Security guard accuses 2 men of shoplifting at Wal-Mart store

Police Blotter

January 21, 1996|By TaNoah V. Sterling | TaNoah V. Sterling,SUN STAFF

Karl D. Richard, a security officer at the Glen Burnie Wal-Mart, accused two men of trying to steal cigarettes in separate incidents on one day, county police said.

In the first incident, Mr. Richard saw a man walk into the store in the 7900 block of Crain Highway about 4 p.m. Thursday, pick up a carton of Marlboros and carry it to another section, where he hid it in his pants, police said. Mr. Richard caught the man in the parking lot and held him for police.

Two hours later, the security officer saw a man and two women take two cartons of Kools and four watches, together worth $40, police said. The man put the merchandise in his jogging pants and walked out, police said. When Mr. Richard tried to stop the man, he ran, dropping the cigarettes. The women picked up the cigarettes and got away, but Mr. Richard caught the man, who had the watches, and held him for police.

Eric Arnett, 23, of the first block of Nicholson Drive in Pasadena was charged with theft in the first incident. He was being held on $6,000 bond. Gregory Ivan Thomas, 45, of the 600 block of Mosher St. in Baltimore was charged with theft in the second incident. He was being held on $1,500 bond.

Man stabbed in arm trying to break up fight

County police arrested a Glen Burnie man Thursday on assault charges in the stabbing of a Baltimore man who tried to break up a fight in the Glen Burnie man's apartment.

Police said three men had been drinking in the apartment in the 500 block of First Ave. S.W. when an argument broke out about 8 p.m. The occupant of the apartment pulled a knife and ordered the others to leave, police said.

Nick Tountasakis of the 100 block of Holly Berry Road in Severna Park was backing toward the door, when the man lunged at him, police said.

The second visitor, Jeffrey Watkins, 32, of the 4300 block of Annapolis Road, stepped in and was stabbed in the arm, police said. Mr. Watkins was treated at North Arundel Hospital and released.

Police charged Charles L. Watkins, 42, with two counts of assault with a deadly weapon. He is being held on $10,000 bond.

Police did not know whether he is related to the stabbing victim.

Police charge Baltimore man with theft of donation jar

County police arrested a Baltimore man Thursday on charges of stealing a jar of coins from a Royal Farm store in Ferndale.

Patricia Shipley, a clerk in the store in the 7200 block of Baltimore-Annapolis Blvd., told police a man walked in about 5 p.m. and filled out a job application next to a jar containing contributions for disabled children.

A customer saw the man take the container as he left.

Officer Roger E. Crawford Jr., who was patrolling the Ferndale light rail station, stopped a man and searched him, police said.

The officer found $11.71 in coins in the man's pockets, police said. He returned the coins to the store.

Lindsey Andrew Alexander, 34, of the 800 block of George St. in Baltimore was charged with theft and released on his own recognizance.

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