Body Washed Ashoreis Churchton Teen's

Police beat

August 20, 1991

Authorities have identified the youth whose body washed up on the beach in Churchton last week.

A crabber found the body of Donald Wayne Edwards Jr., 16, of the 1200 block of Fairfax Avenue in Franklin Manor Thursday. Police do not suspect foul play.

According to the medical examiner, Edwards' body had been in the water for one or two days. A cause of death has not been established,investigators said.


Two robbers made off with more than $52,000 worth of rings from an Annapolisjewelry store Saturday night.

County police said one of the robbers walked to the counter of Zales Jewelry store in Annapolis Mall at about 9 p.m. and asked to see a wedding band.

The clerk took the ring out of the case, showed it to him and put it back. The robber asked to see a second ring and when the clerk bent down to get it out ofthe case, the second robber walked up to the counter. He put his hands, which were wrapped in paper, up to her head and told her not to move, police said.

The clerk panicked and told another clerk the store was being robbed.

The two men took 39 rings out of the case and ran out of the store, police said.

Police described the robbers as black men in their early 20s, about 5 feet 9 inches tall and wearing dark sunglasses.


County police charged two people with possession of narcotics after traffic stops in Freetown Village over the weekend.

Patricia Ann Swinimer,29, of the 100 block of Hammarlee Road in Glen Burnie, was charged with possession of crack cocaine. Officers stopped the woman at 5:45 p.m. Saturday and also charged her with driving with a suspended license.

Also on Saturday, police charged Susan Ann Divers, 26, of the 500 block of Morningside Drive, with possession of cocaine and marijuana.

Officers stopped Divers at about 11:30 p.m. for driving with a broken taillight. Police said she gave officers permission to search her car and they found marijuana in the ashtray and a rock of crackcocaine on the ground near where she was standing.


County police arrested 31 people for alcohol violations during a party Friday night in Pasadena.

Police said at about 10:30 p.m., two officers saw two teen-age girls leave a liquor store with beer. They stopped the girls and were told the beer was fora party in the 1000 block of Trails End Road in Pasadena.

The officers went to the home and found the road blocked with cars and several under-age people walking around carrying cans and bottles of beer.

As the officers approached the house, police said, they could hear people shouting to "get rid of the beer." Police said officers weretold by Kristen Hilleary Gillis, 18, that she lived there and was incharge of the party. She told officers that her 23-year-old sister, Page A. Gillis, was also home.

Both girls were charged with keeping a disorderly house, police said. Police said the parents of the girls arrived home as officers were leaving and said they were aware of the party. No charges were filed against the parents, police said.

Police charged 19 juveniles with possession of alcohol.

Police charged 12 adults who were under 21 with possession of alcohol.


A 15-year-old Glen Burnie boy was charged with resisting arrest and telephone misuse after he called 911 several times Sunday, begging police to lock him up.

County police said they received five calls from a young boy who used profanity and said he wanted an officer to arrest him. He was calling from a pay phone on Camp Meade Road.

When an officer arrived, the boy told the officer, "Let's go, I'm the one who called."

He began using profanity again and told the officer he had consumed a 12-pack of beer.

He also was charged with assault and battery, police said. He wasreleased to his parents.


An Annapolis youth has been charged as an adult with assault with intent to murder in the Friday evening shooting of an 18-year-old man on Clay Street, police said.

Warren Chase, 17, of the 700 block of Newtowne Drive, was arrested Saturday in the shooting of Michael J. Somerville, an Annapolis 18-year-old who was treated at Anne Arundel Medical Center for a gunshot wound in his right hip.

Chase allegedly fired several shots from a small-caliber handgun during an argumentwith Somerville about 7 p.m. on Clay Street near Pleasant Street, police said.


Two bullets were firedthrough the bedroom windows of an Annapolis apartment Saturday night, police said.

Joyce L. Chase, of the 700 block of Newtowne Drive,told police she did not know who fired the shots or why, police said. Nobody was injured in the 11:20 p.m. shooting.

Officers found one of the two bullets and are investigating.


A 32-year-old man dressed as a woman was arrested Friday night after police said he allegedly offered an undercover detective "anything you want" for $20.

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