Three people, including a 5-year-old girl, were injured Monday afternoon when a strong wind blew out a large plate-glass window at Shoppers Food Warehouse grocery store in Parole.
The girl, Pamela Maloney, of Annapolis, was listed in good condition yesterday at Anne Arundel General Medical Center. Police said the girl suffered cuts on the top of her head, her right wrist and her left ring finger.
The damage to the store came during a violent thunderstorm in theAnnapolis area that toppled trees, downed power lines and caused widespread damage throughout the city.
"We had five dispatchers working just trying to keep ahead," said Lt. Gary Simpson of the AnnapolisPolice Department. "It was really busy. I've haven't seen a storm like that in quite a while."
The Annapolis Fire Department respondedto 101 calls from the time the storm hit at 3:30 p.m. until the early evening hours. The main damage occurred between 3:30 and 4 p.m. Many roads were closed as a result of downed power lines and trees, including Riva Road, which was shut down until yesterday afternoon from Forest Drive to West Street.
The 6-by-7-foot plate glass window at the grocery store, in the 200 block of Solomons Island Road, blew outat 3:30 p.m., Simpson said, shattering glass over the front section of the store. The three injured people were waiting in a check-out line, he said.
One of the injured, Carol Martin, suffered severe cuts to the left side of her face. She was released from Anne Arundel General Medical Center last night. Simpson said the third victim, an unidentified elderly woman, may have been injured as she tried to avoidflying glass. Simpson said she refused medical treatment.
GLEN BURNIE TEEN CHARGED WITH ASSAULT
A 19-year-old Glen Burnie man was arrested Monday and charged with sexually assaulting two women last month.
William Howard Mills Jr., of the 400 block of Ingram Court, was charged with attempted rape and attempted sexual assault. He was being held yesterday on $10,000 bond.
Police say the two women were approached separately in a apartment complex in Glen Burnie between 2 and 3 a.m on June 26 and 27.
One woman was able to identify the manfrom police photos, but the other could not, police say.
The man was arrested at his home. Police say they seized several items that will be used as evidence in the case.
PASADENA MAN KNIFED AFTER ALTERCATION
A 19-year-old Pasadena man was stabbed in the back yesterdaymorning after chasing a group of teens away from his mailbox.
Richard Lee Jenkins Jr., of the 1600 block of Wall Drive, was listed in fair but stable condition at the Maryland Shock Trauma Center at University Hospital in Baltimore.
A 14-year-old boy from Pasadena has been arrested and charged with assault with intent to murder.
Police say Jenkins and his father saw some juveniles standing near their mailbox at about 12:50 a.m. Jenkins, whose mailbox had been destroyedseveral times, went outside to tell them to leave.
Police say an argument ensued, and Jenkins and his father began chasing the juveniles. Jenkins followed one of them into a garage in the 9200 block of Fort Smallwood Road, where a fight broke out.
The boy pulled a pocket knife from his pocket and stabbed Jenkins, police said. The fatherwas able to detain the 14-year-old until police arrived.
The following break-ins have been reported to county police:
Unit block of Ivy Lane, July 8. Entry gained through front window.Items taken: purse. Total loss: $232.
Unit block of Country Club Drive, July 8. Entry gained through rear window. Items taken: purse. Total loss: $235.