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September 21, 1990

SNAKE IN THE CAGE IS WORTH A DOG AT HOME

For a Brooklyn Park woman, a snake is just as good as a guard dog.

The woman's reptile may have saved her belongings Tuesday after someone broke into her home. Sometime that day, a person broke through a screen door and was able to unlock the back door to a home in the 400 block of Hillcrest Avenue.

The woman owns an 18-inch-long snake that, "eats small animals and would probably attack anyone attempting to pick it up," a police report says.

The rare reptile's cage was apparently the only thing in the home disturbed.

"The suspect did make an attempt to abduct the animal but was unsuccessful," the report says. "There were many other valuables throughout the residence but were not removed."

Police have no suspects in the case.

MAN IN FREETOWN CHARGED IN DRUG CASE

A 31-year-old Glen Burnie man was charged Tuesday with possessing cocaine in Freetown Village.

A police report says officers responded to a complaint about four people selling drugs in the 7800 block Levy Court at about 4 p.m. When one of the police officers walked toward the group, one of the men walked away.

The officer followed the man and saw him place an object behind a tool box between some parked cars. The object turned out to be a pipe used for smoking crack cocaine, the report says.

The man was arrested and police found he was carrying cocaine. William Purnell Dorsey Jr., of Solley Road, was charged with possession of cocaine, possession of drug paraphernalia and resisting arrest.

County Police reported the following breaking and enterings: ANNAPOLIS:

700 block Rollins View Drive; Sept. 17, entry gained in house under construction, kitchen cabinets taken; total loss: $2,000.

100 block of Bay Drive; Sept. 18, entry gained through side window, bicycle taken; total loss: $300

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