Police, fire log

Police, fire log

December 02, 1990


County police charged four Baltimore residents with burglary of two Elkridge homes following a foot chase Thursday afternoon on Montgomery Road.

Police recovered a silver tea service and prescription drugs taken from from one of the homes.

After searching two homes and a car, Baltimore County police also recovered 21 rifles and three handguns.

"The guns were connected to numerous burglaries in Baltimore County," said police spokesman Sgt. Gary L. Gardner.

Brian Ellsworth Johnson, 26, of the 400 block of South Parish Street; Allen Joseph Ingrassia, 21, of the 2200 block of Wilkens Avenue; Valerie Ann Candeloro, 28, of the 600 block Plymouth Avenue; and Carol Regin Duffett, 22, of the 800 block Augusta Avenue were each charged with two counts of burglary.

Johnson and Ingrassia are being held at the Howard County Detention Center in lieu of $15,000 bond. Candeloro is being held on $10,000 bond.

Duffett is free on $10,000 bond.

Police were alerted when a county police officer heard an alarm sound at 12:40 p.m. Thursday while conducting an investigation at Miles Towing on Washington Boulevard, police records say.

A company employee told the officer he had noticed two women sitting in a brown Peugeot parked on Washington Boulevard. He also saw two men emerge from a wooded area and enter the car, which then headed north on Washington Boulevard.

The employee notified county police at the same time an officer was alerted to a break-in in the 6400 block of Washington Boulevard.

The intruders, who kicked a large hole in the door, apparently fled before taking anything from the home, police records say.

About 20 minutes later, police received a report of a burglary in progress at a home in the 7100 block of Montgomery Road, near the first attempted burglary.

Arriving at the scene, police said they saw Johnson and Ingrassia leaving the home carrying a pillow case, from which the stolen property was recovered.

Following a foot chase, the men were arrested by county police.


A Columbia man has been charged with vehicular manslaughter in an Oct.

27 alcohol-related accident that killed an 18-year-old woman on Little Patuxent Parkway, county police said.

Richard Severino, 18, of the 11900 block of Little Patuxent Parkway, also was charged Friday with driving while under the influence of alcohol and nine traffic-related offenses, police said. He is free on $10,000 bond.

Police say Severino's car crossed the double yellow line at approximately 2 a.m. and collided head-on with a station wagon in the eastbound lane of Little Patuxent Parkway, near the intersection with Dark Fire Way.

A passenger in his car, Brigid Wheeler, 18, of the 5600 block of Columbia Road in Columbia, suffered multiple head and internal injuries and died four days later at the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore. A second passenger in Severino's car was treated and released from Shock Trauma.

The driver of the station wagon suffered minor injuries.

Police say Severino was charged after admitting to drinking a six-pack of beer prior to driving and registering a .09 blood-alcohol level at Howard County General, where he was treated and released for minor injuries.

Under Maryland law, a driver with a blood alcohol level of .07 or higher is considered to be impaired by alcohol.


During an undercover county police investigation last week, three county liquor stores sold beer to an underage police cadet, police said.

The 19-year-old cadet was able to buy alcohol from U.S. 1 Liquors in the 8100 block of Washington Boulevard, Richburn Discount Liquors in the 6000 block of Foreland Garth and the Morgan Inn in the 15400 block of Frederick Road, police said.

The state's legal drinking age is 21.

Charges are pending against the liquor store employees who sold the beer to the cadet, police said.


A compilation of some of the crimes reported to state police and Howard County police is:


7500 block Weatherworn Way, King's Contrivance: a 1990 Jeep Cherokee was stolen between 10 p.m. Nov. 19 and 6:30 a.m. Nov. 20.

7300 block Edenbrook Drive, King's Contrivance: A 1988 Mazda 323 was stolen from a residential parking lot between 9 p.m. Nov. 19 and 8 a.m.

Nov. 20.

5600 block Columbia Road: A 29-year-old Columbia man was arrested Nov.

20 for indecent exposure after allegedly exposing himself to several women at an apartment complex before 9:20 a.m.

5200 block West Running Brook Road, Wilde Lake: An unknown person attempted to steal a 1987 Toyota form an apartment complex parking lot between 8 p.m. Nov. 20 and 8 a.m. Nov. 21.

8900 block Blue Pool, Long Reach: The rear sliding glass door was pried open and cash and jewelry were taken from a home between 8 a.m. Nov. 21 and 8 p.m. Nov. 22.

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