Drug, theft charges for train passenger

May 19, 1994

A 51-year-old Baltimore man was arrested on theft and drug charges Tuesday after telling a fellow light rail passenger -- who happened to be an undercover officer -- that he did not have a ticket, county police said.

The man got on the light rail train at Cromwell/Glen Burnie station and boasted to the undercover agent that he did not pay fare for a ticket, police said.

He was ordered off the train at the next stop, where he was cited for riding without a ticket, then searched. Police said they found suspected marijuana and merchandise believed to have been stolen from the Caldor's in the 7300 block of Baltimore-Annapolis Blvd.

James Henry Bradley, 51, of the 1300 block of Patterson Park Ave. was charged with theft of less than $300 and possession of marijuana, police said.

2 city women arrested at light rail station

Two Baltimore women were arrested yesterday at the Cromwell/Glen Burnie light rail station.

One woman was arrested after a transit officer took her off the train and cited her for not having a ticket, police said. While

searching her, police said they found two syringes in her jacket pocket.

Victoria Watts, 36, of the 400 block of E. 20th St. was charged with possession of narcotics paraphernalia.

Police said the other woman had taken four pairs of jeans from a Sears store in the 6600 block of Ritchie Highway, put them in a shopping bag and left the store. Security guards stopped her outside the store and held her until police arrived. The jeans were worth $176, police said.

Sharyn Lee Lagana, 46, of the 200 block of Albermarle St. was charged with theft of less than $300.

POLICE LOG

* Glen Burnie: Virginia Marie Kurtz, 25, of the 1100 block of W. Lombard St., Baltimore, was arrested Tuesday evening and charged with theft of under $300 for allegedly trying to steal $200 worth of clothing from a Montgomery Ward store in the 6700 block of Ritchie Highway.

* Dundee: Someone stole nearly $1,200 in property from a car parked in the 300 block of Oak Manor Drive between 9:20 p.m. Monday and 3:20 a.m. Tuesday.

* Willow Dale: Someone stole a wallet containing $30 and a watch worth $45 from an unlocked car on First Avenue S.W. Monday afternoon.

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