Light rail arrest nets burglary suspect

March 14, 1995

County police said an officer investigating a house break-in Saturday afternoon and an officer making an arrest on the light rail several miles away had something in common -- a suspect.

Northern District Officer Michael Mulford arrested Ralph Wayne Jutkiewicz, 39, of the 100 block of W. Clement St. in Baltimore after complaints that the man had boarded at the Cromwell Field stop without paying and then cursed repeatedly when asked for his ticket.

When Officer Mulford searched the suspect, he found two expired Discover credit cards in the name of 79-year-old Frances Farley, a blank check belonging to the victim, a $2,000 gold watch and three Bicentennial coins, a police report said.

Officer Mulford called Ms. Farley's home and learned that Officer Wayne Vernon was there taking a burglary report, police said.

Mr. Jutkiewicz was charged with breaking and entering, felony theft, disorderly conduct and failure to pay light rail fare, police said.

Pedestrian robbed early yesterday

A Glen Burnie man was assaulted and robbed of an undisclosed amount of money yesterday morning near Crainmont Drive and Crain Highway, county police said.

Richard D. Cornell, 25, was not injured in the incident. He was walking home shortly before 1:30 a.m. when the man seized him and said, "I'm taking your money."

The mugger then reached into Mr. Cornell's pocket and took out some cash in a money clip. He ran into some woods leading to Nolpark Court and escaped. The assailant displayed no weapon, police said.

Raid brings 2 arrests on PCP charges

County narcotics detectives raided a Glen Burnie home Friday night and arrested two people on drug charges after they seized one ounce of suspected liquid PCP, officials said.

The raid took place shortly before 10 p.m. in the 1300 block of Howard Road. In addition to the suspected PCP, detectives recovered four containers of parsley leaves and several empty plastic bags of the type used to distribute drugs. A 1985 Monte Carlo was also seized, police said.

Thomas H. Smith, 23, and Lori D. Amis, 25, who both live in the raided house, were charged with possession with intent to distribute PCP and possession of PCP and drug paraphernalia, police said.

Man sought in robbery at convenience store

A Glen Burnie convenience store was robbed Saturday night of an undisclosed amount of cash, county police said.

The bandit walked into the Soda Pop Shop, in the 300 block of Hospital Drive, shortly after 9:30 p.m. After all the customers had left, he told the clerk, "That's it. Empty it."

When the clerk refused to empty the register, the man threatened to shoot him. The bandit reached over the counter, opened the register and took the money, police said.

The robber was described as a black male about 5 feet 10 inches tall, weighing about 170 pounds. He has a medium complexion, a short, uncombed Afro haircut and was wearing a blue jean jacket, blue work pants and a green plaid flannel shirt, police said.

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