Man is arrested on Ala. warrant in parole breach


An Alabama man was arrested on a warrant from his home state Thursday after police saw him walking behind the Maryland City Plaza shortly after 9:30 p.m.

The shopping center, in the 3400 block of Laurel Fort Meade Road, had closed for the evening, and the man was acting suspiciously, the police report said.

Officer John R. Bull Jr. asked the man for his identification, checked with the National Crime Information Center and found that he was wanted in Alabama for a parole violation in an armed robbery case.

Police arrested Larry Collins, 28, of no fixed address.

Man accused of giving BB guns to minors

A Glen Burnie man was arrested Thursday and charged with giving BB guns to minors and shooting the pellet guns near homes.

Neighbors called police at 4:30 p.m. to report that a man was shooting guns in the woods near Cedar and Carolina avenues. Officers Robert J. Labs and Keith J. Light went to the area and found the man and four juveniles with one handgun-style and two long-barrel BB guns, police said.

The man told the officers he had bought the guns for the youths and had brought the boys to the woods to teach them how to shoot, police said. The area was about 50 yards behind Heritage Hills town homes, according to police.

Police arrested Dirk Emanuel Fowler, 38, of the 6400 block of Heritage Hill Drive in Glen Burnie and charged him with transferring BB guns to minors and discharging BB guns within 100 yards of occupied dwellings without a backstop to keep the BBs from hitting homes. Mr. Fowler also was wanted for failure to appear in traffic court and for failure to appear in criminal court, authorities said.

Man is charged with destruction

A Beltsville man was arrested Thursday after county police say he destroyed about $3,300 worth of appliances and furniture in a Pasadena woman's home and did $1,600 worth of damage to her car.

Police said they responded to a call in the 7800 block of Shirley Murphy Court in Pasadena shortly before 3 a.m.

Stacey L. Lashley told police that her former boyfriend had entered her apartment and used a baseball bat to smash two color television sets, a stereo system, two lamps, a videocassette recorder, a glass-top table and other glassware.

Police say the man then left the apartment and used two bottles to smash seven windows in the woman's 1989 Ford Escort and slash her four tires. Police found the man walking on Whitaker Road. Thomas Chase, 22, of the 11300 block of Cherry Hill Road was charged with burglary, malicious destruction and trespassing.

Teen hospitalized after losing part of foot

A 16-year-old Jessup girl was hospitalized Thursday after part of her foot was cut off in a train accident, county police say.

Paige Nicole Smith of the 8000 block of Old Jessup Road was taken by state police helicopter to Union Memorial Hospital, where she was in stable condition, a spokesman said Friday afternoon.

Police said Miss Smith apparently tried to crawl under a stopped CSX freight train, also in the 8000 block of Old Jessup Road, shortly before 3 p.m. Thursday. The train moved, slicing off part of her right foot. The foot was not reattached.

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