Deputies' car shot at during stakeout WEST COUNTY -- Crofton * Odenton * Fort Meade * Gambrills


Two sheriff's deputies escaped serious injury Saturday night when their unmarked cruiser was shot at during a stakeout in Severn.

According to a police report, the two officers, Lt. Roy Shawn and Deputy Edward Wholey, were waiting outside a house in the 800 block of Elmhurst Road to serve a search warrant on the resident, who was not at home.

A passing van opened fire on the cruiser, shattering the front passenger window. Lieutenant Shawn was hit in the face by flying glass.

The officers gave chase and cornered the van on a nearby dead-end street.

The officers drew their guns and ordered the occupants out. Three 15-year-olds and the 16-year-old driver surrendered. A search of the boys turned up two gas-powered pellet guns, which the officers said looked like real pistols.

Deputy Wholey said, "These boys don't know how lucky they are. If they had pulled one of those guns, I would have thought it was a .357 Magnum and opened fire."

The four boys were charged on juvenile citations and released to their parents pending further action.

Schisler named Goodwill instructor

Severn resident Phyllis Schisler has been appointed instructor for the Baltimore Goodwill Industries' Retail Occupations Training Program.

Ms. Schisler has 10 years of retail experience, and holds a bachelor's degree in social work from Salisbury State University and a master's in business administration from the University of Baltimore.

In her new position, Ms. Schisler will train people for jobs in retail by teaching skills including basic work habits and interpersonal skills.

Donation center for Goodwill to reopen

The Goodwill Industries' Crofton donation center, on Route 3, will reopen Friday.

The center's hours will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. the second Saturday of each month.

Donations to Goodwill are tax deductible, and go to individuals with a disability.

Information: 247-3500.

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