Police arrest man, woman and teen in drug raid

August 22, 1994

Three people, including a 16-year-old girl, were arrested on drug charges Thursday night after police raided a home in the 200 block of Woodhill Drive and found nearly $4,000 worth of crack cocaine.

The raid occurred shortly after 9 p.m. Police found 38 grams of crack cocaine. Eight packets had been packaged for distribution, said police, who also found a ledger, empty plastic bags used to distribute crack cocaine and $305.

Joyce Renee Holmes, 35, who lived in the home, Alfredo Ricardo Hernandez, 18, of the 8200 block of Minton Court, and the girl were charged with possession of crack cocaine, possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine and possession of a stolen weapon, a .357-caliber handgun, police said.

The girl was charged as a juvenile and released to her parents. Ms. Holmes was being held on $10,000 bail. Mr. Hernandez was being held on $2,500 bail.

Officer arrests couple at pawn shop

A Baltimore couple were arrested Wednesday evening after police caught a woman who was allegedly trying to pawn a stolen drill at the A & D Pawn Shop in the 700 block of Crain Highway.

Two witnesses at a Hechinger's store in the 6700 block of Ritchie Highway told police they saw a woman come in around 6:30 p.m. and put a Makita drill and some of its accessories in her purse and leave without paying, police said.

The woman allegedly then went to a waiting white Ford. The car drove off, but the witnesses gave police the tag number.

A short time later, Officer Peter Scarpetta saw the car parked in front of a pawn shop. He walked up to a man sitting in the driver's seat, who told him his girlfriend was in the shop, trying to pawn a drill, police said.

Officer Scarpetta went into the shop and allegedly overheard the woman tell the pawnbroker she owned the drill and accessories and wanted $60, police said. Officer Scarpetta then arrested the pair.

Workers at Hechinger's told police the drill and its accessories were worth $306. The property was returned to the store, police said.

Kelly Faye Miller, 22, of the 3600 block of St. Margaret St. in Brooklyn, was charged with theft over $300 and was being held on $2,500 bail.

Thomas Francis O'Keefe, 23, of the same address, was charged with driving with a suspended license and was being held on $5,000 bail, police said.

Man with shotgun robs gas station

A man with a sawed-off shotgun robbed a Crown gas station Friday morning and stole an undisclosed amount of cash, county police said.

The man walked into the station in the 200 block of Aquahart Road around 11:30 a.m., pulled out the shotgun and ordered the cashier to give him money, police said.

The cashier complied, and the gunman took the cash before leaping over a nearby fence, police said.


* Harundale: Someone broke into a home in the 1600 block of Kimber Road Thursday morning and stole a color television set and a Nintendo set worth a total of $262, police said.

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