Glen Burnie Man Surrenders To Police

Police beat

November 01, 1991

A Glen Burnie man charged with trying to kill his co-worker's fatherTuesday turned himself in to police Wednesday.

Bernard Albert Wills, 31, of the 7800 block of Baltimore-Annapolis Boulevard, also was charged with two armed robberies police say were committed last week.

Wills was charged with attempted murder, two counts of armed robbery and robbing the house in which the stabbing took place.

The victim, Joe Wagner, 44, of the 100 block of Herbert Court in the Sun Valley section of Glen Burnie, was listed in critical but stable condition yesterday at Maryland Shock Trauma Center. He was stabbed repeatedly in the chest and once in the neck.

Sgt. Mark Howes, head of the homicide unit, said police looking for Wills contacted the man's former wife, who, along with Det. Donald Huff, persuaded Wills to turn himself in.

Howes said the suspect, who works with Wagner's son, Carey, at Browning-Ferris Industries, came to the house at 11:42 a.m. and told Wagner his son owed him money.

Wagner told Wills, "I don't want to hear about it," and ordered him out of his house, Howes said. An altercation ensued and Wagner was stabbed with a butcher knife as he ran out of his back door and collapsed in his front yard.

Wills also was charged with robbing a Rite-Aid pharmacy on Oct. 21. According to charging documents, Willis allegedly jumped on the counter and removed money from the cash register.

Court documents charge that Wills held up a Subway Sandwich shop two days later, ordering a soda and then jumping the counter and threatening a clerk with a kitchen knife, before escaping with $200.


Four people were arrested Tuesday night and charged with possessing fireworks and other explosive devices in Patuxent Parknear Crofton.

Police said they saw the fireworks in the glove compartment of a car after stopping the car in which the four were riding in the park at 11:41 p.m., after closing hours.

The officer obtained consent to search the car and found two homemade explosive devices in asports bag on the front floor of the car, police said.

The devices were two large baby food jars half-filled with gun powder and wrapped in duct tape.

A length of green primer fuse was sticking from the top of both jars.

County and state fire marshals responded to the scene and took the explosives. One of the men also had a switchblade knife, police said.

Patrick Lee South, 20, of the 5000 block ofIroquois Street in College Park, was charged with possessing a destructive explosive device, possession of fireworks and possession of a deadly weapon.

Three Laurel residents were each charged with possessing a destructive explosive device and possession of fireworks: Sunil Jayanna, 20, of the 400 block of F. Marshal Court; Dean Matthew Crossman, 19, of the 11200 block of Basswood Terrace; and Jeffrey Bay McGraw, 19, of the 12000 block of Aspenwood Lane.


Two people were seriously injured Wednesday night when a Jeep Cherokee traveling south on Ritchie Highway in Davidsonville went out of control and hit an oncoming car.

Police said the 1989 Jeep Cherokee, driven by David Oliver, 40, of the 400 block ofQueenstown Road in Severn, went out of control just north of Brick Church Road.

John Joseph Bulat, 30, of the 900 block Berwick Drive,Annapolis, tried unsuccessfully to swerve his Pontiac 6000 out of the way.

Police said the Pontiac hit the Jeep in the front passengerdoor, forcing it into a guardrail.

Bulat and Oliver were listed in critical condition yesterday at Maryland Shock Trauma Center.

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