Medics Transport 2 After Londontowne Pub Stabbing

A man was seriously injured during a stabbing at Londontown Pub early Saturday morning.


Two men were transported to separate hospitals following a stabbing at in Edgewater early Saturday morning, according to a press release from Anne Arundel County Police.

Police said the stabbing occurred after one man offered another a drink at the bar, which spurred a fight.

According to the release, the 47-year-old victim was transported to University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center for life-threatening injuries. The victim is listed in stable condition at this time.

Police said the suspect in the incident, Garcia Roberto, 64, of the 3000 block of Marlin Drive in Riva, was transported to Anne Arundel Medical Center for substantial facial injuries. 

Police charged Roberto with attempted first- and second-degree assault and other related charges.

Officers responded to Londontown Pub, located at 726 Londontown Road, at 12:22 a.m. Saturday for the report of a stabbing, according to the statement. Upon arrival officials said they found the victim on the front porch of the pub suffering from a stab wound to his torso.

According to police, the victim stated that a male suspect, Roberto, stabbed him after a short physical altercation.

Through interviews with the victim and other witnesses, police said they determined that the victim offered Roberto a drink. Then, police said Roberto allegedly began to punch and stab the victim. A patron at the bar struck the suspect, knocking him down, at which point the knife was taken away from him, police said.

Police located Roberto when they arrived to the scene, and he was taken into custody along with the weapon, according to the release.

