Car Vandalized With Cold Cereal

Police beat

January 23, 1992

A Crofton man told police that someone poured cold cereal into his car through the roof sometime Sunday night.

According to the policereport, the 42-year-old man parked his Mazda Miata overnight at Annapolis Mall. When he returned Monday morning, he found that someone had slashed the convertible top and poured the cereal inside.

Someone wrote the word "Yo" in black marker on the hood of the car and stole a Panasonic tape player, police said.


A 53-year-old man was taken to Anne Arundel Medical Center for observation Tuesday night after he told a police officerarresting him that he "was in a hurry because the White House was having a party" in his honor and planned to kill himself after the function.

Samuel Lewis Simms of Annapolis was charged with motor vehicle tampering and released on his own recognizance after a woman complained that he was attempting to break into her car, police said.

The woman was walking to her parked car in the 100 block of West Street at 8:30 p.m. when she saw a man prying at the car doors. She calledthe police, who arrested Simms at the corner of West and Madison streets, police said.

While he was being taken to the police station,Simms began talking about the White House party and his suicide plans, police said.


A 19-year-old Glen Burnie man was assaulted while walking on the B & A Bike Trail on Tuesday, county police reported.

According to detectives, the victim was walking on the trail near Ingalls Road at about 8:30 p.m. when two men walked by him.

As the pair passed him, they yelled to him to to turn around. When he did, one of them cut him on the arm.

The victim kicked the assailant, and both assailants ran down the trail, police said.

The first assailant was described as black and in his late teens. The second assailant was a white man, about 6 feet tall and in his late teens or early 20s.


No one was injured when an ambulance on its way to North Arundel Hospital collided with a truck and a car on Route 100 earlyTuesday morning.

County police said that at about 6:30, a truck driven by a Glen Burnie man was hit by the ambulance when the truck moved to the left shoulder to get out of the ambulance's way.

The impact of that crash forced the ambulance onto the right shoulder, where it hit a Honda that had moved there to let the ambulance by. The Honda was pushed off the shoulder and down an embankment, police said.

There were four people in the ambulance, including the driver, police said. No one has been charged in the accident.


An Annapolis man was charged with possessing cocaine early yesterday after a routine traffic stop, police said.

A police officer stopped Douglas Cantrell, 24, of Bayview Vista Drive, near Glenwood Drive and Harwood Place at 12:36 a.m. because the right headlight of his car was out, police said.

The officer then searched the van and found a black film canister, which contained a white, powdery substance, police said. A test revealed the substance wascocaine, police said.



1400 block of Jordan Avenue: Jan. 16, entry gained through the door. Money and other property taken. Total loss: $157.


6400 block of Oak Park Court: Jan. 20, entry gained through the window. Jewelry, appliances, ski equipment and other property taken. Total loss: $11,580.


1700 block of Circle Road: Jan. 16, entry gained through the window. Color television taken.

7800 block of Quarterfield Road: Jan. 17, entry gained through the door. Appliances taken.

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