Man armed with handgun robs Texaco gas station

December 29, 1993

A man armed with a handgun robbed a Glen Burnie gas station Monday evening, getting away with an undetermined amount of money, county police said.

The man walked into the Big Red Texaco Station in the 6600 block of Ritchie Highway about 6:30 p.m. and threatened a clerk with the gun, which was wrapped in a silk cloth, police said. Authorities quoted the robber as saying, "Just open the register, this is a stick-up."

Police said the clerk froze, and the armed man said, "Just open the register and you won't get hurt."

After the register was opened, police said the man reached over the counter and took money from the drawer. Police could provide no description of the suspect.

Glen Burnie couple hurt in plane crash

Glen Burnie lawyer John Demyan and his wife, Margaret, were injured Monday when their single-engine plane crashed into a grove of trees in rural Spartanburg County, S.C.

Mr. Demyan, 46, and Mrs. Demyan, 44, both of the 200 block of Third Ave. S.W., were treated at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center and were in good condition, hospital spokeswoman Ashley Laye said.

Mr. Demyan, the pilot, suffered facial lacerations and an ankle fracture and was admitted to the hospital overnight, Ms. Laye said. Mrs. Demyan was treated and released for minor injuries, Ms. Laye said.

Gene Sims, who lives near the scene of the crash, said he saw the plane go down and then spotted the glint of metal in the trees off Highway 11 as he was driving home yesterday. He said he and other passers-by stopped and found the wreckage of the Demyans' Piper Cherokee plane.

Mr. Demyan got out of the plane on his own, and rescue workers helped his wife out.

State names Webb to boat advisory group

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources recently announced new members and officers for the Boat Act Advisory Committee (BAAC).

Glen Burnie resident Frank Webb was appointed vice chairman of the committee.

Mr. Webb and the other 20 members of the committee will give advice on regulations that affect the operation of boats and equipment carried on boats.

The members are representatives of boating organizations anyacht clubs, and federal and state officials who have knowledge about boating.

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