The three suspects -- two of whom are juveniles charged as adults -- were spotted shortly before 11 p.m. in the 3200 block of Gwenlee Circle, apparently "casing" the neighborhood, police said.
Police officers, who had previously received a tip that several people were planning to commit a home burglary in western Howard County, approached the suspects when they were getting ready to leave the area.
Locatedin the suspects' car were two pellet handguns, duct tape, surgical gloves, wire cutters, screwdrivers and flashlights, police said.
Arrested were two Glen Burnie residents, David Robert Miller, 19, of the 300 block Lori Drive, and David Michael Troy, 17, of the 200 block Scotts Manor Drive, police said. The third person arrested was Je Seon Oh, 17, of the 8200 block Elvaton Drive in Millersville.
Each was also charged with conspiracy to commit robbery, police said. Millerremained at the Howard County Detention Center yesterday on $10,000 bond while Troy and Oh were released.
'STUMP DUMP' FIRE GETS OUT OF CONTROL
A 150-foot-long pile of debris burned and smoldered for four hours Sunday at a well-known "stump dump" in Clarksville, the same site where a fire raged out of control on the property in October of 1989.
The dump, in the 4900 block of Shepherd's Lane, regularly burns uprooted tree stumps, but Sunday's blaze flared out of control,firefighters said. Smoke from the fire could reportedly be seen for several miles, they said.
Battalion Chief Donald R. Howell said the 30-foot-high pile of stump debris began smoldering heavily at 8 a.m. Firefighters brought the blaze under control with help from bulldozerson the farm property, owned by Alfred Bassler.
The fire in 1989 smoldered for several weeks and consisted of numerous underground fires, where stumps had been buried. Sunday's fire involved some underground burning, but it was not as extensive as the previous blaze, Howell said.
Other crimes reported to Howard County police:
8700 block Hayshed Lane: A purse, videocassette recorder, computer, and a radio were reported stolen at 12:30 a.m. Sunday from a home entered through a dining room window. The home was also ransacked.
9700 block Polished Stone: Several Christmas presents were stolen sometime before 3 p.m. Thursday from a home. No forced entry was found.
10600 block Fable Row: A camcorder, diamond rings and money was reported stolen at 9:55 p.m. Friday from a home entered through asliding glass door.
6300 block Golden Hook: Diamond jewelry, a compact disc player and discs, and a credit card were stolen sometime before 9:30 p.m. Sunday from a home entered after someone forced open the front door.
6200 block Satan Wood: A compact disc player, stereo, camera and answering machine were stolen sometime before 9:25 p.m. Sunday from a home entered through a basement window.
10400 block Fair Oaks: A videocassette recorder, cordless phone, answering machine and cash were reported stolen at 9:30 p.m. Saturday after someonebroke into a home by prying open a kitchen window.
5400 block Columbia Road: A 1986 Acura Legend automobile was reported stolen at 4 a.m. from a residential area.
9700 block Old Annapolis Road: A purse and a small television were reported stolen at 8 a.m. Friday from a home entered when a burglar found a house key that had been hidden outside.
6800 block Old Waterloo Road: A1989 Dodge Daytona automobile was stolen sometime during the day Friday from a residential area.
9900 block Guilford Road: A Pizza on Wheels delivery man reported that two men grabbed him while returningfrom a delivery at 9:20 p.m. Friday and ordered him to turn over hismoney, but he was able to break free. No money was taken.
6200 block Sand Rise Court: A 1986 Mazda 626 automobile was stolen early Friday from a residential area.
9200 block Traders Crossing: A 1978 Chevrolet Nova automobile was stolen early Friday from a residential area.