Teen-ager arrested on vandalism, drug charges

July 28, 1995

County police arrested a Grasonville youth on vandalism charges early yesterday, then tacked on a drug charge after they searched his car and found 17 grams of suspected marijuana, officials said.

Several Eastern District officers went to the Clement Hardware building in the 500 block of Ritchie Highway about 1:15 a.m. to investigate a vandalism report. A witness told them a boy had just spray-painted the building and ran off. The officers used a dog to track the suspect and found him nearby. The witness identified the youth as the vandal, police said.

When officers searched the youth's car, they found suspected marijuana, police said.

The youth, who is 17, was charged as a juvenile with vandalism and possession of marijuana, and was released into his parents' custody.

Jogger assaulted along bicycle trail

An Annapolis man jogging along the Baltimore-Annapolis bicycle trail Wednesday night was attacked by two men who tried to rob him, county police said yesterday.

Phillip Morgan Coleman, 53, had stopped about 11:30 p.m. on the trail near Ritchie Highway and Robinson Road for a drink of water when two men approached him. One of the men said, "Give me all your money," police said.

The man struck Mr. Coleman, who struggled with his attackers and broke free. The would-be robbers fled empty-handed, police said.

Mr. Coleman was treated at Anne Arundel Medical Center and released, a hospital spokeswoman said.

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