Police arrest man accused of shooting gun near rec center

November 08, 1994

Annapolis police arrested a man accused of shooting a gun near a recreation center on Copeland Street Sunday night, lost him while they tried to quell another fight, then recaptured him, police said.

Witnesses told police they saw the man pull a small semiautomatic pistol and start firing about 6:30 p.m. outside the recreation center at Copeland Street and Bywater Road. Officers captured the man and put him in the back of a police cruiser, then went to break up a brawl among 20 or 30 people near where the shooting occurred, police said.

When officers walked away, the man allegedly kicked the glass out of the drivers' side rear window and fled, police said.

Police found the man 15 minutes later and took him into custody.

Eric Grizwald, 21, of the 1900 block of Copeland St. was charged with reckless endangerment and was being held on $75,000 bail at the county jail, police said.

Police arrest man in Rite Aid robbery

County police arrested an Annapolis man Sunday afternoon after the robbery of a Rite Aid store in Parole Plaza, authorities said.

A man walked into the store about 12:30 p.m.and handed a note to the pharmacist. According to police, the note said that the man had a gun and ordered the pharmacist to give him money. He fled after the pharmacist gave him an undisclosed amount of cash, police said.

The man was apprehended by police inside the shopping center with in a few minutes, authorities said.

Jesse Williams, 45, of the 1900 block of Copeland St. was charged with armed robbery, police said.

Glen Burnie woman killed in car crash

A Glen Burnie woman died early Sunday when her car struck a curb on Hilltop Lane and ran off the road, trapping her between the front seat and a tree, city police said yesterday.

Leonora Y. Cole, 20, of the 7880 block of Tall Pines Court was speeding about 1:30 a.m. when her 1990 Chevrolet Cavalier struck a curb and then left the roadway, hitting a no-parking sign and a tree before coming to rest against another tree, police said.

Ms. Cole was killed almost instantly when the roof of her car collapsed across the front seat, police said. No passengers were in the car, police said.

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