Part of man's ear bitten off in bar fight


A 25-year-old Pasadena man was arrested Monday and charged with battery, assault with intent to maim and reckless endangerment in connection with a bar fight Sunday in which a 31-year-old Pasadena man lost part of his right ear, county police said yesterday.

Harry Charles Dean, who lives on Vermont Way, was jumped about 10 p.m. by two men at the Long Point Inn in the 1500 block of Long Point Road. He was kicked, punched and beaten with a cue stick, police said. One of his assailants bit off a part of his right ear in the attack.

He was treated at North Arundel Hospital.

Mr. Dean told police he was walking to the tavern when a woman pulled up beside him and asked him for directions. He asked her for a ride, but she refused and drove on.

A few minutes later a man pulled up and accused Mr. Dean of trying to pick up his girlfriend, police said. Mr. Dean reportedly told the man he wasn't looking for trouble but wouldn't hesitate to fight.

After he arrived at the bar, Mr. Dean got a beer and started to shoot pool. Two men came in a short while later and assaulted Mr. Dean, police said. One of the men dropped his wallet, which officers recovered as evidence, police said.

Lt. William Tankersly of the Eastern District said Matthew Rostek Jr., of the 200 block of Circle Road in Pasadena, was arrested about 9 p.m. at his home. A second suspect was still at large last night.

Man points gun at 11-year-old

Two men, one armed with a gun, stole a bicycle from an 11-year-old boy who was playing in Chesterfield Community Park Friday afternoon, county police said yesterday.

The boy discovered the bike missing around 4:30 p.m., police said. He had been playing nearby just before it disappeared. He searched for it and found it in the woods off a trail in the possession of the two men. When the boy asked for his bike back, one of the men pointed a semiautomatic handgun at him. The boy turned and ran, police said.

Carrie Griffin wins $2,500 scholarship

Carrie Griffin of Pasadena has won a $2,500 gold Discover Card Tribute Award scholarship from Discover Card Services and Dean Witter.

The award honors outstanding juniors on both the state and national levels and in U.S. and American schools abroad.

Ms. Griffin, a student at Archbishop Spalding High School, is one of nine high school juniors to win the award in Maryland.

A member of the National Honors Society, and a participant in Advanced Placement and honors classes, Ms. Griffin has held officer positions in student government and participates in other student organizations at Spalding.


* Rock Creek Park: Someone stole a $380 bicycle that was left unattended near a stream in Rock Creek Park Monday afternoon.

* Riviera Beach: Someone stole a bike, a generator, an outboard motor and other property worth a total of $5,000 from the garage of a house in the 200 block of Hillcrest Road over the weekend.

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