Autopsy awaited to find cause of driver's death

September 29, 1994

County police are awaiting autopsy results to determine the exact cause of death of a 64-year-old Riva man whose car smashed into a tree yesterday in Davidsonville.

Police said Robert Francis Petrillo of the 2700 block of Gingerview Lane may have had a heart attack and passed out while he was driving his 1992 Chevrolet Caprice west on Riva Road shortly before 8 a.m.

Mr. Petrillo's car began weaving in the road, then drifted onto the right shoulder and hit a tree, police said. But the car was not damaged significantly and there was no evidence of any skid or scuff marks prior to the collision. In addition, the car's air bag was not activated, police said.

A link suspected in separate break-ins

Separate break-ins Tuesday morning of stores 12 miles apart may have been done by the same thieves, county police said.

The front glass doors of the BWA Convenience Store in the 5400 block of Southern Maryland Blvd. in Lothian and the Parks Liquors store in the 400 block of East Bay Front Road in Deale were smashed within 15 minutes of each other, police said. Officers could not find the object used to break the glass doors.

The alarm at BWA sounded around 2:30 a.m. The culprits apparently went behind the counter to the safe, but took nothing from the store, police said. The alarm at Parks Liquors sounded around 2:45 a.m. Two electronic cash registers with $100 in each of them were taken. The registers themselves were worth close to $900 each, police said.

Police seeking man who exposed himself

Annapolis police are searching for a man who exposed himself to two women on separate occasions Tuesday.

In the first instance, a 27-year-old city woman was walking near the Eastport post office, 821 Chesapeake Ave., about 10:15 a.m. when she heard a man behind her say, "Hi, how are you?"

When she turned, she saw the suspect standing behind her without his pants. He grabbed her arm and tried to pull her toward him, but she pushed him away and ran. The man pulled up a pair of yellow shorts and ran toward Bay Ridge Avenue.

Then at about 1 p.m., another woman reported to police that she was in the area of Gentry Court when a man called out to her. She turned and saw he was not wearing pants.

The suspect was described as a white man, between 5 feet, 10 inches and 6 feet, and weighing between 170 and 190 pounds. He had blond hair parted in the center and was wearing wire-framed glasses.

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