Two Gunmen Rob Linthicum Bank

Police beat

November 22, 1991

Two gunmen in ski masks robbed a Linthicum bank yesterday morning and got away with cash from three money drawers.

Police said the twomen went into the Signet Bank, in the 700 block of Hammonds Ferry Road, pointed their guns at the ceiling and announced the robbery.

One of the men jumped onto a counter, threatened three tellers with a blue steel handgun and stuffed money into a red duffel bag. Bothmen ran out of the bank and into a nearby industrial park.

The first suspect was wearing a blue jacket, gray pants and a black mask. He was carrying a small, chrome-plated semi-automatic pistol.

The second suspect was wearing a black jacket with red or plaid collar, dark gray or black pants and had a dark knit cap pulled over his face. Both men are in their early to mid-20s.


County police seized phones, fax machines and records of two Glen Burnie telemarketing firms that investigators said useddeceptive tactics to solicit donations for drug awareness programs.

Detectives served a warrant at the offices of Atlantic Telemarketing Inc. and Garcia Enterprises in the 100 block of Roesler Road Tuesday, said police spokesman Officer V. Richard Molloy.

Investigatorssaid charges are pending against the officers of the firms in connection with a fund-raising scheme in which county residents were asked to donate to the American Federation of Police.

County police began receiving complaints about a month ago from residents who said theybelieved that their money was going to the county police for drug awareness programs.

Detectives said the American Federation of Police is a Florida-based operation and has no connection with the police department here or the Fraternal Order of Police.

Residents who donated money said a "runner," or company representative, came to theirhomes to pick up the money. The runner seemed to know little about the charity, they said.

Police said the firm used deceptive tacticsto mislead people and were in violation of state law that requires registration of all solicitors. Detectives also said the employees didnot identify themselves as solicitors from a marketing company.

The solicitation came during a time when county police were collectingmoney for their 19th annual Policemen's Ball in January.


A 41-year-old Annapolis man walking his dog along Forest Drive was killed Wednesday night when he was struck by a pickup truck driving without its headlights on, police said.

Kevin Hicks, of the 1700 block of Belle Drive, was pronounced dead shortly after the 8:40 accident. His 4-month-old German Shepherd puppy also was killed.

The driver of the truck, Kenneth James Campbell, 35, of the unit block of Silopanna Road, Annapolis, was chargedwith driving under the influence of alcohol, police said.

Annapolis police said Campbell refused to take a breath test. He was being held in the Anne Arundel County Detention Center on $5,000 bond.

Police said Hicks, hit about 100 feet east of Bywater Road, was found face down in the road. The State's Attorney's Office ordered a blood test taken from the suspect.


A 15-year-old Severn boy was charged on a juvenile citation with distribution of cocaine after police said they saw him pass the drug toa 9-year-old boy in Meade Village Saturday.

The 15-year-old was taken to Western District Station, where he agreed to be interviewed without a lawyer.

The 9-year-old was not charged. The 15-year-old was released to his older brother.


County police have identified a man who was fatally struck by avehicle on Ritchie Highway Wednesday morning.

Police said Roland C. Jenkins, 67, of the 6600 block of Whitmore Court, was crossing thesouthbound lanes of Ritchie Highway near the Motor Vehicle Administration at about 6:30 a.m. when he was hit by a tractor-trailer.

Thedriver of the vehicle has not been charged, police said.

A compilation of some of the crimes reported to Anne Arundel County police and state police:


8200 block of Quarterfield Road: Nov. 20, entry gained through the window. Nothing taken.

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