Police hunt man who stabbed bicyclist Assailant gets out of car and attacks man in robbery attempt


County police are looking for a man who stabbed and bruised a 34-year-old Glen Burnie man on a bicycle at Aquahart Road and Crain Highway on Monday in an unsuccessful robbery attempt.

Police said Richard Andrew Ponton of the 200 block of Jay Jay Court was riding his bicycle to work on Crain Highway just before 6: 30 a.m. when a man driving a blue Chevrolet Monte Carlo stopped him and demanded money. The man stabbed Ponton in the right forearm after he said he had no money, police said.

Ponton was treated at North Arundel Hospital and released.

Police said the assailant, who was wearing a Baltimore Ravens T-shirt, was last seen heading east on Aquahart Road in the car, with a Maryland Chesapeake Bay tag containing the numbers 227.

Teen arrested after officer is struck breaking up fight

County police arrested an 18-year-old Severn man Sunday on charges of striking a police officer who was trying to break up a fight at a party outside an American Legion Hall in Severn.

Sgt. M. Richardson, 30, suffered swelling in his head and was taken to North Arundel Hospital, where he was treated and released.

Leon Duncan and James Cooper, both of the 7900 block of

Green Moss Glen in Severn, also were hurt during the fight, police said. Cooper refused treatment. Duncan was taken to North Arundel Hospital, where he received stitches for cuts to his face.

Steven Jermaine Jones of the 1700 block of Richfield Drive in Severn was charged with one count of first-degree assault on a police officer and three counts of second-degree assault for also allegedly hitting two other men during the scuffle.

Police said Richardson and Officer M. J. Cox were outside the American Legion Hall, Post 276, in the 8000 block of Quarterfield Road in Severn just after 12: 30 a.m. Sunday when they saw 40 to 50 people fighting as they left the building. Richardson was injured when he and Cox tried to break up the fight, police said.

Police said six to eight shots were fired from a vehicle leaving the parking lot as the officers asked the crowd to leave.

Severn man among 30 arrested in drug probe

County police arrested an 18-year-old Severn man yesterday on drug charges as part of an operation that began Friday afternoon in the Pioneer Drive neighborhood.

Thirty people were arrested Friday on drug charges in a sting operation in the Orchards at Severn community, police said.

Sgt. Doyle Batten, of the county police tactical narcotics team, said officers obtained 31 arrest warrants related to drug charges after a three-month investigation by narcotics detectives and Western District officers, and began serving them Friday afternoon.

They arrested 16 adults and two juveniles and charged them with possession and distribution of drugs, Batten said. Two others, for whom they also had warrants, were in prison on unrelated charges, he said.

Later that afternoon, the detectives and officers posed as drug dealers and arrested 11 people who approached them to purchase drugs, Batten said.

Batten said they also arrested a 30-year-old Glen Burnie man and charged him with hindering and indecent exposure after he tried to stop people from buying drugs from the detectives and exposed himself to the officers and urinated in front of them.

Batten said the detectives are looking for nine more adults and one juvenile for whom they have warrants.

When the operation ended about 7 p.m. Friday, police had seized a stolen handgun, 41 grams of crack cocaine, two vehicles and $3,389, Batten said.

"A lot of citizens in the neighborhood tell us how concerned they are with the type of activities on their street corners," Batten said. "They want their neighborhoods back. They're tired of being intimidated, tired of dealers thinking they run the neighborhood. We're trying to do what we can to help them."

Pub Date: 5/27/98

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