Adult-video business shows no signs of relocating

June 01, 1994

Yesterday was to have been the last day for Glen Burnie News and Video Center Inc., which sells adult videos, to occupy a building at Crain Highway and Wilson Boulevard. But by midafternoon Tuesday, the shop showed no signs of packing up its videos.

An Anne Arundel County Circuit Court judge in April ordered the building's owners, Wilou Associates, to force the business out because it did not meet the county's zoning ordinance for adult-oriented businesses. Wilou gave its tenant until the end of May to comply with law or leave.

"Our next step would be to start eviction proceedings," said Edwin Lechowicz, an attorney for Wilou.

A county zoning inspector who visited the store in January found that 3,143 of the store's 4,109 videos had sexually explicit titles, while more than two-thirds of the floor display space was devoted to adult materials.

The adult video store's attorney could not be reached yesterday, but had said in April that the store intended to fight the county's efforts to regulate its location.

432 flags stolen from cemetery

An elderly woman stole 432 American flags from the Glen Haven Cemetery on Ritchie Highway Sunday afternoon, county police said.

A witness who saw the woman taking the flags between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. called police and gave them her description and the tag number of the car she left in, police said. Charles Coyne of the American Legion told an officer investigating the theft that legion members had put the 432 flags on the graves earlier Sunday, police said.

Officers checked the tag number and got the name and address of a woman who lives in Glen Burnie. Investigators were sent to the house but no one was home, police said.

The total value of the flags was more than $300, police said.

Three arrested on drug charges

County police arrested two area men and a Pennsylvania man on drug charges Monday afternoon after receiving a tip that a car with Pennsylvania tags was headed toward Colonial Square Apartments with drugs.

Police said they recovered a .22 caliber handgun and two ounces of suspected crack cocaine, with an estimated street value of $6,000.

They charged all three men with possession of crack cocaine; possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine; transporting a handgun in a vehicle; and transporting a handgun while engaged in drug trafficking.

The three were identified as Derek Todd Shenski, 19, of Bensalem, Pa.; Jamie Lee Scott, 18, of the 700 block of Bestgate Road in Annapolis; and Michael Daniel Allaire, 21, of the 7700 block of Hancock Lane in Glen Burnie.

Four Northern District officers staked-out the neighborhood on Oakwood Road, waiting for the car with Pennsylvania. The officers spotted the car on Oakwood Road shortly after they set up surveillance and tailed the car until they stopped it at the end of Gloucester Drive, police said.

Masked man robs convenience store

A man wearing a ski mask used the threat of a weapon to rob a 7-Eleven store on Quarterfield Road of an undisclosed amount of cash Sunday morning, county police said.

The man came into the store shortly before 5 a.m. with his hand in a black knit hat as though he had a gun, the store clerk told police. He demanded money, which the clerk gave him. The suspect then fled in the direction of Old Stage Road, police said.


* Oakwood Manor: Someone broke the rear window of a truck parked in the 1200 block of Saunders Way Monday afternoon, causing $200 worth of damage.

* Glen Burnie: Someone stole $750 worth of lights Monday evening from a shed at the county Department of Public Works office in the 100 block of Dorsey Road.

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