Car runs off Riva Road, killing driver

Police blotter

June 16, 1996|By TaNoah Morgan | TaNoah Morgan,SUN STAFF

An Edgewater man was killed Thursday when the car he was driving ran off Riva Road, traveled down an embankment and struck several trees, county police said.

Robert James Ogan, 19, of the 3400 block of South River Terrace was pronounced dead on the scene.

Police said Ogan was southbound near Governor Bridge Road shortly after midnight when the 1982 BMW veered onto the shoulder and off the road.

The impact of striking the trees turned the car, forcing it back onto the roadway, where it came to rest, police said.

Shotgun blast through door wounds Glen Burnie man

A Glen Burnie man was wounded Thursday when a man knocked on his door then fired through it with a shotgun, county police said.

Edward F. Bennett, 48, of the 300 block of Patsy Ave. was treated at the scene for a gunshot wound to his right thigh but was not hospitalized.

Bennett told police he and his wife were upstairs shortly after 10 p.m. when he heard several loud knocks on the door. Bennett walked downstairs and looked out a side window. He saw a man dressed in black and wearing a ski mask, police said.

As Bennett ran upstairs to get his .38-caliber handgun, the man fired the shotgun and Bennett felt blood running down his right leg, police said.

Bennett got the gun and yelled from the second floor, telling the man to leave or he would shoot, police said. The man continued to pound on the door and Bennett fired three shots through the front door, police said.

Officers are not sure if the gunman was wounded. Bennett said he heard the man running through the yard to a car, police said.


Officers did not have a detailed description of the man.

Police charge boy, 13, in assault on teacher

Police arrested a Glen Burnie youth Wednesday on charges that he attacked a Lindale-Brooklyn Park Middle School teacher, county police said.

The boy, 13, was charged with battery and released to his grandfather.

The teacher told police she took a basketball away from the boy about 10: 30 a.m., put it in the corner of a classroom and told him to go to class.

The youth became upset and shoved the teacher aside to get the ball, police said. She sent the youth to the office, where police arrested him.

9-year-old loses bicycle to group of older boys

A 9-year-old boy was assaulted and robbed of his bicycle Thursday in Brooklyn Park by a group of boys, county police said.

The youngster, who lives in Baltimore Highlands, told police he was riding his bicycle on Doris Avenue near First Street about 6: 30 p.m. when a youth in his early teens, accompanied by three others, approached and punched him in the face.

He pushed the younger boy off his bicycle and took it, saying, "This is my bike, remember that you're not going to get it back," according to a police report.

$2,000 worth of tools taken in landscaping firm break-in

Someone broke into the storage building of a Crownsville landscaping business Wednesday and stole $2,000 worth of tools, county police said.

Steven R. Wentz, owner of Landscapers Extraordinaire in the 700 block of Generals Highway, called police shortly after 10 p.m. and told them a front window had been broken in a storage building to open the door. A tool box and a concrete-cutting saw were taken, police said.

A witness told police he saw two men near the building shortly after 10 p.m. They were loading something that appeared to be heavy onto a truck, he said.

The man drove nearer the business, but by the time he got closer, the men were gone, police said.

Pub Date: 6/16/96

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