Girl, 16, seriously hurt as car full of teens flips over twice

Police Blotter

March 03, 1996|By TaNoah V. Sterling | TaNoah V. Sterling,SUN STAFF

A 16-year-old girl was seriously injured Thursday evening when the car she and four other Davidsonville teen-agers were in went out of control on Mount Airy Road and flipped over twice, county police said.

Heather Ann Ellis of the 3700 block of Patuxent Manor Road was flown to Prince George's Trauma Center after the 6:45 p.m. accident. The hospital refused to release information about her.

The others -- Joseph Anthony Searles III, 18, of the 1500 block of Alcova Drive, Jennifer Thayer, 15, of the 1500 block of Alcova Court South, Kelly Lee Vongohren, 15, of the 3700 block of Patuxent Manor Road and Christopher Emert, 19, of the 1500 block of Alcova Court North -- were treated at Anne Arundel Medical Center and released.

Police said Mr. Searles was driving a 1987 BMW north on Mount Airy Road near Patuxent River Road at speeds up to 67 mph. The car went out of control on a curve, slid sideways onto an embankment, flipped over twice and slid on its roof before coming to rest, police said.

3 arrested on trespassing, alcohol charges at school

County police arrested three men on Arundel High School grounds Wednesday on trespassing and alcohol charges. One of the men also was charged with drug possession, police said.

Bradley Askew Schaeffer, 18, of the 2400 block of Blooming Way in Gambrills, Joseph Michael Vukovich, 18, of the 500 block of Chapel Gate Drive in Odenton and Christopher Scott Johnston, 19, of the 2400 block of Snow Hill Court in Gambrills were charged with trespassing on school grounds and having an open container of alcohol. Mr. Schaeffer was charged with possession of marijuana.

Mr. Vukovich and Mr. Johnston were released Wednesday on their own recognizance. There was no record in District Court for Mr. Schaeffer.

As officers entered the Arundel High School parking lot in the 1000 block of Annapolis Road in Gambrills shortly before 3 a.m. to check on the school, they saw three men lying on a staircase landing near a door, police said. When they asked the men to walk down the stairs, officers saw a small bag of what later tested positive for marijuana on the ground near one of them, police said. They also saw an open container of beer, police said.

Pasadena man pulled over, faces array of charges

A Pasadena man who was pulled over Wednesday because an officer said he was driving erratically was arrested on drunken driving and drug charges, county police said.

Robert George Mank Sr., 38, of the 4400 block of Mountain Road was charged with driving while intoxicated, driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol and driving on a revoked license. He also was charged with driving while uninsured, operating an unregistered motor vehicle, failure to stay left of center, possession of crack cocaine and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was being held in the county Detention Center in lieu of $2,500 bond.

Officer Kevin M. Mont stopped a 1993 Dodge Dynasty on Mountain Road near Edwin Raynor Boulevard shortly before 3 a.m. because it was weaving across the center line, police said.

The driver smelled of alcohol and did poorly on field sobriety tests, police said. Officer Mont arrested the man and searched the car, where he found a pipe in the ashtray and a small bag of what later tested positive for crack cocaine on the floor, police said.

The man's license had been revoked and the Dodge was unregistered, authorities later found.

Missing license plate leads to drug charges

County police said they arrested two men on drug charges Wednesday after stopping the car the men were riding in because it had only one license plate.

Delmus Thompson, 37, of the 4300 block of Sands Road in Harwood and Charles Raymond Erdman, 21, of the 1500 block of Mathews Town Road in Hanover were charged with possession of crack cocaine and drug paraphernalia. Mr. Thompson also was charged with giving a false name to police.

Mr. Thompson was released on $2,500 bond and Mr. Erdman on his own recognizance.

Police stopped a 1979 Pontiac Firebird on Shetlands Lane near Old Mill High School about 3 a.m. because the car had no front registration plate and the turn signal was malfunctioning, police said.

Neither the driver nor the passenger had identification, police said. When Officer Francis T. Tewey searched the car, he found a pipe between the driver's seat and the center console, police said. Police found small bags commonly used to package drugs and a small bag of what later tested positive for crack cocaine in Mr. Thompson's pants pocket, authorities said.

The passenger had $1,317 in his pants pocket, which police said they seized because they believed it was used in drug transactions.

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