Police beat

Police beat

December 16, 1990


A 23-year-old man was seriously injured Thursday afternoon after falling about 60 feet from a county water tower in Millersville.

Police say Walter Wayne Kosmicki, of the 30 block S. Highland Drive, Baltimore, was cleaning a stiffener ring on the inside of the tank but somehow fell off the outside edge, landing face down on a tarp.

He was flown to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center at University Hospital in Baltimore and was listed in serious condition.

A spokesman said Friday that doctors had not finished their examination of Kosmicki and a list of injuries was not available. The accident occurred at about 3:18 p.m. in the 8200 block of Oakwood Road.


County police and fire officials are investigating a fire that was set in a Glen Burnie apartment during a burglary last Monday.

Police say firefighters arrived at the apartment in the 7600 block Harlow Drive at 1:30 p.m. and found a lounge chair blocking the front door.

Once inside, firefighters extinguished the fire and saw that the gas stove was turned all the way up.

Police say the living room had been ransacked, an aquarium had been spilled, a small sofa was overturned and all the curtains were torn down. A television and a stereo were found on the balcony and a 12-pack of beer, a pitcher and an ice cream cake had been placed on the kitchen floor.

Police say that the fire started on the bed and that the burglar may have gotten inside by placing a chair on a picnic table and climbing onto the second-floor balcony.


A man wanted on various warrants attacked four county police officers and escaped last week after the officers tried twice to arrest him.

Police say Anthony Nathaniel Bond, 22, of several addresses, escaped Wednesday and Thursday when police came to arrest him. The officers were not seriously injured.

On Thursday, police say Officer Richard Morris and James Blose got into a fight with Bond on a second-floor stairwell in the 7800 block Levy Court, in Pasadena. Police say Bond elbowed Morris in the chest twice and kicked him in the legs.

Police say Bond rolled over the balcony railing onto a stairwell roof with Morris holding onto him. Morris was forced to let go to keep from falling 15 feet to the ground. Police say Bond jumped off the roof and ran into the woods.

The next day, police say Officer James Leitholf and Harold Peterson tried to serve the same warrants on Bond, this time at a home in the 40 block of McKinsey Road, Severna Park. Police say the three men struggled and Bond escaped by jumping through a storm window and onto the roof.

Leitholf injured his right elbow and Peterson needed several stitches to his right hand. In addition to the drug warrants on Bond, police charged him with assaulting police officers.

He is black and despite the nickname "Shortman," is 6-feet 2-inches tall and weighs 190 pounds. He has addresses on McKinsey Road in Severna Park, in the first block Hoyle Lane, Severna Park, and in Freetown Village.


County Police are searching for a Glen Burnie man wanted on several arrest warrants charging him with numerous break-ins in the area.

Gary Allan Densmore, 35, with a last known address of the 100 block Ralph Road, is wanted on charges of four burglaries, a probation violation, uttering false documents and failing to return a rented car.

Police say Densmore frequently visits Glen Burnie. Anyone who knows where Densmore can be found should call the Anne Arundel County Police at 222-3437.


County fire officials are investigating a suspicious fire early Thursday morning that partially destroyed a Millersville home.

Fire Department spokesman Lt. Gary Sheckells said the fire in the 900 block of Indian Landing Road caused $100,000 in damage.

He said firefighters arrived at 4:30 a.m. to find about half the two-story raised ranch burning. The fire was under control by 6 a.m.

Sheckells said the living room, kitchen and deck were badly burned.

No one was home when firefighters arrived, and Sheckells said they don't know who owns the house.


A 39-year-old woman was robbed Thursday night outside her apartment building in Odenton.

Police say Cassaundra Bell, of the 2100 block Peaceful Way, was attacked just after she arrived home at about 9 p.m. by a white male wearing a denim shirt, blue jeans and brown work shoes. Police say the man walked behind her, grabbed her purse, knocked her to the ground and ran into the woods.

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