Television, VCR stolen from vanAn Arnold woman left the...

POLICE BRIEFS

October 09, 1994

PASADENA — Television, VCR stolen from van

An Arnold woman left the Fair Lanes Bowling Alley in Patriots Plaza Thursday night and found that a color television set and video cassette recorder had been stolen from her van, county police said.

Anita Manger, 35, parked on the lot of the bowling alley in the 8000 block of Ritchie Highway shortly before 6 p.m. She returned shortly after 9 p.m. and discovered that the right window of her 1993 Chevrolet van was broken and that the television set and VCR were gone.

The framework that held the electronic equipment in place had been ripped out, and the steering wheel was damaged in an apparent attempt to steal the van, police said.

Man walking home is robbed by 4 others

Four men jumped out of a car, and one put a blunt object to the head of a Brooklyn Park man in a street robbery Thursday night, county police said.

Timothy J. Crunkilton, 24, was not injured during the incident in which he lost an undisclosed amount of money. He told police he was walking home from work shortly before 10 p.m. when the car -- a red sedan thought to have been a Nissan Sentra -- stopped near 4th Street and Doris Avenue, and the driver asked for directions.

After Mr. Crunkilton told the occupants he did not know the place they wanted to find, the car stopped again as he reached the corner of Ballman Avenue and Brookwood Road, he told police. The driver jumped out, grabbed him around the neck and placed a blunt object to his head while the three accomplices rifled his pockets, he told police.

Someone stole tools, equipment from garage

A Woodlawn Heights man told Northern District police that someone stole lawn equipment and hand tools from his unlocked garage Wednesday afternoon, county police said.

Talmadge Simmons, 54, said the theft occurred between 12:30 p.m., when he parked his car in the garage, and 2:30 p.m., when he noticed that the 20-inch rotary motor and various tools were gone.

The loss was estimated at nearly $500, according to police.

Baltimore man charged in possession of cocaine

A Northern District officer investigating a report of a man armed with a handgun Thursday afternoon instead found a suspect carrying 15 vials of suspected crack cocaine, county police said.

Officer Michael Barclay reported that he went to the corner of Ritchie Highway and Orchard Avenue shortly before 5 p.m. and cruised the neighborhood until he noticed a man who fit the description of the armed suspect at Ritchie Highway and 5th Avenue. He searched the man and recovered the suspected cocaine and $36 in cash, police said.

Curtis Dredden, 36, of the 700 block of Reedbird Ave. in Baltimore's Cherry Hill section was charged with possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine and possession of crack ,, cocaine, police said.

Cellular phone taken from unlocked truck

GLEN BURNIE

The manager of the Battery Warehouse in the first block of E. Ordnance Road left work Thursday afternoon to find that an $800 cellular telephone had been stolen from his truck, county police said.

Ian Stewart, 52, of Glen Burnie, said he had parked his 1987 Ford Ranger truck in front of the store about 2:30 p.m. and left the driver's door unlocked.

When he returned to the truck at 4 p.m. he noticed that someone zTC had stolen the Fujitsu portable cellular telephone, police said.

2 bicycles stolen from home; 1 found

A Crofton woman who was packing to move to another state Wednesday night told county police that someone stole two mountain bicycles from a rack outside her home while she was taking a dinner break.

Dianne Hazeltine Grant, 28, who used to live in the 2000 block of Jason Court, told police someone cut the ropes that secured the bicycles to the rack and stole them between 8 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Wednesday. She followed the bicycle tracks through the yard of another house on the block and found one of them leaning against the back fence, but the second bicycle was not recovered, police said.

The occupants of the house where the tracks and the bicycle were found told police that they knew nothing about the theft. The missing bicycle is a gray 1990 Giant Rincon worth $350, police said.

Man returns to truck to find stereo stolen

An employee at a Lucky's Store in Severn returned to his truck Wednesday night to find that his $350 Kenwood pullout stereo cassette player had been stolen, county police said.

Thomas Charles Marconi, 25, of Brooklyn Park told police that he parked his 1988 Ford Ranger near the store in the 8200 block of Quarterfield Road at 4 p.m.

When he returned to the truck about 8:30 p.m., he noticed that someone had used the rear ventilation window to get in and steal the stereo equipment, police said.

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