Anti-crime effort names library for Sen. Wagner

"Take Back Our Streets," the county police anti-crime program in Freetown backed by civic groups and businesses, will name its library for state Sen. Michael Wagner, a Ferndale Democrat, police said last week.

Mr. Wagner has been instrumental in garnering support for the program, organizers said.

One of the apartments is being converted to a community library, with most of the work done by volunteers, police said.

The anti-crime effort, begun during the summer, involves intensive enforcement, youth activities and community programs.

Man charged in bar robbery

A 31-year-old man was arrested yesterday afternoon and charged with robbing Capt. Bucks Bar in Pasadena and threatening to cut the throat of a barmaid there.

Neil Arthur Whiting, of no fixed address, was arrested a few minutes after the 1:31 p.m. incident and charged with robbery and assault.

Police said Mr. Whiting had just finished drinking a beer -- which a bar patron had bought for him because he had no money -- when he jumped the counter. He allegedly told the barmaid he would cut her throat unless she opened the register and gave him the money inside.

Mr. Whiting escaped on foot, but was apprehended by police a few minutes later at a bar down the street.

Man points gun at motorist

A motorist reported to police that a man pointed a gun at him on Mountain Road in Pasadena Sunday.

According to the police report, the 21-year-old Glen Burnie man said he was driving on Mountain Road near Freetown Road at 1 a.m. when a car began tailgating.

When the car pulled alongside, the driver pointed a gun at him. The victim followed the gunman to Cedarcliff Road, but lost him.

3 chickens stolen, 2 decapitated

A Pasadena man told police that thieves stole three of the chickens he keeps in the back yard of his home in the 8200 block of Railroad Ave. and decapitated two others Friday.

Police said Jack Cooper, 27, told them that he kept eight chickens in an 8-by-8 foot pen that was left unlocked. Police found tire tracks in the yard.

Man steals purse from woman's car

A 59-year-old Riviera Beach woman was robbed of her purse Monday outside a grocery store at Riviera Beach Plaza.

According to the police report, the woman was getting into her car outside the Lauers Super Thrift store at 1:25 p.m. when a man opened the unlocked passenger side door of her car and took her purse.

The man got into another car and was last seen heading north on Fort Smallwood Road.


* Marley Station: Vandals broke into a 1992 Chevy truck that was parked in the 8100 block of Dewberry Court Friday and stole an industrial saw valued at $200.

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