Son Evaluated After Parents Held Hostage

Police beat

April 02, 1991

A Glen Burnie man who held his parents at gunpoint Sunday was taken to North Arundel Hospital for evaluation.

County police said officers were called to a home in the 400 block of Quiet Hollow Court at about 10:30 p.m. and found John Scott Bealefeld, 26, holding his parents hostage.

Shortly after police arrived, Shirley and Maurice Bealefeld managed to get out of the home. Their son surrendered to police about two hours later.

Charges against him are pending, police said.

POLICE INVESTIGATE GLEN BURNIE ROBBERIES

County police are investigating three robberies in the Glen Burnie area since Thursday.

At about 11:30 p.m. Thursday, a man walked into the Denny's Restaurant in the 6600 block of Ritchie Highway and asked the cashier to change a $5 bill.

When the clerk opened the register, the man grabbed a stack of $10 and $20 bills.

Police described him as a black man, about 5-foot-9 and weighing 250 pounds. He had close-cut hair and a mustache and was wearing dark pants and atan jacket.

In the second incident, at 1 p.m. Friday, a gunman walked into the Second National Federal Savings Bank in the 700 block of Ritchie Highway and asked for a loan application, police said.

When the manager produced an application, the robber took out his gun and ordered him to open the bank vault.

The robber put the money in a black nylon bag and was last seen getting into a silver car.

Police described him as a black man about 6 feet tall, wearing a tan hat, green jacket and dark pants.

In the third incident, at 2:30 a.m. Sunday, a man walked into the Dash In convenience store in the 7800 block of Quarterfield Road and demanded money.

The clerk gave the robber about $50.

Police do not know if the robberies are related.

BURGER KING IS ROBBED, SET ON FIRE

A Pasadena fast-food restaurant was set afire Friday after someone broke in and stole money from a safe.

Police said a thief broke through the back door of a Burger King restaurant in the 8500 block of Fort Smallwood Road and took money from a safe. When police arrived at the restaurant, they found the fire.

Investigators have not determined the fire's cause.

The following break-ins have been reported to county police:

ANNAPOLIS:

300 block of Broadview Lane: March 26, entry gained through the door. Unknown property taken.

ARNOLD:

100 block of Severn Way: March 27, entry gained through the door. Fish tank taken. Loss: $100.

BROOKLYN PARK:

900 block of First Street: March 8, entry gained through the window. Unknown property taken.

CHALK POINT:

1000 block of Dunnington Place: March 28, entry gained through the door. Unknown property taken.

FAIRHAVEN:

700 block of Fairhaven Road: March 24,entry gained through the door.

Appliances and dishes taken. Loss:Unknown.

GLEN BURNIE:

200 block of Scotts Manor Drive: March 26, entry gained through the window. Money and appliances taken. Loss: $1,500.

200 block of Hammerlee Road: March 30, entry gained through the door. Unknown property taken.

First block of Ninth Avenue: March 28, entry gained through the door. Nothing taken.

PASADENA:

8800 block of Fort Smallwood Road: March 28, entry gained through the door. Unknown property taken.

8000 block of Jumpers Hole Road: March30, entry gained through the door. Unknown property taken.

8900 block of Waterford Road: March 27, entry gained through door. Money taken. Total loss: Unknown.

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