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March 20, 2007
A 16-year-old girl told Howard County police she was grabbed by a man who attempted to drag her into the woods yesterday afternoon on Martin Road, a few blocks from Atholton High School in Columbia. Police asked for the public's help in identifying the assailant and issued a composite sketch based on the girl's description of the man: about 30 years old, 5 feet 7 inches tall, with an average build, blue eyes and short hair and wearing a navy blue T-shirt and vest. She told police the man was following her about 2:20 p.m. as she was walking from Atholton High, then grabbed her in an attempt to drag her into the woods.
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NEWS
March 20, 2007
A 16-year-old girl told Howard County police she was grabbed by a man who attempted to drag her into the woods yesterday afternoon on Martin Road, a few blocks from Atholton High School in Columbia. Police asked for the public's help in identifying the assailant and issued a composite sketch based on the girl's description of the man: about 30 years old, 5 feet 7 inches tall, with an average build, blue eyes and short hair and wearing a navy blue T-shirt and vest. She told police the man was following her about 2:20 p.m. as she was walking from Atholton High, then grabbed her in an attempt to drag her into the woods.
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NEWS
January 27, 1995
A North Laurel woman who fought with a robber near her car lost her purse to her attacker Wednesday evening, Howard County police said.The victim was not injured in the 6:30 p.m. attack, police said.According to police, a man grabbed the woman as she got out of her car in the 9100 block of Bourbon St. The man snatched the woman's purse and fled, police said.
NEWS
BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | October 30, 2000
State police are investigating an armed robbery of a convenience store in Hampstead on Saturday night. A man entered a 7-Eleven in the 100 block of Hanover Pike at 7:26 p.m. and approached an employee behind the counter, police said. When the employee opened the register, the man grabbed an undisclosed amount of money and told the employee he had a weapon, police said. The man fled in a car described as a red compact, two-door passenger vehicle with chrome rims, police said. The robber was described as a white male in his late 20s to early 30s, 5 feet 8 inches tall, medium build, with short brown hair, police said.
NEWS
March 21, 1996
An 81-year-old Glen Burnie woman was the victim of a purse-snatching Tuesday at a Crofton shopping center, county police said.Ruby Rector told police she was walking to her car at the Crofton Station Shopping Centre in the 1100 block of Route 3 North shortly after 12: 30 p.m. when a man asked the time.When Ms. Rector looked at her watch, the man grabbed her purse and ran behind the store, police said. Officers searched for the man, but did not find him.Pub Date: 3/21/96
NEWS
October 11, 1993
A 51-year-old woman was robbed of her purse Saturday morning in the parking lot of a furniture store in Ferndale, county police said.The woman, Fran Miller, of Glen Burnie, had just walked out of a Levitz furniture store in the first block of Orchard Road about 10 a.m. when a man came up to her and threatened her with a handgun, police said.Police said the man grabbed her purse and ran toward the Morris Hill area. The woman was not hurt.
NEWS
August 26, 1993
Teen says man grabbed him in woodsA 14-year-old boy reported to police that he was sexually assaulted by a man while he was shooting his BB gun in the woods near Crain Highway.Raymond J. Hefferfinger, 34, of no fixed address, was charged with a fourth-degree sex offense shortly after the 11:20 p.m. incident, police said.According to the police report, the boy was shooting his BB gun in the woods between Crain Highway and Aquahart Road, when a man walked up to him an put his arm around his waist and grabbed his crotch.
NEWS
By TaNoah Morgan and TaNoah Morgan,SUN STAFF | May 21, 1997
A Brooklyn Park woman scared off a man who tried to drag her into the woods several blocks from her home Monday, county police said.Dawn D. Jenkins, 34, was treated at Harbor Hospital Center for minor cuts and bruises and released.Jenkins told police she was walking near the woods at the rear of a house in the 300 block of Sixth Ave. just after 1 p.m. when a man grabbed her from behind and dragged her toward the woods.The man hit her on the head, forced her to the ground and pushed her face into the dirt, police said.
NEWS
BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | October 30, 2000
State police are investigating an armed robbery of a convenience store in Hampstead on Saturday night. A man entered a 7-Eleven in the 100 block of Hanover Pike at 7:26 p.m. and approached an employee behind the counter, police said. When the employee opened the register, the man grabbed an undisclosed amount of money and told the employee he had a weapon, police said. The man fled in a car described as a red compact, two-door passenger vehicle with chrome rims, police said. The robber was described as a white male in his late 20s to early 30s, 5 feet 8 inches tall, medium build, with short brown hair, police said.
NEWS
August 9, 1995
A Pasadena man who tried to do a good deed and give a man a lift home Monday night found himself the victim of a strong-arm robbery, county police said.David Ralph White Sr. of the 8400 block of Alvin Road was driving home a man he knew only by a nickname.When he pulled to the side of the street on Hog Neck Road about 11 p.m. to let his passenger out, the man grabbed and twisted Mr. White's arm. The mugger then took the victim's wallet and ran.Police showed Mr. White a photo lineup from which he picked out a suspect.
BUSINESS
By Eileen Ambrose and Eileen Ambrose,SUN STAFF | January 5, 2000
For the past year, Marylanders prepared for the Y2K computer bug, not knowing whether it would appear. Now they are being asked to get ready for something that's a sure thing: taxes. Taxpayers have begun receiving their tax booklets. This year, federal and state tax officials promise, filing your taxes will be easier. And it will also be quicker for those who file their state taxes electronically and have their refunds directly deposited in their bank accounts, said William Donald Schaefer, state comptroller.
