Homeless man charged with assaulting officersThree Western...

POLICE BRIEFS

September 25, 1994

Homeless man charged with assaulting officers

Three Western District officers arrested a homeless man on FTC assault charges Wednesday afternoon after he allegedly scuffled with them when they tried to get him to leave a Denny's restaurant in the 2600 block of Annapolis Road in Severn, county police said.

Officer David Speca was sent to the restaurant about 5:30 p.m. after the manager called police complaining that a man had come into the restaurant shouting at one of the employees, who was his former girlfriend, and refused to leave.

The officer told the man several times to leave, then tried to arrest him when he refused. The man is accused of kicking

Officer Speca in the left leg and hitting and kicking two other officers who came to assist, police said. The three officers used Mace to subdue the suspect, police said.

Luis Rene Ramos, 20, of no fixed address was charged with assault in the incident.

Python is missing from Arnold residence

A 3-foot-long python is missing from a home in Arnold, county police said.

Officers said Catherine King, 20, of the 1100 block of Gator Court told police she left home at 10 a.m. Wednesday and locked the front door. When she returned at 12:45 p.m., she found the front door unlocked.

Her pet snake, which she kept in a glass case in her bedroom, was gone, police said.

Police arrest man at halfway house

A man is accused of threatening a social worker at a halfway house in Pasadena with a knife Wednesday night, county police said.

Eastern District officers were called to the Our Home Inc. halfway house in the first block of Magothy Beach Road about 11 p.m. because a man allegedly had grabbed a 5-inch paring knife and was threatening Sharon Maneice, 31, with it.

The man had become upset during an argument with another resident and Ms. Maneice tried to stop him. She backed away when the man allegedly pulled a knife, then went to his room where officers later arrested him, police said.

Edward A. Lechliter, 47, was charged with assault after the 11 p.m. incident, police said.

Mrs. Maneice was not injured.

Man punched, robbed in chat under bridge

A 40-year-old Pasadena man told police he was punched and robbed Wednesday night by a man he knows after the two talked briefly under the Stony Creek Bridge, county police said.

William Dunn was treated at North Arundel Hospital for bruised ribs and minor cuts on his face after the 9 p.m. incident, police said.

Mr. Dunn told police he was sitting under the bridge in the 8400 block of Fort Smallwood Road when the man he was talking with suddenly attacked him and demanded his money. His assailant hit him in the face, head and ribs and took his wallet from his back pants pocket. The man then got on his bicycle and rode off, police said.

Police have not charged the man, whose name and address was given to them by Mr. Dunn, said spokesman Officer Randy Bell.

Woman robbed in lot of department store

County police are looking for a man who robbed a 60-year-old Pasadena woman at gunpoint Friday morning in the parking lot of the Sears department store in the 6600 block of Ritchie Highway, authorities said.

Virginia Brockmeyer lost her purse containing an undetermined amount of money. She told police a man walked up to her shortly before 11 a.m., pointed a handgun at her and demanded her purse. Without waiting for her to do as he instructed, he reached inside her car and took the purse.

He got into a stolen 1994 four-door Honda and drove away.

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