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NORTH COUNTY

October 07, 1992

Baltimore man charged in stabbing

A 25-year-old Baltimore man has been charged with first-degree murder in the fatal stabbing of a woman whose body was found last week in the woods of Patapsco State Park.

David Clarence Boser of the 200 block of S. Vincent St. was being held yesterday in Le Roy, a small town in upstate New York, after being arrested at a relative's home at 12:45 p.m. yesterday.

County police said Mr. Boser became a suspect in the case after investigators learned of a car accident that he had Sept. 23 at the intersection of Main Street and Furnace Avenue in Elkridge. The accident happened about two miles from where the body of Emma Jean Wantland, 29, was found Sept. 29.

Howard County police investigating the accident became suspicious of the large amount of blood found in Mr. Boser's station wagon and a stab wound on his arm. Police said Mr. Boser told them conflicting stories of how he got the wound, and investigators could not verify his stories.

Anne Arundel County homicide investigators learned of the car accident when they contacted Howard County police for help in identifying the woman's body, said Sgt. Dennis Bailey, head of the county police homicide squad.

Investigators seized evidence after they searched the Vincent Street address and Mr. Boser's car. They also found evidence that suggested Mr. Boser was at a relative's in Le Roy.

Linthicum drugstore robbed by 3 men

Three men, one armed with a gun, robbed Lindy's Pharmacy in Linthicum Monday afternoon.

County police said the robbers walked into the store in the 500 block of S. Camp Meade Road at 4:10 p.m. They ordered the clerk to lie on the floor behind the counter while they took money from the cash register.

Police said two of the robbers were black and one was white. They were believed to be in their late 20s.

POLICE LOG

* Ferndale: A burglar stole several guns over the weekend from a home in the first block of South Park Court, county police said.

* Brooklyn Park: A man who refused to hand over his gold necklace to a robber was stabbed in the arm and leg Monday.

Ramon Torres, 27, of the 100 block of Warwickshire Lane told police he was walking near the trash receptacle in front of his home at 2:03 p.m. when a man walked up and demanded his gold necklaces.

Mr. Torres could give no description of his assailant.

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