Glen Burnie

November 23, 1992

Woman robbed on mall parking lot in Glen Burnie

A Baltimore woman was robbed Saturday night in the parking lot of the Glen Burnie Mall, county police said.

Bridgette Edwards, 28, had just opened her car door about 5:30 p.m. when a man approached her from behind, placed a silver automatic handgun in the small of her back and demanded money.

Ms. Edwards gave the man about $200, and he fled on foot south on Ritchie Highway, police said.

The man, who was last seen wearing white tennis shoes, acid-washed jeans and a blue jacket, was described as a black male about 5 feet 11 inches tall, 175 pounds and of medium build.

Restaurant employee injured by co-worker

An 18-year-old employee of the Chuck E. Cheese's restaurant in Glen Burnie was injured Saturday during an argument county police have characterized as a racial incident.

Police said Eric Mehok of the 6400 block of Wilben Road in Linthicum received a cut on his right thumb after he and another employee, a juvenile, began arguing over an alleged racial slur.

Mr. Mehok and the juvenile were working in the kitchen about 9:53 a.m. when the juvenile made a comment about how hot it was, police said, and Mr. Mehok responded, "You know how black absorbs the heat," police said.

The juvenile became angry, cornered Mr. Mehok, grabbed a knife, and said, "I should cut you," police said. The juvenile swung the knife down and cut Mr. Mehok on his right thumb, police said.

Mr. Mehok was taken to North Arundel Hospital, where he was treated and released. The youth was charged as a juvenile with )) assault with intent to maim.

Sign company allowed to alter storefront

Sign-A-Rama, in a strip shopping center on Ritchie Highway, won permission Thursday from the Glen Burnie Urban Renewal Advisory Committee to put the word "signs" in 2-foot-tall letters on its awnings.

The dark blue awnings, one on Delaware Avenue and one on Ritchie Highway, would be similar to others in the shopping center.

Signs and store appearances within the urban renewal district must be approved by the committee and follow urban renewal guidelines.

Mobil, Shell stations held up by armed men

Two gas stations a few miles apart on Crain Highway were FTC held up Friday night within a half hour, both by men wearing masks.

About 10:45 p.m., a man wearing panty hose over his face and wielding a large caliber handgun walked into a Mobil station in the 7900 block of Crain Highway and put a bottled soft drink and a hot sandwich on the counter.

As the clerk rang up the sale, the suspect announced the holdup, flashed the gun and demanded money. Before he fled he warned the clerk and a witness not to follow him.

He escaped with an undetermined amount of money.

A half hour later, a man wearing a red-and-white bandanna over his face walked into the Shell station in the 500 block of Crain Highway, pointed a chrome revolver at the 78-year-old clerk and placed a bag on the counter.

The clerk put $235 in the bag and the man ran out of the store, heading south.

Students honored for academic excellence

Several students at Glen Burnie Senior High were honored recently for their achievements in scholastics and the arts.

Paul Roth, a senior, is a semifinalist in the National Merit Scholarship program. He accomplished that by scoring in the 95th percentile on the Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test taken last fall by more than 1 million students nationwide.

Paul also is a finalist in the Maryland Distinguished Scholarship program.

Each year, students who complete their junior year with a 3.7 grade point average or higher compete in the program.

This year six students were recognized by the state scholarship administration: Paul Roth, finalist; Sulynn Amrhein, semifinalist; and Julie Ferrara, Robin Kloster, Tracey Vermette, and Beth Weidenhoft, honorable mention.

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