Couple is in custody, charged with break-insMILLERSVILLE...

MARYLAND/REGIONAL BRIEFS

June 06, 1993

ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY MILLERSVILLE — Couple is in custody, charged with break-ins

MILLERSVILLE -- A Calvert County couple was being held yesterday after being charged in connection with a string of break-ins at doctors' offices and clinics in three counties, Anne Arundel County police reported.

Russell Maurice Mattei, 36, and Susan Marie Mattei, 33, of Huntingtown were charged with breaking, entering, theft, drug possession and destruction of property in three break-ins in Parole and Edgewater in Anne Arundel County.

They also were wanted in at least 13 more burglaries of doctors' offices in Calvert and southern Prince George's counties since May 21, police said.

Anne Arundel County police arrested the couple early Friday morning after a break-in at a medical office at the 2500 block of Riva Road in Parole.

A witness reported the incident and police apprehended the Matteis a few minutes later.

Tfc. Brian Newcomer, of the state police barracks in Prince Frederick, Calvert County, said the break-ins were done to support heroin addition. Cash was stolen, as well as prescription pads, drugs, and syringes that were then sold.

The couple was being detained in the Anne Arundel County Detention Center.

Two men rob bank in South Baltimore

BALTIMORE

Two men robbed the branch of Provident Bank of Maryland in the 3400 block of Annapolis Road in South Baltimore at 9:14 a.m. yesterday, city police reported.

One of the men told a teller the other had a gun, police said, and demanded all the teller's money.

The robbers then made off with an undetermined amount of money.

No one was injured.

Both suspects are described as black, 6 feet tall and in their late 20s. One wore a red, green and white knit hat, black shirt with the words Adidas and Olympia, and had long sideburns.

The other wore a dark hat, and a brown leather, waist-length jacket.

Anyone with any information regarding the holdup should contact Southern District police at 396-2499.

Two-alarm fire ravages Emerald Estates home

HOWARD COUNTY

ELLICOTT CITY

ELLICOTT CITY -- A two-alarm blaze destroyed a house in the Emerald Valley Estates community off Triadelphia Road yesterday afternoon, the state fire marshal's office reported.

Charles and Heather Wasky and their three children left their home in the 3100 block of Emerald Valley Road about 90 minutes before neighbors saw flames coming from the two-story, wood-framed residence, said Faron Taylor, a deputy state fire marshal.

More than 50 firefighters from six Howard County departments arrived at 1:40 p.m. and spent about an hour containing the blaze.

Mr. Taylor said the fire leveled the 20-year-old house. He estimated damage at about $450,000.

"The house burned down pretty good," Mr. Taylor said. "There's not a whole lot left."

Fire investigators had not determined the cause of the blaze yesterday.

No one was injured in the fire, but several pets perished.

The family will be staying with friends, Mr. Taylor said.

Mitchellville man dies in single-car accident

PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY

UPPER MARLBORO

UPPER MARLBORO -- Speed and driver error were cited as the cause of an accident that killed a Prince George's County man early yesterday morning, county police said.

Craig P. Mable, 22, of Mitchellville died of injuries suffered in a single-car accident at 12:45 a.m. on the Capital Beltway just north of Good Luck Road near Greenbelt.

He was driving north on Interstate 95 at a high speed when his car veered right, struck a guardrail and became airborne.

Mr. Mable was thrown from the car, which struck several trees and overturned on an embankment, police said.

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