Ellicott City/elkridge

March 25, 1993

Balto. Co. man held on cocaine charge

Howard County police have charged a 33-year-old Baltimore County man with possession of a small amount of cocaine, police said.

Kevin Steven Plopi of the 3600 block of Courtleigh Drive in Randallstown was charged yesterday with possession of cocaine and drug paraphernalia and being a rogue and vagabond, police said. He's being held at the Howard County Detention Center in lieu of $1,000 bond, police said.

He was taken into custody after 12:30 a.m. yesterday when a resident in the 4500 block of Bonnie Branch Road told police a stranger had knocked on his door earlier and asked for money to pay a tow truck driver, police said.

The stranger told the resident that his wife was involved in an accident, police said. But the resident refused to give the stranger money and called police.

When police arrived, they found a man matching the description of the stranger, police said. When police looked inside the man's Chevrolet Blazer, they said they observed a glass vial with cocaine.

POLICE LOG

* Elkridge: 5900 block of Elk Forest Court: A rear kitchen door was found ajar but secured by a chain lock between 9:45 a.m. and 1:25 p.m. Tuesday.

7600 block of Route 1: A TV was stolen from a vacant room at

the Copper Stallion Motel between 5 p.m. Monday and 10 a.m. Tuesday.

Dead end of San Thomas Road: Someone cut off a lock on a construction trailer between Friday and Monday, and stole aluminum shoring panels.

* Ellicott City: 4700 block of Leyden Way: Someone tried to steal a 1990 Acura Legend on Monday or Tuesday.

4700 block of Leyden Way: A red 1988 Acura Legend was stolen about 7 a.m. Tuesday.

8800 block of Manahan Drive: Someone tried to steal a 1991 Isuzu Rodeo between 10 p.m. Thursday and 8:15 a.m. Friday.

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