County police are looking for a 24-year-old man from Gambrills who disappeared early Sunday after drinking in a Crofton bar with friends.
Police said Michael Robert Smith of the 900 block of Fall Ridge Way in Four Seasons was depressed about a relationship when he and a few friends went to the Happy Days bar in the 1600 block of Route 3 late Saturday.
After a few beers, the group was getting ready to leave soon after 1 a.m. when Smith stepped outside to smoke a cigarette, police said. When his friends went out to get him about 15 minutes later, he was not there, police said.
The friends searched and waited until 2 a.m. before leaving and reporting his disappearance to police.
When Smith's roommate got home, he found torn pictures of Smith, Smith's girlfriend and other friends in the trash can, police said. He told police he heard noises later that morning, but did not see Smith.
Police said Smith's wallet, cash, and car were found at his home. He carried only a small amount of money and his driver's license when he went to the bar, police said.
Friends told police that Smith and friends sometimes hung around the Patuxent River where Route 3 crosses it. Police searched that area as well as the Naval Academy Dairy Farm, which is adjacent to Smith's neighborhood, Tuesday.
Smith is described as white, 5 feet 11 inches tall and weighing 175 pounds. He has blue eyes, straight blond hair and a scar on his right elbow. He was wearing a flannel shirt, blue jeans and tan work boots.
A county police dog bit a Charles County man in the thigh yesterday as the man was hiding in woods near Mill Swamp Road.
Edward Brian Harris, 27, of Rison, was charged with theft of the vehicle he was driving and traffic charges. He was treated for the dog bite at Anne Arundel Medical Center and released.
Officer Dion Tilghman stopped a truck on Mill Swamp Road near Route 2 in Harwood shortly after midnight because it was being driven erratically, police said. The driver jumped out and ran away with Tilghman chasing him.
The officer called in a police dog, Bubba, who traced the man through a field and into some woods. When the man refused to come out, police sent Bubba after him. The man surrendered after Bubba bit him, police said.
A 66-year-old Glen Burnie woman was raped Wednesday by a man who followed her into her house, county police said.
Police said the woman had been working in her front yard about 11 a.m. when she went through the house, leaving the front door open, to get her dog from the back yard. When she returned, she found a man in the house, who forced her into a bathroom and raped her, police said.
The man got into a small blue car and drove east on Shelly Road toward Ritchie Highway. Police do not have a detailed description of the man.
Pasadena: Two thieves took a riding lawn mower from the front yard of a house in the 2900 block of Almondbury Court West between 4 p.m. and 10 p.m. Tuesday. A neighbor told police she saw the men take the mower, but they told her they were borrowing it and would bring it back.
Pub Date: 5/02/97