Pellets, rocks hit cars troopers seek culprits Incidents on Beltway near Linthicum

July 01, 1992|By Peter Hermann | Peter Hermann,Staff Writer

State police are trying to find a group of youngsters believed to be responsible for shooting pellet guns and hurling rocks at cars on the Baltimore Beltway near Linthicum.

Two cars were struck Monday afternoon, with one driver reportedly being hit by a pellet on his arm. Last month, a driver reported that someone threw a rock at his car in the same location.

Trooper Michael Grant of the Glen Burnie barracks said he hopes media attention will get youngsters talking and lead to an arrest.

"The kids will run their mouths to friends," he said. "Hopefully, somebody will realize how danger ous this act is and give us a call."

Shortly after 12:30 p.m. Monday, James Douglas Gullion, 35, of Severn was driving a 1986 Mercedes cargo truck west on the Beltway near Camp Meade Road when his vent window was shattered and he felt a sharp pain on the right side of his chest, police said.

About the same time, Victor L. Ragin, 22, of Baltimore was driving a 1986 Ford dump truck east on the Beltway when he heard something hit the passenger door. Police said the pellet apparently shattered the top half of his side mirror.

Police said they believe the shots came from the south side of the Beltway.

On May 21, a man reported that three boys had thrown what he thought were rocks at his car, according to police. That incident occurred at 12:30 p.m. in the same location.

Trooper Grant urged anyone with information to call 761-5130.

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