Woman, 25, Charged With Prostitution

Police beat

March 30, 1992

A 25-year-old Laurel woman was charged with prostitution after she allegedly propositioned a police detective Thursday night in a parkinglot.

County police said the woman approached the detective on Whiskey Bottom Road and got into his car with him. He said he drove her to the parking lot of the Drexel Park apartments off Red Clay Road, and she offered him sex for money.

Linda Carole Hose Gilbert was taken to Western District station to be charged.

SEVERN MAN ARRESTED ON DRUG CHARGES

A Severn man whopolice say was receiving drug shipments from California was charged with possession of marijuana after police searched his home Thursday night.

Investigators said they were acting on a tip that a Severn man was using an overnight mail service to receive the marijuana shipments.

After searching his apartment in the 500 block of Retreat Court, they confiscated a quarter-pound of marijuana and $1,062.

Troy Hammond, 30, also was charged with possession with intent to distribute marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

RESTAURANT OWNER BEATEN AND ROBBED

A co-owner of a Pasadena restaurant was robbedby two men armed with a handgun who beat him for a half-hour before setting his business on fire Friday night, county police said.

Vasilios E. Mantavinos, 48, own owns George's Restaurant in the 8400 block of Fort Smallwood Road, was treated and released from North Arundel Hospital Saturday morning.

He told police that the two men approached him about 11:30 p.m. as he was locking the two front doors of the restaurant. He said the two men forced their way into the business, robbed him at gunpoint and beat him on his head.

Police said themen threatened to kill Mantavinos, then spread a flammable liquid onthe floor and set the restaurant on fire. The one-alarm blaze also damaged Pick Your Flicks Video Store and the Gift and Card Shop, located next to the restaurant.

YOUTH, 13, CHARGED WITH CARRYING KNIFE

A 13-year-old student at Chesapeake Middle School was charged with carrying a deadly weapon after teachers caught him with a knife Wednesday.

The boy was showing the pocket knife to other students when a teacher saw him with it and reported it to the principal, the police report said.

The student told police that he was going to keep theknife in his locker.

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