Woman says 2 men kidnapped her in Brooklyn Park, raped her

Police blotter

November 24, 1996|By TaNoah Morgan | TaNoah Morgan,SUN STAFF

A 21-year-old Odenton woman was kidnapped Wednesday from a Brooklyn Park gas station and held for 29 hours by two men who battered and raped her, county police said Friday.

The woman was treated at North Arundel Hospital and released.

She told police she was walking to a convenience store at an unidentified gas station on Ritchie Highway in Brooklyn Park about 7 p.m. Wednesday when two men abducted her.

The men took the woman to a home where they battered and raped her, police said. The woman was able to free herself about midnight Thursday and went to a friend's house in the first block of Birch Ave. in Ferndale and called police.

Police do not have a description of the men, nor a location of the home where the woman was held.

2 men thwart theft from woman at bar

Two men followed a man into the restroom of an Annapolis bar Wednesday and caught him rifling a purse they had seen him take from a woman customer, county police said.

Michael Gordon Stauffer, 24, of the 700 block of Windsor Drive in Westminster was charged with two counts of theft.

Allan Rausch of Odenton and Mark Champlin of Annapolis told police they were at Griffins West Street Grill in the 2000 block of West St. about 1: 30 a.m. when they saw a man take a woman's purse.

They followed the man into the men's room, where they saw him going through the purse, then asked the bar manager to call police and held the man until an officer arrived, police said.

The purse, with money still in it, was returned to Rebecca Ramsey, 35, of Annapolis.

Bartender Keith Rudd told police the accused had drunk $10 worth of alcohol and didn't have money to pay, and police charged him with stealing the drinks.

Annapolis student faces drug charges

County police arrested an Annapolis High School student Thursday on a charge of intent to sell drugs on school property.

Steven Moreland, 18, of the 1000 block of Hanson St. was charged with possession and possession with intent to distribute marijuana and possession with intent to distribute marijuana on school property.

Officials at the school, in the 2700 block of Riva Road, said they began watching a student after a tip that he was dealing drugs.

Assistant Principals Sam Salamy and Robert Sorin called a student in for questioning shortly after 9 a.m., and the student handed over a bag of 56 grams of what later tested positive for marijuana, police said.

The student told Salamy, Sorin and a police officer investigating the case that he was selling drugs to pay for a car, police said.

Police arrested the student, searched him and found a pager, a chrome scale and $62.

Wal-Mart worker accused of assaulting co-worker

County police arrested a Laurel man Thursday on charges of assaulting a co-worker at the Laurel Wal-Mart after the woman refused to go out with him.

Alfonso Sparks, 26, of the 8600 block of Mayaone St. was charged with second-degree assault.

Pamela Grant, 19, of Laurel told police she was working at the store in the 3500 block of Russet Green in Laurel shortly after midnight when an off-duty employee entered and asked her several times to go out on a date.

Grant told police she refused repeatedly but the man followed her around and became irate. At one point, he offered her his pager and slapped her when she refused to take it, witnesses told police.

The blow knocked Grant into a display case, police said. Grant ran to the other side of the store, and the man chased her while yelling threats, witnesses told police.

A security guard stopped the man and held him for police.

Grant was not seriously injured.

Police log

Pasadena: Someone broke into toolboxes on the side of a 1985 GMC truck parked in the 700 block of Woods Road in Pasadena overnight Wednesday and stole three chain saws and a concrete saw, all valued at $1,539.

Deale: Someone threw a rock through the window of Billy Jac's Tavern in the 6100 block of Drum Point Road between midnight Wednesday and 8 a.m. Thursday and stole cash from a register, several bottles of liquor and a cooler, all valued at $350.

Laurel: Someone ripped a hole in the roof to break into an Elks Lodge in the 8200 block of Brock Bridge Road between midnight Wednesday and 8 a.m. Thursday. An alarm box and several vending machines were destroyed and money was stolen from a safe. Police did not have a value on the destroyed items.

Pub Date: 11/24/96

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