Police, fire log

Police, fire log

December 22, 1991


Four people who were arrested on drug charges Dec. 10 were arrested again Wednesday after narcotics officers raided a Columbia home for asecond time, county police said.

Police seized eight grams of cocaine Dec. 10 from the home, in the 7000 block of Copperwood Way, and arrested 11 people. Within hours of their release from jail, detectives received a tip that the house was back in action, police said.

Officers went back to the house Wednesday evening and found traces of crack cocaine and drug paraphernalia. During the raid, one of the narcotics officers also took a phone call from a person trying to place an order for cocaine, police said.

Seven people were charged with cocaine possession in Wednesday's incident.

The four people who were arrested for the second time were Judith Anne Penn, 27, who lives at the residence; and three Laurel residents -- Rita Sue Souder,25, of the 9100 block of Old Scaggsville Road; Robert Edward Cook, 21, of the 8600 block of Mulberry Street; and Nolan Dwayne Gibson, 29,of 8th Street.

Three other Laurel residents also were arrested: Charles Edward Snowden, 40, of the 800 block of Maple Avenue; Marvin Dewayne Hebron, 32, of the 5700 block of Dorsett Road; and Charles Purnell Reese, 31, of 9th Street.

Penn is being held on no bond at the Howard County Detention Center, while Souder, Cook and Gibson are each being held on $5,000 bond. Snowden was released on unspecified bond, and no information was available on Hebron and Reese.


A 20-year-old Ellicott City woman reportedthat her purse was snatched away by a man who approached her outsideher apartment building, county police said.

The woman said she was walking toward a door of Normandy Woods Apartments, located in the 3200 block of Normandy Woods Drive, when a man ran toward her and yanked the purse off her shoulder, breaking the strap.

He then ran off with the purse, which contained a small amount of cash and some personal belongings, police said.

The incident occurred at approximately 8:45 p.m. Police said the man may have left the area in a tan Pontiac Bonneville automobile.


A teen-age boy allegedly indecently exposed himself to a female county school bus driver Wednesday as she was standing on the grounds of Jeffers Hill Elementary School in Columbia, county police said.

Thedriver reported she was standing in the parking lot of the school, in the 6000 block of Tamar Drive, shortly before 3:15 p.m. when a boy who appeared to be 16 or 17 years old walked up to her and indecentlyexposed himself, police said.

Police said the teen-ager walked away after the incident and was last seen in the nearby area of Majors Lane. No children witnessed the incident, police said.

The boy waswearing white tennis shoes, a light jacket and red sweat pants, police said.


A 24-year-old Virginia man was robbed of his wallet Tuesday night by a man who grabbed it out of his hand in a Columbia parking lot, county police said.

The man reported he had just gotten out of his car at 11:40 p.m. when a stranger approached him and grabbed the wallet, which he was carrying. The parking lot is next to the Allview Liquors Store in the 9400 block of Old Annapolis Road.

Police said the stranger then gotinto a car with a woman and drove off. The wallet contained approximately $30 in cash and two gold chains, police said.


Other crimes reported to Howard County police:

Ellicott City

4700 block Leyden Way: Someone attempted to gain entrance to a home by removing a screen to a sliding glass door at 12:15 a.m. Thursday, but a resident of the home frightened the person off.


7000 block Copperwood Way: A 1986 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera automobile was reported stolen at 8:30 p.m. Monday from a residential area.

10300 block Hickory Ridge Road: A 1986 Volkswagen Jetta automobile was stolen sometime before 12 p.m. Sunday from a residential area. Another Jetta also was broken into at about the same time and location but the thief was apparently unable to get the car started.

6000 block Majors Lane: A 1987 Pontiac Fiero automobile was reported stolen at 7:22 a.m. Tuesday from a residential area.

9500 block Twilight Court: Tools and telephones were reported stolen at 7 a.m. Monday from a construction trailer.


5500 block Aspen Dale Court: Several doors and a toilet were reported stolen at 7 a.m. Thursday from a home under construction.

6800 block Deerpath Road: A Mazda automobile wasreported stolen at 12:49 p.m. Tuesday from a residential area.

6300 block Orchard Club Court: A refrigerator, range, and washer and dryer were stolen sometime before 11:15 a.m. Tuesday from a vacant apartment. No signs of forced entry were found.

6600 block Business Parkway: Several power tools were stolen sometime before 7 a.m. Tuesdayfrom a workshed.

6200 block Old Washington Boulevard: A telephoneand a caller ID box were reported stolen at 5 p.m. Wednesday from a residence. No signs of forced entry were found.


9200 block Livery Lane: A Toyota Camry automobile was reported stolen at 8 a.m. Tuesday from a residential area.

10300 block Tuscany Road: A Dodge convertible was reported stolen at 11:34 a.m. Tuesday from a residential area.

9200 block Bourbon Street: A 1976 Harley Davidson motorcycle was reported stolen at 1 a.m. Wednesday from a residential area.


8400 block U.S. 1: Cash was reported stolen at 5:45a.m. Tuesday from Robinson's Country Inn. No signs of forced entry were found.

8200 block Preston Court: Cash was stolen sometime before 2:20 a.m. Wednesday from Motor Power Industries. Entrance was gained when the front door was pried open.

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