Ellicott City/elkridge

January 26, 1993

Suspect held in robbery of gas station mini mart

A 21-year-old Ellicott City man has been charged in connection with a robbery at a Shell Mini Mart earlier this month on Baltimore National Pike, Howard County police said.

Joseph Jason Salinas, of the 3300 block of Chatham Road, was arrested Friday evening at his home, , police said.

At about 11:45 p.m. Jan. 9, a man walked into the store in the 9000 block of Baltimore National Pike, and produced a note demanding money, police said.

After getting an undisclosed amount of money, the man fled the store.

The next week, a witness to the mini mart robbery, spotted the suspect in the Hickory Ridge WaWa, and gave police the man's license plate number, police said.

POLICE

* Elkridge: 6800 block of Old Waterloo Road: Someone forced entry into a 1986 Ford Econoline van between 9:30 p.m. Jan. 19 and 8 a.m. Jan. 20, and stole power tools.

* 6300 block of Macaw Court: Two aluminum fenders valued at $238 were stolen from a yard about 10:30 a.m. Friday.

A man and a woman were seen leaving the yard in a small, late model pickup truck.

* Ellicott City: 4900 block of Dorsey Hall Drive: Four Dunlop tires valued at $825 were stolen from a 1991 Toyota Celica between 10 p.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. Friday. The car was left on blocks.

* 3100 block of Wheaton Way: Someone broke a headlight on a 1992 GEO Storm between 11 p.m. Wednesday and midnight, and then wrote profanity on the hood.

* 3100 block of Wheaton Way: Someone damaged a windshield on a 1988 Pontiac Firebird between 4 and 8 p.m. Jan. 17. The vandal may have used a BB gun.

* 2800 block of Evergreen Way: Someone broke out the driver's side window to a vehicle and stole a $250 Sony CD player, two speakers valued at $150, a $150 acoustic amplifier and three CD's valued at $45 between 8 p.m. Wednesday and 7:30 a.m. Thursday.

* 3300 block of Coventry Court Drive: Someone used a cherry bomb to destroy a mailbox between 1 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m. Sunday.

* 9300 block of Baltimore National Pike: A woman dining at Freebies Restaurant left her $80 black leather purse there about 6:30 p.m. Jan. 19. When she returned to the restaurant her purse was gone. Also missing was her $40 black and tan wallet and $5 in cash.

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