County police arrested a Tracys Landing 15-year-old yesterday and charged him with making two false bomb threats to his school.
The youth was being held at the Waxter Children's Center in Laurel, police said.
Southern High School in Harwood was evacuated and searched Friday and Monday after written bomb threats were found at the school. Police found nothing in the way of an explosive device either day.
When police questioned a boy who said he had found Monday's note, he gave conflicting accounts of how he found it, police said. Later, he confessed to being involved in both threats, police said.
The arrest was the 15th in connection with bomb threats at county schools, of which there have been 28 since January.
Three men, one with a crossbow, robbed a U.S. 50 motel early yesterday of an undisclosed amount of money, county police said.
The men walked into the Roadway Inn in the first block of Old Mill Bottom Road off U.S. 50 about 2 a.m. and announced a robbery. One man pointed a crossbow at Evangeline Manlapaz, the night clerk, and demanded money.
The second man walked behind the counter and took the cash drawer from the register and the woman's purse, police said. All three men then ran toward the Bay Mart, a nearby liquor store.
Police did not have a detailed description of the culprits.
County police said they arrested a Shady Side man Monday for driving with a suspended license, then searched his car and found marijuana and a pipe under the driver's seat.
Darren Mark Shadle, 29, of the 4900 block of Lerch Drive was charged with possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and driving with a suspended license.
Officer Daren Roach stopped a 1978 Ford Mustang just after 4 p.m. on Muddy Creek Road near the South River Clubhouse because the driver was speeding, police said.
When Roach checked the man's license, he found it was suspended and arrested the man, police said. Roach told the man the car would have to be searched before it could be towed, and the man told him about the drugs, police said.
Roach looked under the seat and found the items, which had a street value of $60, police said. They seized the car.
A golf ball was thrown at a dump truck Sunday as it was traveling south on I-97 near Quarterfield Road, smashing a vent window and striking the driver in the head, county police said.
The driver, Michael B. Pyle, 40, of the 8400 block of Woodland Road in Millersville was injured slightly.
Pyle told police he was nearing Quarterfield Road about 9 a.m. when a golf ball broke through the passenger-side vent of his 1990 Mack dump truck and hit Pyle on the right side of the head, police said.
The ball was thrown through a gap in the sound barrier along I-97 behind Allard Court.
Davidsonville: Someone broke into a trailer in the 3700 block of Solomon's Island Road overnight Saturday and stole a black saddle, saddle blankets and tools, all valued at $754.
Glen Burnie: Vandals broke into an enclosed patio of a house in the 1200 block of Wittman Drive overnight Saturday and sprayed slogans on the walls and doors with silver spray paint. The vandals had tried prying open a basement door with a pitchfork but were unsuccessful, police said.
Annapolis: Thieves stole two generators from Home Depot in the 100 block of Defense Highway about 7 p.m. Sunday. The merchandise was valued at $798.
Pub Date: 5/14/97