Counterfeit $100 bill turns up at race track

October 05, 1994

A counterfeit $100 bill turned up Sunday at the Laurel Race Track -- passed to a pari-mutuel clerk by a Virginia bettor who insisted that another track clerk had given it to him, authorities said.

Western District Officer Jeffrey Little retrieved the bogus bill from the pari-mutuel clerk and turned it over to the Secret Service, which investigates incidents involving counterfeit money.

The teller identified a 52-year-old Virginia man as the one who gave her the money, but he in turn said that the bill had been given to him earlier in the day by another clerk. The Virginia man was ruled out as a suspect because he is a regular track patron and both the female teller and the head of track security at the track vouched for him, police said.

Man wounded by shot through his window

A 30-year-old Laurel man was in critical but stable condition at the Maryland Shock Trauma Center yesterday after being wounded by a gunshot fired through a window of his home Monday night. Police said a suspect identified by the victim was in custody.

Wander Pereira was shot in a shoulder shortly past 8:30 p.m. after going to the door to talk to two men who said they wanted to see him about the sale of a car. The shooting was the result of a dispute between Mr. Pereira and another man about the sale last August, police said.

Charles Mooney, 19, of Suitland in Prince George's County, was arrested at his mother's home in Laurel about 9 p.m. He was charged with assault with intent to murder, attempted murder, conspiracy to commit murder and the use of a handgun in a felony.

Home detention violator faces drug charge

A Severn youth sought for violating a home detention order on a narcotics offense was recognized and arrested Sunday by a Western District police officer who -- in a search of the 15-year-old suspect -- found a small quantity of marijuana, authorities said.

Officer Kevin Tribull was on routine patrol shortly before 2 p.m. when he spotted the youth sitting in a car near his home on Meade Village Circle. He reported finding a plastic bag containing 1.3 grams of suspected marijuana in the change pocket of the boy's blue jeans, police said.

The youth was charged as a juvenile with marijuana possession. He was picked up at the Western District station a short time later by a deputy sheriff with a juvenile detention order, police said.

Wanted man found hiding under sink

A Baltimore man wanted by Anne Arundel County police on several charges was arrested Sunday night when Western District officers found him hiding in a cabinet under the kitchen sink of a Severn home, authorities reported.

Kevin Arnold Brabham, 26, of the 3400 block of Glen Ave. was charged on a warrant with assault, breaking and entering and malicious destruction of property. He also was accused of trespassing because the home where he was found in the 1700 block of Meade Village Circle is public housing from which he was banned by the county Housing Authority, police said.

Officers went to the house shortly before 9 p.m. because of a reported domestic dispute. A woman there told police that she had an argument with the suspect, but that he was gone. Police returned to the house after several youths told officers that he had not left the premises.

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