High beams spur chase driver flees

August 04, 1994

A car chase through Severn yesterday morning ended when the man police were pursuing jumped out of his car and ran off, police said.

Officer Daniel Sereboff began the pursuit shortly before 12:30 a.m. when a car going in the opposite direction passed him on Pioneer Drive. Because the driver didn't turn off his high beam lights, Officer Sereboff made a U-turn to pursue him.

The officer put on his emergency lights as the car turned onto Deerfield Road, police said. The driver went down Deerfield Road to Timberlake Court, made a left turn and got out. Officer Sereboff said the man appeared to be holding a small, black handgun in his left hand.

After a brief foot chase, the man scaled a fence between Timberlake Court and Deerfield Drive and disappeared, police said. K-9 units tried to track him, but could not find him.

Inside the car, Officer Sereboff found auto repair slips made out to a man who lives in the 1300 block of Hallock Drive.

The man told officers he had lent the car to a man named "Todd," but gave them no further information after he learned the car had been towed, police said.

Drug charges follow shooting complaint

A county police officer investigating a shooting on Queenstown Road Monday night arrested a Severn man on drug charges, officials said.

Officer William Daughters went to a home in the 600 block of Queenstown Road shortly after 8 p.m. to check on a complaint that someone was shooting and that several men were drinking outside the house, police said. When Officer Daughters arrived, he ordered all the men to lie on the ground because he didn't have a description of the person who had been shooting, police said.

One of the men walked behind a truck parked in the home's front yard, dropped a black hip pack and kicked it under the truck, police said. Officer Daughters retrieved the hip pack and and found a clear plastic bag of cocaine, a digital scale and four empty plastic bags inside, police said.

Antione Nicholson, 31, of the 7800 block of Chalice Road was charged with possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, possession of cocaine, and possession of a device used for the sale of narcotics, police said.

He was released Tuesday on $10,000 bond.

Audio equipment stolen from cars

Thieves broke into several cars in the 600 block of Ransom Court in Odenton Tuesday morning and stole stereo equipment from at least one vehicle, county police said.

About 2:50 a.m., a resident came out of his house and saw a young man inside his 1993 Mitsubishi van and two others standing outside the van. All three ran away, and nothing was reported missing, police said.

The thieves had also unlocked the driver's door of a 1986 Toyota and ransacked the glove compartment. The owner reported nothing missing, police said.

Rear speakers believed to have been taken from a 1983 Mazda were found not far away, police said. A stereo and compact disc player were taken from a 1979 Oldsmobile. Those items have not been recovered, police said.

Harman Elementary damaged by vandals

Vandals broke into Harman Elementary School over the weekend and did an estimated $3,000 worth of damage, police said.

The break-in occurred between 4 p.m. Friday and 7 a.m. Monday. The culprits broke the library window, reached inside and unlocked the door, police said. It was not known if anything was taken.

The custodian who reported the break-in told police the alarm system was off because of renovation work at the school.

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