West Columbia

April 07, 1993

Report of carjacking try was false, police say

A woman who claimed to be a victim of an attempted carjacking at the Columbia Mall last month has admitted filing a false report, county police said.

The woman, a 31-year-old Glen Burnie resident, had reported that a man approached her Honda as it slowed to a stop near the mall about 1 a.m. March 27. She said the man pulled her from the car, but she struck him in the groin with her knee and fled to the restaurant she had just left. Although she told police she had left the car running, the car was not stolen.

Police said during an investigation the woman admitted she made a false report.

No charges have been filed.

Police seek leads on missing teen

County police are continuing their search for leads in the disappearance of Shirley Mohr, who was reported missing last April 11 from her family's home in the 10900 block of Millbank Row, Harper's Choice.

Police do not suspect foul play. Miss Mohr, who was 16 at the time, is believed to have gone to Florida with a boyfriend, Barry Matthew George, 25, whose last known address was in the 10300 block of College Square in Hickory Ridge.

Mr. George is wanted for violating his probation on a burglary charge, police said. Because he has family in Florida and was once stationed there in the Navy, police believe they may have gone to Florida.

Miss Mohr has not phoned her family since her disappearance, but police said she called one friend last May to say that she and Mr. George had found an apartment and were happy, police said. She didn't reveal her location.

"This is the longest-running voluntary missing children's case I've worked on since I came here" two and a half years ago, said PFC Charles Gable, who investigates missing children for the county police department. "It's upsetting to me because [her mother] is very concerned, and so is her father and her younger sister."

Anyone with information is asked to call the police youth services section at 313-6140.

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