County police have charged a Washington man with theft in connectionwith a break-in late last year at an Odenton convenience store.
Jimmy McGuine Jr., 27, of the 4600 block of Deane Avenue, was also charged with burglary and destruction.
On Dec. 12, the Dash-In store in the 3400 block of Fort Meade Road was burglarized, and a money order machine containing about 226 blank money orders was taken, police said.
Police said the money orders, cashed by two people, began showing up at several businesses in three counties, Washington and Virginia.
Police checked with the companies and found one of them had taken a picture and a thumb print of the suspect.
McGuine was arrested in Fairfax, Va., Friday whileattempting to cash five more money orders.
Police said he received a total of $27,488 from the cashed money orders.
MAN CHARGED WITH MULTIPLE BURGLARIES
A Pasadena man has been charged in a string of burglaries in the Pasadena area from late December to January.
Raymond John Jordan, 28, of the 600 block of Eliot Road, was charged with six daytime burglaries and one nighttime burglary.
The policesaid he was stopped on Jan. 24 for a traffic violation and was arrested for driving with a suspended license.
The officer saw several items in the car that had been reported stolen from Pasadena homes.
COCAINE DISCOVERED IN NEW YORKER'S ROOM
County police have charged a New York City man with possession of cocaine after finding $10,000 worth of the drug in his Hanover hotel room Monday.
Richard Robinson, 28, of the 100 block of E. 53rd Street, Brooklyn, was also charged with possession with intent to distribute cocaine and failure to appear in court on a previous charge.
Narcotics investigators saidthey served the warrant after an investigation indicated the room was being used to deal drugs. They refused to name the hotel.
Policealso seized $2,498.
ARSONIST SOUGHT IN RIVA HOME FIRE
County fire investigators are looking for the person who set a fire to a basket outside the door of a Riva home Saturday.
The police said the residents of the home in the 200 block of Millthorn Court were out from7 p.m.
to midnight. When they returned they found their door was badly damaged and the basket burned.
A neighbor told investigators heput the fire out.
A compilation of some of the crimes reported to Anne Arundel police and state police:
First block ofHudson Street: Feb. 1, entry gained through the door. Tools taken. Total loss: $2,000.
500 block of Nolfield Drive: Jan. 31, entry gained through the door. Bike taken. Total loss: $150.
Unit block of Oak Lane: Feb. 2, entry gained through the door. Appliances taken. Total loss: Unknown.
500 block of Third Avenue: Feb.2, entry gained through door. Money and leather jacket taken. Total loss: $246.
Unit block of Aquahart Road: Feb. 2, entry gained through the door. Jewelry and appliances taken. Total loss: $2,300.
200 block of Red Clay Road: Jan. 31, entry gained through the door. Unknown property taken.
500 block of Retreat Court: Feb. 1, entry gained through the window. Money taken. Total loss:$200.