Two men were arrested and charged with selling crack cocaine froma video arcade at Parole Plaza in Annapolis Tuesday night.
Police say one of the men, caught after a short chase, was carrying 94 individually wrapped rocks of cocaine weighing a total of 123 grams.
County narcotics detectives received a call that two men were dealing drugs in the Fun Games Arcade, located at Route 2 and Forest Drive. One of the men ran away when he saw police, but was caught a few minutes later.
FOR THE RECORD - A "Police Beat" item in the June 13 edition of The Anne Arundel County Sun, "Two men charged with selling cocaine," contained erroneous information. The two men were observed dealing drugs at the Parole Plaza shopping center in Annapolis June 11. Undercover police spotted the two men inside an amusement arcade at the center and sent in uniformed officers to make the arrest. No drug transactions were observed inside the arcade.
The other man, who was arrested in the arcade, had $972 in his pockets.
Harold Lovell Johnson, 26, of the 7800 block SouthHampton Drive in Glen Burnie, and Carlos Lee Evans, 29, of the 1200 block Stone Wood Court, Annapolis, were charged with possession of cocaine and unlawful manufacturing of cocaine.
3 TEEN-AGERS STEAL MINIBIKE FROM BOYS
Three teen-agers stole a minibike and threatened to hurt two younger boys Tuesday afternoon in Hanover, police said.
Police said the boys, 12 and 11, were riding a minibike and a moped near their homes when a dark gray or black Chevrolet Blazer pulled up. A passenger got out and told the boys he wanted to ride the minibike.
One boy refused the request, and the teen-ager said, "Give it to me or I'll hurt you," police said. Then the boy turned over the bike.
Police said the driver got out of the car and grabbed the other boy, who was sitting on a moped. The boy got off the moped and both boys, who live in the 900 block Timber Ridge Drive, ran down the street.
The teen-agers put the minibike in the Blazer and drove off, leaving the moped on the side of the road.
WILLIS FAN CHARGED IN TWO BREAK-INS
Police say a man who claimed he was trying imitate actor Bruce Willis' role in the movie "Hudson Hawk," has been charged with breaking into two storehouses in the Annapolis area.
The man was arrested by Annapolis police Sunday on charges of being a rogue and vagabond after officers saw him at a business complex off Old Solomons Road.
Police say he was carrying a brown briefcase which contained three crowbars, a screw driver, gloves, a red-lens flashlight, files, pliers and a glass cutter.
After an interview, police said they linked him to two burglaries, one in the 900 block Bestgate Road, wherea Compaq Computer with a printer, valued at $4,500, was taken. Police say the computer was recovered from the man's car.
Also stolen, from an architectural firm on Riva Road in Annapolis, was a laser printer and a box of change, valued at $2,000.
John Albert White, 19,of the 4200 block Kings Road, Edgewater, has been charged by county police with two counts of storehouse breaking and entering.
2 IN CAR ASSAULTED BY MAN WITH A BAT
Two people returning to a relative's house in Laurel after a funeral were assaulted by a man wielding a baseball bat Tuesday evening as they sat in their parked car. Police said one person was struck in the face.
Barbara Jean Perry, 44, of Washington, told police that she parked her car in the 3400 block Andrew Court at about 7 p.m. when a man ran up to the car and started smashing windows on her 1991 Chevy Geo Storm.
After breaking the windshield, the man struck a passenger in the car, John Cornelius Jackson,also of Washington. He suffered a cut on his upper lip and several broken upper teeth.
The man with the bat drove away in an older model 200 Nissan SX.
MAN ROBS FABRIC STORE IN GLEN BURNIE
A man walked into a Glen Burnie fabric store Tuesday night, said it was a robbery, and got away with an undetermined amount of money, police said.
The clerk gave the man all the money from the register at Fabricare By Fran, in the 1600 block Crain Highway, police said.