4 juveniles charged with smashing vehicle windows, toppling mailboxes

September 10, 1996

Police arrested four youths Saturday and charged them with smashing windshields on at least 11 vehicles and knocking at least five mailboxes off their posts with a baseball bat throughout Severn and Odenton, county police said.

A 12-year-old, a 14-year-old and another youth from Severn, and a 13-year-old from Millersville all were charged with destruction of property and released to their parents. Police did not have the age of the third Severn youth.

Vandals hit the 1800 block of Quebec St. in Severn, the 8200 block of Red Miles Road in Odenton, and the 1600 block of Willow Drive smashing mailboxes.

The vandals smashed the rear windows and driver's side windows on two vehicles in the 500 block of Pasture Brook Road, well as in other parts of Severn, police said.

Gunman steals cash from restaurant

A man held the manager of a Popeye's restaurant in Laurel at gunpoint Friday and robbed the store of an undisclosed amount of money, county police said.

Popeye's manager Buddy Daniel, 38, told police he was in the restaurant in the 3300 block of Laurel Fort Meade Road about 10 p.m. when a man approached him from behind, pulled a gun and pushed it into his back.

The gunman ordered Daniel to the back of the store where he placed the gun to the back of his head and forced him to open the safe. Daniel complied and the gunman then ordered the manager to open the cash registers and put all the money in the bag.

Daniel again complied and handed the bag to the suspect, who ordered Daniel to lie on the floor, police said.

The man was described as black with a light complexion, between 28 and 32 years old, about 5 feet 5 inches tall. He weighed about 180 pounds, had a heavy build and an unshaven pudgy face. He was wearing a white baseball cap, a white chef's jacket, blue sweat pants and black sneakers.

Pub Date: 9/10/96

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