Two charged with stealing from sporting goods store

March 13, 1996

Two people - one of them an employee were arrested in separate incidents Saturday on charges of stealing from Dick's Sporting Goods in Glen Burnie.

Keith Vernon Ryer, 20, of the 300 block of Reynolds St. in Baltimore, and employee Candace Lynn Davies, 29, of the 3800 block of Elmcroft Road, were charged with theft. Mr. Ryer was released on $1,000 bond Saturday. District Court had no record on Ms. Davies.

In the first incident, Roland Cabey, an employee, saw a man enter the store in the 6700 block of Ritchie Highway just after noon, take a $300 golf club from a display, put it down his pants to hide it and walk out without paying, police said.

Mr. Cabey stopped the man outside and held him for police.

In the second incident, store manager Bill Kinloch said he became suspicious Friday when he saw a jacket and a pair of tennis shoes concealed in an employees' bathroom, police said.

When the merchandise was still in the bathroom around 8 a.m. the next day, Mr. Kinloch put sensor tags on it and left it on a desk in the storeroom, police said. Soon after Ms. Davies arrived at work, the items were missing. The theft detector went off about 4 p.m. when the woman left the store.

Mr. Kinloch found the shoes and jacket, together valued at $139, in her gym bag, police said.

Woman charged with theft of Hecht's merchandise

County police arrested a Baltimore woman Saturday on charges of stealing nearly $400 in merchandise from Hecht's in Marley Station.

Joanna McCoy, 36, of the 300 block of North Stricker St., was charged with felony theft, police said.

Security guard Lee Maurer told police she spotted a woman in the store about 11 a.m. taking clothing from store displays into a fitting room and returning with fewer items than she went in with. Ms. Maurer checked the fitting rooms twice, but could not find any clothing left behind, police said.

The woman left the store and was stopped by another security guard who held her for police. She was wearing two suits, two blouses and two skirts, together valued at $369.99. The price tags were still attached to the merchandise.

Parents Without Partners schedules orientation

Glen Burnie Chapter 81 of Parents Without Partners Inc. has-- scheduled a single parent orientation session Friday at the North County Library, across from Harundale Mall.

The nonprofit organization provides support and education as well as social activities for single parents and their children.

The group also is sponsoring a dance from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Sunday at the Ferndale Community Hall, 5th Avenue, off Baltimore Annapolis Boulevard in Ferndale.

The cost is $8 for members, $10 for nonmembers.

Information: 355-1184 or 636-0068.

Pub Date: 3/13/96

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