9-year-old Injured In Driveway Accident

Police beat

February 03, 1992

A 9-year-old Prince George's County boy was listed in good conditionyesterday at Children's National Medical Center after he was pinned Saturday between a van and a truck in a driveway of a friend's house in Tracy's Landing.

Vernon Dean Edmonds of Upper Marlboro was visiting a house in the 300 block Bay Front Road when the accident happened at about 11:10 a.m.

Police said it appears that Vernon was playing in a 1978 AMC StepVan that was parked on an incline in the driveway when he accidentally knocked the van out of gear.

The boy then jumped out of the vanand tried to stop it from rolling down the driveway, only to become pinned between the van and a 1989 Toyota pick-up truck, police said.

Vernon was flown to Washington Hospital Center for a possible headinjury. No charges were filed.


A 32-year-old Arnold man was charged Saturday morning with breaking into a Ferndale home, resisting arrest and possession of PCP.

Police said they were called to the home in the 300 block North Broadview Boulevard at about 4:20 a.m. by a woman who reported a man was breaking in.

The woman told police she knew the man, who had run away before police arrived. A short time later, police saw a man walking behind the woman's home and gave chase.

Police said the man struggled, striking Officer Gerry Jones in the head with his fist.

Guy D. Allenbaugh of the 1400 block Gilbert Road was charged with breaking and entering, trespassing, battery and resisting arrest.


A man with a large-caliber handgunheld up a clerk at the Laurel East Motel Friday night, getting away with an undisclosed amount of money.

Police said the man entered the motel, located on Route 198, at about 7:52 p.m. and demanded moneyfrom the register. He took the money and ran away in an unknown direction.

He is described as a black male, about 5 feet, 10 inches tall and weighing about 150 pounds. He was wearing a black baseball hatand a black, waist-length jacket with "Syracuse" written on the back.

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