Linthicum * Ferndale * Brooklyn Park * Pumphrey

NORTH COUNTY --

November 30, 1992

Man loses headphones in holdup

A man walking behind some stores in Brooklyn Park Friday night was robbed of $53 by two men, one of whom was armed with a small revolver.

Police said Troy Dean Craft, 21, of the first block of Ballman Court in Brooklyn Park, was approached by the men about 10:30 p.m. near an alley behind the Dollar Store in the 5000 block of Ritchie Highway.

One of the suspects threatened Mr. Craft with the handgun, demanded money and took the victim's headphones from his radio before running north through an alley.

Driver arrested on drug charge

A Baltimore man was charged with possession of PCP Thursday after police stopped him on Belle Grove Road in Brooklyn Park for driving erratically.

According to the police report, an officer on patrol saw the man driving a 1981 Pontiac. He appeared to be speeding and nearly hit several cars.

When the officer stopped the driver, he found that the license plates to the car had been stolen, the man's driver's license had been revoked and there was a canister with PCP residue in the car.

William Earl Johnson Jr., 42, of the 200 block of Rupert Circle, also was charged with theft of the license plates, driving while intoxicated, and driving with a revoked license.

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