Two men reported by residents are arrested on burglary charges

September 17, 1996|By Erin Texeira | Erin Texeira,SUN STAFF

Two men were arrested late last week on outstanding warrants after residents spotted them in an Elkridge neighborhood and called police, Howard County police said yesterday.

Michael Arnold Hood, 25, of the 6300 block of Beechfield Ave. in Elkridge and David Lee Vernon, 20, of no fixed address were found Friday about 6 p.m. by a state police helicopter in the 6400 block of Forest Ave. in Harwood Park, said Sgt. Steven Keller, a police spokesman.

Both were charged with breaking into trucks at Herr's Foods Inc. on South Hanover Road in late August, and Hood also was charged with breaking into a Harley-Davidson store on Howard Lane last Tuesday, Keller said.

More than $2,400 worth of Slim Jims, cookies and brownies were stolen from eight trucks at the Herr's location, but no one was injured, said Bill Wilkins, branch manager.

The food company has reported at least four break-ins in the past four months, Wilkins said. Each time, burglars used the same method to get onto the property and into delivery trucks, he said.

A spokeswoman at the Harley-Davidson shop declined to say what had been taken there.

Sobriety checkpoint results in 6 being charged with DWI

Six people were charged with drunken driving and one with drug possession in a sobriety checkpoint in Ellicott City set up by Howard County police early Saturday.

The checkpoint was established on westbound U.S. 40 at Governor's Run Road just before midnight Friday with the help of the Howard County chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving, police said.

Six hundred forty-nine cars were stopped, said Sgt. Steven Keller, a police spokesman. He said police also charged one person with driving on a suspended license.

Pub Date: 9/17/96

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