August 17, 1993

Man accused of speeding on creek was wanted by police

A Baltimore man whose personal watercraft sped out from under him as he allegedly tried to escape law officers was arrested in Rock Creek Sunday, Maryland Natural Resources Police reported.

Two NRP officers were responding to complaints of a man speeding on Rock Creek, where the speed limit is 6 knots, about 7 mph.

After twice giving the officers false names, the man identified himself as Roland J. Spinks of the 4000 block of Annapolis Road.

A background check showed Mr. Spinks was wanted by state, Baltimore City and Anne Arundel County police, as well as the Carroll County Sheriff's Office, on traffic violations, failures to appear in court and probation violations.

Mr. Spinks allegedly tried to get away on his boat, but the two officers grabbed him by his arms and life jacket.

The watercraft slipped out from under him before stopping automatically.

He then jumped into the water and tried swimming to shore, but the officers kept their boat between Mr. Spinks and land. He eventually gave himself up.

Mr. Spinks was taken to the Anne Arundel County Detention Center and charged with resisting arrest, operating a vessel while under the influence of alcohol, exceeding the posted speed limit and having an empty fire extinguisher aboard his vessel.

He was being held yesterday on $2,100 bond.


* Pasadena: Burglars stole $600 from Connell's Bar and Restaurant in the 4500 block of Mountain Road between 2:30 a.m. and 6 a.m. Saturday. County police said the burglars got into the restaurant through a window.

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