Man Charged In Stabbing At Motel

Police Beat

September 01, 1991

John Charles Kahler, 24, of Abingdon was charged with attempted first-degree murder, and assault and battery in connection with the stabbing of a maid at the Lakeside Motel in Edgewood Thursday, police said.

He is being held in the Harford County Detention Center.

The victim was listed in stable condition at the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center last week after being stabbed in the stomach, the Harford County Sheriff's Office said.

The Sheriff's Officedid not identify the victim. Police said she was stabbed after a manshe identified as her ex-boyfriend forced her into the bathroom of an unoccupied room at the hotel.

Crimes police agencies said they investigated this week include:

ABERDEEN

1800 block Park Beach Drive: The Harford County Sheriff's Office investigated the theft Aug. 25of a fire extinguisher, depth finder, two-way radio and compass fromboats docked at the site. Estimated loss was $552.

ABINGDON

Continental Drive: Maryland State Police reported that an unknown person removed wiring around a fence and damaged a truck Aug. 17. Damage was estimated at $570.

BEL AIR

Baltimore Pike: The theft of a bike wasreported to Bel Air Police Aug. 19 by a man who had parked the bike in front of Pete's Cycles on U.S. 1 business. The value of the bike was $400.

200 block Idlewild Road: Bel Air Police investigated the Aug. 20 theft of items from a motor vehicle owned by a Havre de Graceman. An AM-FM cassette player, radar detector and speakers installedin the vehicle were taken. The items were valued at $400.

BELCAMP

4600 block Appliance Drive: Lacorte Electrical Construction Maintenance Co. reported a break-in Aug. 14 and theft of tools. A vehicle also was tampered with. Loss and damage was $1,373.99, the Harford County Sheriff's Office said.

EDGEWOOD

600 block Edgewood Road: A report of a break-in Aug. 25 at a home and the theft of a video cassette recorder. Loss and damage totaled $750, the Harford County Sheriff's Office said.

Charlestown Drive: Maryland State Police investigated on Aug. 19 a truck break-in, during which a radar detector, car telephone and stereo and speakers were taken. Loss was $880.

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