Two 15-year-old boys have been charged with setting off tear gas inside Brooklyn Park Junior High School last week.
Investigators saidthe boys, students at North County High School, cut classes Oct. 24 to visit one of their girlfriends at the junior high. While there, the pair set the gas off in the boys bathroom.
Students in the school complained about strange odors and feelinglightheaded, police said, and the Fire Department was called.
When questioned by police investigators, the two confessed, police say.
One of the boys also admitted to activating a false fire alarm at the junior high Oct. 23. Police charged him on juvenile citations with reckless endangerment, trespassing at the school, disrupting schooland assault.
The other boy was charged on a juvenile citation with carrying a chemical weapon with intent to injure.
BALTIMORE MAN HITWITH DRUG CHARGE
A 22-year-old Baltimore man was charged with possession of cocaine after police caught him with the drug Saturday outside a Pasadena fast-food restaurant, police said.
According to the police report, officers were called to the McDonald's on Fort Smallwood Road for a complaint that a man was selling drugs.
The officer questioned and searched him, but did not find any drugs. The officer looked in nearby shrubbery and found a small, black tube with a rock of crack in it.
Upon further questioning, the man admitted the crack was his, police said.
Frederick Douglas Shields of the 1700 block Langford Road was charged at Eastern District station.
TRAFFIC STOP LEADS TO MARIJUANA CHARGE
County police have charged a Falls Church, Va., man with possession of marijuana after a traffic stop Tuesday in Pasadena.
Investigators said an officer on patrol pulled over a man in a pickup truck on Ritchie Highway near Magothy Bridge Road on a traffic violation.
The truck had South Carolina license plates and the man had a Virginia driver's license. While searching thetruck, the officer found a bag of marijuana in the pocket of one of the man's jackets, police said.
Jose Manuel OLoughlin, 27, of the 300 block Shirley Highway was taken to Eastern District to be charged.
2 VACANT HOMES BURN; FIRE OFFICIALS INVESTIGATE
County fire investigators are trying to determine the cause of fires in two vacant homes.
Fire Department spokesman Capt. Gary Sheckells said firefighters were called to a home in the 6000 block of Hollins Ferry Road at 11 p.m. Sunday. The fire started on the first floor of the two-story home. When firefighters arrived, they found heavy smoke coming from windows.
Damage estimates were not available yesterday, Sheckells said, and officials were unsure who owned the property.
At 1 p.m. Tuesday, Bernard Pulz, a fire department division chief, was driving through the Brightview Drive area in Millersville when he noticed a two-story home engulfed in flames.
More than a dozen firefighters were called to battle the blaze, Sheckells said.
The home, owned by Cypress Point Properties, was destroyed.
Sheckells said investigators believe that fire was arson. County officials condemned the home.
The following break-ins have been reported to county police:
500 block of Patuxent Road: Nov. 4, entry gained through door. Money taken. Total loss: $260.
300 block of Silo Ridge Road: Nov. 2, entry gained through door. Unknown property taken.
1500 block of Annapolis: Road: Nov. 4, entry gained through door. Unknown property taken.
8300 block of Baltimore-Annapolis Boulevard: Nov. 2. Appliances taken. Total loss: $1,219.
400 blockof 204th Street: Nov. 5, entry gained through door. Nothing taken.
First block of Penny Lane: Nov. 5, entry gained through door. Unknown property taken.
8300 block of WB & A Boulevard: Nov.3, entry gained through front door. Bikes taken.
1600 block of Independence Court: Nov. 11, entry gained through door. Jewelry taken. Total loss: $330.