THREAT LETTERS LAND MAN IN SPRINGFIELD
A 28-year-old Sykesville man who made threats against county government officials was taken into custody this week and is undergoing psychiatric evaluation, state police said.
The man, who sent several letters to county officials and had tried to schedule an appointment to see the county executive, made implicit threats in the documents, police said.
Although no one was named in the letters, the man's comments seemed potentially dangerous enough that police brought him to Springfield Hospital Center in Carroll County for an evaluation, police said.
The man was taken into custody at his home Tuesday. He has not beencharged with a crime, and he apparently did not attempt to approach any county officials after sending the letters, police said.
MAN CROSSING U.S. 1 HIT NEAR DAVIS ROAD
A Laurel man was seriously injuredWednesday when he was struck by a car on U.S. 1 as he walked into traffic, county police said.
David Edward Anderson, 43, of RacetrackRoad, was listed in stable condition Friday at the Prince
George's County Medical Center.
Anderson was struck at 6:15 p.m. when he attempted to cross U.S. 1 near Davis Avenue, police said.
Police said the driver of the car, Karen Sue Anderson, 20, of Beltsville, applied the brakes and tried to swerve away from the pedestrian, but could not avoid contact. No charges have been filed, police said.
COLUMBIA HOME RAIDED IN DRUG BUST
Eleven people were arrested on drug charges Tuesday after narcotics officers raided a Columbia home suspected of being a cocaine distribution point, county police said.
The house, in the 7000 block of Copperwood Way, was raided at 11 p.m. after police received more than a dozen phone calls from neighborhood residents who complained about suspected drug use at the home.
Eightgrams of cocaine, with a street value of about $800, was recovered from the house, along with suspected drug paraphernalia such as smoking pipes, police said.
Arrested at the home was one of the residents, Judith Anne Penn, 27, and seven Laurel residents. Each was chargedwith sale of cocaine and possession of cocaine.
The Laurel residents were James Kernell Hughes, 31, of the 800 block of West Street; Jonathan Wesley Welty, 30, of 8th Street; Nolan Dwayne Gibson, 29, of 8th Street; and Tommy Sylvester Thompson, 37, of 9th Street.
Also,Kevin Alex Morgan, 26, of the 1500 block of Bounds Avenue; Robert Edward Cook, 21, of the 8600 block of Mulberry Street; and Rita Sue Souder, 25, of the 9100 block of Old Scaggsville Road.
Three other men were arrested on cocaine possession charges shortly after they leftthe home in a car, after they completed a suspected drug transaction, police said.
Police identified them as Wayne Eugene Matthews Jr., 23, of Upper Marlboro, and Cory Eugene Moore, 20, and Bernard Daniel Gibson, 22, both of Laurel.
4900 block Columbia Road: A vacant apartment was forcibly entered sometime before 4 p.m. Sunday by someone who pried open a window screen. A freezer in the apartment was vandalized.
First block Centre Park Drive: A 1986 Porsche 944 was reported stolen at 5:15 p.m. Tuesday from the Loews Columbia Palace 9 movie theaters parking lot.
Route 175 and Snowden River Parkway: A 1988 Ford Mustang was stolen sometime before 4:45 p.m. Tuesday from a parking lot.
8800 block Hayshed Lane: A videocassette recorder and an adding machine were reported stolen at 8 p.m. Tuesday from a home entered when someone broke through a basement window.
6400 block Barchink Place: A woman reported seeing a man masturbatingoutside her window at 12:07 a.m. Wednesday. The man ran off before police arrived.
9500 block Quarry Bridge Court: A 1990 Honda CRX automobile was set on fire at 2:50 a.m. Tuesday. The vehicle had been reported stolen a short time earlier from the 9400 block of Granite Hill.
6200 block Cricket Pass: A videocassette recorder was reportedstolen at 9 a.m. Monday from a home entered after someone broke through a basement window. The burglary is one of several reported withinthe last two weeks in the Clemens Crossing area.
10200 block Bristol Channel: The resident of a home noticed a man attempting to break in through a patio screen window at 4 p.m. Monday, but the man apparently did not take anything and fled by the time police arrived.
3200 block Normandy Woods Drive: Someone attempted tosteal a 1988 Isuzu Trooper truck sometime before 11:40 p.m. Sunday, but could not get the vehicle started. Two men who were seen tampering with the truck left the scene in a car.
3000 block Oak Green Circle: A 1989 Mazda 323 automobile was reported stolen 1 a.m. Monday from a residential parking lot. A 1985 Mazda 626 automobile was also reported stolen from the same lot at approximately the same time.
3600 block Chateau Drive: Someone attempted to pry open a garage door sometime before 11 p.m. Sunday, but was unable to gain entry.
3100 block Normandy Woods Drive: A 1987 Mazda 626 automobile that previously had been reported stolen was recovered at 6 p.m. Wednesday from a residential area.
7700 block Old Stockbridge Drive: Several heat pumps and some wiring was reported stolen at 8 a.m. Wednesday from a construction work site.
8800 block Howard Hills Drive: A Toyota 4-Runner vehicle that had been previously reported stolen was recovered at 7 p.m. Tuesday in a residential area.
8200 block Wellington Place: Someone attempted to break into a home by breaking a sliding glass door handle at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, but no entry was gained. The prowler also unsuccessfully attempted to cut away part of the glass on the door.
7100 block Montevideo Road: A 1991 Chevrolet truck was reported stolen at 6:15 a.m. Monday froma commercial parking lot.
10000 block U.S. 1: Someone kicked in the door to a storage shed shortly before 8:30 p.m. Tuesday,but nothing was apparently taken.