Boy, 16, charged after car collides with police cruiser

September 26, 1994

A 16-year-old Ellicott City boy was charged with failure to stop for a red light and other offenses after a car collided with a county police cruiser early Saturday, authorities said.

Police said the car was northbound on U.S. 29 near Route 216 when it collided with the patrol car driven by Officer William Perigo, who was on his way back to the police department's Southern District.

The youth also was charged with negligent driving, failure to wear a seatbelt and violation of a provisional license for driving after midnight. He, an 18-year-old brother and the police officer were treated at Howard County General Hospital and released.

POLICE LOG

* Ellicott City: 3700 block of Mulligans Hill Road: Two toy banks were stolen from the Mumbles and Squeaks Toy Gallery after someone smashed a front window Wednesday, police said.

* Elkridge: 6200 block of Sandpiper Court: Thieves pried open doors to two townhouses under construction and took carpet, carpet installation tools, a refrigerator and a microwave oven Wednesday. Police said thieves also took a saw from a construction trailer and equipment from a storage container.

6300 block of Loudon Avenue: A would-be thief attempted to steal a Ford Escort on Friday morning, police said.

6700 block of Old Waterloo Road: A 1989 Ford Mustang was stolen Thursday, police said.

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