Suspect in shooting surrenders


A Severn man wanted on a charge of attempted first-degree murder surrendered to county police Friday morning, officials said.

Curtis Maurice Williams, 19, turned himself in at the Western District station about midnight, said Officer Randy Bell, a police spokesman. He was charged June 20 with shooting Royce Sollers, 16, of Severn once in the side. The youth was discharged June 24 from the Maryland Shock Trauma Center, a hospital spokesman said.

Mr. Williams, whose last known address was in the 8300 block of Pioneer Drive, gave detectives several statements. Police did not recover the gun.

The Sollers youth was shot at Candlewick Court and Indian Drive about 4:30 p.m. after a weeklong dispute with a man, police said.

Man unloading car is robbed of camera

A Garfield, N.J., man was robbed at knifepoint Thursday night as he was unloading his car in front of the Comfort Inn in North Linthicum, county police said.

George Finura, 51, had put his 35 mm camera on top of his car, which was parked in front of the hotel in the 6900 block of Baltimore-Annapolis Blvd. shortly before 11 p.m. Two teen-age boys walked up, and one of them pulled out a knife and grabbed the camera from the top of the car. Both youths ran off, police said.

Baltimore man accused of using false name

A Baltimore man who county police say tried to pass himself off as his brother Thursday afternoon was arrested on two warrants charging him with failing to appear in court and also was charged with making a false statement to an officer.

Southern District Officer John Gajda went to Edgewater Elementary School on Mayo Road about 5:20 p.m. to investigate a complaint about a disorderly group. He found the group and several empty alcohol containers nearby.

When he started to take names, one man told the officer he was Michael Alan Tang, born March 28, 1975, police said.

Officer Gajda knew that a man named Kenneth Alan Tang, with the same birth date, was wanted on two counts of failure to appear in court. After the man made conflicting statements the patrolman had the dispatcher contact Michael Tang's mother, police said. She told police that her son Michael was at home but that Kenneth was not. Officer Gajda arrested the man.

Kenneth Alan Tang, 20, of the 4700 block of Chatford Ave., was charged in the outstanding warrants with failing to appear on a battery charge and on an assault charge, police said.

Drive-through window speaker stolen

Motorists who wanted to use the drive-through window at a Gambrills Taco Bell Thursday morning would have had trouble placing their order: The speaker had been stolen overnight.

Ryan Houck, who works at the restaurant in the 1000 block of Route 3, reported the theft to police about 10:40 a.m. Thursday.

The culprit used tools to remove the entire $800 speaker unit from the window, police said.

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