Edgewater couple arrested after drug raid on their house

February 25, 1996|By TaNoah V. Sterling | TaNoah V. Sterling,SUN STAFF

Officers arrested an Edgewater couple on drug charges Thursday and seized more than $1,600 in a late-night raid on their house in the 1400 block of Rehling St., county police said.

Thomas Lawrence Jockal, 32, and Cherie Paxton Jockal, 33, were charged with possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. Mr. Jockal also was charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute.

Police said they raided the house shortly before 11 p.m. after an investigation into suspected drug dealing there. They found 64 grams of marijuana, a scale, several smoking devices for marijuana and $1,618, police said.

Coin collection stolen from boarded-up house

Someone broke into an Edgewater house that had been boarded up after a fire and stole a coin collection worth nearly $4,000, county police said.

Charles Wesley Kight, 66, the owner of the house in the 400 block of Birch Drive, boarded it up Monday and moved out. But he left his coin collection in the bedroom, police said.

When he returned to check on the house about 1 p.m. Wednesday, he found the boards had been pried off and his coin collection taken, police said.

Severn pawn shop robbed of money, merchandise

Two men armed with handguns robbed a Severn pawn shop Thursday of money, jewelry and electronic equipment, county police said.

About 11 a.m., the bandits entered J. J. Pawn in the 1600 block of Annapolis Road, drew their guns and ordered the employees to lie on the floor, police said.

The robbers took the owner to a back room and forced him to open a safe. The men put an undetermined amount of cash from the safe and other items from store displays into a black gym bag before leaving in a mid-sized gray car, police said.

Glen Burnie woman robbed at gunpoint

A Glen Burnie woman was forced under a staircase in her

apartment building Thursday by a gunman and robbed of $15, county police said.

Janice Truelove, 41, told police she was walking out of her building in the 7900 block of Nolpark Court shortly after 8:30 a.m. when a man with a handgun approached her, forced her under the stairs and demanded money.

Ms. Truelove complied and the man ran away, police said.

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