Hitchhiker Reports Robbery In Car

Police beat

April 13, 1992

A Brooklyn Park man told police he was robbed Friday afternoon by two men who picked him up while he was hitchhiking, then drove him around Baltimore for 11 hours before he escaped.

Robert Gauss, 35, of the 200 block of West Edgevale Road, said two men riding in a burgundy Chevrolet Monte Carlo picked him up on Mountain Road near CatherineAvenue.

Gauss said that when they neared his home, one of the men climbedinto the back seat and took $96 from him. They drove around Baltimore until 2:15 a.m. Saturday, when, Gauss said, he escaped as his abductors when they stopped at a Signet Bank in Brooklyn.


A 29-year-old Baltimore man was hit on the head with a gun following an argument on a street in Brooklyn Park, police said.

David Sheckells, of the 3900 block of Pascal Ave., told police three men approached him on Brookwood Road near Southerly Road during his argument with another man. He said one of the men pointed a gun at him.

He said he tried to get the gun away from the man, but stopped when he heard what he thought were gunshots. He said he heard a clicking noise as if the trigger were being pulled, then he was then hit on the head.

Police could not find the suspects, but did recover a .357 Magnum handgun. Sheckells, who refused medical treatment,told police he knows one of the suspects by his nickname, "Tree."


Police were looking yesterday for a man who robbed a convenience store in Linthicum by pushing the clerk to the floor and taking money from the cash register.

Police say aman in his early 20s bought a pint of milk from the 39-year-old clerk about 9:45 p.m. Saturday at the High's store in the 400 block of South Camp Meade Road.

When the clerk opened the cash register, the man shoved the clerk, snatched $125 from the drawer and ran, police said. The clerk was not injured.


A Baltimore man was charged with drug possession Friday after police said they found PCP in his car during a routine traffic stop on anInterstate 97 exit ramp near Route 648 in Glen Burnie.

Police said they stopped Craig Anthony Eisenacher, 31, of the 4400 block of Scotia Road at about 11:15 p.m. to warn him that the 15-day inspection tags on his car were valid only to drive to and from an inspection station.

Officer Arthur J. Hatcher said he noticed "a very strong smell of phencyclidine" coming from the car. A search of the vehicle revealed a plastic bag with parsley flakes saturated with PCP, a vanillaextract bottle with about one ounce of liquid PCP and three grams ofmarijuana, police said.

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