Cab Driver Robbed By Annapolis Rider

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August 22, 1991

A cab driver was robbed Monday by a man he picked up in Annapolis, county police said.

Police said the Crown Diamond Cab driver went to Bens Drive at about 4:45 a.m. The rider asked the driver to pull upin front of an apartment building in the 400 block of Admiral Drive.

Police said when the cab stopped, the rider grabbed the driver bythe shoulders and said, "You better kick it out."

The driver turned his head and saw a silver object in the robber's hand. The driver reached into his pocket and gave the robber all of his money.

The robber ran toward another man standing in the entrance of the apartment building. Both men ran out the back door of the building.

Police described the robber as a black man, about 5 feet 10 inches tall, wearing sweat pants. He weighs about 200 pounds and is about 23 years old.


Three men and a 17-year-old youth were arrested early yesterday after Annapolis police reported finding 14 bags of marijuana in a car during a traffic stop.

An officer stopped a 1983 Renault at Forest Drive and Spa Road about 3:20 a.m. because one of its tail lights was out, police said. Theofficer spotted a beer can in the back seat and a marijuana pipe in the glove box when a passenger opened it to get the car's registration, police said.

While searching the car, officers found a black pouch containing 114 grams of marijuana, in 14 plastic bags, with a street value of $1,700 to $3,400, police said.

All four occupants of the car were charged with possession with intent to distribute marijuana.

Because the arrests occurred within 1,000 feet of Annapolis Middle School, they also were charged with intent to distribute marijuana in a drug-free school zone.

Sean P. Faudree, 19, of the unit block of Highland Drive in Arnold was being held yesterday at the county detention center after a District Court commissioner denied bond.

Darrell H. Cook, 19, of Fort Washington was being held on $3,500 bond. Steven D. Kasper, 19, of the unit block of Somerset Court in Annapolis was released without paying bond. The 17-year-old youth, who was driving the car, was released to his parents.


More than $4,200 worth of boating equipment has been stolen from 10 boats docked at an Annapolis marina, police said.

Police suspect the thefts occurred after a series of break-insat the Blue Heron Marina on Georgetown Road between 7:30 p.m. Sundayand 7 a.m. Monday.

Boat owners also reported about $1,000 damage to cabin doors, hatches and covers.

Police said stolen items included an outboard motor, stereos and radios, binoculars, a radio phone,fishing equipment and boat caps.

City police spokesman Officer Dermott Hickey said the department would increase patrols around Blue Heron and other marinas while detectives investigate the thefts.

Hickey asked that anyone with information on the break-ins call city police detectives at 269-9000.


A bank deposit bag containing more than $3,000 was stolen from a safe at an Annapolis McDonald's Monday, police said.

The bag was reported stolen from the fast-food restaurant in the 1900 block of West Street at about 4 p.m., police said.

Later Monday, a fisherman who hadcast his line from an Arnold beach pulled the bag from the water. Itcontained only a rock, police said.


An Annapolis man is charged with fatally shooting a neighbor's pit bull with a .22-caliber rifle because, he said, the animal hadattacked his dog twice in a month, police said.

Rodell D. Surgeon, 20, of the unit block of Bens Drive, was charged with cruelty to ananimal and discharging a firearm after the Monday shooting.

Surgeon allegedly shot the dog three times while it was tied to a tree behind the home of its owner, Alfonzo Coates, police said.

Earlier Monday, Surgeon told police, the dog had attacked Surgeon's dog, which he found bleeding from the mouth.


A Baltimore woman was charged with possession of cocaine Sunday in Earleigh Heights.

Police said they were called to the 7-Eleven store at the intersection of Ritchie Highway and Earleigh Heights Road to check the condition of Julie Michelle Hanna-Kurth, 25, of the 100 block of Cherry Hill Road. Hanna-Kurth told the officer that she had had a fight with her boyfriend over money and drugs and that he punched her in the nose.

While questioning the woman, police said they found a package of cocaine in her possession.

Police took the woman to Eastern District to be charged.


County police are looking for the person who passed a counterfeit $20 bill to a Glen Burnie insurance company Monday.

Policesaid eight customers of the Allstate Insurance Co. office in the 6600 block of Ritchie Highway paid cash on their policies.

When the clerk counted the money in her drawer, she found the bill, which was a$1 bill with the corners cut off and replaced with the four corners of a $20.

Police have no suspects.

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