Crofton * Odenton * Fort Meade * Gambrills

WEST COUNTY --

June 07, 1993

Military order to honor Fort Meade commander

The Military Order of the World Wars will honor the outgoing garrison commander of Fort Meade, Col. Kent D. Menser, with its highest award on June 19.

Colonel Menser, who is retiring at the end of the month, will receive the Military Gold Patrick Henry Award from the national organization that represents 20,000 people.

Handing out the award will be Capt. Wendell Philips, a retired Naval reserve officer who lives in Harwood and who will become the new general commander of the organization. That ceremony also will be held on June 19 at the Fort Meade Officer's Club.

Man attempts robbery with flower pot

A man tried to throw a flower pot through the rear french doors of a Gambrills tavern, then pointed a semiautomatic pistol DTC at three people inside in a failed robbery attempt early yesterday morning, police said.

The incident occurred about 2:10 a.m., just after the tavern closed, police said.

The man threw the flower pot at the glass doors, and when the doors didn't break, pointed the pistol through the glass at three people in the bar, police said. The people ran into another room and called police.

Police gave no description of the suspect and would not say whether he escaped on foot or in a vehicle.

POLICE LOG

* Crofton: Drugs and money were taken from a dentist's office in the 1600 block of Crofton Center Tuesday or Wednesday, police reported. The property was valued at $349.

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