D.C. man, 27, charged with kidnapping

March 02, 1994

A 27-year-old Washington, D.C., man was charged with kidnapping and theft after police stopped a car in Severn Monday night, county police reported.

An officer sitting in his patrol car at the Pioneer Food Mart on Pioneer Drive saw a motorist slam on his brakes and nearly cause an accident at 10:43 p.m. The officer followed the car to Stillmeadow Drive and stopped the driver.

A 13-year-old boy who was in the car told police that the driver had kidnapped him from the corner of Pennsylvania Avenue and 25th Street in Washington on Friday and that he had not been able to escape, police spokeswoman Faye Scheibe said.

The officer learned that the car had been reported stolen Friday in Washington and that the man behind the wheel was wanted on warrants for theft in Howard and Montgomery counties.

The boy, whom police refused to identify, was released to his parents, Ms. Scheibe said.

The suspect, Donald Ellis of the 2900 block of Nelson Place, was being held in the county jail yesterday.

Janet Greenip files for District 33 race

Janet Greenip of Crofton, a conservative who says she wants to keep taxes down and keep convicted criminals imprisoned for their full sentences, filed yesterday as a Republican candidate in District 33 for the House of Delegates.

Mrs. Greenip, 46, also said she would fight to introduce elected school boards.

She is a past president of the Maryland Federation of Republican Women and a member of the board of Helping Hand Inc., an organization that serves the needy in Anne Arundel County. She has never held public office.

Democrat Alvin Tilghman of Severn and Republican Ingvard Bach of Severna Park also have filed for the District 33 seat.


* Odenton: A gunman robbed a fast-food restaurant at 8:30 p.m. Monday. The man walked into the Wendy's restaurant in the 1600 block of Annapolis Road, began to place an order, then took out a handgun. He reached over the counter, grabbed money out of the cash register and ran from the restaurant.

* Odenton: A 33-year-old man thwarted a robbery when he sprayed Mace in a gunman's face outside the post office on Annapolis Road at 7:36 p.m. Monday. Michael Conway Boyd told police he was using the pay phone when a man walked up to him and asked when he would be finished. The man returned later, took out a semiautomatic handgun and demanded money. Mr. Boyd

then sprayed the gunman with Mace.

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