Suspect eludes police after two-hour chaseA suspect who...

POLICE BEAT

October 09, 1994

Suspect eludes police after two-hour chase

A suspect who eluded Aberdeen police in a two-hour chase and manhunt Monday is still on the loose, a police spokeswoman said Friday.

The suspect, John Charles Mayhew, 28, formerly had lived in Havre de Grace. He escaped custody in New Castle, Del., while being transported to court on Sept. 25 for auto theft charges.

A Havre de Grace police officer saw the suspect at 3 p.m. Monday in a stolen 1987 Pontiac Trans Am GTA traveling toward Aberdeen.

Aberdeen police subsequently pulled over the Trans Am, but after stopping on U.S. 40, it sped away.

Police chased the stolen Pontiac to Rogers Street and West Bel Air Avenue in Aberdeen, where the suspect allegedly failed to stop at a red light and struck a pickup truck. He then ran into woods nearby and eluded police, K-9 units and a police helicopter that searched for him until 5:30 p.m.

Police attempt to match prints to drug dealers

Aberdeen police are attempting to match fingerprints found on a semi-automatic AK-47 assault weapon recovered Sept. 29 near E. Bel Air Avenue and Post Road in possession of known drug dealers.

No one has been charged yet, a police spokeswoman said Friday.

Recovery of the loaded weapon and two extra 30-round clips came on a citizen's tip soon after the Aberdeen Police Department and local residents had formed PACT -- Police and Citizens Together Fighting Crime -- and three additional foot-patrol officers were assigned to help deter drug dealing in the 100 block of E. Bel Air Avenue, Detective Sgt. Kenneth Cox said.

ABINGDON

* 200 block of Star Pointe Court: Someone stole a ring from a residence on Sept. 29. The loss was estimated at $1,099.

BEL AIR

* 200 block of N. Tollgate Road: Someone broke a padlock on a storage facility on Sept. 27 and stole a television set and mattress. The loss and damage were estimated at $435.

* 400 block of Thomas Run Road: Someone damaged a door while breaking into a building at Harford Community College on Oct. 1 and stole an unspecified number of computer disks. The damage and loss were estimated at $4,450.

EDGEWOOD

* 600 block of Haven Place: Someone maliciously destroyed a compact disc player at a residence on Oct. 2 and stole money and a pair of sunglasses. The loss was estimated at $368.

FOREST HILL

* 300 block of E. Jarrettsville Road: Someone vandalized the exterior of a restaurant on Sept. 14. The damage was estimated at $375.

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