Glen Burnie

December 14, 1992

Goodwill employee charged with theft of donated items

A man who worked for a charity organization collecting gifts for the needy was arrested Friday afternoon and charged with selling some of the items for a profit.

Edwin Medford Foster, 46, of the 2000 block of E. Preston St. in Baltimore, was charged with two counts of theft.

Police said the man was operating out of a Goodwill Industries drop-off truck in the Southdale Shopping Center, in front of Circuit City, when he allegedly sold a Venus lawn statue to a Circuit City employee for $2.

The employee called police. Undercover detectives said they bought $12 worth of puzzles and games from the man, who was arrested.

Man held in theft of woman's purse

A 22-year-old man was charged Saturday morning with stealing a woman's purse outside a Glen Burnie bowling alley.

Police said Mabel Metzler, 65, was walking in the parking lot at Ritchie Highway and Shelly Road about 1:14 a.m. when a man came up and took the purse off her shoulder.

Three people chased the man and caught him. Carroll T. Holland, of the first block of Marcs Court in Annapolis, was charged with assault, robbery and theft.

House fire starts in TV set wiring

A fire believed caused by faulty wiring to a television set seriously damaged a Glen Burnie house Thursday night.

A neighbor walking by the unoccupied home saw what she thought was a TV on fire and called the fire department. Firefighters arrived at the house in the 300 block of Margate Drive about 9:30 p.m. and saw smoke pouring out a window.

Capt. Gary Sheckells, a fire department spokesman, said damage was serious, but could not provide an estimate. It took firefighters about an hour to bring the one-alarm blaze under control.

The home is owned by Mary Trovato, of the 400 block of S. Broadway in Baltimore. She rents the home, but Captain Sheckells had no information on the occupants. There were no injuries.

Man robs manager of restaurant deposit

A manager at a Denny's restaurant on her way to make a night deposit early Friday morning in Glen Burnie was robbed while sitting in her car at a traffic light.

Police said Virginia Louise Bogdanowicy, 44, the night manager, was at a traffic light at Ordnance Road and Ritchie Highway when a man jumped in the car through the passenger door.

The man, wearing a dark hooded sweat jacket pulled tightly around his face, said he had a gun. He grabbed the woman's purse and ran behind a restaurant.

Police said the purse contained a bank bag with an unknown amount of money. The woman was not harmed.


* Rippling Estates: A home in the 8000 block of Phirne Road was broken into Thursday afternoon, but the thief apparently was scared off by a burglar alarm.

* Glen Burnie High School: A laser disk player was stolen sometime between Nov. 23 and Nov. 25. School officials said the disc player was taken from the science department, but no one knows exactly where the $895 device was just prior to the theft.

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