Pasadena man charged in pre-dawn soliciting

April 17, 1996

County police arrested a man Saturday on charges of disturbing the residents of the 200 block of Holy Cross Road in Brooklyn Park by knocking on their doors in the pre-dawn hours to solicit money.

Mark Joseph Donlan, 26, of the 2900 block of Golden Fleece Drive in Pasadena, was charged with disorderly conduct.

Gary D. Haller of the 200 block of Holy Cross Road complained to police about 3: 30 a.m. that a man had been banging on doors in the neighborhood. The man told residents he lived in Baltimore, that his car was disabled and that he needed cab fare for himself and the dog he had left in his car.

Mr. Haller gave police a description of the man and police arrested a suspect at a 7-Eleven store at Ritchie Highway and Church Street.

According to police, the suspect admitted that he had been knocking on doors asking for money, but said he didn't have a car or a dog, but a drug problem.

Pub Date: 4/17/96

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