Pasadena man surrenders after standoff

Police Blotter

June 09, 1996|By TaNoah Morgan | TaNoah Morgan,SUN STAFF

A Pasadena man who barricaded himself, his wife and their child in their home Thursday surrendered to police after a 35-minute standoff, county police said.

Michael Joseph Whalen, 35, of the 8400 block of Lockwood Road was charged with two counts of assault, one count of assault and battery and one count of false imprisonment. He was being held on $10,000 bail.

Officers William Wild and Doug Brangan went to the Lockwood Road address shortly after 11 p.m. after Debbie Whalen called about an argument with her husband.

When police arrived, she told police through an open window that her husband would not let her out of the house, police said. As she spoke, a man stepped to the window and pointed a shotgun at the two officers, police said.

When more officers arrived, Whalen allowed his wife and the child to leave the house, but he refused to leave.

After a brief stand-off during which the man broke several windows, the man surrendered, police said. Officers found a 12 gauge shotgun and several knives in the home, police said.

Man saying he has bomb robs Harundale mall bank

A man who claimed he was armed with a bomb robbed the 1st Fidelity Bank branch in Harundale mall Thursday of an undisclosed amount of money, county police said.

Police said the man walked into the bank shortly before 11: 30 a.m. and approached a teller with a note that said, "I have a bomb."

The man demanded that the money be in $50 and $100 bills. The teller, Christy Spilman, complied, and the man ran away.

Witnesses described the robber as white, 30 years old, 6 feet tall, with a thin build and dark hair. He was wearing a red baseball cap, sunglasses, a black sweat shirt and jeans.

3 men, woman charged in robbery at 7-Eleven

County police arrested three men and a woman Thursday on charges of robbing a Glen Burnie 7-Eleven store, county police said.

Tyrone Smith, 30, of the 100 block of Slater Road in Baltimore; Jacquelene Weston, 32, of the 2400 block of Jones Ave. in Baltimore; Shannon Lamont Oliver, 21, of the 2800 block of Carver Road in Baltimore; and Rodney Wayne Tunstall, 31, of the 6400 block of Centennial Circle in Glen Burnie were charged with robbery.

Smith was being held at the County Detention Center on $145,000 bail, Weston and Tunstall on $90,000 bail each, and Oliver on $25,000 bail.

Police said a man walked into the convenience store in the 7100 block of Ritchie Highway about 9: 30 a.m. and grabbed a bank bag that store clerks were ready to deposit.

The man told a clerk that she would get hurt if she did anything and implied that he had a weapon, police said. The man ran outside with the money and into a waiting car with three other occupants.

The car sped off on Ritchie Highway. Officer Wayne D. Vernon, who was on his way to the scene, spotted a car traveling north on Ritchie Highway near Warfield Road that matched the description that had been broadcast on police radio, and he turned around to follow it.

The car went behind the Beltway Crossing shopping center in the 6300 block of Ritchie Highway and stopped. Two people jumped out and ran, police said.

Officer Vernon and Officer Christopher Ament arrested the two who remained in the car, and Officer Maxwell V. Frye arrived and quickly caught one of the suspects as he ran across Ritchie Highway, police said. Officer Vernon caught the woman who had the money after a 45-minute search, police said.

Millersville home robbed of at least $50

Someone broke into a Millersville home Thursday and stole at least $50, county police said.

Iris D. Sharps, 36, of the 500 block of Lanny Court called police about 3: 30 p.m. and told them someone had broken into her house.

Police said the culprit came through a fenced yard, pried open a rear kitchen door and ransacked the bedrooms.

Sharps told police $50 was missing from a rear bedroom.

Pub Date: 6/09/96

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