Shell Station Held Up In Daylight

Police beat

November 27, 1990

A man with a gun robbed the Hinkleman Shell in Linthicum Friday, county police reported.

The police said the robber entered the station at routes 648 and 170 about 12:26 p.m. and asked for a pack of Kool cigarettes before taking out a gun.

The robber took money out of two cash registers before leaving the station.

The police described the robber as a black male about 5 feet tall and 25 years old, with a thin build. He was wearing a dark blue baseball hat, tan jacket, dark shirt, blue jeans and white tennis shoes. He was armed with a .32- or .38-caliber gun.


Two men, one with a gun, robbed the Odenton Variety store Friday.

The police said two men entered the store in the 1600 block of Annapolis Road at about 7:25 p.m. They forced two employees to the back and ordered all others to lie on the floor. After taking money and a handgun from the safe, the robbers took the keys to the store and locked it as they left.

Police described the first robber as a black male weighing about 185 pounds and wearing a black jacket and gray pants. The second robber was described as a black male about 25 years old and wearing a white sweat suit.


A man with a gun robbed a pizza delivery man Wednesday in Millersville.

County police said the incident began when a man called Vizzini's Pizza in Glen Burnie and ordered a pizza to be delivered to a home in the 8200 block of Rupert Road at about 12:30 a.m.

When the delivery man arrived, the robber approached him and demanded money. After being handed about $100, the robber ran away.

Residents of the Rupert Road home said they had not ordered a pizza, and the robber's description matched that of a man seen earlier knocking on doors in the neighborhood.

Police described him as a black male in his 20s, about 6 feet tall and weighing 180 pounds. He was wearing a dark blue ski hat, bright blue sweat jacket and dark blue sweat pants.


A 20-year-old man has been charged with breaking into a Glen Burnie business Friday.

Paul Edward Berry II was charged after officers saw him running from United Stationers in the 7400 block of Candlewood Court about 2 a.m., the police said.

A ringing burglar alarm brought officers to the store. When police arrived, they found a hole in the wall and saw a man running away. A second man in the building escaped.


Three people were charged with possession of narcotics Friday after undercover officers said they seized money and cocaine from a Glen Burnie apartment.

The police said undercover detectives Mike Chandler and Wayne Vernon, Officer Joe Hatch and members of the Special Operations Section raided the apartment in the 6400 block of Centennial Circle at about 10 p.m.

Police said they confiscated several envelopes of cocaine, a scale, PCP, marijuana, $496 in cash and $4,000 in savings bonds.

Vincent Santo Benz, 41, who lives in the apartment, was charged with possession with intent to distribute cocaine, possession of PCP, possession of marijuana, possession of cocaine and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Undercover officers arranged to sell cocaine to a pair who arrived later at the apartment.

Sherry Lynn Hopkins, 31, of the 1800 block of Village Square Court in Severn was charged with possession of cocaine and conspiracy to possess cocaine. Her husband, Michael Francis Hopkins, 31, was charged with conspiracy to possess cocaine. Their 1-year-old child was found asleep in their car.


The Chesapeake Mobil gas station in Annapolis was robbed Sunday, Annapolis police reported.

The police said two men bought a pack of cigarettes at the station in the 900 block of Chesapeake Avenue. When the clerk opened the cash register draw, one of the robbers revealed a revolver and demanded money.

About $600 was taken from the register. The robbers left the station and headed toward the Eastport Shopping Center.

Police described the first robber as a a black male about 18 years old, 5-foot-10, weighing 150 pounds and wearing a thick black jacket. The second robber was described as a black male wearing a red-and-black thick winter jacket and carrying a gun.


Three county police officers were injured Sunday during a brawl that began with a traffic stop in Glen Burnie.

County police said the scuffle began about 6 p.m. when Officer Harry Peterson stopped a car for jumping a curb in the 7800 block Baltimore-Annapolis Boulevard, near the Valley Brook Apartments. The fight began when one of the men got out of the car and began pushing Peterson, police said.

A second person got out of the car and began hitting an officer who had arrived to help Peterson, and a third man began fighting with another officer, police said.

After subduing the three men, the officers said they found PCP in the car.

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