Quick Clothes Change Leads To Man's Arrest

Police beat

February 09, 1992

An Annapolis police officer on routine patrol Wednesday night did a double-take when he saw the same man within 10 minutes wearing different clothes.

The officer noticed a man wearing a gray sweat jacket, baseball cap and jeans walking toward Cathedral Street at 9:25 p.m.A few minutes later, the man reappeared in the parking lot next to the Circuit Court, dressed in an expensive blue coat and sunglasses and carrying a black leather briefcase.

The officer began to question the man, who fled, police said. Theofficer unleashed a K-9 police dog, who stopped the man. The man then threw the coat and briefcase under a nearby car, police said.

Police discovered the coat and briefcase belonged to Assistant State's Attorney Steven M. Sender, who had left them in his car.

Kenneth Dean, 34, of Annapolis, was arrested on charges of theft and resistingarrest, following a short scuffle with the police officer. Dean alsowas charged with possessing narcotics after police found a plastic bag allegedly containing crack cocaine.


Two St. John's College students who protested parking tickets by writing "Death to PEOs" on them found that free speech canhave a high price.

A detective who was questioning the pair aboutpaying their fines with an aside threat to the PEO -- or parking enforcement officer -- noticed several pipes in their apartment. The officer took a closer look and found they contained marijuana, police said.

Peter D. Bezanson and Darcy W. Christ, both 19 and living in the unit block of Maryland Avenue, were charged early Friday with possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia, police said.

The detective said she found two pipes with marijuana residue, one pipe with partially burned marijuana and a container in the kitchen containing marijuana. She also found rolling papers, a glass "bong" pipe and scattered marijuana seeds, police said.


A Calvert County man was killed late Thursday night when hiscar hit a guardrail on Route 4 near Sands Road in Lothian.

Randy James Luckett, 27, of the 3500 block of Hunting Creek Road in Huntingtown, was pronounced dead at the scene of the 11 p.m. accident.

County police accident investigators said Luckett was northbound on Route 4 in his Ford pickup truck when the truck ran off the road, hit a guardrail and rolled down an embankment. Luckett was thrown from the truck.


County police have charged a Pasadena man with assault with intent to murder after detectives said he allegedly threatened another man with a shotgun Feb. 2.

Michael Malaska, 25, of the 500 block of A Street, also was charged with possession of a deadly weapon with intent to injure and concealing a deadly weapon.

Investigators said a fight broke out between a 19-year-old Glen Burnie man and Malaska outside the Honey Bee Restaurant in Glen Burnie. The shotgun went off when some friends of the Glen Burnie man tried to take the gun away from Malaska, police said.


Two Annapolis residents were charged with possession of marijuana after a traffic stop on Riva Road Friday morning.

County police said officers stopped the car for a traffic violation at about 12:45 a.m. When the driver rolled down the window, the officers said they smellled burning marijuana. They searched the driver and found eight grams of marijuana in his coat pocket,police said.

John Willis Fasnacht, 23, of the unit block of FleetStreet, and Charlene Adele Dubbs, 22, of the 300 block of Edgemere Drive, were taken to Southern District station to be charged, police said.


An Arnold woman was charged Thursday night with possessing drug paraphernalia after a police officer searched her car.

Julie Hines, 30, of the 800 block of WaterviewAvenue, was arrested at 7:34 p.m. in the 100 block of O'Bery Court, Annapolis police said. An officer patrolling the area noticed a youngman leaning in the driver's window. When the man ran away, the officer stopped Hines and searched her car.

Police said they found two knives on the armrest of the driver's door; a makeshift aluminum foilpipe and a liquor bottle stuffed under the front seat; a second pipe, razor blades and other drug paraphernalia.


Annapolis police have issued a warrant for the arrest of Ronald S. Isaacs, 24, of the unit block of Gentry Court, on charges of possessing drug paraphernalia.

The warrant was issued Thursday night after an officer observed a man tossing a hypodermic needle and syringe into a trash can on Clay Street, police said.


300 block of Hilltop Road: Feb. 6, entry gained through the door. Tools and fishing gear taken. Total loss: Unknown.

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