Man with threatening note robs bank

Police Blotter

March 17, 1996|By TaNoah V. Sterling | TaNoah V. Sterling,SUN STAFF Sun staff writer Michael James contributed to this article.

A man claiming to have a gun robbed the Provident Bank branch in the 5700 block of Ritchie Highway yesterday after handing a threatening note to an employee, county police said.

The man went into the Brooklyn Park bank about 11 a.m. and gave the teller a note that said, "Give me all your money. I have a handgun and I'll use it," police said.

He was given several $20 bills and he fled outside to a white car, in which two other men were waiting for him, police said.

The robber is described as black, between 20 and 23 years old, 5 feet 10 inches and weighing about 160 pounds. He was cleanshaven, had a chipped front tooth and wore a long black jacket, dark pants and a black knit cap with the word "Timberland" in yellow letters.

Police charge N.C. man in rape of Pasadena woman

County police have arrested a Durham, N.C., man on charges of beating and raping a 34-year-old Pasadena woman.

Gregory Michael Shepard, 29, was charged Thursday with first- and second-degree rape, first- and third-degree sex offenses, and battery. He was being held without bail at the county Detention Center.

The woman was treated at North Arundel Hospital for injuries received in the attack and released, police said.

The woman told police that two flat tires on her car stranded her and a male friend about 3: 30 a.m. on Mountain Road.

A motorist gave them a ride to a house on June Drive in Pasadena, where the woman's friend left her while he went to get his bicycle, police said.

After the friend left, the man hit the woman in the face several times, forced her into a bedroom and raped her, police said.

The man hit her several more times, then ordered her to get dressed and get out of the house. The woman ran to a neighbor, who called police.

Officers found the suspect in the house where the woman said the attack occurred and arrested him there, police said.

Linthicum man arrested in vehicle theft, assault

A Linthicum man was arrested Thursday and charged with stealing a vehicle and using it to run over a Gambrills man, county police said.

Damion D. Ball, 19, of the 200 block of Key Ave. was charged with assault with intent to murder, battery, felony theft, unlawful use of a motor vehicle and reckless endangerment. Mr. Bell was being held at the county Detention Center in lieu of $100,000 bail.

Louis Zagarino of the 200 block of Mustang Court was treated at Maryland Shock Trauma Center and released.

Police said Mr. Zagarino and another employee of the Comfort Inn in the 6900 block of Baltimore-Annapolis Blvd. approached a man who appeared to be looking into vehicles in the motel parking lot about 12: 30 p.m.

When they told the man they had called police, he jumped into a green 1996 Ford Explorer. Mr. Zagarino and his co-worker, whom police did not identify, grabbed the door to try to keep him from leaving, but the driver sped up, throwing Mr. Zagarino under the vehicle and his co-worker free, police said.

The vehicle ran over Mr. Zagarino as it sped north on Baltimore-Annapolis Boulevard.

Within minutes, police found a vehicle fitting the description about a mile away in the 200 block of Key Ave. and a man standing in front of a house where it was parked.

Later, they learned that the Explorer had been stolen the day before from Bob Bell Ford in the 7100 block of Ritchie Highway in Glen Burnie.

Couple arrested on light rail for having no tickets

County police arrested a Baltimore couple on the light rail line Thursday when they could not prove they had bought tickets.

Montinei Anton Gatling, 30, of the 5600 block of Belle Grove Road and Shamika Guy, 25, of the 1500 block of Carey St. were charged with theft of services from the Mass Transit Administration.

Ms. Guy also was charged with possession of cocaine and of drug paraphernalia, and Mr. Gatling was charged with giving a false statement to police. He was being held in lieu of $1,000 bail.

Two officers were checking customers for tickets about 1 p.m. when they found a man and a woman who did not have tickets or receipts, police said.

The officers made the two get off the train at the Linthicum station and asked them for identification, police said.

Neither could produce any, but the man told police his name was Barry Jones. When the officers said they couldn't find a record of that name, the man said his middle name was Anton, police said.

When the officers told the man he was wanted by the FBI, he gave them another name, police said.

Police said they searched the woman and found three needles and what appeared to be cocaine residue in her pocket.

Pizza deliveryman wrestles with knife-wielding robber

A pizza deliveryman fought off a knife-wielding robber Thursday, county police said.

Police said the deliveryman, Peter Lugo, 44, was not injured.

Mr. Lugo told police he was knocking on the door of a home in the 500 block of Marc Road in Millersville about 8: 30 p.m. when a man with a knife approached him and demanded money.

Mr. Lugo wrestled with the man, who pushed him to the ground and ran off empty-handed, police said.

Pub Date: 3/17/96

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