Two teen-agers arrested in break-in of classroom

Police Blotter

August 04, 1996|By TaNoah Morgan and Jennifer Anthony | TaNoah Morgan and Jennifer Anthony,SUN STAFF

County police arrested a Severn man and a 14-year-old girl Wednesday on charges of breaking into a portable classroom behind Van Bokkelen Elementary School.

James Tyrone Brown, 19, of the 8300 block of Deer Run Court and the girl, also of Severn, were charged with burglary. Brown was being held on $1,950 bail and the girl, charged as a juvenile, was released to her parents.

Police went to the school in the 1100 block of Reese Road at 10: 45 p.m. after a burglar alarm sounded. One of the officers checked a temporary classroom behind the school and heard the classroom door open and someone running from the building, police said.

A second officer caught a girl as she came around the portable classroom, and another officer stopped a man running behind the school, police said.

The two told police the door to the classroom was unlocked and they were inside smoking cigarettes.

Officer arrests 2 Va. men after handgun found in car

A county police officer who stopped a car for running a stop sign in Lothian early Thursday arrested the occupants on weapons charges after they conceded they had a gun in the vehicle.

Lazarus Nelson Thomas Jr., 19, of Caret, Va., and Roswell Albert Ramseur, 22, of Woodbridge, Va., were charged with illegal possession of a handgun.

Officer Keith S. Hoffman was patrolling Route 4 shortly after 1 a.m. when he saw a 1992 Plymouth Sundance run a stop sign at Route 4 and Sands Road. Hoffman followed the car to Route 259, where he pulled it over and saw the passenger bend down as if placing something under the seat, police said.

Hoffman asked the driver and passenger if there were any drugs or weapons in the car, and both said a .25-caliber automatic handgun was under the passenger's seat.

Police said the men were arrested after officers found that neither had a permit to carry the weapon.

Pub Date: 8/03/96

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