Teen charged with robbing convenience store of cash

January 18, 1996|By Ed Heard | Ed Heard,SUN STAFF

A young man robbed an Ellicott City convenience store of cash yesterday, and police arrested a teen-ager as he ran from the area, Howard County police said.

Brian Edward O'Hanlon, 17, of the 3600 block of Windfall Terrace in Ellicott City was charged as an adult with robbery, theft and assault. He was to be taken to a court commissioner after questioning at police headquarters last night, said Sgt. Steven Keller, a police spokesman.

A young man entered Little George's in the 10100 block of Baltimore National Pike, handed a note demanding money to a clerk and positioned his hand in his pocket to suggest he was armed, Sergeant Keller said.

The clerk gave him money from the register and he fled. She called police, and patrol officers drove to the area shortly afterward and arrested Mr. O'Hanlon in a nearby parking lot at Centennial Lane and U.S. 40, Sergeant Keller said.

Police said Mr. O'Hanlon was carrying cash but no weapon.

Police pursuit of stolen car ends when vehicle crashes

Maryland Transportation Authority Police chased a stolen car from Interstate 895 in Baltimore County into Elkridge on Monday afternoon, but the pursuit ended when the car sped off a ramp on Route 100 and crashed, a police spokeswoman said.

The three occupants, all of Philadelphia, were each charged with theft and eluding police, said police spokeswoman Lori A. Vidil.

Last night, driver Shawn McNair was reported in good condition in the prison ward at University of Maryland Medical Center, a hospital spokeswoman said.

Leopold Leroy Williams, 19, who also was charged with a drug violation, was being held at the Baltimore County Detention Center in lieu of $75,000 bond last night, a guard said. Harun Richards, 19, was scheduled for a bail hearing yesterday, but his status could not be determined.

The incident began about 4:10 p.m. Monday when transportation police, who have jurisdiction primarily on I-895, stopped a 1987 Buick Regal for a traffic violation, said Ms. Vidil.

After a check of the license tags showed that the car had been stolen in Pennsylvania, the driver pulled away and led police on a chase onto southbound Interstate 95 and onto Route 100, Ms. Vidil said. The car flipped over as it was traveling on the ramp onto Route 100.

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