley Station Mall
A gunman robbed a Glen Burnie man of his 1985 Nissan 300ZX Friday morning in the parking lot of Marley Station Mall.
County police said the victim was getting into his car at 11:26 a.m. when the gunman and an accomplice walked up to him and demanded the keys. The man turned over his keys and $220 to the pair, who were last seen leaving the parking lot in the car.
Man charged with in drug case
County police narcotics detectives charged a Glen Burnie man with possession with intent to distribute marijuana after they raided his apartment Thursday.
Investigators said they received complaints of drug trafficking from an apartment in the 7900 block of Allard Court. At 9 p.m. Thursday, they searched the apartment and confiscated equipment used for growing marijuana, marijuana plants, seeds, stems and buds.
They also seized smoking devices and 10 hits of LSD, the police report said.
Craig Scott Anderson, 22, of that address, also was charged with manufacturing marijuana and possession of LSD.
Hardee's restaurant victim of robbery
A man robbed a Glen Burnie fast-food restaurant early Thursday morning, county police reported.
Detectives said the robber walked up to the drive-in window of the Hardee's restaurant in the 1600 block of Crain Highway at 5:25 a.m., told the clerk he had a gun and demanded money.
The clerk gave the man money and he left.
Jaycees to sponsor haunted house
The Greater Glen Burnie Jaycees will sponsor a haunted house in the vacant store space next to Toys-R-Us in the Glen Burnie Mall at 6711 Ritchie Highway. The event, benefiting the Children's Cancer Fund for Maryland, will be held from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Wednesday, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday and 7 p.m. to midnightFriday and Saturday.
The cost is $3.50 per person and recommended for children 6 or older.
The Jaycees are requesting cans of food to donate to the Maryland Food Bank.