Boschert's son convicted of reckless endangerment

July 26, 1992|By John Rivera | John Rivera,Staff Writer

The 19-year-old son of County Councilman David G. Boschert was found guilty Friday in District Court of reckless endangerment and carrying a handgun.

The convictions stem from a Feb. 23 incident in which he fired six bullets into a Glen Burnie home.

Sentencing for Michael C. Boschert was postponed until after he returns from three months of basic training and occupational school with the Air National Guard at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas. District Judge Michael E. Loney granted him permission to leave the state for the training, which begins July 27 and lasts until early November.

The youth, who lives with his parents in the 1200 block of Bacon Ridge Road in Crownsville, faces a maximum of eight years in jail on the two convictions.

In court yesterday, David Boschert told the judge he hoped his son's stint in the military would bring about a change in his behavior. "He needs to get out, he needs to mature. He needs, as we call it in the Marine Corps, a mental attitude readjustment," the elder Mr. Boschert said.

The Boschert youth was convicted of shooting into the home of John Wehn Jr. in the 100 block of Saint James Drive. According to a statement of facts read by Assistant State's Attorney Lawrence J. Caporale, the teen-ager had fought at a party earlier with John Wehn III.

About 2:30 a.m., Boschert and two of his friends went to the Wehn home. John Wehn Jr. answered their knock at the door, and the youths asked to speak to his son. The elder Mr. Wehn said he was not there and began to close the door.

Boschert then fired six shots with a .22-caliber handgun through the bay window of the house. Four of the bullets traveled 26 feet though the living room wall and lodged in some cabinets in the kitchen.

Since the incident, Boschert has paid the Wehns $1,954 in restitution to cover damage to their home.

Boschert was also found guilty in two other cases yesterday, one of which involved malicious destruction of property on Jan. 18, when he threw eggs at two Crownsville houses. A mailbox at one of the houses was damaged.

In the other case, he was accused of shoplifting a $1 package of balloons from a Crownsville convenience store on May 28.

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