Knife-wielding bandit robs High's store
A man armed with a knife held up two Brooklyn Park convenience store clerks Friday, escaping with an unknown amount of money.
One clerk sustained a slight cut on her hand as she tried to move the knife from her head.
Police said the man walked into the High's store, in the 4100 block of Belle Grove Road, shortly before noon and threatened a clerk by holding a knife to her face. He then threatened to kill the woman if the other clerk did not open the cash register, police said.
The suspect stuffed the money into his pockets, pushed the clerks to the ground and ran toward Ritchie Highway.
Raids net two men on drug charges
Two men from Severn and Crofton were arrested in separate raids Thursday night and charged with possessing and selling drugs.
Members of the Western District Tactical Narcotics Team, armed with search and seizure warrants, entered the homes about six hours apart and seized drugs and drug paraphernalia.
Shortly before midnight in Severn, police arrested Isa Sahin, 32, of the 1800 block of Clearwater Court. He was charged with four counts of distributing crack cocaine. Police said they found 9 grams of the drug, with a street value of $900.
In Crofton, James Davis, 20, of the 1600 block of Brice Court, in Crofton Highlands, was charged with possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.
Police said they received numerous complaints about suspected drug activity. They entered the home about 6:30 p.m. and seized a small amount of marijuana.
Two men hurt badly as car hits utility pole
Two men were seriously injured Thursday when a car went out of control and hit a utility pole in Glen Burnie.
Police said a 1968 Chevrolet Chevelle driven by James Howard Minnix, 32, of the 200 block of Arundel Beach Road, Severna Park, left the road and hit a pole at East Way and Ritchie Highway.
A passenger in the car, Steven Nicholas Lucas, 24, of the 1300 block of Howard Road, Glen Burnie, was ejected from the car.
Mr. Lucas was flown to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center where he was listed in serious condition Friday with head and internal injuries.
Mr. Minnix, who sustained facial cuts and a broken heel, was taken by ambulance to Shock Trauma. His condition was upgraded Friday from serious to fair.
Couple charged after house raid
A Laurel couple has been charged with manufacturing and selling drugs at their apartment.
Police armed with a search and seizure warrant raided the
apartment Wednesday and said they found PCP and drug paraphernalia. Police said they had numerous complaints about
drug activity from residents who lived in the complex.
Brain Keith Clower, 26, of the 3400 block of Andrews Court, and Sara Noelle Clower, 22, of the same address, were charged with manufacturing and distributing PCP.
Police said they found eight one-ounce bottles containing PCP liquid residue, a large glass jar of PCP residue, 20 partially TTC burned PCP cigarettes and four bags and three film canisters of PCP flakes.
Officers said they received numerous calls from people wanting to buy drugs while they were in the apartment.
City man arrested in assault over ticket
A 42-year-old man was charged with assaulting an Annapolis parking enforcement officer who gave him a ticket early Wednesday, city police said.
Ronald G. Callison, of the unit block of Madison Place in Annapolis, was arrested at 8:40 a.m. after he argued with, then struck at, the parking officer, police said.
A compilation of some of the crimes reported to Anne Arundel County police and state police:
200 block of Cedar Hill Lane, July 1: Entry gained through shed door. Bicycle taken. Total loss: $270.
700 block of Marley Ave., June 30: Entry gained through rear sliding door. Tools taken. Total loss: $5,000.
7600 block of W. Baltimore-Annapolis Blvd., June 30: Entry gained through front door. Jewelry taken. Total loss: $7,144