Man robs Glen Burnie bank, changes clothes after fleeing

Police blotter

February 04, 1996|By TaNoah V. Sterling | TaNoah V. Sterling,SUN STAFF

A man who said in a note he was armed but never showed a weapon robbed a Glen Burnie bank Thursday and apparently changed clothes behind the Glen Burnie mall before escaping, county police said.

The man entered First Fidelity Bank in the first block of Ordnance Road shortly before 11 a.m. and handed a teller a note that read, "I have a gun, give me your money," police said.

The teller, Kass Wilkins, 52, complied, but the man demanded more money. After she gave the robber a $20 bill and told him that was all she had, he fled the bank toward the rear of the building, police said.

Police searched the area and found a white plastic bag behind the mall with a hat and jacket fitting the description of what the bandit wore, police said.

Severn Jiffy Lube employee tied up, robbed

Two men, one of them armed with a gun, tied up an employee of Severn Jiffy Lube on Thursday evening and robbed the shop of an undisclosed amount of money, county police said.

Jeffrey Michael Thew, 25, told police he was counting the day's receipts about 7:30 p.m. when a man carrying a semiautomatic handgun entered the store in the 2600 block of Annapolis Road.

The man ordered Mr. Thew to the floor, and a second man came in and began tying up Mr. Thew with duct tape, police said.

The men took two bags of money, police said. Mr. Thew, who had freed himself, saw the men drive off west on Annapolis Road in what appeared to be a two-door, gray Dodge Aries, police said.

Student, 14, is arrested on drug, weapons charges

Officers arrested a 14-year-old Old Mill High School student on drug and deadly weapons charges Wednesday after school officials found he was carrying a knife and drugs in school, police said.

The boy, who lives in the 1200 block of Bacon Ridge Road in Crownsville, was charged with possession of marijuana and possession of a deadly weapon on school grounds.

Scott Layman, an administrator at the school in the 600 block of Patriot Lane in Millersville, told police that a teacher pulled the boy aside shortly before 7:30 a.m. because he smelled of marijuana, police said.

Later, Mr. Layman took the boy from class, searched him and found a switchblade knife, a pipe for smoking and a cigarette package with about 1 gram of what later tested positive for marijuana, police said.

Mr. Layman called police, who charged the boy and released him to his guardian.

Mother's complaint leads to arrest of Pasadena man

County police arrested a Pasadena man Wednesday after an officer found drugs under the front seat of the car he was driving, police said.

Francis Terry Becker, 19, of the 7600 block of Ronnie Lane was charged with possession of marijuana, possession of cocaine and unauthorized use of a vehicle.

Rosealee Mary Burrows, 40, also of the Ronnie Lane address, called police about 1:30 a.m. to report that her son had taken her 1985 Plymouth Caravelle from the house and that she suspected he was on his way to Baltimore to buy drugs, police said.

Ms. Burrows said her son did not have a driver's license and was forbidden to use the car, police said. Officer Thomas Tyzack Jr. spotted the car shortly after 2:30 a.m. on Fort Smallwood Road and pulled it over.

When Officer Tyzack checked the driver's license, he found it had been suspended. Police searched the car and found two glass vials under the seat of what later tested positive for cocaine, police said. They searched the driver and found a small bag of what later tested positive for marijuana in his rear trouser pocket, officers said.

The man was arrested, and Ms. Burrows went to the scene to pick up her car, police said.

Man, woman charged with stealing auto

County police arrested an Annapolis man and woman on auto theft charges Wednesday after an officer saw them in a stolen truck, police said.

Officer Stephen J. Belenski said he was patrolling Reece Road near Telegraph Road in Severn shortly before 3 a.m. when he saw a pickup truck with a car's license plate on it, police said.

Officer Belenski stopped the truck, checked the tags and discovered they were stolen; checked the vehicle identification number of the truck and found that the truck was stolen; and arrested the pair in it.

Charles Cleveland Stubbs Jr., 27, of the 1400 block of Tyler Ave. and Angela Lynn Sellman, 23, of the 900 block of President St. each was charged with felony car theft and theft.

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