3 boys, 2 adults charged in theft, another in drugs

May 24, 1994

Three juveniles and two adults were arrested Saturday and charged with shoplifting, and another man was arrested on a drug charge Sunday as county police continued their anti-crime efforts on the Light Rail.

On Sunday, police questioned a man who had been smoking on the train and ordered him off at the Cromwell/Glen Burnie station because he did not have a ticket. Police questioned the man, searched him and found a small amount of PCP in his pants pocket, police said.

Douglas Keith Kerns, 34, of the 400 block of Winton Ave. in Glen Burnie, was charged with possession of PCP, police said.

Three boys -- ages 12, 13, and 14 -- were arrested at the Cromwell Field Shopping Center in the theft of toys from Caldor. All three were from Baltimore. One lives in the 1700 block of Normal Ave., while the others live in the 1900 block of N. Collington St.

Melvin Henson, 33, of the 1600 block of W. Lexington St. in Baltimore was charged with theft of under $300 in the taking of four portable radios worth a total of $100 from Caldor, police said.

Richard Stinchcomb, 19, of the 4200 block of Audrey Ave. in Brooklyn Park, was charged with theft of under $300 in the taking of $40 worth of goods from the Fashion Bug and D. E. Jones stores at the Cromwell Field Shopping Center.

Man ordered off train had escaped from jail

A man who escaped from county jail was rearrested Saturday after being ordered off the Light Rail train at Nursery Road because he did not have a ticket, police said.

A warrant check revealed that Cardinal Hassan, 38, of the 600 block of Hillview Road in Cherry Hill, had an outstanding warrant for escape. He began serving a one-year sentence for theft on Dec. 17, said Robin Harting, a jail spokeswoman. A judge placed him on work-release Feb. 23. On May 4, he did not return from his job, Ms. Harting said. Mr. Hassan has been returned the the county jail.

POLICE LOG

* Glen Burnie: Someone smashed the passenger window of a car parked in the lot of Glen Burnie Automatic Transmission Sunday and stole a $200 radio.

* Aquahart Manor: Someone broke the passenger-side window of a car parked in the 1000 block of Cayer Drive Sunday morning.

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