Vandals sought for blowing up mailbox in Pasadena

Police Blotter

March 10, 1996|By TaNoah V. Sterling | TaNoah V. Sterling,SUN STAFF

Police are looking for vandals who used a homemade bomb to blow up a mailbox in the 600 block of Pine Drive in Pasadena between 6 p.m. Wednesday and 7: 30 a.m. Thursday.

Pieces of the black plastic mailbox were scattered around the street 15 feet from the post. In the rubble, police found a 1-liter plastic bottle with aluminum foil and an unknown liquid inside. They believe that the bomb was made with the plastic bottle.

Police found a similar device shortly before 10 p.m. Wednesday at the intersection of Eighth Street and Riverside Drive in Pasadena. Police said the 2-liter soda bottle contained a small amount of acid.

Tampering with a mailbox is a federal offense.

Shoplifting suspect faces drug charges, too

A Glen Burnie woman suspected of shoplifting steaks from a Mars grocery store Thursday was charged by police with possessing drugs.

Susan Morgan, 37, of the 8900 block of Park South Drive was charged with theft, possession of cocaine, possession of drug paraphernalia and making a false statement to police.

Store security officer Ed Foster told police a woman entered the store in the 6700 block of Chesapeake Center Drive in Glen Burnie shortly before 3: 30 p.m. and walked to the meat section.

She picked up seven steaks, concealed them in a bag, then walked out without paying for them, police reported. Mr. Foster stopped the woman and held her for police, who searched her and found a pipe and a substance that tested positive for cocaine.

Man, 70, robbed outside doctor's office

Police are looking for a man who robbed a 70-year-old Severna Park man Thursday as he was on his way to see a doctor.

Edward Howard of the 300 block of North Drive was not injured.

Mr. Howard told police he drove to the Arundel Medical Group in the 1300 block of Crain Highway in Glen Burnie and was getting out of his car shortly before 2:30 p.m. when a man dressed as a construction worker approached him.

The man pointed at Mr. Howard's head and said, "This is a gun. Give me your money," police said. Mr. Howard gave the man $20, and the robber ran north on Crain Highway.

Police do not have a detailed description of the culprit.

Two arrested after fight at Broadneck High

Two Annapolis men were arrested Thursday and charged with trespassing at Broadneck High School after police said one of them started a fight with a student.

Adrian L. Brown, 23, of the first block of Dogwood Road and Abayomi Hamisi Malik Snowden, 18, of the 200 block of Garden Gate Lane were charged with trespassing. Mr. Snowden also was charged with assault and battery and disorderly conduct.

Police were called to the high school in the 1200 block of Green Holly Drive in Annapolis shortly after 2 p.m. to help John P. Foreman, the assistant principal, break up a fight.

Mr. Foreman was in the school's rear parking lot when he saw a student and his girlfriend standing near a blue car, police said.

A man approached the boy, began yelling at him, knocked him to the ground and kicked him in the ribs and chest, police said. Mr. Foreman pulled the man off the boy and stood between the two when a third man appeared, police said. Mr. Foreman told the two to leave and threatened to call police.

The men cursed Mr. Foreman and refused to leave until they heard sirens, police said. The two drove off in a white car, which was later stopped by police at Chestnut Tree and Blue Ridge drives. Officers learned that the girl used to date the student's assailant.

The male student suffered a small cut under his right eye and cuts on both knees.

Pub Date: 3/10/96

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