Navy enlisted manbeaten by 'hooligans'
An enlisted man at the Naval Academy was beaten early Saturday in Annapolis by a group of 20 to 30 black men who chanted "This is for King," police said.
Oscar Fayad, a Hispanic man living at the Naval Station, came stumbling out of the parking garage at Clay and West Washington streets at 2:20 a.m., police said. He was bleeding from multiple cuts, scratches and was bruised when he ran to a police officer for help.
Annapolis police said they're investigating whether the incident was racially motivated and a hate crime. But Officer Dermott Hickey, a police spokesman, said he believes "it was just a bunch of hooligans that took advantage of an unfortunate situation."
Fayad told police he had been drinking in a nearby bar and went to see what was going on when about 150 people left a dance early Saturday. A group of 30 young men jumped him at that time, police said.
The men referred to the acquittals of four white Los Angeles police officers in the beating of black motorist Rodney King. They also robbed Fayad of his money and a $1,000 check, police said.
Robbers hit pizza shop as manager locks up
Two men armed with guns robbed a Chuck E. Cheese Pizza restaurant Sunday night just as the manager was locking up.
After the suspects got an undetermined amount of money from the safe, they forced nine employees into a walk-in freezer.
There were no customers in the Glen Burnie restaurant during the 10:30 p.m. robbery.
Police said the men forced their way by the manager, Linda Robinson, as she was locking the front door. All the employees were herded together, and Robinson was ordered to open the safe.
Police found the employees in the freezer. This was the third time the restaurant has been robbed since November, but police said yesterday they do not know if the holdups are linked.
3 in car arrested on drug charges
Three men were arrested on drug charges yesterday morning following a stop for routine traffic violations.
Police said Officer Keith Conrad stopped a 1987 Chevy Cavalier on South Bridge Drive in Glen Burnie about 1 a.m. The driver of the car, Michael O'Neil Burley, had a suspended license, police said.
The officer said he found a small amount of suspected crack cocaine in Burley's pockets. Police said they found a large rock of crack cocaine between the back seats of the car.
During the arrest, one of the men struck an officer and tried to run away. He was caught after a brief chase.
Burley, 31, of the 7800 block of Willing Court, and James Allan Miller, 27, of the 3200 block of Ryerson Circle, Baltimore, were charged with possession of cocaine with intent to distribute.
Floyd Green, 24, of the 7800 block of Willing Court, Pasadena, was charged with drug possession and battery.
13-year-old arrestedin BB gun shootings
A 13-year-old Annapolis youth was arrested Saturday evening after he allegedly fired a BB gun at two people, police said.
The youth came up to a woman, identified as Adrienne Gibbs, on Bens Drive at 6:45 p.m. and threatened to shoot her in the foot. She became frightened and ran away, police said. While she was fleeing, the youth shot her in the back, police said.
He continued shooting the pellet gun, this time hitting a neighbor, Terrill Tyrone Furbush, also of Bens Drive, in the face.
Both were taken to Anne Arundel Medical Center for treatment of gunshot wounds. They told police the shooting was unprovoked and apparently random.
Glen Burnie raid nets 4 PCP arrests
A month-long investigation of suspected drug sales at a Glen Burnie home ended in four arrests.
Police raided the home in the 200 block of Margate Drive last Friday and said they confiscated liquid PCP, parsley-treated PCP and $500.
The four people arrested, all from Glen Burnie, were quietly sitting around the dining room table with the drugs, police said.
The investigation was sparked by numerous citizen complaints and information from sources who told police that drugs were being sold out of the home.
Brenda Lee Hall, 33, and Roland Ernest Hall, 45, of the 200 block of Margate Drive, were charged with possession of PCP with intent to distribute and with being a common nuisance.
Gary Daniel McIntyre, 27, of the 1100 block of Wynbrook Road, and Richard Michael Svoboda, 35, of the 100 block of Hollywood Drive, were charged with possession of PCP.
Woman arrested after shots fired
A 44-year-old Odenton woman was arrested Sunday evening after police said she twice fired a gun, once at a bar in Odenton and a second time in her kitchen.
Alana Marie Vennik, of the 1400 block of Hale Road, was charged with reckless endangerment.
Police said the woman fired one shot early Sunday at Buck Murphy's Tavern, and her son took the gun away from her. Later, police said, the woman fired another gun in her kitchen.
Both guns were recovered at the house. Police found a bullet hole in the kitchen window. Relatives told police the woman had been drinking and was upset.
Clerk slams drawer on robber's fingers