Police Unsure Of Suspect's Fate In Rock Creek

September 05, 1991|By Kris Antonelli | Kris Antonelli,Staff writer

Police were unsure yesterday whether a Riviera Beach man who disappeared into Rock Creek on Tuesday night while trying to escape police had drowned or made it to shore.

Natural Resources police still were dredging the water yesterday afternoon for the body of Timothy Patrick Mahon, 28, of the 100 block of Dunlap Road.

Officers last saw Mahon bobbing in the water about 300 feet from shore, near a buoy marked with reflectors.

Officers were called tothe Dunlap Road area to pick up Mahon, who was wanted for violating his probation on a breaking-and-entering conviction and traffic violations.

When Mahon saw the officers approach him, police said, he took off running down Dunlap Road.

A police K-9 dog arrived and began to aid in the search. The dog spotted Mahon at the end of Main Avenue, which dead-ends at the creek.

As the dog and officer neared Mahon, he jumped into the water and began swimming, police said.

Baltimore police and officers from the Department of Natural Resources searched the water and the shoreline but could not find him.

Mahon's mother told police her son had not lived at home for at least three years. She said she would notify police if she saw him.

Police found a 1990 Chevrolet truck that Mahon was thought to have been driving parked at the end of Main Avenue.

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