Marriottsville man faces charges in jacklighting

Maryland Natural Resources Police have charged a 24-year-old Marriottsville man with jacklighting in a November incident in Ellicott City, the agency said.


Michael Bryan Schimian of 11000 block of Albeth Road was charged Feb. 4 with jacklighting -- casting a light at night to hunt deer with a firearm -- and pursuing wildlife with an off-road vehicle, police said.

Mr. Schimian also was charged Monday with possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia, Natural Resources Police said.


On Nov. 6, a police airplane patrolling Howard County for illegal activity spotted a man jacklighting while riding on an all-terrain vehicle, or ATV, at the Turf Valley Golf Course, police said.

When officers approached the man, he fled on the ATV, but left his rifle behind, a police spokesman said.

Police traced the weapon to Mr. Schimian, and issued him citations and confiscated his ATV, the spokesman said.

During a search at Mr. Schimian's home, officers say they found a total of 15 grams of marijuana in his car and in a pocket in a pair of coveralls on the ATV in his garage. A marijuana pipe was also found in the car, police said.

The maximum penalty for jacklighting includes a $2,200 fine and six months in jail.

Knight of Columbus donate $4,400

The Knights of Columbus, Father Joseph J. Comyns Council, No. 9638 in Ilchester, donated close to $4,400 to the Howard County Association of Retarded Citizens and the Francis X. Gallagher Services, a unit of Catholic Charities, at a February meeting of the organization.

John Everett, executive director of HCARC, said the donation to the group would help in renovation of its Homewood Road facility.


HCARC, founded 30 years ago, assists up to 150 mentally handicapped people.

Francis X. Gallagher Services, based in Timonium, serves those with severe developmental disabilities through residential and day service programs.


* Elkridge: 7500 block of Washington Blvd.: A $25 leather purse, containing $50 in cash, a checkbook and credit cards, was stolen from behind a jewelry display counter at the Flea Market World between 12:30 p.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday.

200 block of Keeton Way: Someone shattered the rear window on a 1982 Dodge Firenza between 1 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Feb. 11.

* Ellicott City: Centennial Lane: A red 1988 Chevrolet Camaro was stolen from outside Centennial High School between 8:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. Friday. The Maryland license plates are YRJ-877.


8500 block of Main St.: A black 1991 GMC truck was stolen between 10:30 a.m. and 12:45 p.m. Monday. The Maryland license plates are 455613M.

3300 block of North Chatham Road: Four hubcaps valued at $25 each were stolen from a 1970 Chevrolet Nova between 10 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m. Saturday.

8600 block of Ridge Road: A $15 white mailbox was stolen between 9 p.m. Sunday and 7 a.m. Monday. It was later found a short distance away on the road.

4500 block of Roundhill Road: A $25 aluminum mailbox, a $25 mailbox post and a $10 Sun newspapers box were stolen about 7 p.m. Feb. 10.

8800 block of Town and Country Blvd.: Someone threw eggs on a 1986 Mitsubishi between 2 a.m. and 10 a.m. Sunday.

8500 block of Wheatfield Way: A resident heard a loud noise outside between 12:30 a.m. and 12:45 a.m. Sunday. He discovered a large dent in the aluminum siding of his home and a broken bottle nearby.


4200 block of Bright Bay Way: Someone threw eggs at the front door of a home between 8 p.m. Saturday and 8 a.m. Sunday.

8600 block of Ridge Road: Someone destroyed a mailbox between 9 p.m. Sunday and 10 a.m. Monday.