Plasma August 07, 2012 at 12:25 AM
Well... My, my... Seems we have quite a crowd backing up The Pud... Ooops I mean pub. Individuals calling people hicks and ignorant? Did I see a couple comments that were deleted for the use of profanity? Quite a crowd we have here that make The Pub such a family friendly neighborhood bar. Bravo!
Jason August 07, 2012 at 03:16 AM
Some cowards cant even go by there own name. So why let them bother you with there cowardly thoughts. Right Placenta oh I mean Plasma
Steve S. August 07, 2012 at 03:55 AM
...and DÉJÀ VU, Mike H, TJM, Pizzaman, Jason, Joan, Chelsea, kathy, Greatful son, Hooligan and Shade55. Apparently cowards all, right Jason? Let's all follow their examples.
Jason August 07, 2012 at 11:12 AM
Sorry that would be Jason Sellars
Hoodlum August 07, 2012 at 01:27 PM
Come on people! It's not an issue with the Pub, its the people in the neighborhood. Why do you think it is called Hoodlum Beach? Always has, always will be. Kinda like complaining about airplane noise when you move in next to an airport.
Mayra Camden August 07, 2012 at 01:39 PM
There is no issue with the Pub or the neighborhood. The 'neighborhood' did not stab anyone. ONE individual did; the problem is with him. By your logic, Hoodlum, if there is one criminal in a neighborhood, the entire neighborhood is criminal. Is that what you are saying?!?!
Hoodlum August 07, 2012 at 04:42 PM
The area didn't get its name for nothing is what I'm saying...read the police report about the neighborhood.
Mayra Camden August 07, 2012 at 04:52 PM
Have you ever lived in the neighborhood? Because I have and coming from Chicago, the neighborhood is one of the safest I have ever lived in. You are certainly entitled to your opinion - but you shouldn't make blanket statements on things you know nothing about.
Paige Blair August 07, 2012 at 04:58 PM
Plasma, I think that you were the first one on here to name call, yours was the very first post. Please keep in mind that some one was hurt and lives were affected by this event. If you don't like the pub that is your right but show a little respect for the Man who was the victim and his family.
Mrs Arby August 09, 2012 at 04:09 AM
To the person/people trash talking the people in this story, Do you also consider the victims in the recent Colorado movie theater shooting to be 'hoodlems, trouble makers, thugs' since there were INVOLVED! Anyway: This article states that the victim here had life threatening injuries, I hope he is recovering well! I also hope the offender here is well. Its up to the authorities to decide the legal/criminal outcome of this unexpected and sad happening. My best wishes for all parties involved.
NoBsWanted August 10, 2012 at 05:40 PM
As serious and as sad , not to mention all the negative tones this situation has brought to life on here, I am sitting here asking myself, have I ever met a "REDNECK" with the last name Garcia? Outside of the well wishes for the victim and his family i'm not understanding why people allow someones typing to have so much weight. We are all entitiled to our opinions even if they vary. To the Blair's, it's my opinion; not that you asked for it, that you shouldn't waste time defending who you are and what you are doing. Actions and change are what speaks louder. You will always come across those that disagree. PSSSST.... Thats just my opinion. Best wishes to All
Brian B August 14, 2012 at 01:42 PM
I wonder how Steve actually sits at a computer with that stick up his a*s.
Linda Smith November 15, 2012 at 06:01 AM
I wonder if Garcia Roberto has a green card?
MrMagicMan January 18, 2013 at 11:14 PM
Having been a patron of the pub before and after the change of ownership, I just want to say that simply because the person with the keys change, the stink still remains. Yeah, the pub has its quaint charm but its still the pub. The same locals still go there and chain smoke outside, and act like broodish scavengers over their favorite seats. I can't tell you how many times I've left because I saw a patron openly flashing a box cutter or knife. On one instance I saw a gun tucked in a guys belt when he was bending over to shoot pool (and that was after the change of ownership)... So no... Sorry folks but this isn't a ritzy high class bar. It's a bunch of trailers and sheds bolted together with good food and good intentions but sadly, a lot of the same ol crappy patrons. As evident by the stabbing. And to the owners family who are fighting with people on here... You're not helping the bars image in my eyes. You sound like a bunch of whiney cry babies. It looks kind of pathetic...
MrMagicMan January 18, 2013 at 11:22 PM
It honestly angers me how this "paper" has the nerve to say a majority of the people responding to this article are supporting the pub... Most of these people are friends and family of the owners! Obvious by how instantly angry they got over the first posters opinion. I see right through these people
Andy Fenton January 19, 2013 at 01:49 AM
I find it very interesting that you are bold enough to post your negative comments on this site yet still cowardly enough not to do so using your name. Please come meet me at the Pub (you decide when) and I would like you to firsthand point out anyone who fits the description on the "patrons" you mentioned here. To me you are coming off as simply another keyboad coward. Please take the time to meet me at the Pub if you feel you can prove me wrong. Cheers.
Andy Fenton January 19, 2013 at 01:52 AM
So defending your friends is wrong? I guess you must not have many. I was under the impression that's what friends do. Again, post your real name here and come to the Pub and show everyone how you would do it. I look forward to hearing about how you would change things. Cheers.
JasonFisher January 19, 2013 at 03:21 AM
"Meet me at the pub"... Honestly, you must be kidding? If I was to meet you there Andy, we both know how that would end up and I don't think the patch needs another story to write. Now be a big boy and swallow that jagged little pill... You know... The one that you and your delusional friends seem to be ignoring. The pub was awful and filled with low lives and despite the new owners best efforts, is still patronized by drug addicts and jail birds. Who would I bother visiting a place that has the unmistakable smell of urine and nicotine stained ceiling tiles when I have sooo many other choices.
JasonFisher January 19, 2013 at 03:29 AM
But I decided to oblige you and use my real name this time. Seeing as how there was no reason for you to know it other than to try to intimidate me or act like a prick, I doubt any "good" will come of my openness. Do you people not see how your pushy, intimidating behavior is not proving your point? A normal human being would say "the pub has turned over a new leaf. We encourage anyone who was unhappy before to come visit it and if they are not happy, the beer is half priced BUT you won't be welcomed back after that"... Instead you and the owners daughter among others have resorted to pushy threats and childish behavior. That alone, on an OPEN and very PUBLIC forum makes you, the owners, and the establishment, look much like the old, dank, urine soaked pub we all remember and loath.
JasonFisher January 19, 2013 at 03:46 AM
