MAN CHARGED IN RAPES OF WOMAN, DAUGHTER
An Annapolis man has been charged in the rapes of a woman and her daughter in Cape St. Clair last month.
Michael Richard Smith, 30, of Riverview Drive, was being held in the County Detention Center yesterday.
He was charged with two counts of first-degree rape.
The police said that at about 3:30 a.m. on Sept. 15, a man forced his way into a Cape St. Claire home and raped a woman who lived there. Five days later at about 4:45 a.m., a man forced his way into the same home and raped the woman's 17-year-old daughter.
Investigators also believe the same man is responsible for the sexual assault of a 27-year-old Pasadena woman on Sept. 21. During that incident, the woman was leaving the Wheel Inn in Pasadena when a man offered her a ride home. When he attacked her, a struggle began and the woman's jaw was broken, the police said. Charges in that incident are pending.
Investigators found that Smith had been convicted of several rapes in Florida.
Police said they believe he is also the man who raped a Salisbury motel clerk. County police did not know the date of the Salisbury attack.
Charges in that incident also are pending, the police said.
MAN FAILS IN ATTEMPT TO ROB PIZZA DELIVERER
A man with a gun tried to rob a pizza delivery man Sunday in Crofton, county police reported.
The police said the Pizza Mover's delivery man was walking to a home in Dartmouth Court about 9 p.m. when the robber yelled to him to "hold it" and pointed a gun at him.
The delivery man put his hand in his pocket and the robber ran away.
The police descriped the robber as a white man, about 5 feet 10 inches tall, wearing dark pants and a dark shirt.
THREE CHARGED WITH MARIJUANA POSSESSION
County police have charged three people with possession of marijuana after detectives said they saw them smoking it outside a Ferndale bar Friday.
Jeffrey Scott Kelley, 27, Donna Leigh Brown, 27, both of the 1400 block Berger Street in Odenton, and Brian Scott Haigis, 27, of the 500 block Oakleigh Ave. in Ferndale, were arrested after the 5:30 p.m. incident.
The police said undercover detectives saw the three suspects sitting in a car in the parking lot of the Ferndale Tavern on Oakleigh Avenue smoking a pipe.
Officers confiscated the pipe and a small plastic bag of marijuana.
POLICE INVESTIGATE SEVERN SHOOTING
County police are investigating a shooting in Severn Wednesday.
The police said someone fired a rifle at the outside of a home in the 8200 block of Averill Road at about 3:20 a.m.
The bullet went through the wall and landed on the floor of the home near a bedroom door.
Police said they have no suspects.
THREE YOUTHS ASSAULT MAN IN BROOKLYN PARK
A Severna Park man was assaulted Sunday while walking in Brooklyn Park, county police reported.
The police said the man was walking on Seward Avenue at about 7:15 p.m.
when three men approached him and demanded money. The man told them he had no money and the assailants hit him in the face.
The would-be robbers, described by police as white teen-age boys wearing blue jeans, ran away.