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Midshipman stabbed while breaking up brawl in Annapolis

A Naval Academy midshipman was stabbed early Sunday as he tried to break up a brawl that erupted on a downtown street, Annapolis police said yesterday.

Matthew David McBride, 21, of Ohio suffered a laceration to his left shoulder, said Officer Kevin Freeman, a city police spokesman. McBride was taken to Anne Arundel Medical Center, where he was treated and released, Freeman said.

According to police reports, the fight occurred in the 100 block of Main St. about 2:20 a.m. McBride told police that he was struck with a sharp object as he tried to stop the fight; no witnesses reported seeing who stabbed McBride.

No weapon has been recovered, and no arrests have been made, Freeman said. An investigation is continuing.

Glen Burnie gas station clerk shot with BB gun

A Glen Burnie gas station clerk was hospitalized Friday night after a man shot him repeatedly with a BB gun, Anne Arundel police said yesterday.

Authorities declined to identify the 36-year-old victim, who was treated at North Arundel Hospital for injuries to his face and torso. The shooter has not been arrested, said police spokesman Sgt. Shawn Urbas.

According to Urbas, the clerk told police that he has had prior troubles with his assailant. About two weeks ago, the victim called police to the Greentree Exxon on Crain Highway after he saw the man stealing several items from the store. The man fled before authorities arrived but later returned to threaten the clerk, Urbas said.

Annapolis man charged in theft of snowplow blade

An Annapolis man was arrested Sunday and charged in the theft of a neighbor's snowplow blade, Anne Arundel police said yesterday.

Police spokesman Sgt. Shawn Urbas said the blade's owner, a resident of Middletown Road, reported the item missing Saturday and then drove around his snow-covered neighborhood in search of the blade, which can be attached to the front of a pickup truck.

The next day, the man found what he thought was his snowplow blade in the suspect's front yard and called police. Police used serial numbers to confirm the item was the missing one, Urbas said.

William Oliver Stansbury III, 30, of the 1300 block of Yorktown Road was arrested and charged with felony theft, Urbas said. Felony theft involves items valued at more than $500.

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