Police Blotter

POLICE BLOTTER

August 17, 2008

Annapolis man charged in assault

An Annapolis man has been arrested after he was accused of pinning his ex-girlfriend against a wall and cutting her thigh with a knife, city police said.

Gregory Michael Burno, 27, of Bens Drive allegedly went to the victim's apartment on the 700 block of Newtowne Drive on Aug. 10 and started to argue with her.

He grabbed a kitchen knife, pushed her against the wall and slashed her leg, police said.

Two days later, he was arrested on a warrant charging him with assault and reckless endangerment. He posted bail and was released pending trial.

Bar melee ends in arrest

A Howard County man was arrested after assaulting a fellow patron at an Annapolis bar with a bottle, forcing him to get 30 stitches in his face, Annapolis police said.

Police said the victim was struck with the bottle Aug. 10 at Whiskey's, 1803 West St., and a second cut to his chest later required nine stitches. His attacker fled.

The assailant was later identified as Lorn William Hinish, 34, of Columbia, who was arrested at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, police said. He was charged with first- and second-degree assault and reckless endangerment. Police said that he admitted striking the victim - whom he did not know - with the bottle but gave no motive or explanation for the attack.

He was being held at the Jennifer Road Detention Center on $125,000 bond.

Man charged in hit-and-run

A Dundalk man has been charged with hit-and-run after striking a 2000 Honda and leaving the scene, Annapolis police said.

Michael Lee Mowder, 40, hit the car at Aris T. Allen Boulevard and Chinquapin Round at 2:41 p.m. Aug. 7, then backed up, maneuvered around the Honda and fled, police said. His car was later located on Spa Road.

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