Jessup clerk puts up fight, thwarts robbery

September 23, 1994

A clerk at a Shell gasoline station food market in Jessup foiled a robbery attempt Tuesday night when he fought with a man who demanded money, county police said.

The man walked into the store in the 2700 block of Annapolis Road shortly after 9 p.m. and went behind the counter. He demanded money from the clerk, who put up a fight, police said.

The bandit gave up and ran east on Annapolis Road.

The suspect was described as a white male about 30 years old and 5 feet 11 inches tall. He weighed about 150 pounds and had dirty-blond hair. He wore a brown flannel shirt and light blue jeans, police said.

Odenton man charged with attacking officers

Two Western District officers charged an Odenton man Tuesday morning with attacking them, county police said.

Officers Kevin Falls and Steven Swann went to a home in the 1300 block of Hallock Drive about 12:30 a.m. after receiving a call about a beating. A woman ran out of the house when the officers arrived. A man pushed Officer Swann up against a door and grabbed Officer Falls by the shoulder, police said.

One of the officers struck him on the head with a flashlight and he was arrested.

Chance Melvin Eckloff, 26, of the 1300 block of Hallock Drive was charged with assault and battery and resisting arrest.

Burglars take items from Severn home

Burglars broke into a Severn home Tuesday morning and took property worth more than $600, county police said.

Sheena Tanika Alston, 20, told police the theft occurred between 12:30 a.m. and 2:15 a.m.

A friend noticed the back door was open and several compact disc cases lying on the ground. He woke Ms. Alston and her younger sister and they called police.

The deadbolt on the back door was not locked, police said, and the intruders gained entry by using a credit card.

The burglars took a television set, a VCR, a wall clock and food,

police said.

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