Police investigating 7 burglaries in city
Annapolis police are investigating seven burglaries in the city since Thursday.
The first two occurred Thursday night on Ridout Street, when two homes on the same block were ransacked shortly after 10 a.m. Stereo and camera equipment was stolen from one home, but the arrival of police scared off the burglars in the second home, police said.
A home in the 100 block of Smith Street was burglarized that night and a woman's handbag and wallet were stolen, police said.
The next night, burglars broke into a home in the 700 block of Genessee Street and stole $1,620 worth of camera equipment.
On Saturday, police investigated three burglaries between 4 p.m. and midnight, including break-ins into two sheds on Homeland Avenue and Southland Avenue, where thieves stole lawn equipment and men's clothing, police said.
Detectives said that the burglaries appeared to be unrelated.
2 face drug charges after traffic stop
County police have charged two men with possession with intent to distribute cocaine after a traffic stop Sunday in Glen Burnie.
Gary Roger Wise, 48, of no fixed address, and Ronald James Velasco of Westminster also were charged with possession of paraphernalia.
Police said an officer stopped a red Plymouth at 5:18 a.m. at Ritchie Highway and Baltimore-Annapolis Boulevard for suspected drunken driving.
Police say one of the men emerged from the car and handed the officer two vials of cocaine. The officer also found two vials of cocaine on the ground near one of the men's feet, police said.
Crown gas stations robbed on Friday
Two Crown gas stations were held up Friday morning and Friday night, county police reported.
Investigators said a man walked into the Crown gas station in the 7600 block of Baltimore-Annapolis Blvd. in Glen Burnie at 8:53 p.m. Friday and asked the clerk for change. He pulled out a black automatic handgun and demanded money from the clerk.
The clerk gave money to the robber, who was last seen running from the gas station.
Police described the gunman as white, about 6 feet tall with a thin build and acne. He had blond hair and was wearing a white shirt and brown pants.
At 2:30 a.m. Friday, a man with a knife robbed the Crown gas station in the 8200 block of Veteran's Highway in Millersville.
During that robbery, a man walked into the station and told the clerk that he would "stick" if he did not hand over the money.
The clerk described the robber as a white male about 21 years old, about 6-foot-3 and 200 pounds, with a scar on one side of his face. He was wearing a black shirt and white shorts. He had short brown hair.
Investigators do not know if the two robberies are related.
* Glen Burnie:
400 block of Baylor Road: Sept. 14, entry gained through the door. Compact discs and money taken. Total loss: $2,035.
200 block of Ferndale Road: Sept. 17, entry gained through the window. Jewelry taken. Total loss: unknown.
1100 block of Old Elkridge Landing Road: Sept. 16, entry gained through the door. Unknown property taken.
* Maryland City:
300 block of Chaptico Street: Sept. 19, entry gained through the door. Money and purse taken. Total loss: $249.
500 block of Fox Den Drive: Sept. 17, entry gained through the door. Bicycle and other property taken. Total loss: $282.