Police, fire log

Police, fire log

December 18, 1991


A family of four was injured Monday in a collision between a car anda truck in Jessup, county police said.

The accident occurred shortly before 5 p.m. on Route 175 when a southbound car driven by James Lewis Barrett, 37, of Fort Meade, collided with a Giant Food truck turning from the north lane into Oceano Avenue.

Barrett and his wife, Lori Rene Barrett, 34, were flown to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, where they were listed in fair and stable condition yesterday.

Their two children, James, 10, and Paul, 6, also suffered injuries, police said. James was taken to University Hospital in Baltimore, and Paul was taken to Howard CountyGeneral Hospital.

Condition reports on the two boys were not available.

The driver of the truck, Robert Cleaveland, for whom policehad no age, was not injured, police said.

Police said the accident is still under investigation.


Two Montgomery County men were charged with burglarizing and ransacking a Laurel sporting goods shop Sunday after they set offthe building's alarm, county police said.

Jeffrey K. Rogers, 30, of Wheaton, and Donald Leroy Hite Jr., 33, of Rockville, were both charged with burglary and malicious destruction of property, police said.

The break-in occurred about 2 a.m. at the Rocky Gorge Pro Shop in the 8400 block of Old Columbia Road, after the front door was pried open, police said.

An officer responding to a burglar alarm thathad been tripped found that about $1,000 in cash was missing from the register, court records said.

A pickup truck, apparently being used by the burglars for a getaway vehicle, was parked in the lot and left behind when the prowlers left in haste after setting off the alarm, police said.

A police K-9 unit tracked the area, and a short time later,an officer on patrol spotted Hite walking nearby on U.S. 29.

Hite was carrying about $1,000 in cash that is believed to have been stolen from the pro shop, court records said.

Minutes later, Rogers was located walking on U.S. 29 near the Montgomery County line. He was arrested after officers noticed glass on his clothes that appeared to match that found in several glass doors that had been smashed at the pro shop, court records said.

Police traced the truck toa Wheaton man, who said he had just lent the vehicle to Rogers.

Both Hite and Rogers were being held at the Howard County Detention Center last night on $100,000 bond.


Other crimes reported to Howard County police:


8900 block Early April Way: Someone attempted to break into a home sometime before 4 p.m. Thursday by prying a metal door, but was unable to gain entrance.

10500 block Patuxent Ridge Way: A bag containing household items was reported stolen at 7:30 a.m. Thursday from a car parked in a garage.

7100 blockBrandywine Way: A television and a videocassette recorder were stolen sometime before 5:30 p.m. Sunday from a home entered after a windowwas pried.

9100 block Red Branch Road: Someone broke into the Pizza On Wheels store sometime before 8:30 a.m. Sunday by prying open the front door. Although the register was overturned, no money was taken, because the store does not leave money in the building overnight.

9300 block Snowden River Parkway: A videocassette recorder and a stereo were reported stolen at 11:44 p.m. Sunday from the Snowden Video store, which was entered after someone removed glass from the frontof the store.

10800 block Hickory Ridge Road: Someone threw a rock through a glass window of a High's store sometime before 5:30 a.m. Sunday. Apparently, no money was taken.

9500 block Kilimanjaro Road: Paint was thrown onto the exterior of Oakland Mills Middle School,and a door to the gym was set on fire by vandals sometime before 5:30 a.m. Sunday. A home in the area was also broken into around the same time.

6100 block Cedar Wood Drive: A television and a videocassette recorder were reported stolen at 4:30 p.m. Friday from a home entered when someone pried open a window.

6100 block Stem Winder Court: A television, a camcorder, jewelry, and a phone were reported stolen at 9:30 p.m. from a home entered after someone pried open a window.

6700 block Sewell's Orchard Drive: A purse, Christmas gifts, andbeer were stolen sometime before 9:50 a.m. Saturday from a home entered through an unlocked garage door.

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