Man sought in attempt to assault boy, 8

March 09, 1997|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

Anne Arundel County police were still searching yesterday for a man who attempted to sexually assault an 8-year-old boy Thursday evening in a restroom at a Hardee's restaurant in Southgate Shopping Center in Glen Burnie.

The man was described as white, about 35, 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighing 200 pounds. He was wearing a tan hat, black jacket and dark pants and had a mustache and beard. He was described as "dirty in appearance."

People who observed him before the incident at 6: 10 p.m. said he was acting strangely, police said.

Witnesses said he came into the restaurant but did not order food.

The boy told police that the man entered the restroom, grabbed him and pushed him against a wall.

The man covered the boy's mouth to stop him screaming, police said.

The man tried to pull down the boy's pants but fled when the boy continued to struggle, police said.

The boy was at the fast-food restaurant with his father, who was at the counter placing an order when the incident occurred, police said.

Man and woman arrested after scuffle with officer

County police arrested two people Thursday on charges stemming from a fight with a police officer on Furnace Branch Road.

Terrance M. Harris, 22, of the 6900 block of Glen Ridge Circle in Glen Burnie was charged with assault on a police officer, assault on a witness and a handgun violation. Jill A. Sears, 19, of the 400 block of W. Phirne Road in Glen Burnie was charged with a handgun violation.

Police were called about 10: 15 p.m. to quell a disturbance at a house in the 7400 block in Furnace Branch Road in which one man threatened others with a handgun. When they arrived, they found a group of people about a block away, stopped them and searched them.

One man, who struck an officer with his elbow while he was being searched, was carrying a .45-caliber semiautomatic pistol, police said.

Witnesses identified him as the man brandishing the handgun at the house.

Police did not say what led to Sears' arrest.

Police log

Hanover: Someone broke into Custom Commercial Construction's office trailer and storage container on Aero Drive overnight Wednesday and stole a telephone, fax machine, water pump and generator. Police did not have a value on the items.

Millersville: Someone broke into a house in the 100 block of Silverloch Court between 12: 30 a.m. and 9 a.m. Thursday and stole a purse.

Pub Date: 3/09/97

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