PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTYPolice Seek Man Missing From Senior Group Home Prince George's County police are searching for a 66-year-old man who was reported missing Wednesday.
Michael Cornelius Bowler walked away from a seniors group home in the 5000 block of Mangum Road and has not been seen since, police said. Bowler, who is under a doctor's care and needs medication, is 6 feet 4 inches and 170 pounds. He was last seen wearing a blue and yellow jacket, bluejeans and brown shoes.
Police are asking anyone with information to call 301-699-2601.
-- Candace RondeauxCOLUMBIAMan Breaks Into Studio Of HBO Show 'The Wire'A man who claims he pursues urban exploration as a hobby was arrested this week for breaking into a Columbia studio used to film the HBO show "The Wire."
Michael Steven Arndt, 25, of Columbia was arrested Sunday night after he was found inside an east Columbia warehouse where interior scenes are shot for "The Wire," a much-acclaimed police drama set in Baltimore.
Arndt told the building's security guard that he crawled through the building's trash chute and thought the warehouse was abandoned, according to charging documents. Police said he had a leather bag containing burglary tools.
Arndt was charged with misdemeanor counts of burglary and possession of burglary tools. He was released on his own recognizance.
The day after his arrest, Arndt had a pizza delivered to the security guard at the warehouse with an apology and printouts from Web sites about urban exploration, said William "B.J." Spencer, owner of VIP Security Unlimited LLC, which provides 24-hour security for "The Wire." Urban exploration is the examination of abandoned or little-used buildings.
Arndt wanted to explain his hobby "so we would understand," Spencer said. "But to do that with a bunch of burglary tools is ridiculous."
-- Susan DeFordSTRIP MALL BLAZEGunman Could Have Fled Liquor Store, Police SayA gunman who perished in a strip mall fire after shooting at police started the blaze with a lighter or match in a liquor store's back room, investigators said yesterday.
James C. Douglas, 29, could have escaped the fire but chose not to and died from smoke inhalation, Frederick County Police Lt. Thomas Chase said.
-- Associated PressMONTGOMERY COUNTYGermantown Woman, 21, Reports Valentine's RapeA 21-year-old Germantown woman said she was raped on Valentine's Day when she stepped outside during a party, Montgomery County Police said yesterday.
The woman had gone to get something from her car about 8:45 p.m. in the 19100 block of Highstream Drive, according to a police report, when a man attacked her from behind, pulled her out of the car, knocked her down and sexually assaulted her. She injured one of her attacker's ears in the struggle, police said.
Police seek a tall, thin white male in his 20s with a buzz cut and are offering $1,000 in cash for information leading to an arrest or indictment.
-- Tara Bahrampour