EAST BALTIMORE — Man is arrested after foot chase
A 23-year old man was arrested yesterday after allegedly pointing a gun at a police officer during a foot chase in East Baltimore.
Robert Moore, of the 2000 block of Cliftwood Avenue, was charged with assaulting a police officer and a handgun violation.
Officer Michael Johnson said that when he arrived at Washington and 20th streets about 5:45 p.m. to check out a report of a man with a gun, he saw the suspect run away. The officer said he chased the man, and "he kept turning around and pointing the gun at me."
Police said they did not know if the man tried to pull the trigger because the fully loaded Glock 19 semi-automatic pistol had jammed.
"I had visions of getting shot all over again," said Officer Johnson, noting that a drug dealer shot him in the leg two years ago.
The chase ended in an alley where the suspect "heaved the gun up on the roof, put his hands up and said, 'I ain't got no gun,'" Officer Johnson said.
Firefighters retrieved the weapon.
Dundalk man killed in single-car crash
A 25-year-old Dundalk man was killed about 2 a.m. yesterday when the 1990 Mitsubishi in which he was a passenger ran off the road and hit the guardrail on the Beltway just south of Belair Road.
David Edward Elbon of the 1700 block of Burnham Road was declared dead at the scene.
The driver, Diana Lynn Bauman, 27, of the 2800 block of Plainfield Avenue, also in Dundalk, was taken by ambulance to Franklin Square Hospital, where she was treated and released.
Police said the vehicle was traveling southbound at a high rate of speed when it drifted from the middle lane to the left lane, struck the guardrail and overturned.
18-year-old charged in stabbings at mall
An 18-year-old was in custody yesterday, charged with stabbing two other teen-agers in an argument over a mutual female friend, Baltimore County police said.
Dion Dixon, 19, of the 2700 block of Tivoly Avenue was stabbed in the left arm, while a 15-year-old boy, whose name was not divulged, was stabbed in the back. Both were released after treatment at Good Samaritan Hospital, police said.
The dispute and stabbings occurred about 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the Perring Parkway Shopping Center in the 2400 block of Cleanleigh Drive.
Charged with assault with intent to murder was John Ervin, 18, of the 3600 block of Latham Road in the Milford section of Baltimore County.
Two teens charged in robbery of store
Two teen-agers, 16 and 17 years old, were charged yesterday with the armed robbery of a convenience store in Harford County.
The teens were charged as adults with robbery with a deadly weapon and theft under $300. They were being held yesterday in lieu of $25,000 bail in the Harford County Detention Center.
The Harford County Sheriff's Department, which refused to release the youths' names, said a young man entered a 7-Eleven in the 3000 block of Abingdon Road about 2:25 a.m., placed two ice cream bars on the counter, put his hand underneath his jacket and demanded money.
Police said the clerk gave up an undisclosed amount of money and the youth walked out of the store and got into the passenger side of a white pickup truck.
About 15 minutes later, police pulled the truck over at the corner of Main Street and Broadway in Bel Air. Police said they found money taken from the store and a 7-inch knife while searching the youths and the truck.