Man, 36, Charged In Stabbing, Robbery

Police beat

May 02, 1991

A 36-year-old Annapolis man was stabbed numerous times in his leg and hand Tuesday during an apparent robbery attempt.

Police say Friedhelm F. Haag of the 100 block of Gardner Drive was listed in stable condition at Anne Arundel Medical Center.

James Joseph Canter Jr., 25, of the 900 block of Old Annapolis Neck Road, was charged with robbery and assault with intent to murder.

Haag told police that shortly after midnight, he was robbed of $5 in front of the Record and Tape Exchange, in the 900 block of Bay Ridge Road. Police arrested Canter at a house next door to the record store.

A police report says Canter told police after his arrest, "I'm not condoning it, but he got the ---t beat out of him and he deserved it. He pulled the knife on me."


A 23-year-old tow truck driver was robbed and struck with a rifle while he was repairing a car yesterday morning on Donaldson Avenue.

David Wayne Griffith of the 300 block of Lori Lane was admitted to North Arundel Hospital, where he was listed in fair condition yesterday.

Griffith told police he was fixing a disabled car parked near Route 170 when he was hit in the face by one of four men.

He said the men ran toward Pioneer City after taking $50 from him. No arrests have been made.


A 19-year-old gas station attendant was robbed and beaten Tuesday night, then left unconscious on the floor of his booth.

Police say two customers found Christopher Roy Rushe of Cape St. Claire lying on the floor in the booth at Lowry's Whitehall Sunoco at Route 50 and While Hall Road in Annapolis, at about 9:50 p.m.

Rushe was listed in stable condition at Anne Arundel Medical Center, suffering from a blow to the back of his head.

Police say an undetermined amount of money was missing from the cash drawer and safe. Rushe told police that he could not remember anything about the attack.


A 27-year-old Laurel man was arrested on drug distributioncharges Tuesday night after people complained to police about men smoking and dealing drugs in the neighborhood.

Earnest Martin Duncanof the 3300 block of Old Annapolis Road was charged with possession of drugs with intent to distribute. He was arrested outside a home inthe 3300 block of Cranberry Street, Laurel.

A police report says officers saw a man running from a 1986 Ford truck parked in a driveway. As he was running, he "was continually abandoning items later determined to be PCP flakes, film canisters and Baggies containing residue of PCP flakes," the police report says.

After the man was arrested, police say they collected bags containing 28 grams of PCP.


Two people, one a juvenile, were arrested last week on auto theft charges after undercover police officers made arrangements to buy two stolen cars.

Police say that on April 26, two people brought a 1991 Isuzu Trooper and a 1986 Nissan Pulsar to Arundel Hills Park on Furnace Branch Road in Glen Burnie.

Undercover officers met the suspects at the park, where they were arrested and the cars recovered.

Police say the Isuzu was stolen the night before from Wilken's Buick/Isuzu, in the 6900 block of Ritchie Highway. The Nissan was stolen from Kathleen Kuhl of the 300 block of Gatewater Court, Glen Burnie.

Daniel Ray Williams, 20, of the 3700 block of St. Margaret Street, Baltimore, was charged with felony theft and unauthorized use of a car.

A compilation of some of the crimes reported to Anne Arundel County police and state police:


500 block Bay Dale Court, Monday, April 29; entry gained through rear window. TV, jewelry and a VCR taken. Total loss: $1,000.


400 block South Hammonds Ferry Road, Monday, April 29; entry gained through back door. VCR, compact disc player and crystal candle holders taken. Total loss: $475.

Glen Burnie:

800 block EastBiddle Road, Monday, April 29; entry gained through rear back door. Money taken. Total loss: $600.

800 block Marley Avenue, Friday, April 26; entry gained through sliding glass door. Cash, TV, stereo, VCR, diamond ring and other jewelry taken. Total loss: $3,045.

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