Officer Avoids Vehicle But Crashes Into Tree

Police beat

January 07, 1992

A county police officer was injured Sunday after he swerved to avoidan oncoming car on Reece Road, smashing his patrol car into a tree.

Police said Officer Robert Creech, 22, of the Western District station, was driving east on Reece Road at about 3:30 a.m. -- on his wayto a call for a shooting in Glen Burnie -- when he saw a car coming in the opposite direction cross the center line.

Creech swerved to avoid the car and hit the tree, police said. The driver of the car did not stop.

Creech was taken to Maryland Shock Trauma Center by helicopter and later released, police said.


A Pasadena man was charged withpossession of PCP during a traffic stop Sunday in Glen Burnie, police said.

According to the police report, officers stopped a man at the intersection of Route 648 and Faywood Drive because his car did not have a front license plate.

The officers could smell burning PCP and searched the car. They found a partially burnt PCP cigarette and a small bag of the drug in the glove compartment.

Larry Benton Smith, 30, of the 700 block of 213th Street, was taken to Northern District station to be charged.


County police have charged two Prince George's County men with possession of PCP after a traffic stop near Annapolis early Friday morning.

Police said Officer Paul Roberts stopped the pair on Route 178 near Trout Road at about 3 a.m. for suspected drunken driving. Roberts charged the driver, Charles Richard Livingston, 35, of the 9600 block of Woodland Street in Seabrook, with driving under the influence of alcohol.

When Roberts asked the passenger in the car, James RichardSelke, 32, of the 8200 block of Quentin Street in New Carrollton, toget out of the car, a jar containing PCP fell from his lap, the police report said.

Roberts found an ice chest containing a small amount of PCP in the back of the car, police said.

The pair was also charged with manufacturing PCP and possession of paraphernalia.


Three people were injured Friday evening when they were hit by nails fired from a nail gun in separate incidents in the Glen Burnie area.

County police said the incidents all occurred between 7:50 p.m. and about 9 p.m.

An 84-year-old Glen Burnie woman told police that she was hit in the back with a nail as she was walking into the Masonic Temple on Crain Highway. She was treated and released from Harbor Hospital, police said.

A 16-year-old Brooklyn Park boy called police and said he was hit in thebuttocks as he was walking along Route 2 near Norman Road. A 36-year-old Brooklyn Park man was hit in the arm as he was walking on North Crain Highway.

None of the victims noticed anything unusual or sawtheir assailant before being shot, police said.

Police spokesman Officer V. Richard Molloy said although the shootings appear to be related, investigators do not know if more than one person is responsible.

Brooklyn Park:

100 block of Church Street: Jan. 2, entry gained through the door. Appliances taken. Total loss: $5,400.


1300 block of Defense Highway: Jan. 4, entry gained through the door.

Money taken. Total loss: Unknown.

900 block of AutumnValley Lane: Jan. 4, entry gained through the front door. Unknown property taken.

Glen Burnie:

6600 block of Ritchie Highway: Dec. 31, entry gained through the door. Checkbook taken. Total loss: Unknown.

400 block of Glen Mar Road: Jan. 2, entry gained through the bedroom window. Money and appliances taken. Total loss: $2,200.

300block of Klagg Court: Jan. 4, entry gained through the door. Nothingtaken.


600 block of Cleveland Road: Jan. 4, entry gained through the door. Tools taken. Total loss: $450.

700 block of Hawthorne Road: Jan. 4, entry gained through the door. Tools taken.Total loss: $400.

100 block of Kingbrook Road: Jan. 2, entry gained through the sliding glass door. Appliances taken. Total loss: $150.


500 block of Meadow Mist Way: Jan. 4, entry gained through the door. Unknown property taken.

600 block of Waugh ChapelRoad: Jan. 3, entry gained through the door. Office machines taken. Total loss: $2,500.


200 block of Hickory Point: Jan. 2, entry gained through the door. Unknown property taken.

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