Natural causes cited in death of Deale man

December 21, 1993

A 71-year-old man found dead in his home in Deale Saturday apparently died of natural causes, county police said yesterday.

Lt. Mike McNelly, head of the Crimes Against Persons section, said preliminary autopsy reports showed Edward Joseph Seiler Sr. of the 6000 block of First Ave. could have had a heart attack. Authorities are waiting for the results of toxicology tests before issuing a final ruling on the cause of death.

According to the police report, a neighbor found Mr. Seiler's body in his bed at 6 p.m.

The neighbor had gone to the house to check on him because she had not seen Mr. Seiler since Thursday, police said.

Officers were suspicious when they arrived at Mr. Seiler's home and found his car and roommate missing, but both were found later in Annapolis, investigators said.

Two rob cabdriver at gunpoint yesterday

Two men robbed a cabdriver at gunpoint in the 1100 block of Eastport Terrace early yesterday morning, Annapolis police said.

John Bryan Jr. of the 200 block of Southville Ave. told police that he picked up two passengers about 1:45 a.m. on Main Street.

When they arrived at their destination, one of the men said he had a gun and demanded money. The other grabbed a blue money bag containing about $170 from the front seat. The two men ran in opposite directions.

Two people arrested on drug charges

A city police search of a gold Cadillac parked in the first block of College Creek Terrace Saturday night led to the arrest of two people for possession and distribution of crack cocaine.

Officers saw the Cadillac parked with several passengers sitting inside and two men at the driver's side door about 7:35 p.m.

When one of the men spoke, officers spotted the edge of a small plastic bag, similar to ones used in drug trafficking, concealed beneath his tongue, according to a police report.

When an officer asked about the bag, the man spit it out along with several others and threw them into the front seat of the vehicle between the driver's legs.

Police searched the car and recovered four gray-tinted bags containing an off-white, rocklike substance that police believe to be crack cocaine.

Police found a fifth bag after searching the purse of the car's driver, the report said.

James A. Anderson, 27, of the first block of Town Pine Court, was charged with possession and possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine, and is being held at the county Detention Center on $30,000 bail.

Susan Denise McAteer, 31, of the first block of Southgate Avenue was charged with possession of crack cocaine and was released on personal recognizance.

Eastpoint man robbed at gunpoint

A 31-year-old Eastport man was robbed at gunpoint on a sidewalk in the 400 block of Fourth St. early Saturday morning, Annapolis police said yesterday.

Steven P. Mehler of the 500 block of Third St., told police he was approached by three men at 1:15 a.m. in front of Leon's Barber Shop. One of the men displayed a handgun and took Mr. Mehler's wallet.

Woman robbed by man hiding in her car

A man hiding in the back of a woman's car parked outside the Eastport Clipper restaurant at Sixth Street and Severn Avenue jumped out as the woman approached late Saturday night, punched her in the chest and yanked away her purse.

Two restaurant employees saw the incident, which occurred about 11:20 p.m., from across the parking lot and chased the man down Severn Avenue, where they lost sight of him after he jumped a wooden fence.

Elizabeth Quay Russell, 23, of the 1000 block of Old Bay Ridge Road told police that she lost about $205.

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