Man, 20, arrested on shoplifting charges

January 23, 1996

Police arrested a 20-year-old man on shoplifting charges Saturday after stopping him and an acquaintance as they drove away from the scene, county police said.

Sgt. Lafayette A. Harvey Jr. stopped a 1987 Mitsubishi at Old Donaldson and Donaldson avenues shortly before 11:30 p.m. A description of the vehicle had been broadcast over police radio, police said.

The two men were taken backto the 7-Eleven store in the 7700 block of Quarterfield Road and were identified as the men who were in the store a few minutes earlier.

Police searched the car and saw a plastic bag with a can of coffee, salad dressing and Spam.

The items, valued at less than $25, were similar to items missing from the convenience store, police said.

Though the driver denied stealing the items, the passenger said he saw the man take them and said he would testify because he did not want to be arrested for the theft, police said.

The passenger was not charged.

Timothy Troy Cantwell, of the 100 block of Chelsea Grove Court in Pasadena, was charged with theft, then released on his own recognizance.

Woman not seriously hurt after robbery, assault

A 53-year-old Glen Burnie woman escaped serious injury Sunday when she was assaulted and robbed by two youths, county police said.

The woman told police she was walking home with groceries about 1:45 p.m. when two boys on bicycles rode up behind her, grabbed her plastic grocery bag and ripped it open.

Several items fell out, as well as $13 that was in the bag, police said.

When she tried to pick up her money, one of the boys got off his bike, shoved her, grabbed the money, then got back on his bike and rode off, headed north on the B & A Trail, police said.

About 45 minutes after the woman gave police a description of her assailants, a bike patrol officer spotted two juveniles in an alley near Crain Highway. Cpl. Michael Belcher held the the youths until the woman arrived.

The victim identified one youth, police said.

A 17-year-old from Glen Burnie was charged in the assault and robbery.

Hood College freshman named Bonner Scholar

Rhonda Ibrahim Hegazi, a freshman at Hood College, has been selected as a Bonner Scholar. The Glen Burnie resident volunteers in the admitting office at Frederick Memorial Hospital, where she helps admit and discharge patients. She also is the Bonner Scholar representative for the Class of 1999.

Ms. Hegazi, who is planning to major in biology, is the daughter of Ferial and Abraham Hegazi. She graduated from North County High School last year.

The Corella and Bertram F. Bonner Foundation, based in Princeton, N.J., offers competitive scholarships at Hood and 21 other colleges and universities. Recipients are required to participate in community service activities during the school year and in the summer.

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