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December 12, 1996
A man armed with a semiautomatic gun robbed a Pasadena gas station Tuesday, county police said.The clerk at the Amoco station in the 8000 block of Ritchie Highway told police that the gunman walked into the station's convenience store after 11 p.m., pulled out the gun and demanded cash.The clerk turned over an undisclosed amount of money, and the robber ran out of the store.Police logMountain View: Someone broke into a home in the 8100 block of Lea Road through an unlocked window between 7 a.m. and noon Tuesday and stole a pair of diamond earrings, clothing and change, together valued at more than $300.
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By Stacey Hirsh and Stacey Hirsh,SUN STAFF | August 17, 2005
When Jeff Dolch goes out to change the gas price sign at his BP Amoco station, drivers passing by often roll down the window to ask if the numbers are going up or down. Lately, the answer is always the same: Prices are rising. "I wear a bulletproof vest," Dolch joked yesterday. The gas price sign has been around for generations, calling drivers off the road to fill up their tanks for $1, then $2 and now more than $2.50 a gallon. And as the summer's volatile gas prices continue to rise, station owners such as Dolch are changing the signs more often, posting the higher numbers that make many motorists cringe.
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NEWS
BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | July 15, 1998
A knife-wielding woman stole a car from two men at a Columbia gas station early yesterday, county police said.About 12: 50 a.m., two men drove their 1985 green Buick into the Amoco station at Columbia Crossing Circle, and the driver went to the pay telephone, police said. A woman, clad in a white T-shirt and sweat pants, asked the passenger where they were headed, police said.She then opened the driver's side door and threatened to stab the passenger with a knife, police said. He jumped out, but as the woman drove off, he leaped onto the hood and fell off, cutting his hip, police said.
BUSINESS
By Paul Adams and Paul Adams,SUN STAFF | May 8, 2003
First, grocery chains started making room for mini-bank branches, Starbucks coffee kiosks, one-hour photo shops, dry cleaners and pharmacies. Now you can add gas to your grocery list. Safeway Inc. has opened a gas station at its Perry Hall store, making it the company's fifth Maryland location - and first in the Baltimore area - to offer customers one-stop shopping for food and fuel. Safeway is the first traditional grocery retailer to make a push into fuel sales in Maryland, though big box retailers Wal-Mart, Costco Wholesale Corp.
NEWS
January 21, 1997
A man who implied that he had a weapon robbed a Pasadena gas station of an undisclosed amount of money Saturday, county police said.Phyllis Taylor-Lynch, a clerk at the Amoco station in the 7900 block of Fort Smallwood Road, told police that a man walked into the station shortly after midnight and demanded money.Taylor-Lynch complied, and the man ran off with a money bag, police said. Police did not have a detailed description of the man.Police LogLake Shore: Vandals used newspaper to set fire to three unlocked cars parked overnight Sunday in the 100 block of North Carolina Ave. The vandals also smashed the windshield of another car and stole change from other vehicles, county police said.
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By Dail Willis and Dail Willis,SUN STAFF Sun staff writers Heather Dewar, Paula Lavigne, Jamie Smith and Ron Snyder contributed to this article | June 25, 1998
Fears of an explosion emptied homes, shuttered stores and closed busy roads yesterday after 4,000 gallons of gasoline spilled underground at an Amoco station near a bustling intersection east of Towson.Roads around Loch Raven Boulevard and Taylor Avenue were cordoned off until late afternoon, and dozens of residents were evacuated to a nearby high school while firefighters flushed miles of storm drains to clear the vapors. Businesses in three of the intersection's shopping centers closed for much of the day."
NEWS
December 10, 1996
Police logFerndale: Someone stole three aluminum gas tank covers, together valued at $225, from the Amoco station in the 7200 block of Baltimore-Annapolis Blvd. between 11 p.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. Sunday.Pub Date: 12/10/96
NEWS
November 30, 1993
2 armed men rob Laurel gas stationTwo men robbed a Laurel gas station late Sunday, county police reported.Investigators said the gunmen walked into an Amoco station in the 3500 block of Fort Meade Road at 9:22 p.m. and ordered the cashier to give them all the money.The cashier turned over the money and the men fled.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | August 22, 2000
A Westminster woman was held yesterday without bail at the Carroll County Detention Center on armed robbery, auto theft, cocaine and other related charges and probation violations, court records show. Miriam Rivera, 36, whose last known address was in the 100 block of Kriders Church Road, is accused of robbing an Amoco gas station and convenience store Friday at Route 140 and Englar Road in Westminster. Rivera was arrested shortly after the incident at 12:55 p.m. by state and Westminster police, who found her in a Main Street convenience store.
