County police arrested a Columbia man Wednesday in connection with an armed robbery hours earlier in which three people were threatened with a shotgun at a Columbia apartment.
Moments after the man's arrest, police arrested another man who had allegedly just bought some of the stolen goods, court records said.
The robbery occurred shortly before 11:15 p.m. Tuesday in the 6100 block of Turnabout Lane, where three men forced their way inside the apartment and announced a robbery. One of the men was armed with a shotgun, police said.
After discovering that the victims had no cash to give them, the intruders took several pieces of jewelry, two leather jackets and a compact disc player, police said.
"The three victims said that they were placed in fear by the suspects, who threatened to kill them," court papers said.
One of the victims told police that he heard one of the robber's names during the incident. A detective went to speak with Seikou Richard White, 18, of the 5400 block of Cedar Lane in Columbia, police said.
White admitted to the detective that he had participated in the robbery and was arrested at his home, court papers said.
Another man, Antonio Terrell Beard, 24, of New Carrollton, was arrested a short distance from the apartmentafter a police detective saw him walking down the street wearing oneof the leather jackets allegedly stolen during the robbery, police said.
After a brief foot chase, Beard told the detective that he had just bought two leather jackets from White's apartment for a cost of $30 and that he realized the jackets had likely been stolen, policesaid.
White was charged with armed robbery and theft and Beard was charged with theft. White was being held Friday on $25,000 bond at the Howard County Detention Center, while Beard was held on $5,000 bond.
Police said they are still looking for the other two men who participated in the robbery.
MOTORIST PASSES BUS, INJURES SCHOOLGIRL
An 11-year-old Columbia girl was struck by a car Tuesday when a motorist attempted to pass a school bus that had stopped and turned on its flashing red lights, county police said.
Kendra Mayshack, of the 8800 block of Spiral Cut, was knocked to the ground by the car as she walked across the road a short distance from her home. She was treated and released at Howard County General Hospital.
Police said the accident occurred shortly before 3:20 p.m. as the bus stopped in the right-hand southbound lane of Tamar Drive, near Spiral Cut.
A car driven by Jessica Suggs, 27, of Fort Meade, attempted to pass the bus in the left southbound lane when the girl was
struck, police said. Suggs was cited for illegally passing a school bus, police said.
HOUSE FIRE CAUSES $150,000 IN DAMAGE
The state Fire Marshal's office is investigating a fire Thursday that caused an estimated $150,000 damage to a Fulton home under construction.
Howard and Montgomery County firefighters arrived at the home, in the 8600 block of Reservoir Road, shortly before 6 p.m. and found a fire on the first floor,a fire report said.
The single-family home, which was nearly completed, was heavily damaged by smoke, firefighters said. No one was injured in the blaze, and no one was in the building when it caught fire.
Other crimes reported to Howard County police:
2900 block of Greenway Drive: Oct. 25, someone forced his way into a storage shed overnight and siphoned gasoline from a boat.
9000 block of Frederick Road: Oct. 30, someone attempted to steal a 1987 Chevrolet Astro van at 4 p.m. from a residential neighborhood.
8800 block of Town and Country Boulevard: Nov. 3, a 1988 Honda Accord was reported stolen at 9:50 a.m. from an apartment complex parkinglot.
8700 block of Sickle Bar Way: Nov. 4, a dishwasher was reported stolen at 8 a.m. from a home under construction.
8500 block of Storch Woods Drive: Nov. 3, electronic equipment and jewelry were reported stolen at 5 a.m. from a home entered through a sliding glass door.
8900 block of Tamar Drive: Nov. 1, three apartment units were broken into. In each case, the burglar enteredby forcing open a sliding glass door and took cash and change. One of the victims also reported that jewelry was taken.
8700 block of Cloudleap Court: Nov. 1, someone removed a screen sometime before 10 a.m. and ransacked an apartment.