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September 20, 1994

Man arrested in deliverymen attacks

County police arrested a Glen Burnie man on assault charges early Sunday after two pizza deliverymen said he jumped them when they tried to make a delivery to his former wife.

Donald Ray Berry, 42, who works for Vizzini's, and Christopher Macola, 20, an employee of Domino's pizza, were taking pizzas to a house in Country Club Estates shortly before 2:30 a.m.

Mr. Berry arrived first and the suspect greeted him with verbal abuse before punching him, police said. Mr. Macola arrived during the alleged attack and Mr. Berry called to him for help. The suspect attacked him, and both men ran to their cars, police said.

Ernest William Burck, 34, of the 7800 block of Leymar Road was charged with two counts of assault and battery in the incident, police said.

Shoplifter traced to woman's home

Northern District officers traced a man suspected of shoplifting two matrix printers Saturday afternoon to a woman who lives in the 800 block of W. Lexington St. in Baltimore, county police said yesterday.

The woman, however, told officers she didn't know the man's name and that she had given him a ride to Glen Burnie Mall. He went inside and came out with printers, then she dropped him off near her home.

Police said the man walked out of the Radio Shack in the 6700 block of Ritchie Highway shortly before 1 p.m. with the printers -- worth a total of $500 -- under his arms. A boy in the store saw the man and told the manager, who chased the suspect to the parking lot, police said.

The manager saw the man flee in a 1985 Ford Tempo. He got the license number of the car and gave it to investigating officers, who traced it to the woman on Lexington Street, police said.

Officers contacted the woman, who came to the Northern District station and gave a written statement, police said.

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