Bel Air man is arrested on marijuana charges


A 28-year-old Bel Air man was being held in lieu of a $25,000 bond yesterday at the county Detention Center on charges stemming from a raid of his apartment during which police seized a pound of marijuana worth $2,000.

Ronald Elwood Baer of the 100 block of S. Main St. was arrested Tuesday night by members of the Harford County Joint Narcotics Task Force.

He was charged with possession of marijuana and possession with intent to distribute marijuana.

Police said that they also seized $400 in cash and marijuana paraphernalia.

Police searching for missing woman

A 38-year-old Edgewood woman is missing, and investigators are seeking help to locate her or a man driving a beat-up white pickup truck who may know where she is.

Mary Elizabeth Giles of Brookside Drive was last seen Sept. 16 about 11:30 a.m. along U.S. 40 near Belcamp. A man was seen helping her change a flat tire on her tan and brown Plymouth Horizon with Maryland tag number ACN-064, according to police.

Police describe Ms. Giles as black, 5 feet 7 inches tall, and weighing 140 pounds. She has brown eyes, black hair and a gap between two front teeth.

Police say the suspect is a dark-complexioned black man, 5 feet 8 inches to 5 feet 10 inches tall, with a slender build. He has a deep voice and was seen operating the old white pickup.

Anyone with information about Ms. Giles or the driver of the pickup should call Detective Cole or Detective Williams at the sheriff's office, (410) 838-6600.

Harford County Crime Solvers is offering as much as $1,000 in reward for the arrest and indictment of someone responsible for a carjacking outside the High's store in the 700 block of Edgewood Road in Edgewood Sept. 14.

The victim told police she was getting out of her car when a black man, wearing shorts and a baseball cap, carrying a red backpack and wearing a white cloth across his face, approached her with a gun in hand.

The victim dropped her purse and ran for help. She said the man grabbed the purse, jumped into her 1992 dark blue Chevrolet Geo Storm with gray and pink design and drove off. The woman's loss was estimated at $12,000.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Crime Solvers hot line at (410) 877-STOP. Callers need not give their name or appear in court.


* 1600 block of Dooley Road: Breaking and entering at Tom's Super Thrift on Sept. 26. A lock was damaged and $979 of food was stolen.


* 3600 block of Philadelphia Road: Malicious destruction to an above- ground pool at a residence on July 17. Damage to pool estimated at $1,085.

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