Cabbie robbed at gunpoint of $136 in Brooklyn Park

April 28, 1996|By TaNoah V. Sterling | TaNoah V. Sterling,SUN STAFF

A cab driver was robbed at gunpoint of $136 early Friday morning, county police said.

Deborah Fowler, 38, told police she was at the 7-Eleven store at the intersection of Ritchie Highway and Church Street in Brooklyn Park shortly before 2 a.m. when two men approached her asking for a ride.

One of the men pulled out a small-caliber handgun and demanded money. The second man searched her and took the cash from her, police said. The men ran east on Church Street. Police did not have a description of the bandits nor did they identify the cab company.

Two arrested, charged with drug possession

Two men were arrested Thursday in Annapolis and charged with drug possession, county police said.

George Frederick Brauer Jr., 30, of the 200 block of Joyce Lane and Anthony Lanelle Wallace, 25, of the first block of Arbor Hill were charged with possession of cocaine, possession of drug paraphernalia and affixing a false label to a container containing drugs.

Mr. Brauer also was charged with resisting arrest, police said.

Officer Robert Mack was patrolling the empty Maryland Transit Authority parking lot on Riva Road shortly after 1: 30 a.m. when he saw two men sitting in a 1972 Volkswagen.

The driver got out of the car, went to the back and opened the engine compartment. Officer Mack approached the car and could smell drugs coming from the car as the passenger got out, police said.

The passenger told police that the men were having car trouble.

Officer Troy Hawkins arrived to help and began searching the car for drugs. He found a pipe in the driver's door compartment, a container with crack cocaine in the glove compartment, and a bag with 74 white pills in the passenger's door compartment, police said. The container had a label dated in 1995 with a woman's name attached to it, police said.

When police told the men they were being arrested, one of them ran away, but was caught a short distance away. Police took them to Southern District police station.

Mr. Brauer was taken by ambulance to Anne Arundel Medical Center, where, authorities said, doctors treated him for reactions to pills, crack cocaine and beer. He was later released to police custody.

Severn man charged in marijuana case

A Severn man was arrested on drug charges Thursday, county police said.

Asmodee Page, 20, of the 1800 block of Arwell Court was charged with possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Officer Craig M. Larkin was patrolling Orchards at Severn shortly after 10 p.m. when the dispatcher told him to look for two men in a gray 1982 Toyota Celica without license tags.

The men were reported to be armed with a shotgun, police said.

Officer Larkin saw a car fitting that description turning onto Arwell Court and stopped it.

He searched the driver for weapons and found none, then searched the passenger, who, police said, told the officer he had a small amount of marijuana in his pocket.

Police said they found the drugs as well as two pipes.

The driver was not arrested.

Man sleeping in closet charged with burglary

A man found sleeping in a closet in the Town and Country Apartments in Laurel has been arrested, county police said.

Edward Bradley Brown, 36, whose last known address was in the 14700 block of 4th St. in Laurel, was charged with burglary and trespassing.

Cheryl Ann Sullivan, property manager for the apartments in the 3500 block of Leslie Way told police a cleaning crew had been in an apartment in the 100 block of Lauren Drive and found the man asleep in a bedroom closet. The cleaners called police.

The man told an officer he had no place to go, and that a friend had let him into the apartment.

Pub Date: 4/28/96

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