Man charged with possession of drug paraphernalia

October 07, 1994

A Churchton man was arrested early Wednesday and charged with possession of narcotics paraphernalia -- a miniature whiskey bottle that police said had been converted into a pipe for smoking drugs.

Southern District Officer William Merkle reported that he was on patrol after midnight when he saw two men walking in the street on Columbia Beach Road in Shady Side -- one of them carrying what appeared to be a pipe for smoking drugs.

Police said the man dropped the pipe on the street as Officer Merkle questioned him. He was arrested, and the pipe was confiscated and packaged for laboratory analysis.

Charged with the drug offense was Harry Walter Tyler, 31, of the 5600 block of Deale-Churchton Road, police said.

Man reports robbery at Parole Plaza

A 28-year-old Churchton man told police he was robbed at knifepoint early Wednesday as he walked on the parking lot of Parole Plaza near Annapolis.

Police said the victim, Louis Alvin Hines, did not report the incident until shortly after 5 p.m. Wednesday -- about 15 hours after it happened. He said that one of the assailants threatened him with a 4-inch knife and demanded money, according to police.

Mr. Hines gave the men an undisclosed sum of money. When they ordered him to turn around and walk away without looking back, he turned and ran, police said.

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