Bel Air Man Fired Rifle Into Crowd, Police Say

Police beat

October 27, 1991

Mark P. Morin, 24, of Bel Air has been charged with attempted murderfor allegedly firing gunshots into a crowd of about 10 people standing on a Havre de Grace street on Oct. 14.

A Havre de Grace man, whom police said was arguing with Morin before the shooting, was injured when a bullet grazed his hand as he ducked for cover, Harford District Court records say. He refused hospital treatment.

In addition to attempted murder, Morin was charged by city policewith assault with intent to murder and three counts of reckless endangerment, court records say.

Police said they responded to the 100block of Stansbury Court at about 10 p.m. Oct 14 after a resident reported that a man was firing a rifle.

In their investigation, police found that following the argument, Morin sped away in his car, court records say. Police charge that he returned to the scene and beganfiring a rifle at a crowd.

Morin is being held in the county Detention Center without bond. A District Court trial has been scheduled Nov. 15. If convicted of attempted murder, Morin faces a life in prison.


An Edgewood man has been indicted by a county grand jury on charges he fondled three boyson a soccer team he coached over the last two years, Harford CircuitCourt records say.

Jesse C. Harris, 38, Harris was indicted Oct. 16 on two counts of second-degree sexual offense and three counts each of child abuse, third-degree sexual offense, assault, assault and battery, records say.

Harris allegedly fondled the boys -- ages 3, 6 and 8 -- at his home in the Harford Square neighborhood during the last two summers, records say.

Harris is being held in the detention center on $250,000 bond. A trial date has not been scheduled. If convicted, he faces 150 years in prison.

County police agencies said last week they investigated the following incidents:


2100 block Park Beach Drive: A stereo, worth $320, was stolen from acar Oct. 17, the Sheriff's Office said.


Unit block Torey Lane: Tools, a tool box and radar detector, worth $960, were stolen from a vehicle Oct. 15, the sheriff's office said.

Bel Air

1400 block Muirfield Court: Stereo equipment, worth $920, was stolen from a house Oct. 15, the sheriff's office said.


500 block Crownwood Court: A television, ring and coin collection, worth $1,200, were stolen from a house Oct. 3, the sheriff's office said.

2300 block Pulaski Highway: Wheels, tires and a lock, worth $1,015, were stolen from a garage on Oct. 17, the sheriff's office said.


2100 block Belair Road: A 1989 Oldsmobile worth $12,350 wasstolen from Budget Auto Sales Center on Oct. 12, the sheriff's office said.

Havre de Grace

100 block Wilson Street: Fishing equipment and tools, worth $1,050, were stolen from a pickup between Oct. 18and 20, city police said.

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