4 CHARGED IN THEFT OF AUTO EQUIPMENT
Four Eastern Shore residents have been charged with three counts each of theft after a county police officer became suspicious of a car cruising Ritchie Highway late Monday night.
Officer Gordon Merritt was on routine patrol about 3 a.m. when he noticed a white Volkswagen passing by several times.
When the car pulled out of the Americana Southdale apartment complex in Glen Burnie, Merritt followed it to the Amoco station at the intersection of Ritchie Highway and Jumper's Hole Road.
He walked over to the car and reported seeing several car speakers, cassette players, radar detectors and equalizers, all with wires that had been cut, police said. Several tools were also visible, the police said.
Merritt arrested the group. About $3,000 worth of property was recovered and returned to its owners, police said.
Melvin Hughes, 18, of Stevensonville, was charged, along with a 16-year-old Queen Anne's County boy, a 16-year-old Stevensonville boy and a 17-year-old Moorshouse boy.
Police said the group removed the equipment from four cars in Glen Burnie.
GLEN BURNIE RESIDENT STABBED IN HOLDUP TRY
A 32-year-old Glen Burnie man was stabbed several times early yesterday morning near his home.
Mark S. Paul of the 8100 block Harold Court was walking by the pool in the Nolpark Court apartment complex on Crain Highway at about 2:15 a.m.
when three men approached him and demanded money. Paul refused. The trio beat and kicked him and then stabbed him. The attackers ran off without taking any money, the police said.
The police said Paul was taken by his mother to North Arundel Hospital, where he was treated and released.
Police had no description of the robbers.
MAN KILLED BY TRUCK WAS BALTIMOREAN, 49
County police have identified the man who was killed Tuesday when he was hit by a dump truck on Route 3.
Mahlon Eugene Dell, 49, of the 400 block W. 23rd Street in Baltimore, was struck by a dump truck about 8:55 a.m. as he inspected his disabled tractor-trailer parked on the side of the road.
The driver of the dump truck has not been charged.
The case has been forwarded to the State's Attorney's Office for review.
CAB DRIVER ROBBED IN GLEN BURNIE
An Associated Cab Co. driver was robbed Tuesday in Glen Burnie, county police reported.
The police said the driver picked up a man at Ashly's bar in Ferndale and drove him to the Regency Club apartments on Centennial Place South Road.
The robber said he had a gun, took about $159 and ran toward New Ordinance Road.
The police described the robber as a white man in his early 30s, about 5 feet 8 inches tall with a medium build. He had dark-brown straight hair and was wearing a black leather biker's jacket and blue jeans.
TWO BOYS ATTEMPT TO ROB DELIVERYMAN
Two young boys, one armed with a gun, tried to rob a Domino's Pizza deliveryman Sunday in Severn.
The police said the delivery man returning to his car after delivering a pizza to a home in the 8300 block of Deer Run Court, when two young boys approached him. One boy put a revolver in the deliveryman's face and demanded money.
The deliveryman said he would give them the money but had to put the pizzas down first. As he put the pizzas down, headlights flashed and the robbers ran away.
The police described the gunman as about 10 to 12 years old, 5 feet 3 inches tall, and wearing a red coat with a blue "V" shaped stripe on the back and dark-colored jeans.
The second robber was described as a young black boy about 4 feet 6 inches tall.
* A compilation of some of the crimes reported to Anne Arundel County police and state police:
1300 block of Wellfleet Lane: Nov. 7, entry gained through the door.
Unknown property taken.
400 block of Old Quarterfield Road: Nov. 9, entry gained through the door.
Money and jewelry taken. Total loss: $585.
8200 block of Crab Apple Court: Nov. 8, entry gained through the window.
Appliances and video games taken. Total loss: $7,000.
3300 block Fort Meade Road: Nov. 9. Cash taken. Total loss: $592.