An Arnold man who may have been unconscious at the wheel of his car was killed Saturday when the vehicle ran off the road on Route 100 in Glen Burnie and slammed into a guardrail, county police said.
Investigators are not sure what happened to Frank Lawrence Chartier, 46, of the 900 block of Lynch Drive as he drove his 1996 Lexus LS 400 from northbound Interstate 97 to eastbound Route 100 about 1: 30 p.m.
Witnesses told police Chartier was lying back in the seat with his head tilted to one side as the car went onto Route 100, crossed the lanes and struck a guardrail in the median, police said.
Witnesses who began cardiopulmonary resuscitation on Chartier told police he had no pulse. He was taken to North Arundel Hospital, where he was pronounced dead just after 2 p.m. Police are awaiting autopsy results to determine whether Chartier had a heart attack or stroke while driving.
Shoplifting complaint leads to three arrests
A shoplifting complaint at Marley Station mall led to the arrest of three people from Baltimore on auto theft and other charges, county police said.
Security guards at Macy's called police about 6: 30 p.m. to report that a man walked out of the store wearing a red jacket he had not purchased. The guards said the man fled in a 1986 Chevrolet station wagon, which police discovered had been reported stolen from Baltimore last week.
Cpl. Charles Haertig spotted the car northbound on Ritchie Highway and radioed to officers, who stopped it near Ordnance Road. The driver was wearing a red jacket, police said.
Police arrested the driver and two passengers and found a machete, according to a report.
The driver, identified as Earl Anthony Hill, 38, of the 1800 block of E. Lafayette Ave.; and passengers, identified as Duran M. McCormick, 34, of the 2100 block of Westfield Ave. and Lenise Maria Scott, 42, of the 2900 block of Edison Highway were each charged with auto theft and possession of a deadly weapon. Hill was also charged with theft of a jacket.
Two men, one of them armed and both wearing ski masks, robbed a Severna Park Blockbuster store Sunday and bound the employees, county police said.
The men, who wore dark clothing, entered the store in the 500 block of Ritchie Highway just after midnight. One of them pulled out a handgun and announced a robbery, police said. They ordered the manager to her office and forced her to open a safe. They emptied the safe of an undisclosed amount of money, bound the manager and two workers and fled.
Hanover: Someone broke into a mobile home in the 7300 block of Dunrobbin Court over the weekend and stole a television, oak table, chairs and lamps.
Pub Date: 12/16/97