Rock concert stakeout yields 8 drug arrests

POLICE NEWS

March 05, 1995|By Gregory P. Kane | Gregory P. Kane,Sun Staff Writer

Eight people were arrested on drug charges Wednesday night in three separate incidents after county police staked out a rock concert at Michaels Eighth Avenue in Glen Burnie, authorities said.

Northern District narcotics detectives set up the stakeout after learning that the rock group Slayer was to perform. The first arrests occurred shortly after 8 p.m., when detectives stopped a Chrysler LeBaron after noticing the driver light up a pipe several times. After approaching the car and smelling what they believed to be marijuana, officers arrested the three occupants, all from Baltimore, and recovered 2.6 grams of suspected marijuana, .3 grams of suspected hashish and a silver pipe, police said.

Terry Norman Leipold, 21, of the 4300 block of Berger Ave., Mark A. Woernle, 22, of the 5200 block of Nuth Ave., and Gregory Richard Poremski, 22, of the 5500 block of Benton Heights Ave., were charged with possession of marijuana, hashish and drug paraphernalia.

Three people from Hagerstown arrested between 8:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. Detectives saw what they believed to be a marijuana cigarette being passed among three people sitting in a 1982 Thunderbird. Police searched the car and found a pipe and a half-smoked suspected marijuana cigarette. Robert Green, 38, Jeffrey Marmaduke, 36, and Teresa Williams, 37, were charged with possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia, police said.

Two men from Virginia were arrested, also between 8:30 p.m. and 9 p.m., after officers reportedly saw them drinking beer as they sat in a 1986 Chevrolet Camaro, police said. Officers searched the car and found a pipe and .2 grams of suspected marijuana. Cullen Coleman, 25, of Manassas, and Hensel Farlow, 25, of Bristol, were charged with possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, and having an open container of alcohol.

Man steals clothes worth over $2,000

An unidentified man stole clothes worth more than $2,000 from the Hecht Co. store in the Annapolis Mall on Wednesday, county police said. The theft was filmed on videotape.

The store said the man took six jackets, 14 skirts and eight silk blouses.

A store employee reported the theft about 5:15 p.m., police said. About 18 minutes earlier, the store's video camera filmed a man taking the clothes out of a side door that leads to a loading dock. The clothes were worth $2,026, police said.

A Southern District officer said the videotape of the thief was "excellent." The thief, a black male, had several rings on his left hand, a close-cropped bowl haircut and a sparse beard, and wore a green parka and a black-and-red striped shirt, police said.

Baltimore man charged with theft of shirts

A Baltimore man was arrested Thursday evening and charged with stealing shirts worth $171 from the Nordstrom store in the Annapolis Mall, county police said.

A store security officer told police he saw the suspect enter a men's dressing room about 7:30 p.m. with six Tommy Hilfinger polo shirts. When the man came out of the dressing room a short time later, the security officer saw only three shirts, police said.

He watched the suspect leave the store without paying for merchandise. Another security officer stopped the man and held him until police arrived. The man was wearing the three shirts, police said.

Scott Rawlings Venture, 24, of the 1200 block of Walters Ave., was charged with misdemeanor theft, police said.

Brooklyn Park youth accused in car theft

A Brooklyn Park youth was arrested Wednesday morning for attempted car theft, but a second person who was with him escaped a pursuing officer after scaling a 9-foot fence, county police said.

Officer Richard Schinzel went to the 100 block of W. Meadow Road about 2:30 a.m. to investigate a report of two people tampering with a car. As the officer drove down the block, one person ran off, police said.

When Officer Schinzel turned the corner, he saw another person, who fled and jumped a fence when Officer Schinzel ordered him tTC to halt. Officer Schinzel scaled the fence but could not find the man.

Another officer caught the Brooklyn Park youth at the corner of Talbert and Potee streets, police said.

The 15-year-old was charged as a juvenile with attempted car theft and destruction of property. He was released to his parents, police said.

Woman is arrested at Marley Station

A Jessup woman was arrested Wednesday afternoon and charged with stealing clothes worth $170 from a J. C. Penney store in the Marley Station Mall, county police said.

A security officer at the store in the 7900 block of Ritchie Highway told police that security cameras filmed a woman about 12:30 p.m. as she took several items of clothes from hangers and hid them in her purse, police said.

As the woman left the store, the security officer stopped her and held her until police arrived.

Pamela Jane Albrecht, 34, of the 10000 block of Guilford Road, was charged with misdemeanor theft, police said.

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