Edgewater man held on drug charges

September 13, 1995

An Edgewater man was arrested on drug charges Sunday after marijuana allegedly was found in his backpack, police said.

Officers were investigating complaints of a man tampering with cars near Salisbury Drive and Riverdale Road in Londontown about 1 a.m. when they spotted three men walking along Riverdale Road, police said.

Officer Robert M. Novotny said he smelled marijuana on one of the three when police stopped them to inquire where they were going, and he asked to search the man's backpack. The officer said he found a bag containing a substance that tested positive for marijuana, a knife and a box of plastic baggies.

Paul Michael Dimaura, 19, of the 300 block of Salisbury Road in Edgewater was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Man accused of trying to break into church

A Baltimore man was charged Saturday with allegedly trying to break into two buildings in the 1700 block of Old Generals Highway, police said.

A neighbor of the Living Word Church of God called shortly after 12:30 a.m. to report that a man had broken the front window of the church, police said. The neighbor chased the man away, but about 40 minutes later another officer arrested a man suspected trying to break into a second building.

The neighbor later identified the suspect as the man he chased from the church.

Eric John Faya, 25, of the 3200 block of Richwood Ave. in Baltimore was charged with attempted burglary.

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