In Harford County
Carroll County man killed when car veers from road, crashes
PYLESVILLE - A 37-year-old Hampstead man died early yesterday after the car he was driving veered off a highway in northern Harford County, struck a utility pole, overturned and burst into flames, according to state police from the Bel Air barracks.
Christopher Martin Snyder of the 1300 block of Main St. was trapped in his 1999 Pontiac Grand Am after the crash on Route 624 south of Wheeler School Road, police said.
The cause of the accident, which occurred shortly before 3 a.m., is under investigation, police said.
In Howard County
Man in critical condition after being hit by pickup
COLUMBIA - A Baltimore man was in critical condition yesterday at Maryland Shock Trauma Center after he was struck by a pickup on U.S. 29 at Broken Land Parkway, police said.
Michael W. Schuerholz, 33, was hit shortly after 1 a.m. by a pickup driven by Andre J. Clark, 46, of Baltimore, police said.
Schuerholz was in the center lane of the highway when he was struck, police said.
Pair of armed men rob Columbia pizza shop
COLUMBIA - A pizza shop in the 7000 block of Oakland Mills Road was robbed at gunpoint by two men shortly after midnight Saturday, Howard County police said.
The men fled with an undetermined amount of cash, police said.
In Prince George's
Police seize 27 kilograms of cocaine from minivan
FORESTVILLE - State police, acting on a tip, stopped a minivan and recovered 27 kilograms of cocaine with a street value of about $2.7 million last week.
The drugs were found underneath a rear seat, according to state police at the Forestville barracks. The vehicle was pulled over Thursday afternoon on Interstate 95, south of D'Arcy Road, police said.
Raul Odali Rodriguez, 25, of Miami and Ramon Antonio Rodriguez, 32 of Hollywood, Fla., were charged with various drug crimes. The suspects were being detained yesterday in lieu of $3 million bond at the Prince George's jail.