Crain Highway Driver Killed As Car Hits Pole

Police beat

December 10, 1991

A 38-year-old Baltimore man was killed Sunday when his vehicle hit an electrical pole on the side of the road, county police said.

Darry Mervin Harrod, of the 5400 block of Dogwood Road, was driving north on Crain Highway about 11:15 a.m. when he apparently fell asleep atthe wheel, investigators said.

Police did not say what type of vehicle he was driving.

Harrodwas taken to North Arundel Hospital, where he was pronounced dead about noon.

2 YOUTHS CHARGED WITH SELLING COCAINE

Two youths were charged on juvenile citations with distribution of cocaine after policearrested them Saturday at a city hotel.

Officers were called to the Marriot Courtyard Hotel in the 2500 block of Riva Road as two youths were using the hotel's pay phones.

The youths told the officersthey were 16 and 17 years old. The officers asked them to empty their coat pockets, and the pair took out a lot of cash.

After seeing the cash, the officers searched the pair. One had a small bag of crack cocaine and the other had about 23 grams of crack, police said.

Police said they seized about $1,500 from the boys.

MAN AT SCHOOL CHARGED WITH INDECENT EXPOSURE

The vice principal of Glen Burnie Senior High School called police after students in a dance class reportedseeing a man masturbating in a classroom doorway Thursday.

Jerry Marks, the vice principal, kept the man in his office until police arrived soon after, about 12:30 p.m., county police said.

Horace Bernard McQuay, of the 200 block of Midland Avenue, was charged with indecent exposure and trespassing on school property.

CONVENIENCE STORE MANAGER IS ROBBED

A convenience store manager was robbed as he wasmaking a deposit Sunday outside a Lothian bank.

Detectives said the 40-year-old manager was making a deposit about 4:30 p.m. in the night drop of Farmer's National Bank, at the intersection of routes 4 and 408, when someone put a gun to his back.

The manager handed over the cash, and the robber ran away.

Police could give no description of the gunman.

GUNMAN TRIES TO ROB MAN AT A GAS STATION

Countypolice were looking yesterday for the man who tried to rob a 30-year-old Easton man outside an Annapolis gas station Friday night.

Police said the victim was talking on a pay phone at the Exxon station parking lot off Route 50 when the gunman walked up to him and stuck a gun in his stomach.

The victim told the robber that he did not have any money. The gunman searched his pockets. After finding nothing, he left.

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The following break-ins have been reported to countypolice:

Crofton:

1600 block of Fendall Court: Dec. 1, entry gained through window.

Edgewater:

100 block of Washington Drive: Dec. 4, entry gained through window. Unknown property taken.

200 block of Linda Avenue: Dec. 5, entry gained through window. Blank checks taken. Total loss: Unknown.

300 block of Ceder Grove Road: Nov.27, entry gained through door. Nothing taken.

Glen Burnie:

7800 block of Americana Circle: Dec. 7, entry gained through door. Jewelry taken. Total loss: $80.

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