Tennessean charged in foiled holdup
A Tennessee man was charged Friday with holding up the Mars grocery store in the 6700 block of Ritchie Highway after he turned himself in a few hours after the 1:30 p.m. robbery.
Donald Wayne Gillian, 27, surrendered at the Northern District station Friday evening, police said.
According to the police report, a man armed with an automatic handgun gave the store clerk a bag and ordered her to fill it with money.
As the robber fled, a dye pack the clerk had slipped in the bag exploded. The robber threw the bag down before he got into his pickup truck.
Investigators said witnesses gave police the license plate number of the truck, which led them to an address in Tennessee, where Mr. Gillian's father told detectives that his son was visiting friends in Baltimore.
Investigators went to the Baltimore address and were told by residents that Mr. Gillian was visiting, but was not there.
A short time later, officers said, a minister called police and said Mr. Gillian would turn himself in at Northern District.
Four arrested on drug charges
Annapolis police arrested four people on drug charges in two separate incidents Friday night.
A Glen Burnie man was charged with possession of marijuana and with assaulting two children while running away from a city police officer shortly after 9 p.m.
Police were searching the area of Copeland and Royal streets after a resident called to complain that two men in white T-shirts and shorts were dealing drugs. When officers stopped to question a man on the street, he began running, police said. Police chased him and reported seeing him hit two 4-year-old girls who were jumping rope on Copeland Street.
Carl V. Adams, 24, of Raindrop Court in Glen Burnie, was charged with assault and possessing narcotics after police searched him and allegedly found a packet of marijuana in his pocket.
Three people were arrested at about 11:30 p.m. after police found a pipe and a rock of crack cocaine in a truck stopped at Glenwood and Clay streets, which is known for open-air drug dealing, police said.
Police said they asked to search the truck after it remained parked for an extended time at the intersection, as a number of people got in and out.
Arrested on charges of possession of illegal drugs and drug paraphernalia were Rodell Ford Sr., 22, of College Creek Terrace; Carla Crosby, 39, of the same address, and John L. Farrell, 36, of the 1000 block of Madison St.
* The following break-ins have been reported to county police:
1000 block of Broadview Drive: July 13, entry gained through door. Unknown property taken.
8000 block of Phirne Road: July 9. Jewelry taken. Total loss: unknown.
8000 block of Nolcrest Road: July 9, entry gained through window. Unknown property taken.
7800 block of Tall Pine Court: July 5, entry gained through door. Stereo equipment taken.
1100 block of Dicus Mill Road: July 9, entry gained through door. Bicycle taken. Total loss: unknown.
200 block of Red Clay Road: July 10, entry gained through door. Money taken. Total loss: $90.
3400 block of Andrew Court: July 10, entry gained through door. Money taken. Total loss: $100.
200 block of Red Clay Road: July 10, entry gained through the door. Jewelry taken. Total loss: Unknown.
4100 block of Honeysuckle Lane: July 9, entry gained through door. Lawn equipment taken.