Abingdon Man Charged With Child Abuse

Police beat

January 19, 1992

An Abingdon man has been charged with child abuse by the county Sheriff's Office, according to Harford District Court records.

James N. Goodson, 48, of the 300 block of Amy Drive in Abingdon, is scheduled for a Feb. 10 hearing on the charge, which was filed on Jan. 10.

Goodson is an assistant principal at Homestead-Wakefield Elementary School.

Details of the case were unavailable because District Judge John S. Landbeck Jr. sealed the case on Thursday, pending a hearing.

DeWayne D. a spokesman for the sheriff's office, said the case does not involve any students at the elementary school.


A shoe store and a service station in Abingdon were robbed Thursday, the sheriff's office said. Police do not think the robberies are related.

At 8:23 p.m., a man entered the Payless Shoe Store in the Festival at Bel Air shopping center, said hehad a gun and demanded money, police said.

The suspect is described as a black man with a mustache in his late 20s, about 6 feet 3 inches, police said. He was wearing a blue coat, blue jeans and black shoes.

In the other incident, a man accosted an attendant in the parking lot of Bearch's Exxon in the 2900 block of Emmorton Road at about 9:30 p.m. while another man took an undisclosed amount of money from a register, police said.

One suspect is described as a white manwith a stocky build, about 20 years old and about 5 feet 9 inches, police said. He was wearing a green hooded coat.

The other suspect is described as a white man with a mustache and a thin build, police said. He is about 20 years old and about 6 feet tall. He was wearing a green hooded coat, a tan scarf and gold wire-rim glasses.

To provide information on the robberies, call the sheriff's office on 838-6600.


Two Bel Air teens were injured when their car collided with an ambulance responding to an accident Wednesday.

Ryan Manear, 17, and his brother, Scott Manear, 15, both of the 1500 block of Brighton Lane, were treated for minor injuries at Fallston General Hospital and released, following the 5:15 p.m. crash, according to the Bel Air Volunteer Fire Company.

Edward Hopkins, a spokesman for the agency, said one of the company's ambulances was responding to an accident on Forge Hill Road when it collided with Manear's car in the 1000 block of Conowingo Road.

The ambulance crew, Brian Melani and Tom Crabb, both of Bel Air, were not injured, Hopkins said. State police at Benson investigated the crash and citations are pending.


Herbert L. Randolph Jr., 22, of Baltimore, was charged with possessionof cocaine and marijuana and possession with intent to distribute cocaine on Tuesday, Bel Air police said.

Randolph was charged after 90 grams of cocaine worth $9,000, one marijuana cigarette and $138 were found in his car, police said.

County police agencies reported the following:


600 block West Bel Air Avenue: A boat motor and boating accessories, worth $5,250, were stolen on Jan. 8, city police said.


2600 block Merrick Way: A 1989 Chevrolet Blazer worth $16,000 was stolen on Jan. 8, the county Sheriff's Office said.

Bel Air

2500 block Creswell Road: Tools and a water pump, worth $2,000, were stolen Jan. 3, the sheriff's office said.

1700 block Schucks Road: Two kerosene heaters, worth $450, were stolen from a house on Jan. 7, the sheriff's office said.

1500 block Belair Road: Wheels, worth $1,050, were stolen from several vehicles at the Jones Chrysler-Plymouth dealership on Jan. 6, state police at Benson said.


1200 block Independence Square: A $1,500 ring was stolen on Jan. 7, the sheriff's office said.


4000 block Conowingo Road: An unoccupied mobile home worth $5,000 wasstolen on Jan. 3, the sheriff's office said.


1700 block Crimson Tree Way: Appliances, televisions, jewelry, clothing and avideocassette recorder, worth $22,145, were stolen from a house on Jan. 8, the sheriff's office said.

1200 block Valley Leaf Court: A Suzuki four-wheeler worth $2,400 was stolen Jan. 3, the sheriff's office said.

800 block Williamsburg Court: A television and a video game, worth $400, were stolen from a house on Jan. 5, state police said.

Havre de Grace

Unit block Earlton Road: Chain saws and tools, worth $1,230, were stolen from a house on Jan. 2, the sheriff's office said.

4400 block Webster-Lapidum Road: A generator, out-board boat motor, hedge trimmer, tools and fishing equipment, worth $3,295,were stolen on Jan. 4, the sheriff's office said.


3700 block Norrisville Road: Auto parts worth $1,000 were stolen from a vehicle at Keene Dodge on Jan. 6, the sheriff's office said.


1200 block Plaza Circle: A Honda motorcycle worth $1,000 wasstolen on Jan. 5, the sheriff's office said.

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