Two injured after high-speed chaseAs police pursued a...

POLICE BEAT

September 14, 1992

Two injured after high-speed chase

As police pursued a stolen truck Saturday morning in Glen Burnie it crashed into several trees, sending the driver and a passenger to the hospital.

Dwayne Edward Wooters, 28, and Joseph Linwood Godsey, 31, both of unknown addresses, were listed in stable condition at the Maryland Shock Trauma Center.

County police said an officer saw a 1990 Nissan pickup truck speeding without its lights on as it traveled east on Marley Neck Boulevard about 2:40 a.m.

The officer stopped the truck near the intersection of Marley Neck Road, but the driver sped off when the officer got out of his cruiser.

Police chased the truck along Marley Neck Boulevard, but the officer stopped the chase about a half-mile before the intersection of Spencer Road because of excessive speeds.

Police said the truck went through the intersection, left the road and collided with several trees.

Police said the suspects had just stolen cigarettes from a nearby Eleven convenience store and the truck had been reported stolen in June.

The driver of the truck, Mr. Wooters, was charged with theft, fleeing and eluding, speeding and turning off car lights to avoid identification. Mr. Godsey was charged with theft.

3 drug arrests made during house search

Police executing a search warrant at a house in Glen Burnie suspected of being the site of drug dealings arrested three suspects Friday night, including two people who came to the house looking for drugs while the officers were there.

While police were searching the home in the 700 block of Seagrove Road, a man identifying himself as "Duane" called and ordered PCP. The man and his girlfriend were arrested when they arrived.

Police said they obtained the search warrant with the help of concerned neighbors. They raided the home shortly past 10 p.m. and said they found liquid PCP, marijuana and cocaine. They also confiscated $379.

Walter Christian Steffen, 25, who lives at the house, was charged with possession with intent to distribute PCP.

Police said they also arrested the man and his girlfriend who came to the house looking to make a purchase. Sandra Gay, 30, of the 1200 block of Whitman Drive, Glen Burnie, was charged with possession of marijuana and violating the open container law. Police said they seized her 1989 Chevy.

Her 28-year-old boyfriend from Baltimore also was arrested, but information on his charges were not available.

2 men arrested in alleged assault

Two county men were arrested Friday night after they allegedly assaulted a Glen Burnie man and attempted to take his watch.

County police have charged Michael Shawn Woods, 26, of the 500 block of St. Mary's Ave. in Gambrills, and Michael Francis Auberzinski, 31, of the 500 block of Bruce Ave. in Odenton, with assault with intent to rob Richard Cornell, 23.

Police said Mr. Cornell was walking in the 1200 block of Telegraph Road in Odenton about 10 p.m. Friday when he was approached by Mr. Woods and Mr. Auberzinski who asked him, "Where's the soap?"

Police were unclear what the question may have meant.

The two men then allegedly began hitting Mr. Cornell in his face and midsection.

Also, one of the men attempted to take Mr. Cornell's watch before fleeing on foot, police said.

A police officer picked up Mr. Cornell and went in search of the two men. Mr. Woods and Mr. Auberzinski were found walking in the 8200 block of Telegraph Road where they were arrested, police said.

Armed man attempts robbery

A man armed with a knife tried to rob a Glen Burnie teen-ager who was walking near his home Saturday morning.

Police said Henry Dean Schoo, 16, of the 200 block of Linden Lane, was walking to the Amoco gas station at Linden Lane and Route 648 about 12:40 a.m. when the suspect threatened him.

Police said the teen-ager grabbed the man's hand, and the assailant ran away. Police said an accomplice hiding behind a bush nearby also fled.

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