3 accused of recklessly shooting rifle

September 08, 1994

County police arrested three Baltimore residents Monday night and charged them with reckless endangerment for shooting a rifle in the direction of Route 10 near Ferndale, police said.

Officer Eric Gennett was on routine patrol at 8:30 p.m. when he heard several gunshots coming from an address in the 6700 block of Chesapeake Center Drive. He searched the area and found two men and a woman standing near a Ford Probe.

He asked them about the shooting and noticed a rifle in a camouflage case, police said.

Officer Gennett seized the Marlin .22-caliber rifle and asked who had been shooting. All three admitted firing the rifle, police said. About 30 rounds had been fired at bottles placed on a curb 20 yards from Route 10.

Those charged in the incident are Robert Vernon Geoghegan, 25, of the 4800 block of Pennington Ave., Richard Vernon Geoghegan, 27, of the 1600 block of Cypress St., and Penny Lee Marie Holtz, 32, of the 1100 block of Riverside Ave.

Police catch suspect in break-in attempt

Police caught one man who they say tried to break into a Brooklyn Park business Monday night, but could not capture two other suspects.

Officers William Bertram and Leroy Coking were checking businesses in the 4700 block of Belle Grove Road around 11:30 p.m. when a man spotted them and ran, police said. Officer Coking ran after the man, while Officer Bertram followed in the patrol car, police said.

At Belle Grove Road and 10th Avenue, two other men joined the first man. Officers Coking and Bertram caught the first suspect, but the other two got away, police said.

James Warren Lynch, 39, of the 3900 block of Brooklyn Ave. in Baltimore was charged with attempted burglary, attempted breaking and entering, being a rogue and vagabond, and malicious destruction of property, police said.

Officer Bertram went back to the crime scene and found a hammer, a bar and a bolt cutter. He saw several marks around the dead-bolt lock, but the lock had not been broken, police said.

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