Natural Resources police searched without success yesterday for a 39-year-old Severna Park man who was thrown from a 23-foot speed boat Sunday as it bounced through the wake of a passing boat at about 70 mph near the mouth of Stony Creek.
Mark C. Linton, a passenger in the high-performance boat, was missing and presumed drowned.
His father, Lloyd E. Linton Jr., 65, of Pasadena, who was at the helm of the Scarab boat, was treated at the Maryland Shock Trauma Center and released.
The Scarab was heading out of the creek shortly after 8 p.m. when it crossed the wake of an in-bound cabin cruiser and briefly went airborne. The impact of the landing threw the younger Linton overboard and forced the elder Linton into the chrome steering wheel, said Richard McIntire, DNR police spokesman.
Natural Resources officers searched for Mark Linton until 10 p.m. Sunday, then resumed about 7 a.m. yesterday.
Anne Arundel and Annapolis police arrested 11 people over the weekend from among the 1,100 vehicles that passed through the city's first sobriety checkpoint on West Street near Legion Avenue.
Nine people who were arrested between 11 p.m. Friday and 1 a.m. Saturday were charged with driving while intoxicated or driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. One was charged with drinking while driving and one with illegal possession of a handgun.
County police arrested a Shady Side man Sunday on charges of beating a 73-year-old Edgewater man who was sitting in his car at a traffic light at Muddy Creek Road and Central Avenue, county police said.
Michael L. Pyles, 29, of the 1100 block of Holly Ave. was charged with second-degree assault on Robert Lott.
Lott was at the wheel of his car was on Muddy Creek Road about 7: 45 p.m. when the driver of a 1997 Chevrolet truck behind him walked up and began punching him in the face. The man got back into his truck and drove off, police said. When police arrived, Lott gave them a description of the truck and its personalized license plate.
An officer traced the license number to a man in Shady Side who was arrested, police said.
Kent Island man charged with prescription fraud
County police arrested a Kent Island man Sunday on charges of calling in a phony prescription to an Edgewater grocery store.
Adam S. Callaway, 32, was arrested about 7 p.m. as he left the Giant in the 3100 block of Solomons Island Road and was charged with prescription fraud.
Robert Riedel, a pharmacist at the store, told police he got a call Saturday afternoon from a man who claimed to be a doctor. The man ordered 12 tablets of the pain killer Hydrocodone for Adam Callaway, but Riedel was suspicious because the man sounded nervous, police said.
He called the office of the doctor the man claimed to be and found the prescription was a fraud, and called police when a man arrived to pick up the prescription, police said.
A man fired 10 rounds at his fleeing opponent in an argument in Saw Mill Creek Park Friday, county police said.
Cornelius Elder, 33, of Glen Burnie, was in the park arguing with a man shortly before 10 p.m. when the two began to fight, police said.
At one point, the man drew a 9 mm handgun and began firing as he chased Elder through the woods. Elder was not injured and the man ran away, police said.
Officers do not have a detailed description of the shooter.
Brooklyn Park: Someone broke into a house in the 6000 block of Ritchie Highway overnight Friday and stole a 1/2 -carat diamond ring valued at $839.
Pub Date: 7/01/97