Traffic stop leads to arrest of man on drug, gun chargesA...

November 04, 1997

Traffic stop leads to arrest of man on drug, gun charges

A traffic stop Sunday in Glen Burnie led to the arrest of a New Jersey man on drug and weapons charges, county police said.

Officers Michael Barclay and Daniel Devoe stopped a 1995 Honda Accord behind Denny's Restaurant in the 6600 block of Ritchie Highway about 8: 30 p.m. for what they said was a minor traffic violation.

When the officers approached the car, they saw a bullet and a small bag of what appeared to be marijuana in the glove box, police said. They ordered the driver out of the car and found a .22-caliber handgun in the man's waistband, police said.

The officers arrested the man, searched the car and recovered a box of .22-caliber ammunition, and what appeared to be heroin and crack cocaine, police said.

Reginald Michael Battle, 35, of Icelin, N.J., was charged with possession and possession with intent to distribute cocaine and heroin, possession of marijuana and four handgun charges. Police seized the car and $1,368.53.

Two men rob cabdriver, steal vehicle, throw him out

Two men robbed a cabdriver Sunday in Glen Burnie, took his cab, then threw him out as the car was moving and sped off.

The car crashed on the Waterview Avenue exit ramp off the Baltimore-Washington Parkway and the men escaped, county police said.

Officer Lance E. Anderson was on Baltimore-Annapolis Boulevard near Maple Road in Linthicum shortly before 1 a.m. when he saw a taxicab swerving.

Moments later, the passenger door of the car flew open and John Kohl, 22, the cabdriver, tumbled out, police said.

Kohl told Anderson he picked up two men from the Loft Bar in Glen Burnie and took them to the Glen Ridge apartments off Furnace Branch Road near Crain Highway.

At the apartment complex, the men told Kohl they had a gun and demanded money and a pager. Kohl complied and the men ordered him to the passenger side of the car while one of them drove off.

Kohl said that when he saw a police cruiser on Baltimore-Annapolis Boulevard, he had reached for the gearshift knob to throw the car into park when the men threw him out of the car.

Anderson broadcast a description of the cab, and other officers followed it west onto the Baltimore Beltway, then north on the Baltimore-Washington Parkway into South Baltimore.

The driver lost control and crashed on the Waterview Avenue exit, and both men jumped out of the car and ran, police said. Officers searched for the men but could not find them.

Kohl could not give police a description of the men.

Teen-ager attacks woman over lack of Halloween candy

A teen-age trick-or-treater, angered that a Glen Burnie woman had run out of candy Friday night, growled at, spit on and bit the woman in a sidewalk fight, county police said.

Shannon M. Schindler, 22, of Benmere Drive was treated at North Arundel Hospital for a bite to her left hand and released. She said yesterday that she will have to undergo blood tests to make sure the bite is not infected.

In an interview, Schindler said she was in her kitchen about 8 p.m. sorting the candy that her 2-year-old daughter had collected earlier in the evening when she saw a teen-age girl in white face paint standing at her door.

Schindler told the girl she had no more candy, and the girl pointed at the goodies Schindler was sorting on the counter top. Schindler again said there was no more candy, closed the door and turned out the porch light, she said.

About 15 minutes later, when she walked to Benmere and Margate drives with her cousin, the girl approached Schindler.

"She comes walking up to me and starts growling and she spit in my face," Schindler said. "And she took her bag of candy and whacked me in the head three times."

A fight ensued with Schindler and the girl, about 16, rolling on the ground. The girl punched and kicked Schindler, then grabbed her hand and bit it, police said. Schindler received a small cut.

"It's ridiculous," she said. "It's uncalled for. All because I ran out of candy?"

Pub Date: 11/04/97

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