Police beat

Police beat

November 14, 1990


Annapolis: - A 49-year-old Baltimore man was struck and killed yesterday morning on Route 3 in Glen Burnie while he attempted to repair his disabled tractor-trailer.

As of yesterday afternoon, police had not released the man's name or notified his relatives.

Police spokesman Officer V. Richard Molloy said the driver of the tractor-trailer had pulled off to the right shoulder of Route 3 near McKnew Road and was working under the hood when a dump truck traveling south on Route 3 hit him.

Molloy said it appears that the driver of the dump truck, Arthur W.

Wright, 64, of the 2800 block S. 21st Street in Arlington Va., fell asleep and his truck drifted to the right.

Charges are pending while the state's attorney's office conducts a review.


Two Laurel residents have been charged with possession with intent to distribute cocaine after police raided their home and confiscated 4 grams of crack.

George Simmons II, 34, of the 200 block Red Clay Road, and Lynn Bailey, 34, of the same address, were also charged with possession of marijuana after police searched their home early yesterday morning.

Officers also seized $1,336 in cash and six grams of marijuana.

The arrests followed neighbors' complaints of drug trafficking in the area.


A 21-year-old Glen Burnie man was robbed Monday on Oakwood Road near Route 100, county police reported.

Police said the man was riding his bike at about 6 p.m. when four men approached him and asked him for change.

One of the robbers punched him in the face, knocked him down and kicked him.

Another suspect took $10 and the bike and ran with the other men toward the Harundale Mall area.

The police said the first robber was a black man about 5 feet 11 inches tall, with a heavy build, short hair, wearing a gray football jacket and blue jeans. The other three suspects were described only as white teen-agers.


Three deer had to be destroyed by county police officers last Wednesday after being hit by cars in separate areas of the county.

An officer spotted the first deer at 6:46 a.m. on Route 198. The animal had both rear legs crushed and was attempting to get to safety.

At 10:32 p.m., another deer was hit by a motorist on Route 2 near Gingerville in the southern part of the county.

At 8:18 p.m., another deer was hit by a car on Governor Bridge Road near Riva Road, the police said.


A Severn woman was charged with forging a prescription after trying to get 100 Darvacet pills at a Hanover drug store, county police reported.

Virginia Ann Calhoun, 50, of the 1800 block of Blue Jay Court, was charged Nov. 7 after she went to the People's Drug Store in the 2600 block of Jessup Road and tried to get the prescription filled, police said.

Because the prescription was filled out incorrectly, the pharmacist checked a computerized list and found a warning about forged prescriptions in her name, police said.

The computer check also showed that she had bought 60 tablets of Darvacet two days earlier.

The pharmacist called the doctor's office and found that the doctor was on vacation and could not have filled out that prescription. The pharmacist called the police who arrested the woman.


A 21-year-old Glen Burnie man was charged with possession of marijuana after he handed two packets of the drug to an uniformed officer and told him he was trying to sell it for a friend.

Dennis Odell Coe, of the 200 block Thelma Drive, was charged Nov. 8 after the 11:37 p.m. incident.

The police said Officer William Bertram was putting air in the tires of his cruiser at the Crown gas station on Ritchie Highway near Route 648, when a man approached and asked the officer if he remembered him.

When Bertram said he did not, the man reminded Bertram that he had arrested him before.

Bertram noticed a strong odor of alcohol on the man's breath. The man told Bertram he was a good officer and handed him a bag with two foil packets, which contained three grams of marijuana.

DATELINE: Annapolis:

1800 block of Severn Grove Road: Nov. 8, entry gained through the front door. Jewelry and appliances taken. Total loss: Unknown.

DATELINE: Brooklyn Park:

6000 block of Belle Grove Road: Nov. 12, entry gained through the front door. Appliances taken. Total loss: Unknown.

900 block Victory Avenue: Nov. 6, entry gained through the window. Jewelry and appliances taken. Total loss: $400.

DATELINE: Glen Burnie:

6400 block of Cedar Furnace Circle: Nov. 11. Nothing taken.

1000 block of Cayer Drive: Nov. 11, entry gained through the bathroom window. Unknown property taken.

400 block of Secluded Post Circle: Nov. 7, entry gained through the door.

Tools taken. Total loss: $265.

DATELINE: Hillsmere:

400 block of Duvall Lane: Nov. 8, entry gained through the back door. Bike taken. Total loss: $300.


3400 block of Fort Meade Road: Nov. 8, entry gained through the front door.

Money taken. Total loss: $435.

DATELINE: Linthicum:

300 block of Tulip Oak Court: Nov. 12, entry gained door. Unknown property taken.

DATELINE: Odenton:

1300 block of Annapolis Road: Nov. 6, entry gained through the side door.

Tools taken. Total loss: $2,000.

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