Chase ends after car rams cruiser

March 05, 1996

County police charged a Severna Park man with assault with intent to murder Saturday after the man's car rammed a police cruiser head-on in a chase through residential neighborhoods in Glen Burnie and along Ritchie Highway.

Ronald Raymond Dermota Jr., 33, of the unit block of Madary Road, was arrested after police stopped his car on Ordnance Road.

Police said Officer Michael A. Soriano stopped a 1984 Dodge for speeding at Baltimore-Annapolis Boulevard and Pillsbury Place in Glen Burnie about 11: 30 p.m. As he approached the car, the driver sped off. Officer Soriano chased the car, but lost it, police said.

He broadcast a description of the car over police radio, and other officers joined the chase. Officer Leroy R. Coking spotted the car, which had its lights off, a few blocks away on New Jersey Avenue. He tried to stop the car, but the driver sped away and turned onto Kent Road, where his car ran head-on into a cruiser driven by Sgt. Howard Ebbert. , 38, The car then continued out of the neighborhood and north on Ritchie Highway, police said.

Police chased the car to Ordnance Road, where it struck Officer Coking's car twice before it stopped. The driver was arrested.

Sergeant Ebbert, Officer Coking and Mr. Dermota were treated at North Arundel Hospital and released.

Gunman takes cash from restaurant

A man who posed as a customer brandished a handgun as he robbed a Subway restaurant in Glen Burnie Sunday of an undisclosed amount of money, county police said yesterday.

The man walked into the store in the 7400 block of Ritchie Highway about 10 p.m. and asked the clerk, Kevin W. Brown, 19, for a bag of potato chips, police said.

Mr. Brown turned to get the chips. When he turned back, the man pointed the gun at him and ordered him to empty the register, police said.

Mr. Brown complied, and the man ran from the store south on Ritchie Highway, police said. A dog tracked the man to 1st Avenue before it lost the scent.

Man wielding firearm robs movie theater

A man wielding a Tech-9 submachine gun robbed the Sony Cinemas in the 7400 block of Baltimore-Annapolis Blvd. of an undisclosed amount of money Friday, county police said.

The man walked up to the ticket booth shortly after 8 p.m., pulled the gun and demanded cash. The cashier turned over the contents of the cash drawer. The man got into a car the cashier couldn't identify and fled south on Baltimore-Annapolis Boulevard, police said.

Pub Date: 3/05/96

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