NEWS
March 1, 1996
Eight aluminum manhole covers for underground tanks were stolen from two Pasadena gas stations between 8 p.m. Tuesday and 5 a.m. Wednesday, county police said yesterday.Employees at an Amoco station and a Texaco station in the 300 block of Mountain Road called police separately about 11 a.m. Wednesday to report the thefts, police said.Rick Hoph of the Texaco station told police that he notified local recycling centers of the thefts and asked them to watch for anyone trying to recycle the items, which require no tools to remove and are valued at $50 each.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | April 24, 2001
Three people were injured yesterday when a truck was rear-ended on U.S. 1, sparking a chain reaction that ended with the truck crashing through glass and into a gas station building, police said. The most seriously injured was a 27-year-old Howard County pedestrian who was hit as she was walking out of the gas station convenience store, Howard County police spokeswoman Sherry Llewellyn said. Venita Majette of North Laurel was taken to Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, where she was listed in serious but stable condition yesterday, a hospital spokeswoman said.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | August 22, 2000
A Westminster woman was held yesterday without bail at the Carroll County Detention Center on armed robbery, auto theft, cocaine and other related charges and probation violations, court records show. Miriam Rivera, 36, whose last known address was in the 100 block of Kriders Church Road, is accused of robbing an Amoco gas station and convenience store Friday at Route 140 and Englar Road in Westminster. Rivera was arrested shortly after the incident at 12:55 p.m. by state and Westminster police, who found her in a Main Street convenience store.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | July 15, 1998
A knife-wielding woman stole a car from two men at a Columbia gas station early yesterday, county police said.About 12: 50 a.m., two men drove their 1985 green Buick into the Amoco station at Columbia Crossing Circle, and the driver went to the pay telephone, police said. A woman, clad in a white T-shirt and sweat pants, asked the passenger where they were headed, police said.She then opened the driver's side door and threatened to stab the passenger with a knife, police said. He jumped out, but as the woman drove off, he leaped onto the hood and fell off, cutting his hip, police said.
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By Jamie Smith and Jamie Smith,SUN STAFF | June 26, 1998
As merchants counted their losses yesterday, Amoco officials -- faced with possible penalties by the state -- continued to mop up after a large gasoline leak that shut down three shopping centers in the Hillendale area, closed roads and forced the evacuation of dozens of residents."
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By Dail Willis and Dail Willis,SUN STAFF Sun staff writers Heather Dewar, Paula Lavigne, Jamie Smith and Ron Snyder contributed to this article | June 25, 1998
Fears of an explosion emptied homes, shuttered stores and closed busy roads yesterday after 4,000 gallons of gasoline spilled underground at an Amoco station near a bustling intersection east of Towson.Roads around Loch Raven Boulevard and Taylor Avenue were cordoned off until late afternoon, and dozens of residents were evacuated to a nearby high school while firefighters flushed miles of storm drains to clear the vapors. Businesses in three of the intersection's shopping centers closed for much of the day."
NEWS
By Richard Irwin | June 24, 1998
Police Blotter is a sampling of crimes in Baltimore and Baltimore County.Southeastern DistrictTheft/arrest: Officer Glen Peterson was working a burglary detail yesterday when he received information about a man who entered a house in the 2400 block of McElderry St. and stole a videocassette recorder valued at more than $100. Peterson confronted the man, arrested him and recovered the VCR. Charged with theft was Raymond Lee Knox, 34, of no fixed address.Southwestern DistrictBurglary: A .44 caliber Ruger handgun with a scope, a .38 caliber revolver and $20, all valued at more than $1,200, were stolen Monday from a house in the 2100 block of Eagle St.Robbery: A man was in the 4200 block of Frederick Ave. about 6 p.m. Monday when a teen-age male armed with a handgun robbed him of his wallet and $14.Robbery: A woman was in the 3000 block of Frederick Ave. about 1 a.m. Monday when her ex-boyfriend struck her in the face and robbed her of $500.
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By Kris Antonelli and Kris Antonelli,Staff Writer | September 25, 1992
A Baltimore man who police say is responsible for six gas station and convenience store robberies in Anne Arundel County has been charged with two counts of armed robbery after an anonymous tipster gave detectives his name.The tipster called the Northern District police station Wednesday and gave officers the name of Roy Morris Brethauer, 18, of the 1600 block of Plum St., believed at that time to have committed five robberies in the last week, said Sgt. George Johnson, who heads the county police robbery squad.
NEWS
By Kathy Curtis and Kathy Curtis,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | July 16, 1997
RELIEF IS in sight for drivers struggling to make left turns into and out of Harper's Choice Village Center.Howard County's Department of Public Works has begun construction on the first phase of a project to improve safety on Harper's Farm Road between Beaverkill Road and the Amoco station.In the first phase, the roadway is being widened in front of the village center, from Cedar Lane west to just beyond the Amoco station. A traffic signal will be installed at Harper's Farm Road and the driveway between the Amoco station and McDonald's.
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By Kathy Curtis and Kathy Curtis,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | July 16, 1997
RELIEF IS in sight for drivers struggling to make left turns into and out of Harper's Choice Village Center.Howard County's Department of Public Works has begun construction on the first phase of a project to improve safety on Harper's Farm Road between Beaverkill Road and the Amoco station.In the first phase, the roadway is being widened in front of the village center, from Cedar Lane west to just beyond the Amoco station. A traffic signal will be installed at Harper's Farm Road and the driveway between the Amoco station and McDonald's.
NEWS
January 21, 1997
A man who implied that he had a weapon robbed a Pasadena gas station of an undisclosed amount of money Saturday, county police said.Phyllis Taylor-Lynch, a clerk at the Amoco station in the 7900 block of Fort Smallwood Road, told police that a man walked into the station shortly after midnight and demanded money.Taylor-Lynch complied, and the man ran off with a money bag, police said. Police did not have a detailed description of the man.Police LogLake Shore: Vandals used newspaper to set fire to three unlocked cars parked overnight Sunday in the 100 block of North Carolina Ave. The vandals also smashed the windshield of another car and stole change from other vehicles, county police said.
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