12-year-old run over by busA 12-year-old Pasadena boy was...


September 25, 1992

12-year-old run over by bus

A 12-year-old Pasadena boy was run over by the rear tire of a school bus yesterday when he knelt down to pick up books that had fallen from his bag in front of Chesapeake Middle School.

Melvin Pfannenstein of the 7900 block Blue Anchor Court was listed in serious condition yesterday at Johns Hopkins Children's Center.

County police said he had gotten off the bus in front of the school in the 4000 block of Mountain Road at 8:05 a.m., when books fell from his backpack.

When Melvin bent down to pick them up, the driver, who did not see him, began pulling away.

Three charged in drug case

Three young men from the Washington area were arrested at an Annapolis car dealership Monday on drug charges after a city police officer began questioning them about a makeshift license plate on their car.

Annapolis police were called shortly after 1 p.m. by two residents who reported seeing a silver Pontiac LeMans weaving on West Street. An officer spotted the car at the Annapolis Honda dealership.

In searching the car, police found 8.8 grams of crack cocaine, with a street value of $80 to $100, police said.

The driver, identified by police as Jason Martin Higgins, 19, of Upper Marlboro, said he planned to buy a new car and pulled a wad of bills out of his glove compartment, police said. In doing so, he drew attention to the console, where the drugs were hidden, police said.

Mr. Higgins was charged with possessing drugs, driving an unregistered car and not reporting the stolen license plates, police said. Passengers Antoine X. Taylor, 20, of Washington, D.C., and a 17-year-old from the Washington suburbs were arrested on the same charges, police said.

Juvenile charged with assault

People strolling up Annapolis' Main Street were frightened Wednesday when a car cruised by with a BB gun pointed out the window, police said.

A manager of Fran O'Brien's Steak and Seafood House called the police after he noticed the youths driving slowly up the street aiming the gun at passers-by at about 6:30 p.m.

Police said they stopped the 1988 Nissan Sentra on West Street, just past Church Circle, and arrested a 17-year-old who had been waving the BB gun.

The youth was charged as a juvenile with assault and released in the custody of his parents, said Officer Dermott Hickey, a police spokesman. Two other youths in the car were not charged.

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