And before you decide to rebuke this I will repeat myself in the hopes of it actually sinking in this time. I believe the new owners are trying to fix the pubs old image. I believe they wanted to breath life back into that place. I believe that the people living right around it would have LOVED the change. But as they say, "the road to hell is paved with good intentions"... Any owner who is truly interested in repairing the name of a place that had so many years of questionable behavior would have hired a bouncer, improved the looks, and NOT engaged in name calling and childish behavior on this website after someone was nearly murdered in their establishment. If they want to really fix the pubs image then they need to totally destroy the old one. (And HIRE a bouncer, have cops do random stop ins on the weekends, and invest in more security cameras)... If they don't want to do any of those things and actually want to act like butt hurt children on here then they're no better than the old owners and you're no better than the old patrons. "Cheers" Andy.
Paige Blair January 19, 2013 at 11:48 PM
Andy, obviously this person is some one who was asked to leave due to his own behavior. As you know we do have bouncers and there are no people walking around with weapons. Not to mention those people who come here and enjoy themselves without bothering anyone are always welcomed back. It is sad that this person is so hate filled that he can't help but be negative.
Jasonfisher January 20, 2013 at 12:08 AM
Paige, next time you're behind the bar and you should try washing your hands before serving food. It's against health code.... Just like people having a concealed gun. But I've seen that within the last year and you JUST LIED when you said people are not walking around with guns. Proof is in the pudding, as they say. A man was stabbed at your establishment recently! By the way, you've never asked me to leave and I've always been welcomed with a smile. I'm sure I will be again if I ever chose to enter your establishment again. However after all the childish behavior you have displayed, I have to ask myself why I'd waste my time in your bar when I could just as easily give Adams or the turtle the money.
JasonFisher January 20, 2013 at 12:29 AM
Trying to discredit me by saying I was asked to leave? Ha! I've never been asked to leave your bar Paige. You're like a child... When you can't save face you try to . Wake up! Realize the following: as members of the community, you owe them an apology. Not because you stabbed anyone, but because as a bar... You bring that behavior into the community. I have yet to see you or any of your friends or family take any responsibility for the events at your establishment and that's very sad. Just a but of advice: next time someone may end up dead if you don't install better security and hire real bouncers. Sorry doll but pony tail Andy is not a bouncer and neither are any if your other friends. You have to HIRE people and be responsible for protecting the safety of your law abiding patrons. And saying no one is waking around with a weapon is a flat out lie... Did he stab the guy with a spoon? Did he stab him with one of your crappy darts? No. He used a knife and I've seen people in there with more than knives. You've had guys with concealed guns playing pool in the back and you clearly didn't know it or didn't care. Please do yourself and your patrons a favor and admit that what happened was a shame, that you're sorry it happened, and that you want to make your bar safer. If you're not willing to do that then this pub will vanish just like jmart did... And I won't shed a tear.
JasonFisher January 20, 2013 at 12:39 AM
Now... I'm done with this thread. Any further messages will be ignored. Much like how you've ignored the reality of the bar your family has purchased. Time to sink or swim and so far you've taken on a hell of a lot of water. Good luck! I really would hate to see the pub permanently shut down... You guys do have good food
Paige Blair January 20, 2013 at 03:16 PM
Andy, thank you for your positive support. I know who this person is and he has been asked to leave twice for being exactly what he is saying others are. His libelous and slanderous comments about the pub mean nothing to anyone who has been to the pub. He admitted in his own words how he would handle it if he were to come meet you because he is one of those that he is talking about.
Andy Fenton January 20, 2013 at 11:17 PM
No worries Paige and it's nice to know I've suddenly grown enough hair to have a ponytial. My wife will be thrilled. I guess I wans't clear with what I was saying so I will say it again. Come to the Pub, let me buy you a beer or a pizza, sit with me and show me any of the people you have made public claims to defame and I will investigate for myself. I have not made a threat, any implication of wrong doing or called Mr. Fisher names. I simply asked for help in identifying a problem he sees as a blight on the community he claims to care so much for. His retort was anger, name calling, accusation, misidentification and slander. If this is a better way of behaving, I will stick by the patrons of the Pub who have been nothing short of supportive. Cheers and see you at the Pub!!
Andy Fenton February 01, 2013 at 09:05 PM
You seem to be a very angry person Mr. Fisher as you keep comng back to this time and time again to rant about a place you claim to never visit but have firsthand knowledge about. I sincerely hope you get help for this and wigh you the best of luck. Cheers!
MaryJo February 08, 2013 at 01:57 AM
Having lived in our community for 35 years and raised three children here, I have to say that I am very disappointed in how the owner and their friends have responsed to this article and the community as a whole. This is so sad! It's disturbing that simply because members of our community feel your pub could use improvement, you attack them and try to smear their image to save yours. Do you even recognize that so far you've accoused every person who has a difference of opinion with you of being thrown out of your establishment? At that rate it would seem you really do have a problem with a bad crowd! I agree with Jason in that your bar needs a better image and you, as the owners, need to say sorry to your patrons and the community that has no choice but to live near you. We do love your place but the first step in fixing a problem is admitting you have one. This article, the event that caused it, and your ignorant responses to your patrons all show that the pub has a problem. I hope it's fixed before its closed.
Paige Blair February 08, 2013 at 04:28 PM
While I should Not waste my time on this, there are some who feel the need to tear others down to build themselves up. I have no apologies for making the pub a friendly welcoming place to come. There are and always will be a few bad apples no matter where you live or go. There are no people walking around with weapons. I am a small business trying to make it in tough times and I think we have done well in trying to make improvements. As for having no choice but to live near the pub, you do and you did have a choice when you moved in. The pub has been here well over 35 years. If you truly wanted to make a difference you would come talk to me face to face and have a positive conversation rather than trying to destroy my families livelihood. As for the incident that keeps getting brought up that was over SIX months ago and was an isolated incident that could happen anywhere and caused a lot of heartache for those involved. 95% of our patrons are pleasant people. I am glad to have met so many wonderful kind people. There is no perfect in this world all one can do is move forward with a positive attitude. It seems to me that if you had a positive attitude and joined us as a positive patron you would feel differently. I hope to see you and maybe we can move on. The Pub is not going anywhere any time soon.
Barbara June 11, 2013 at 08:47 PM
The Pub is a good local spot to relax and enjoy the area, Thumbs up ! June 6 2013


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