Man, 54, Is Charged In Annapolis Robbery

Police beat

November 14, 1991

A District Court judged ordered an Annapolis man held on a $50,000 bond after police charged him with robbing a woman at knifepoint Friday.

Daniel Roosevelt Forrester, 54, of the 1100 block of Madison Street, was being held in the county detention center yesterday.

At 12:30 p.m. Friday, police say, a man walked up to a 28-year-old woman who was getting into her car with her nephews in the Hecht's parking lot of Annapolis Mall and stuck a knife to her side.

He told her if she did not give him money, he would hurt the children, police said.

She gave the man about $45 and he told her to get into her car and drive away. Police said the man used the same ploy with another woman a few minutes before but that woman ran away without giving him any money.

A witness who said he saw Forrester talking to the 28-year-old woman told police he was driving a dirty brown Pontiacwith Ohio license plates.

Police found that the car came from a construction company where Forrester used to work. Through company records, they found that he lived on Madison Street.

When they arrived at the 1100 block of Madison Street, they found the car, and Forrester was arrested when he came out of an apartment.


A Delaware man was injured Tuesday while he was loading concrete barriers on a trailer and was hit in the chest bya rail, county police said.

According to the report, William Messing, 30, of the 100 block of Plover Drive in Brookmont, was under theflatbed trailer on Lokus Road in Odenton trying to repair the air line when he was hit in the chest by a moving rail.

Messing was ableto walk away from the accident, police said, but became ill and a co-worker started to drive him to the hospital.

On the way to the hospital, Messing's condition worsened and his co-worker stopped at Western District police station for help. Messing was flown by state police helicopter to Maryland Shock Trauma Center. He was in serious condition there yesterday.


A Pasadena man was charged with possession of cocaine after police arrested him Friday in the Valleybrook apartment complex.

According to the police report, an officer on patrol was flagged down by a neighborhood security guard on Faywood Drive who said he saw a man buy drugs from a dealer on the street.

As the security guard approached the pair, one man ran away, but the guard detained the other man, who dropped a small rock of crack cocaine on the ground.

John V. Brandholtz, 27, of the 7700 block of Meadow Road, was charged at Northern District station.


A Baltimore man was seriously injured Tuesday when he tried to stop a runaway oil truck from rolling down a hill.

County police said Edwin Vernon Keim, 67, of the 4600 block of Furley Avenue, was filling oil tanks in the Holiday Mobile Estates community at about 11:30 a.m. when he noticed that his truck had begun drifting down the hill on Connie Lane.

He tried to jump into the truck but slipped and was run over as it continued down the hill.

Keim was in critical condition yesterday at Maryland Shock Trauma Center.


A 30-year-old Columbia man told police he was assaulted and robbed by three men on Spring Road in Laurel Tuesday.

Investigators said officers received a call at 10:30 p.m. for drug trafficking that turned into an assault. The person who called police said the man was trying to buy drugs from a woman on Spring Road.

When officers arrived, they found the man bleeding from the head and complaining that he had been robbed of $180 by three men who jumped him as he walked home.

He denied trying to buy drugs from a woman and was taken to Greater Laurel Beltsville Hospital, where he was treated.


The following break-ins have been reported to county police:


2600 block of Riva Road: Nov. 8. Money taken. Total loss: $1,121.

Brooklyn Park:

4700 block of Fourth Street: Nov. 9, entry gained through the window. Savings bonds and personal papers taken. Totalloss: Unknown.


3500 block of Foxhall Drive: Nov. 10, entry gained through the door. Unknown property taken.

Glen Burnie:

600 block of Carl Avenue: Nov. 10, entry gained through the window. Unknown property taken.

7900 block of Baltimore-Annapolis Boulevard: Nov. 12, entry gained through the roof. Money taken. Total loss: $15.

200 block of Crain Court: Nov. 12, entry gained through the window. Nothing taken.


600 block of Lakeland Road: Nov. 9. Cash taken. Total loss: $500.

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