Off-duty Officer Fires At Would-be Robber

Police beat

March 09, 1992

An off-duty Prince George's County police detective shot at an armedteen-ager who tried to rob her outside a Dunkin' Donuts in Crofton early Saturday morning.

Police said Trudy Louise West-Kulick, 38, shot at the suspect once with her 9mm service weapon, but missed. The youth and his two 13- or 14-year-old companions ran away after being fired upon.

Police were looking yesterday for the three youths.

Police said West-Kulick and a friend had just come out of Dunkin' Donuts, on Route 3 about one mile south of Davidsonville Road, at 3:30 a.m. and were attempting to get into their car.

A teen-ager carrying a revolver approached her and demanded money, police said. The officer agreed, but instead of giving the boy money, she took out her gun and firedonce at the youth.

Anne Arundel County police spokesman officer V. Richard Molloy said the youth was not hit. Police searched the areawith a police dog, but failed to find anyone.

The incident being investigated by both the Anne Arundel and Prince George's county police departments.


County police arrested 10 people on drug and firearms charges during a Sundaymorning raid on an apartment in Laurel.

Police served a search-and-seizure warrant at an apartment in the 100 block of Charlotte Driveabout 12:10 a.m.

Members of the narcotics interdiction unit and the special operations squad said they confiscated 10 grams of crack cocaine, 8 grams of marijuana, $1,063, three shotguns, a .22-caliber rifle, a loaded .357-caliber Magnum handgun, and "and numerous types of paraphernalia indicative of a drug-distribution operation."

Charged with various drug offenses are: Laurel residents Daniel Roman, 21, of the 100 block of Charlotte Drive, and Rolando Ramos, 19, of the 9600 block of Covered Wagon Drive; Silver Spring residents Mary C. Escobar, 21, and Kimberly Parran, 24; Raul De Leon, 22, of Washington; and Brian Hood, 19, of Owings.

Charged with wearing, carrying and transporting a firearm -- the .357-caliber Magnum that was found in acar -- are Carlos L. Andrade, 35, of Washington, and Victor A. McRae, 26, of the 800 block of Eighth Street, in Laurel.

Two juveniles also were arrested on drug charges.

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