Glen Burnie teen falls from 2nd floor
A 17-year-old Glen Burnie youth tumbled from the balcony of a second-floor apartment Friday, fracturing an eye socket and breaking his wrist, county police said yesterday.
The youth, who had been carrying the driver's license of a New Jersey man, was identified as Donald A. Kern, of the 600 block of Charante Court.
Police said the youth was at a party in the 7800 block of Woodside Terrace about 1 a.m. Friday when he plunged to the ground. He was taken to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center, where he was listed in stable condition.
Western District detective Keith Williams said witnesses have given police conflicting accounts of the accident.
Police have not determined whether the youth fell, jumped, or was pushed.
Under-age drinkers flee police raid
Nearly three dozen juveniles jumped through doors, windows and off the roof of a house in Galesville late Thursday to escape Southern District officers who discovered them with tables "overflowing" with empty beer bottles and cans.
County police said they were called to Topside restaurant at about 10:30 p.m. by a juvenile who reported that she had been assaulted. When they arrived, the girl directed officers to the house in the 900 block of Galesville Road.
The arrival of police at the house resulted in a "mass exodus," police said.
Police wrote citations for 17 people for drinking under age; four of them were juveniles. Charges are pending against one adult, they said.
Raucous Annapolis 4th sends 7 to hospital
A series of fights broke out in Annapolis over the Fourth of July weekend, sending seven people to the hospital with stab wounds, cuts and gunshot injuries.
Annapolis police said the weekend violence was exacerbated by drinking and family disputes. But the holiday was quieter than last year's, when several police officers were assaulted while trying to break up fist fights.
One man, Oswald Gross Jr. of College Creek Terrace, was pTC seriously injured when another man slashed his throat with a kitchen knife during an argument Sunday, police said.
Richard P. Sorrell, 40, of Eastport Terrace, was charged with the stabbing at the Eastport Terrace recreation center, police said. Mr. Gross was admitted to Anne Arundel Medical Center for treatment of the 4-inch wound.
Six others were injured over the weekend in unrelated incidents that included:
* At 7 p.m. Friday, Annette Kickeral of the 1800 block of Copeland Drive received emergency medical treatment for a split upper gum, the result of a fight with her boyfriend, police said.
* At 12:30 a.m. Saturday, police found Sean L. Holland of Croll Drive sitting on a stoop in the 1800 block of Bowman Court bleeding from a gunshot wound to the right side of his head. He was treated at Anne Arundel Medical Center and released.
* At 1 a.m. Saturday, Sean Humphrey of Genesee Street was taken to the hospital for treatment of a stab wound to his left leg. He told police that the teen-age mother of his son had stabbed him with a steak knife in the 1600 block of O'Bery Court.
* At 4:30 a.m. Saturday, Deryk Dennis of the 1000 block of Madison Street was taken to Anne Arundel Medical Center for treatment of a stab wound in his back. He told police he was attacked while walking on Northwest Street.
Man, 37, charged with drug possession
Police charged a Severn man Thursday night with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute after a raid at his home in the 8400 block of Pioneer Drive. They identified the suspect as Thomas W. Wills, 37.
Officers serving search and seizure warrants at about 9 p.m. said they found 49 plastic bags containing marijuana, as well as packaging material.
Escapee at large; search continues
Police remained on the lookout yesterday for a South Baltimore man who walked away from a boot camp work detail at U.S. 50 and I-97 on Thursday.
Officers identified the escapee as Clinton Reagan, 24, who had three months left to serve on a term for assault with intent to murder. They said he was spotted in the Annapolis area several times, but was not captured.
3 teens arrested for break-in attempt
County police arrested three juveniles Saturday who allegedly tried to break into a storage trailer owned by Southdown Liquors on Solomons Island Road in Edgewater.
According to reports, police found the boys hiding in nearby woods after an alarm at the store sounded.
They said one of the boys was carrying a hacksaw used to cut a chain that locked the trailer.
Millersville store loses $200 to burglar
Someone who apparently was equipped with a key stole $200 in cash from Saddle Up Inc., in the 200 block of Najoles Road in Millersville.
Police said the overnight burglary on July 4 followed the pattern of several previous thefts.
The burglar uses keys and never ransacks the store, police said.
In this case, the thief broke a hole in a window to unlock a deadbolt because store managers had changed that lock earlier.
Elks Lodge loses over $500 in theft