Party's Host Charged With Shooting A Guest

Police beat

October 29, 1991

A 17-year-old Glen Burnie youth was critically wounded by a gunshot at a party early Sunday.

A juvenile, the host of a party in the 600 block of Binsted Road Saturday night, has been charged with assaultwith intent to murder.

Witnesses said the host quarreled with a guest earlier in the evening, and friends had broken up the fight.

The victim, Charles Martin Grierson, of the 100 block of St. James Drive, was part of a group who tried to return to the party later.

Witnesses told police the host brandished a .357-caliber Magnum handgun, fired a warning shot, then fired into the group, striking Grierson in the abdomen.

Grierson was listed in critical condition yesterday afternoon at North Arundel Hospital, spokesman Kevin Murnane said.


A Pasadena woman and a Glen Burnie man were beaten and robbed at gunpoint by a gang of five youths along the B & A Trailnear Jumpers Hole Road Saturday night, police said.

Brenda J. Schmidt, of the 300 block of Steadman Point Road, and Wallace Humphrey, of the 3700 block of 6th Street, were walking behind the Pasadena Crossroads shopping center at 9:10 p.m. when the group approached and asked for the time, police said.

One of the assailants punched Humphrey, drew a gun and demanded money. The gunman knocked Schmidt to theground and ordered the man to lie down -- after which he was held down, kicked and searched by the other four robbers.

About $110 was taken.

The B & A Trail Park is officially closed to the public after dark.


A handcuffed prisoner escaped after being arrested on crack possession charges in the Laurel area Thursday night.

A Western District officer had arrested the man, who identified himself to the officer as "Simms," after watching him drinking in his car behind Angelo's, at the intersection of Race Road and Route 175.

After spotting a makeshift crack pipe on the floor of the car, the officer handcuffed and arrested the man and placed him in his patrol car.

While the officer was searching the man's rental car and calling for a tow truck, the suspect sneaked away.

An extensive search of the area by police dogs, helicopters and county and state police turned up nothing.


A Glen Burnie hot dog stand was robbed at gunpoint Sunday afternoon.

Young's Sub Shop, in the Sears Shopping Center on Ritchie Highway, was robbed of about $200 by three men who drove up in a dark blue Geo compact car at 3:50 p.m. and asked for chili dogs, police said.

Stand owner Ji Hoon Kim described the gunman as a black male, about 6 feet tall, 30 years old and wearing a denim jacket.


An elderly Glen Burnie man was attacked and robbed in his home shortly after watching the end ofthe World Series on television early Sunday.

George Crouse Shryock, 75, of the Burwood Garden Apartments in the 6600 block of Shelley Road, told police that he was watching television in his ground-levelapartment at 12:30 a.m. when he heard someone trying to enter his home through a rear window.

Shryock, who tried to keep the assailantfrom entering, was punched three times in the face. After demanding money and saying he had a gun, the thief made off with $5 and a portable radio.

The attacker was described as a dark-skinned black male, 35 to 40 years old, 6 feet tall and 180 pounds. He was wearing black pants and a black jacket.

Shryock was treated at North Arundel Hospital and released.


A Wooten Motor Cars employee was robbed at gunpoint while trying to make a lunch-hour deposit in Glen Burnie yesterday.

Earl Vincent Ford, of the 300 block of Bridgeview Drive, was making a bank deposit forWooten at the Mercantile Bank at 6th Avenue and Ritchie Highway whenhe was approached by man with a small-caliber handgun.

Ford relinquished the deposits to the robber, who fled in a red Dodge Colt.

The robber, who was wearing dark sunglasses and matching black Russell brand sweat pants, was described to police as a 28-year-old, 5-foot-9 black male of medium build.

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