Fort Meade Woman Killed In Car Crash


January 25, 1991

A 44-year-old woman was killed Wednesday afternoon when she was thrown from her Chevrolet Blazer in an accident on Route 198 in Laurel.

Jacqueline E. Lewis, of the 3000 block of Brandt Court, Fort Meade, was eastbound on Route 198 and trying to turn into a 7-Eleven storewhen she was hit from behind by a Ford Mustang driven by Mary Ann Bledsoe, 17, of the 2900 block of F. Pierce Court in Fort Meade.

Police said Lewis' Blazer overturned and skidded into the westbound lane of Route 198, where it was hit by a Ford Bronco truck.

Bledsoe suffered minor injuries.


Police are looking for an armed woman who tried to rob a 54-year-old woman Tuesday morning outside the Odenton Variety Store.

Policesay the assailant walked into the store holding a small handgun and pushed it into the ribs of Eleanor Smith, of the 1200 block of Reece Road, Odenton, and tried to force her to lock the front door.

But Smith, a clerk at the store, didn't have a key, police say, and the woman ran out the back door. Police are looking for a black woman, 32 to 34 years old, 5 feet 9 to 5 feet 11 inches tall, medium to large build, wearing a black Los Angeles Raiders coat.


A 30-year-old man with no fixed address wasarrested Sunday on the charge that he tried to punch a county policeofficer.

A police report says Officer William T. Bertram answereda call about a fight in a 7-Eleven parking lot in the 7000 block of Ritchie Highway in Glen Burnie.

When Bertram arrived at the store at 5:30 a.m., the fight was over, but one man was still there and refused to leave.

The report says the man was drunk and was shouting racial epithets at the officer. At one point, the report says, the man raised his right fist at Bertram and started leaning into a blow, but was stopped when another officer hit the man first.

Kenneth Erwin Jones, 30, was charged with attempting to assault a police officer.


Police are investigating the disappearance Tuesday of a bank bag containing nearly $19,000 from the Anne Arundel Community College bookstore.

A police report saysa worker at the store gave a college security officer four bags of money that were to be put in a night deposit box of Maryland National Bank on Route 648 in Severna Park.

The bank, however, reports receiving only three bags. The police report says the security officer told police he deposited all four bags, but did not check the box afterhe put the bags through. The missing bag contained $11,460 in checksand $7,428 in cash.


Police areinvestigating a theft of $250 from a safe in the offices of the Maryland Gazette sometime during this past weekend.

Austin Bachman, circulation manager of the Gazette, told police that he closed the door to the safe last Friday but "cannot be sure" if he spun the combination lock.

Bachman said he noticed the money missing on Monday when he came into work. The police report says five employees have access to the safe, but none is considered a suspect.

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