Man shoves clerk aside, robs Royal Farm store

March 20, 1996

A man robbed a Royal Farm store in Glen Burnie of an undisclosed amount of money yesterday, county police said.

Amber Rae Heyn, a clerk at the store in the 200 block of Oak Manor Drive, told police the man walked into the store shortly after 3 a.m. and announced a robbery.

The man, who Ms. Heyn said had either a knife or a screwdriver, walked behind the counter, pushed her aside, then ordered her to open the cash register, police said. The man took money and ran north on Oakwood Road, police said.

A police dog tracked him to the spot where officers believe he got into a car, police said. Police did not have a detailed description of the robber.

Washington man charged in theft from Hecht's

County police arrested a southwest Washington man Monday and charged him with stealing nearly $270 worth of clothing from the Hecht's store in Marley Station.

Michael W. Leonard, 40, of the 100 block of Galveston St., was charged with theft, trespassing and making a false statement to police. He was being held at the county detention center on $5,500 bond.

Security guard Heather Wilhide told police she saw a man pick up nine shirts, put them in a Hecht's bag and take them to a counter to try to return them. When he was denied, he left without paying, she said.

Ms. Wilhide caught the man outside and held him for police.

Police arrest 5 people, seize cocaine, marijuana, gun, car

County police arrested five people in a raid Saturday at a Glen Burnie apartment and seized drugs, a gun and a car.

Anita L. Hutchins, 33, and James E. Smith, 43, both of the apartment in the 300 block of Klagg Court that was raided, and Kevin F. Smith, 35, and Andrew D. Smith, 34, both of the 100 block of Oberry Court in Annapolis, were charged with possession and possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine and marijuana, possession of drug packaging materials and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Carlos H. Cromwell, 23, of the 7900 block of Nolpark Court in Glen Burnie, was charged with possession and possession with intent to distribute drugs.

James Smith was released on $2,500 bond. The others were released on their own recognizance.

Police raided the apartment shortly after 10 p.m., concluding a three-week investigation. Police said they recovered 5.2 grams of what tested positive for crack cocaine and 31.7 grams of what tested positive for marijuana. A 1986 Oldsmobile, which police say was used to transport drugs, and a .38-caliber Colt handgun also were seized.

Police Log

Glen Burnie: Someone broke into three cars parked Sunday afternoon in the Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church lot on Baltimore-Annapolis Boulevard and stole more than $500 worth of merchandise, including police Cpl. Gordon March Jr.'s personal handgun, county police said.

Pub Date: 3/20/96

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