Man charged in abduction of former girlfriend

May 19, 1994

A Brooklyn Park man has been charged in the abduction of former girlfriend at knifepoint early Tuesday, county police said.

Police said the man had waited for Victoria Ann Savaliski, 38, owner of J.J.'s Saloon, in the 1000 block of First Street in Glen Burnie, until she left around 2:30 a.m.

He approached, and at some point during the ensuing conversation, he grabbed her by the throat, pulled out a knife, pushed her into the passenger seat of her car and threatened to hurt her if she did not cooperate, police said.

He then drove to Brooklyn, where he got out of the car and walked away. Ms. Savaliski called police.

Ronald Wayne Broyles, 37, of the 5800 block of Ritchie Highway, was arrested at his home about 1:40 a.m. yesterday. In addition to kidnapping, he was charged with battery, harassment, stalking and using a deadly weapon.

Store employee charged with theft

County police arrested a Linthicum man Monday on charges that he stole $197 worth of merchandise from the D. E. Jones department store in the 7300 block of Baltimore-Annapolis Blvd.

John Franklin Roberts, 18, of the 100 block of Catalpa Road was charged with theft under $300. Police said he worked at the store.

POLICE LOG

* Riverside Park: Someone stole a lawn mower of undetermined value from the back porch of a house in the 100 block of W. Meadow Road Tuesday.

* Brooklyn Park :A shoplifter stole an undetermined amount of medicine from a Rite Aid in the 5200 block of Ritchie Highway Tuesday evening and escaped in a green Chevy Malibu.

* Sunnyfield: Someone stole a purse, a car phone and five rings from a car in the 500 block of Alden St. between 5 p.m. Sunday and 5:45 a.m. Monday.

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