Officer cites teen-ager for lighting cigarette

November 02, 1994

A 17-year-old Ferndale youth was issued a juvenile citation for tobacco violations early Monday after he lighted a cigarette in front of a Northern District officer who was questioning him about illegal drinking, county police said.

The youth was in woods near Oakleigh Glenmont avenues with another 17-year-old shortly before 12:30 a.m. when Officer William Selander spotted them. The woods are frequently used as a hangout for juveniles to drink alcohol, Officer Selander noted in his report.

As he questioned the boys, one of them pulled out a pack of cigarettes, lighted one, and gave one to the other youth. Officer Selander took the cigarettes and gave the first youth a citation, police said.

Baltimore man charged in theft of meat

A Baltimore man was arrested Monday afternoon for trying to steal nearly $80 worth of meat from a Giant food store in the 7300 block of Baltimore-Annapolis Blvd., county police said.

A security officer at the store saw a man put several packs of meat into a backpack shortly after 3 p.m. The man walked past the store's registers and the security officer stopped him as he tried to leave, police said.

The man was held until a Northern District officer arrived and took him into custody.

Bartow Ward Wooden III, 36, of the 700 block of Allegheny Place was charged with theft under $300, police said.

Woman tried to steal color TV, police say

A Baltimore County woman who tried to walk out of a Caldor store with a 19-inch color television set was arrested on theft charges Monday afternoon, county police said.

A security officer at the store saw a woman pick up a $220 television set about 4 p.m. and leave the store without paying for it. The security officer stopped her and held her until a Northern District arrived, police said.

Cindy Michele Krauss, 23, of the 5500 block of Rockleigh Drive was charged with theft under $300, police said.

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