NEWS
By TaNoah Morgan and TaNoah Morgan,SUN STAFF | December 23, 1997
County police have charged a Brooklyn Park man with kidnapping his former girlfriend Saturday.Police said a man approached the 16-year-old girl shortly before 4 p.m. while she was in a car parked on a lot at Baltimore-Annapolis Boulevard and Furnace Branch Road, and ordered her to go with him. When she refused, he grabbed her purse, police said.The girl got out of the car to get her purse, police said, and the man grabbed her, forced her into his car and drove away. He threatened to kill her, but she managed to signal a passing police cruiser for help, police said.
NEWS
By TaNoah Morgan and TaNoah Morgan,SUN STAFF | May 21, 1997
A Brooklyn Park woman scared off a man who tried to drag her into the woods several blocks from her home Monday, county police said.Dawn D. Jenkins, 34, was treated at Harbor Hospital Center for minor cuts and bruises and released.Jenkins told police she was walking near the woods at the rear of a house in the 300 block of Sixth Ave. just after 1 p.m. when a man grabbed her from behind and dragged her toward the woods.The man hit her on the head, forced her to the ground and pushed her face into the dirt, police said.
NEWS
By TaNoah Morgan and TaNoah Morgan,SUN STAFF | May 15, 1997
A 12-year-old Glen Burnie girl walking to the bus stop yesterday fought off a man in red cutoff shorts with a blanket around his head who grabbed her, county police said.Police said the girl, whose name they did not release, was not hurt.The sixth-grader told police she was on her way to the bus stop at Mystic View Turn and Hiddenbrook Drive about 7: 30 a.m. when a man standing on the corner poked her on the shoulder and said, "Let's go to Wal-Mart."Police said the man grabbed the girl's arm, but she broke free and ran. The man chased her but was scared off by a woman walking her dog and was last seen running toward the woods on Mystic View Turn, police said.
NEWS
By Peter Hermann and Peter Hermann,SUN STAFF | February 8, 1997
Due to incorrect information from the Baltimore City Police Department, an article Saturday misidentified the agency of an officer who helped city police arrest a suspected bank robber. The officer works for the Department of General Services, which is responsible for patrolling state property.The Sun regrets the error.Baltimore Police Officer Staccato R. Butler is winning his battle with throat cancer, but he nearly lost the fight of his life yesterday struggling with a man suspected of robbing a downtown bank.
NEWS
By Jill Hudson and Jill Hudson,SUN STAFF | January 14, 1997
A man took $100 from a High's convenience store in Jessup on Friday by reaching over the counter and grabbing money from a cash drawer, Howard County police said.Police reported that the man was standing in the checkout line at the High's in the 7900 block of U.S. 1 about 6 p.m. When the cash register was opened for a customer ahead of him, the man reached over the counter and snatched $100, police said.The man was not armed, police said.The clerk grabbed the man's wrist, but he managed to pull free and run out of the store, police said.
NEWS
By TaNoah Morgan and TaNoah Morgan,SUN STAFF | December 23, 1997
County police have charged a Brooklyn Park man with kidnapping his former girlfriend Saturday.Police said a man approached the 16-year-old girl shortly before 4 p.m. while she was in a car parked on a lot at Baltimore-Annapolis Boulevard and Furnace Branch Road, and ordered her to go with him. When she refused, he grabbed her purse, police said.The girl got out of the car to get her purse, police said, and the man grabbed her, forced her into his car and drove away. He threatened to kill her, but she managed to signal a passing police cruiser for help, police said.
NEWS
May 24, 1995
Two men robbed a man as he waited for a ride to work in an Elkridge business parking lot yesterday morning, Howard County police said.The victim was not injured in the robbery next to Commercial Tire in the 5700 block of U.S. 1, police said.According to police, the two men approached the victim near his car about 5:30 a.m. One of the men snatched property on the roof of the man's vehicle, while the other man grabbed him by the shirt and demanded cash.The victim did not comply and the men fled.
NEWS
March 21, 1996
An 81-year-old Glen Burnie woman was the victim of a purse-snatching Tuesday at a Crofton shopping center, county police said.Ruby Rector told police she was walking to her car at the Crofton Station Shopping Centre in the 1100 block of Route 3 North shortly after 12: 30 p.m. when a man asked the time.When Ms. Rector looked at her watch, the man grabbed her purse and ran behind the store, police said. Officers searched for the man, but did not find him.Pub Date: 3/21/96
NEWS
By TaNoah V. Sterling and TaNoah V. Sterling,SUN STAFF | February 27, 1996
Police are warning elderly customers at Glen Burnie businesses about a man who flashes a police badge and asks for assistance in a counterfeit money investigation, then robs them.Police believe the phony officer has struck three times -- on Saturday, on Jan. 25 and on Feb. 3.Ellwood L. Fletcher, 83, and another man separately entered the Chevy Chase bank in the 7900 block of Ritchie Highway shortly before 11 a.m. Saturday, police said. Mr. Fletcher told police he completed a transaction and was followed to the parking lot by the same man.The man flashed a special police badge and told Mr. Fletcher he was investigating a bank teller who was distributing counterfeit money.
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