Man, 25, Arrested In Defacing Incident


October 14, 1990

A man has been charged with defacing several doors in Glen Burnie by drawing squares and circles in blue ink on them. He also left money, credit cards and photos of children in mailboxes.

Kevin Samuel Triggs, 25, of the 7500 block Route 648, was charged with destruction of property. The incidents occurred Oct. 4. County police say they are not linked to any kind of Satanism.

Police arrested the man at the Marley Middle School after answering a trespassing complaint the same day the incidents were reported, a police report says.

FOR THE RECORD - Sunday's "Police beat" incorrectly reported the location of a Maryland National Bank automatic teller machine where a woman was robbed. The machine was at the Southdale Shopping Center on Mountain Road.

In one instance, Donna Lee Kirchner of the 700 block Berry Road, reported finding $240, photos of school children and a piece of paper with the man's name and phone number written on it clipped to the side of her mailbox.

The police report also said there were strange drawings on Kirchner's front door.

"You could not understand what was written or what was meant," the report says. "It was squares and circles with dots and numbers."

William Joseph Dow, of the 800 block Castle Road, told police he found a Citibank credit card and a blue lighter in his mailbox. He also reported that a wooden welcome sign was broken and someone had left several photos of children on a window of a car parked in his driveway.

Someone also had used blue ink to draw on Dow's front door. The police report says the credit card was issued to Triggs.

Carolyn Ann Harmel, of the 600 block Annapolis Road, told police she found $140 on her doorstep and also had her front door defaced. Cathy Skarson, of the 800 block Castle Road, reported to police that several signs in her yard were damaged and a fence had been defaced with blue ink.

The police report says Triggs appeared to be under the influence of drugs when he was arrested.

The report also says that when the man was arrested, police found pictures of school children in his pockets and blue ink on his hands.

The report also says that while the man was being booked in the Northern District Police Station, "he pulled his shirt up and on his chest was a circle drawn in blue ink, which matched the ink at the scene of the destructions."


A 43-year-old Baltimore man hitchhiking near the Westinghouse Corp. at Baltimore-Washington International Airport early Friday morning was robbed of an undetermined amount of money and a gold necklace.

Richard Warren Latta, of the 24500 block Marbourne Avenue, told police he was picked up at about 4 a.m. by a man driving a van.

He said someone in the back of the van put a gun to his head and went through his pockets, taking the money. Latta was dropped off along Route 2.


A 26-year-old Annapolis woman was robbed Wednesday night after withdrawing $400 from an automatic teller machine in Glen Burnie.

Mary Terese Clay, of the 2500 block West Lafayette Avenue, had just finished taking out the money from the Maryland National Bank at about 10:19 p.m. at the Marley Station Mall when she was approached by a man who demanded her money.

The man ran toward Mountain Road and a woman nearby drove away in a red pickup truck, also toward Mountain Road.

A short time later, police stopped a red pickup truck on Whitaker Road in Freetown. Clay was brought to the scene, where she made a positive identification, police say. Police say they found 13 twenty-dollar bills and four ten-dollar bills on the occupants.

Charged with robbery were Walter Scott McConnell, 28, of the 600 block Laurel Road, Pasadena, and Dana Lynn Schaefer, 19, of the 100 block 11th Street, Pasadena.


Four people, including a New York City resident, were arrested Thursday after police raided a Severn home following a two-month undercover drug investigation.

"It was also believed that the residence was a major source of distribution of cocaine in the Still Meadow area of the county," a police report says.

Police seized 17 grams of crack cocaine, handguns, a 1987 Nissan Maxima and more than $1,100 in cash from the home, located in the 8200 block of Dunfield Court.

Charged with possession of drugs with intent to distribute and maintaining a common nuisance were Darlene E. Hamilton, 33, of the 8200 block Dunfield Court; Reginald L. Goodina, 22, of the 200 block Lincoln Road, Brooklyn, New York; Donnie Johnson, 33, of the 1700 block Richfield Drive, Severn; and Michael C. Tracy, 20, of the 600 block Brook Court, Annapolis.


The U.S. Army is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or people who stole three aluminum antenna components from Fort Meade.

The Army says that between July 9 and Aug. 21, someone cut the fence at a Department of Defense storage yard near the intersection of Clark and Rockenbach roads.

Three antenna elements, which were components of a larger antenna system, were taken. Each is about 5 feet long with 16 sets of four antenna rods of different sizes protruding at 90-degree angles.

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