DRUG ARRESTS: Southwestern District -- Police arrested three men, including one from Louisiana, and charged them with multiple drug counts after a brief surveillance of a drug buy in the 5000 block of Clifton Ave. early today. Officer Allen Adkins reported he was in uniform and "hiding" in the 5000 block of Clifton Ave. around 2:30 a.m. when he saw what appeared to be a drug transaction between two men in a car and a pedestrian. When the car pulled away, backup units stopped the vehicle, arrested the passenger and recovered a bag of crack cocaine. Adkins said two men suspected of selling the crack cocaine also were arrested and that 37 bags of crack were recovered. Charged with possession of crack cocaine was the passenger in the car, Chris Kimball, 19, of Bush, La. Charged with possession of crack cocaine with intent to distribute were Darryl Bell, 21, of the 4900 block of Clifton Ave., and Kenyon Jones, 18, of the 3300 block of Ferndale Ave. Adkins said Bell, who had nearly $200 on him when arrested, also was charged with illegal possession of a .38-caliber revolver. Adkins said the driver of the car was not arrested because there was no evidence he had prior knowledge a drug transaction was about to take place. All three men were held overnight at the station pending a bail hearing before a District Court commissioner, Adkins said.
ARRESTS: Northern District -- Acting on a tip, police yesterday chased down and arrested two 17-year-old escapees from a Charles County youth center. Police said the two were arrested in the Hampden area around 7 p.m. after they received information from an anonymous source who knew the two escaped earlier in the week. Police said one escapee lived in Hampden, and the other was a resident of Mechanicsville in St. Mary's County. Police said the two were remanded to the Charles Hickey School in Cub Hill pending their being turned over today to Charles County authorities. Police said each faces added charges of escape and auto theft. Police believe the teens stole a car and drove it to Hampden. Police said the Hampden youth has been arrested several times for auto theft.
THEFT: Northern District -- William Fink, of the 3800 block of Juniper Road, reported that someone entered a dwelling he owns in the 3600 block of Greenmount Ave. and stole a refrigerator. Police said the appliance was valued at $500.
THEFT: Northern District -- Police said someone removed several lengths of copper down-spouting from a home in the 200 block of Tunbridge Road. Paul McElroy, the occupant, told police the spouting was worth $1,000.
BURGLARY: Northern District -- A resident of the 3800 block of Greenmount Ave. reported that someone broke into his home by removing an air conditioner from a window. The burglar stole a compact disc player, a stereo receiver and an equalizer. Police said the property was valued at $700.
ASSAULT ARREST: Southeastern District -- Police arrested a man and were holding him at the station pending a bail hearing before a District Court commissioner after he allegedly assaulted a woman by pointing a loaded gun at her head and pulling the trigger. Bernice Broadwater, of the 100 block of Colvin St., told police that in her apartment yesterday a man she knows pointed a handgun at her and pulled the trigger. Broadwater told police the man fled her apartment when the gun misfired. The man was arrested a short time later.
ABDUCTION/RAPE: Southeastern District -- Police arrested a 28-year-old man and charged him with abducting a teen-age Turners Station girl and taking her to his Madison Avenue apartment, where he raped and sexually assaulted her. The girl told police the man forced her into his car at Dundalk and Holabird avenues and drove her to his apartment in the 1400 block of Madison Ave., where she was attacked. After the attacks, the man and girl were walking down the street near the apartment when the man walked away. The girl reported the attack to Central District police, who went to a rear apartment in the 1400 block of Madison Ave. and arrested Jimmy Lee Hill, 28, and charged him.
BURGLARY: Western District -- Police reported that someone forced their way into a house in the 2700 block of Rayner Ave. and stole a console television set valued at more than $300. Police said entry was gained through the front door.
BURGLARY: Western District -- Police said two telephones valued at $300 were stolen from a dwelling in the 700 block of N. Fulton Ave. over the weekend. Police said entry was by forcing the front door.
BURGLARY: Western District -- A resident of the 2100 block of W. Saratoga St. reported that someone broke into his home over the weekend and stole a Rossi-brand revolver. Police said the value of the handgun was not known.
BURGLARY: Western District -- A VCR was reported stolen after someone forced the rear basement door of a dwelling in the 1700 block of N. Calhoun St. Police said the property was valued at nearly $300.