Glen Burnie Man Charged In Truck Attack


April 09, 1992

A 32-year-old Glen Burnie man was charged with attempted first-degree murder after he allegedly tried to run over a teen-ager with his truck Tuesday night, county police said.

The boy's mother called police at 7:30 p.m. and said a man had called her house and threatened to kill her 17-year-old son, the police report said.

Officers reported that when they arrived at the 4900 block of Ritchie Highway, they saw a man in a Chevrolet Blazer attempting to run down the youth.

The driver drove off when he saw police, and the officers gave chase, catching the suspect at Old Riverside Road.

David Yutzy, 32, of the 100 block of Governors Court in Glen Burnie, also was charged with assault with intent to murder, county police said.

The teen-ager told the officers Yutzy had hit him with a metal pipe before trying to run him down, the police report said.


Two 18-year-olds and two 17-year-olds were charged with handgun violations after police found a gun in astolen van in Annapolis early yesterday morning.

An officer on patrol at 2 a.m. in the 2000 block of West St. saw four males sitting in a Dodge van. The four ducked when they saw the officer, police said.

The van had been reported stolen from a Rockville car dealership.

The officer searched the vehicle and found a loaded .25-caliber semiautomatic pistol on the floor of the van.

Errol Clifford Alderman, 17, of the 2300 block of Patten Bond Drive in Wheaton, Ahmad Kuumba Braxton, 17, of the 8400 block of 10th Ave. in Silver Spring, were charged as adults with handgun violations and theft, police said.

James L. Broadus, 18, of the 12000 block of Viers Mill Road in Rockville, and Curtis E. Spencer, 18, of the 500 block of Fresham Place in Washington, also were charged with handgun violations and theft.


A 17-year-old Brooklyn Park boy has been charged with attempted first-degree murder after he allegedly shot at another teen-ager during a dispute over a girl Sunday night, police said.

Jason Michael Wheeler, of the unit block of 13th Ave., was charged as an adult, police said.

He was ordered held without bail in the county detention center, court officials said.

The dispute began when Wheeler visited the girl's home earlier in the day and found the other youth there, the police report said. The girl reportedly told Wheeler she did not want to go out with him any more and wanted to date the other boy.

Police said Wheeler called the youth later that evening and asked to meet him. The boy agreed to meet Wheeler behind Brooklyn Park-Lindale Junior High School at 9:20 p.m.

The teen told police that as he started to get out of the car in the school parking lot, he saw Wheeler standing at the driver's door with a gun in his hand.

The police report said Wheeler pointed the gun at the teen, who turned away.

The gun fired, with the bullet missing the boy and shattering a window.

The youth said drove to Northern District police station and reported the incident.


A Severn man who reported his 27-year-old wife missing has been charged with killing her, county police reported.

Gregorio Algarin-Merced, 51, of the 1600 block of George Ave., was charged with murder and weapons violations. He was being held without bond yesterday in the Fauquier (Va.) County Detention Center, Anne Arundel police said.

A passer-by on Route 709, near Interstate 66, found the body of Martha Quinto alongside the road at 12:30p.m. April 1, police said. She had been killed by a shotgun blast.

County police said Algarin-Merced reported his wife missing at 10:30 a.m. April 2.

He told investigators he had last seen his wife at8:30 p.m. April 1, when he dropped her off at Metro Center in Washington, police said.

Investigators searched Algarin-Merced's home. No shotgun was found, but shells of the same type as those used in theslaying were found, said Sgt. Mark Howes of the Anne Arundel County Police homicide division.


A 27-year-old Annapolis woman told police she was attacked by a man who dragged her into a basement and raped her.

The woman told police she was sleeping on a couch at 3 a.m. Sunday when an unknown man grabbed her by the throat, pulled her downstairs into the basement and threw her on the ground. She told police the man hit her twice, then raped her.

The woman went to the YWCA's Women's Center on Duke of Gloucester Street for help the next day, police said.

She was treated fora bruised back and other injuries at Anne Arundel Medical Center.


A 28-year-old Prince George's County woman returning from Jamaica has been charged with smuggling cocaine into Maryland through Baltimore-Washington International Airport.

State police said customs agents, who suspected the woman was carrying drugs, searched her as she got off her Air Jamaica flight Saturday evening.

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