Man accused of biting girlfriend's noseA Prince George's...

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July 13, 1992

Man accused of biting girlfriend's nose

A Prince George's County man has been charged with biting part of his girlfriend's nose off during an argument Saturday morning.

Police said the couple and two others were traveling west on Route 258, near Route 4, in Lothian when an argument broke out about 1:30 a.m.

Authorities said the boyfriend, who was sitting in the back seat, grabbed his girlfriend, who was sitting in the front seat, and bit the tip of her nose off.

The driver of the car pulled over, and the boyfriend jumped out. Witnesses called police from a convenience store on Route 4. The boyfriend was arrested on Old Route 4 near Route 408.

John Eugene Smith, 31, of the 4600 block of Dowell Lane, in Suitland, was charged with battery and assault with intent to maim.

Elizabeth Ann Harrington, 20, of the 500 block of Dogwood Court, in LaPlata, Charles County, was listed in fair condition at Southern Maryland Hospital.

Glen Burnie man robbed at knifepoint

Two men, one armed with a knife, robbed a 25-year-old Glen Burnie man of $162 Saturday morning as he walked down Mountain Road.

Police said Kenneth Robert Martin, 25, of the 8000 block of Budding Branch Road, was walking near Route 10 about 4 a.m. when someone shoved him to the ground, held the knife to his back, and demaned money.

After getting the $162, the suspects ran toward Jumpers Hole Road and Route 100.

Two passengers rob cabbie at gunpoint

An Anne Arundel taxicab driver was robbed at gunpoint Saturday night by two passengers he picked up in Glen Burnie, police said.

Dennis A. Alther, a 50-year-old driver with the Pasadena-based B & R cab company, told police he was waved down at 9:50 p.m. by two men at Quarterfield Road and Westphalia Road.

The men directed the driver to a parking lot off Nolpark Court, pointed a gun at him and ordered him to hand over his money, police said.

After Mr. Alther gave the robbers the cash in his cab and his wallet, he was ordered to walk toward Crain Highway without looking back. One of the men threatened to "blow his head off" if he turned around, police said.

Police described one robber as a white man, 20 to 22 years old, 5 feet 11 inches tall, weighing 180 pounds, with shoulder-length straight blond hair, a white T-shirt and blue jeans. The other was described as a black man, also 20 to 22 years old, stocky, 5 feet 9 inches tall, with close-cropped hair and wearing a dark blue or black short-sleeved shirt. He was carrying the revolver, police said.

Cyclist seriously hurt when struck by car

A motorcyclist was seriously injured Saturday evening when he was hit by a car and thrown more than 30 feet, police said.

Stephen M. Parks, 40, of Brandywine in Prince George's County, was struck by a car at Old Southern Maryland Boulevard, near Route 4, Anne Arundel County police said. He was flown by MedEvac helicopter to the shock trauma unit at Prince George's County Hospital, police said.

Police said he was riding his motorcycle south on Old Southern Maryland Boulevard shortly after 5 p.m. when a car failed to come to a stop at the bottom of the exit ramp off Route 4.

The driver of the car, John E. Bazyk Jr., 28, of Manassas, Va., was not injured in the accident. He was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol after police tested his blood-alcohol level, police said.

Mr. Parks suffered head injuries when he was thrown off his motorcycle, police said. He was not wearing a helmet, police said.

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