Deale house boarded up as nuisance

October 28, 1994

County workers boarded up a house in Deale yesterday morning after a District Court judge ruled Tuesday that it was a crack house and a nuisance, authorities said.

The house is the second boarded up since Friday, and the fifth that State's Attorney Frank R. Weathersbee has taken action against under the state's nuisance abatement law. Three of the houses were demolished.

Paul Alan Warren, 39, the owner of the house in the 5800 block of Swamp Circle Road, has confessed to selling crack to support his drug habit and to letting his friends use crack in his house, officials said. He has been arrested on drug violations four times and his home was raided by narcotics detectives in August 1993 and September this year, officials said.

8 businesses entered in West Annapolis

Thieves broke door locks to get into eight offices in a West Annapolis business complex Tuesday night, but stole only spare change and a few handfuls of Halloween candy, city police said yesterday.

Workers at the businesses at 705 Melvin Ave. told police Wednesday that one or more intruders searched file cabinets and desk drawers, but thefts were reported at only two businesses.

Potomac Physicians reported $35 missing from a locked file drawer and candy from a dish. A front window was smashed at Retina Associates and $1.50 in change was missing from a file cabinet.

Prince George's man accused of shoplifting

A Prince George's County man was arrested Wednesday evening on charges he tried to steal two sports coats worth $400 from a T.J. Maxx clothing store, county police said yesterday.

Darrin Lamar Gladman, 18, of the first block of Cindy Lane, Capitol Heights, was charged with theft over $300, police said.

A security officer at the store in the 2300 block of Forest Drive saw a man pick up two sports coats in the store about 6 p.m., take them to the bed department and stuff them into a comforter. He then left the store, police said.

Several minutes later, a second man entered the store and picked up the comforter. He took it to the cash register, where he paid for it and left. Two security officers stopped the man outside and found the coats inside the comforter. They held the man until a Southern District officer arrived and placed him in custody, police said.

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