Glen Burnie man held on rape chargesMILLERSVILLE -- An...

MARYLAND/REGIONAL BRIEFS

February 22, 1993|By From Staff Reports

ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY MILLERSVILLE — Glen Burnie man held on rape charges

MILLERSVILLE -- An 18-year-old man charged with breaking into a Glen Burnie apartment and threatening a pregnant woman with a meat cleaver before raping her was being held yesterday in the county detention center without bail.

Police charged Dennis Jeffrey Hood, of the first block of Phyllis Drive in Glen Burnie, with first-degree rape, robbery with a deadly weapon and breaking into the woman's apartment with intent to commit a felony.

Mr. Hood was arrested Saturday afternoon after a witness picked him out of a photographic lineup and identified him as the man he saw dumping the contents of a purse into a trash bin in the 400 block of Hidden Brook Drive Tuesday afternoon, shortly after the rape was reported.

Mr. Hood is scheduled to appear before a District Court judge today.

Double slaying, fire stump police officers

BALTIMORE CITY

BALTIMORE

BALTIMORE -- City police identified the victims yesterday but had no suspect in a double slaying in a downtown apartment building, where the killer may have attempted to set a fire to cover up the crime.

The victims -- both 19 years old -- were identified as Jessie Mears and Chynea Parker.

Mr. Mears lived in a third-floor apartment at 305 W. Monument St., where he and Ms. Parker, of the 4800 block of Hilldale Ave., were found slain Saturday night.

Agent Doug Price, a police spokesman, said a woman walking by saw smoke coming from the third floor about 7:30 p.m. and told a passing patrol officer who alerted the Fire Department. After the fire in a back bedroom was extinguished, police found the bodies.

Manchester man's CBs trigger a ruckus

CARROLL COUNTY

MANCHESTER

MANCHESTER -- Ken Fringer and his citizens band radios have triggered a fray that has neighbors complaining to the Town Council and local officials saying they can't do anything about it because he's operating legally.

Mr. Fringer says someone sabotaged his CB radio antenna two days after the Jan. 27 Town Council meeting, at which neighbors complained of interference with their televisions, phones, computers and lights.

"Someone's going to wind up getting hurt," Mr. Fringer said, after paying $175 to get his antenna fixed. "If they do it again, they'll get shot."

He put a filter on his home CB and gave filters to some neighbors, who say the devices are working.

Town officials had a cable television technician investigate the interference, but it was discovered that Mr. Fringer is operating legally. The Federal Communications Commission said it no longer probes CB complaints.

Students suspended for carrying toy guns

WASHINGTON COUNTY

HAGERSTOWN

HAGERSTOWN -- Two South Hagerstown High School students have been suspended for bringing toy guns to school.

One boy apparently told another that he had a gun at school and the news filtered to Principal John Peckyno. The toy plastic handgun resembled a 9mm pistol and made a popping sound when the trigger was pulled.

James Lemmert, who directs support services for the Washington County school system, said the boy used it to play with friends after school. School officials found another boy with a toy gun and the two were suspended for several days.

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