$862 stolen from Hanover Baptist

September 12, 1994

Someone stole $862 that Hanover Baptist Church's congregation had collected Wednesday night for its day care center, county police said.

Harold Smith, 50, called police about 10 a.m. Thursday and told them the money had been taken from a desk drawer in his office at the church. The church is in the 7500 block of Ridge Road.

Mr. Smith said he put the money in the drawer about 8 p.m. Wednesday, after it had been collected, police said. Mr. Smith said he locked the office around 11 p.m. He also told police that he saw a man standing outside while the congregation prayed.

Mr. Smith discovered the cash and checks were missing when he checked his desk the next morning, police said.

Two men are charged after Laurel drug raid

County narcotics detectives arrested two men Thursday night and seized $900 worth of suspected crack cocaine after raiding a house in the 300 block of Old Line Ave. in Laurel, police said.

Police raided the home at 11:30 p.m. and found two men, a small amount of marijuana and drug paraphernalia, in addition to the cocaine, police said.

Neighbors had complained of drug activity at the house. Police said an undercover detective bought crack cocaine at the house before the raid.

William Krantz, 30, who lived in the house, and Steven Anderson, 21, of the 13000 block of Old Stage Coach Road, were each charged with possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia, police said.

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