Shopping officer foils attempt to rob store

November 14, 1996

A police officer shopping in a Millersville convenience store foiled an armed robbery attempt Monday and arrested a 17-year-old, county police said.

Detective William Hyers Jr. said he was in the WaWa store in the 1000 block of Generals Highway as a customer shortly before noon when he heard a young man demanding money from a clerk at the counter.

The youth told the woman he wanted to be arrested and pointed a switchblade knife at her as he demanded cash, Hyers said.

The clerk did not surrender any money.

Hyers disarmed and handcuffed the youth, who was taken to the Western District police station, where he kicked an officer in the groin, police said.

Fabrice James Roach of the 1200 block of Bacon Ridge Road in Millersville was charged as an adult with armed robbery and assaulting a police officer.

Fire company plans bull, oyster roast

Earleigh Heights Volunteer Fire Company will sponsor a bull and oyster roast from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 24 at the fire hall.

Food will be served from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., followed by music and dancing from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. There also will be games of chance.

The menu includes a full buffet, oysters on the half-shell and pit beef. Tickets are $18 in advance and $20 at the door.

Information: 647-3119.

Police log

Millersville: Someone broke the vent window of a 1979 Ford F-150 that was parked in the 200 block of Najoles Drive overnight Monday and stole a tool box containing hand tools. The value of the items was $400.

Millersville: Someone pried open the drive-through window of the McDonald's restaurant in the 600 block of Old Mill Road between 12: 30 a.m. and 4: 30 a.m. Tuesday and stole two jars of change earmarked for the Ronald McDonald House.

Pub Date: 11/14/96

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