Armed Trio Holds Up Annapolis Motel

Police beat

March 26, 1992

Three men, one armed with a handgun, robbed an Annapolis motel yesterday morning after tying the night clerk's hands behind his back.

The clerk, 29-year-old Douglas Maxfield, was not injured in the 4:22 a.m. holdup.

Police said the three men walked into the Thr-rift Inn in the 2500 block of Riva Road, and asked about a room. They jumped over the counter and threatened the clerk with a semi-automatic handgun.

The men took the clerk to a back office, tied his hands behind his back and rummaged through the office, forcing open locked cabinets.

Police said the men took an undetermined amount of money and escaped in acar driven by a fourth person.


County police arrested three men on drug charges yesterday after findingcocaine and weapons hidden in the wall and ceiling of a hotel room.

Police said they seized 65 grams of crack cocaine, four handguns, ammunition and 5 grams of marijuana from a room at the hotel. Police would not release the name of the hotel.

The raid, which took place at 1:30 a.m., also netted $1,500. Police said the drugs and guns were hidden in holes in the bathroom ceiling and walls.

Two 20-year-old men from Irvington, N.J., Hopeton Hudson and Richard Jackson, andSteven Jerew, 30, of the 1000 block of St. Margaret Avenue, Annapolis, were charged with possession of drugs with intent to distribute.


An Annapolis man who was trying to avoid being pulled over for driving on a revoked license drove through a red light and collided with another car, injuring three people, police said.

Mark Steven Perdue, 25, of the 1000 block of Pinecrest Drive, was driving a 1972 Ford Torino east on Forest Drive Tuesday morning when an officer attempted to stop him.

Police said theofficer knew the driver did not have a valid license and activated his emergency lights.

The driver of the Torino sped up and drove through a red light at Hillsmere Drive, hitting a 1984 Volvo, police said. The accident occurred at 11:30 a.m.

The driver of the Volvo, Sonia Michelle Feldman, 39, of the unit

block of Taney Avenue, Annapolis, was treated and released from Anne Arundel County Medical Center.

A friend of Feldman's and the woman's daughter also were slightly injured in the crash. Their names were not available.

Perdue was listed in good condition yesterday at Anne Arundel Medical Center.He was charged with driving on a revoked license, reckless driving and failure to yield the right of way.


County police were looking yesterday for an elderly womanwho tried to abduct a 7-year-old girl from a parking lot of a Catholic church in Odenton.

The girl told police she was walking home from Odenton Elementary School Monday afternoon when a car pulled up next to her in the parking lot of St. Joseph Catholic Church.

A police report says the woman, described as 60 to 70 years old, reached out of the window and grabbed the girl by the jacket, offering candy. She then asked, "Do you need a ride home?"

The girl said the woman then tried to get her backpack into the car, described only as a four-door vehicle with a silver bottom and a light blue top.

The girl pushed the woman's hands off her, began screaming and crying and ran to a neighbor's house. The woman, who police said used a walker, got out of the car briefly before driving down Odenton Road toward Route 170.

Police said witnesses did not see the woman grab the girl andcould only say they saw the car speeding away "after it followed (the girl) momentarily."


300 block of Edison Street; Monday, March 23, entry gained through side window of garage. Tools taken. Total loss: $560.


1300 block of Mercedes Drive; Tuesday, March 24, entry gained through back or front door of business. Money, calculator taken. Total loss: $375.


200 block of Najoles Road; Tuesday, March 24, entry gained through west side door of a greenhouse business. Glass vases taken. Total loss: $550.


1500 block of Annapolis Road; Tuesday, March 24, entry gained through side wall of pool hall. Money taken. Total loss: $300.

Severna Park:

200 block of Benfield Road; Monday, March 23, entry gained through rear door. Money, phone taken. Total loss: $800

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