A clerk who said the man who robbed a Glen Burnie gas station was a friend of his sister's led police to a home in Stafford County, Va., where the suspect and an alleged accomplice were arrested Sunday night.
Police spokesman Officer V. Richard Molloy identified the suspect as Mark Glenn Herget, 31, of the 100 block Olen Court in Glen Burnie.
Molloy said a man walked into the Greentree Exxon station on Crain Highway and asked to cash a check. The clerk refused, and the robber grabbed money from the clerk's shirt pocket and told him a man outside in a car was pointing a shotgun at him.
Both men left in a white Buick station wagon.
The clerk said he recognized Herget as a former classmate of his sister, Molloy said.
Police tracked Hergetand Charles Gilbert Hallinan, 47, of the 8000 block Nollpark Court in Glen Burnie to the town of Lake Arrowhead, Va.
Officers from theStafford County Sheriff's Department arrested both men there.
Both will be charged with armed robbery, Molloy said.
7 TEENS FLEE FACILITY, RETAKEN NEAR ROAD
Seven teen-agers who were patients at Crownsville State Hospital escaped yesterday but were later caught near Route 97, state police said.
The patients, who ranged in age from 14to 17, had been commited to the hospital for psychiatric problems, said spokeswoman Tory Leonard.
Leonard said four boys took off as they were getting on bus to go to school on the hospital's grounds at 8:30 a.m. When the bus arrived at the school, three girls ran away.
Leonard Sipes, spokesman for the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Systems, said state and county police caught the group along Route 97 a few miles from the hospital.
HOTEL IN HANOVER ROBBED BYTWO MEN
Two men, one armed with a gun, held up a Hanover hotel Saturday, county police said.
The men walked into the Parkway Plaza Hotel in the 7200 block of Parkway Drive. One held the clerk at gunpoint while the other emptied the cash drawer.
Both were last seen running out the front door.
Police described the robbers as two black men in their late 20s.
COCAINE, CASH SEIZEDIN PASADENA HOME
County police seized cocaine and cash during the raid of a Pasadena homeyesterday.
Craig Douglas Adkins, 26, of the 7800 block West ShoreRoad and Dana Andrea Hall, 19, of the same address, were charged with possession with intent to distribute cocaine.
Police served the warrants about 12:05 a.m. and seized several packages of cocaine, scales and cash.
Police would not release the exact amount of money and drugs.
HEROIN POSSESSION CHARGED TO TWO MEN
Two Glen Burnie menwere charged with possession of heroin after police found them with the drug at a convenience store Saturday.
William Howard Hall, 41,of the 7900 block Crainmont Drive, and George Wilson Daneker, 21, ofthe same address, were also charged with possession with intent to distribute heroin and possession of paraphernalia.
County police said at 8 p.m., two officers in an unmarked patrol car went to the Dash-In convenience store on Crainmont Drive.
They noticed an empty black Datsun 280ZX with its headlights on and the keys in the ignition.
Police checked the motor vehicle administration computer and determined the identity of the owner, who they said was in the store. They also discovered he was wanted for theft. After handcuffing him, police said they found several bags of heroin and needles.
CLERK IS ASSAULTED AFTER SPURNING MAN
Pasadena woman was struck with a sheet-metal screw Saturday after she refused to go out with a man who saw herin a liquor store, police said.
According to police, about 6:20 p.m. a man came into the Corwell Liquor store on Route 648 and Old Earleigh Heights, and said to the clerk, "You look fine, you want to come out with me and get high?"
The woman said "no," and the man grabbed her by the hand and stuck her with the screw, police said.
Police described the man as black, weighing about 160 pounds and wearinga white cap and green jacket.