Man Sought By Policein Attempted Murder

Police beat

October 31, 1991

A Glen Burnie man was charged yesterday with repeatedly stabbing a co-worker's father during a burglarly attempt Tuesday morning, a county detective said.

Police are still looking for Bernard Albert Will, 31, of the 7800 block of Baltimore-Annapolis Boulevard, who was last seen driving a small blue car with North Carolina license tags. Will is charged with attempted murder and robbery.

Joe Wagner, 44, of the 100 block Herbert Court in the Sun Valley community of Glen Burnie, was listed in critical but stable conditionyesterday at Maryland Shock Trauma Center. "It appears he is going to make it," said Sgt. Mark Howes, head of the county homicide unit.

Howes said police do not know how many times Wagner was stabbed. Hesaid Wagner suffered wounds to his upper chest and possibly his neckin the 11:42 a.m. attack.

He said it appears the attacker enteredWagner's home to steal money. While in the house, he confronted Wagner and an argument ensued. Howes said police do not know if Wagner was home when the man broke in or if he came home during the burglary.

Police said they are unsure if the man brought the butcher knife with him or if the weapon belonged to Wagner. Howes said a knife was found in Wagner's kitchen, but police do not know if it was the weaponused in the attack.

Wagner was repeatedly stabbed as he ran out his back door, around the house and collapsed in his front yard. Neighbors called police.

Howes said Will works with Wagner's son, Carey, at Browning-Ferris Industries. Carey was at work when the attack occurred.

Police said a search of Will's rented room on Baltimore-Annapolis Boulevard turned up nothing. Howes said Will was last seen anhour after the attack on Faywood Court in the Valley Brook Apartments in Glen Burnie, apparently attempting to see a friend.

Will is described as a white male, 6 feet tall and weighing 180 pounds. He hasbrown hair and a mustache. Anyone with information about Will's whereabouts should call county police at 911.


A 14-year-old Glen Burnie boy gave up his hat to a gunman,but refused to give up his coat when confronted at about 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the corner of Perthshire Path and Highlander Drive in Glen Burnie.

Police say a man in his early 20s took out a handgun, fired one round into the air. Then the man pointed the gun at the boy's head and said, "Give me your hat and coat."

The report says the manpointed the gun at the boy's stomach and foot before the victim finally said, "I'm not giving you the coat. I just got it."

The two argued for a few minutes and the man punched and kicked the boy before driving off in a white four-door car, possibly a Ford Thunderbird, police said.


A man held up a Severna Park clothing store Tuesday evening, then asked the clerkto show him a suit with a 33-inch waist.

A police report says theman walked into Smalls Formal Wear, in the 500 block of Ritchie Highway, and threatened a clerk with a snub-nose revolver. The man had the clerk open the cash register, took cash and then asked to see the suit.

Police said that while the man was looking at suits, another customer entered the store. The man put his weapon back into his pocket and followed the clerk to the front of the store.

"At one point, the suspect asked the clerk under his breath if he should take the customer's wallet," the police report says. "The clerk did not reply."

The man then left the store and walked north on Ritchie Highway toward the Donut Shack.


Two men abducted a cigarette vendor Tuesday afternoon in Pasadena, getting away with her delivery truck after leaving the woman on the side ofa road.

The incident started at 1:15 p.m., when the driver, KarenDixon, employed by Union Vending Co. of Glen Burnie, was making a delivery to Connel Bar on Bodkin Avenue and Mountain Road.

While in the parking lot, two men forced their way onto the truck, threatened Dixon with a handgun and stole the truck. Police said Dixon was forced out of the truck on Woods Road in Pasadena.

The truck, carrying an unknown number of cigarettes and a safe, has not been found. Also taken was a set of keys that can open any of the company's vending machines.


A man who threatened to hit a 7-Eleven clerk with a metal file got away with an undetermined amount of money Tuesday afternoon.

Police said the manwalked into the convenience store in the 7000 block of Ritchie Highway, Glen Burnie, at 11:30 p.m. and waited until a customer left.

Then the man threatened the clerk with a metal file and grabbed money from the cash register. He was last seen heading south on Crain Highway.


Two Annapolis men were arrested on drug charges Monday night in Freetown Village after police say they found a crack cocaine pipe.

A police report says a 1986Nissan pickup truck was stopped at 11:45 p.m. for a defective headlight.

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