County police charged a 41-year-old Severn woman with...

April 10, 1997

County police charged a 41-year-old Severn woman with pointing a rifle at her 14-year-old daughter Tuesday after an argument over the girl's skipping school.

Miata Aytch, 41, of the 1800 block of Richfield Drive, was charged with first- and second-degree assault.

Police said the woman told them she pointed the rifle at the girl "to scare her."

Western District officers were dispatched to the Richfield Drive house about 2: 30 p.m. While officers were on their way, a dispatcher told them that a female had been yelling into the phone and that they could hear a struggle in the background before the phone went dead, police said.

When Officer Stephen M. Torbeck pulled up to the house, he saw through an open front door a woman pointing a rifle at a girl's chest. The two were screaming at each other, police said.

By the time Torbeck got to the house, the front door was shut, police said.

Torbeck kicked in the front door, took the rifle from the woman and arrested her, police said. The 14-year-old was not hurt, police said.

County police arrested a Glen Burnie couple on drug charges Tuesday after an officer found a crack pipe and a substance that tested positive for cocaine in their car, police said.

Paula Jo Luce, 24, and John Joseph Howard, 36, both of the 1300 block of Furnace Road, were charged with possession of cocaine and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Northern District Officer Thomas M. Colburn stopped a 1981 Ford Granada that was traveling north on Baltimore Annapolis Boulevard through Ferndale about 9: 40 a.m. after it went on the shoulder to pass two cars as it approached Bremer Drive, police said.

He found that the driver was wanted on warrants for prostitution in Baltimore and for trespassing in Howard County, and that the passenger was wanted on a warrant for rape in Anne Arundel, police said.

Colburn arrested the couple on the warrants, searched the car and discovered a crack pipe containing crack and crack residue in a bag on the front seat between Luce and Howard, police said.

County police arrested a 17-year-old Annapolis youth Tuesday on charges of stabbing a 16-year-old Arnold boy during an argument a few doors from the boy's home.

Pernell Preston Mathews of the first block of Gentry Court in Annapolis was charged as an adult with assault in an attack on Carl Atkins of the 400 block of Century Vista Road in Arnold. Carl was taken to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center after the attack with a knife embedded in his back. He was listed in good condition yesterday.

Pub Date: 4/10/97

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