Police arrest two brothers in assault, robbery of...

February 11, 1997

Police arrest two brothers in assault, robbery of teen

County police arrested two brothers Sunday on charges of robbing an Edgewater teen-ager the brothers claimed had stolen a video game system from them.

Brandon Patrick Beavers, 18, and Michael Jerome Beavers, 25, both of the 3700 block of Fourth Ave. in Edgewater were charged with robbery and assault.

Police said two men went to the home of Jay E. Funkhouser, 17, about 7 p.m. to confront him. After Funkhouser gave them a game, one grabbed him by the throat and forced him into a car. They drove him around Deale and threatened to beat him, police said. The men took Funkhouser home, then ordered him out of the car and made him turn over his watch and coat, shirt and trousers, police said.

Funkhouser's father drove up and called police. Officer Adam J. Gardiner arrested the brothers at their home.

Home intruders threaten, beat Shady Side woman

Two men in ski masks broke into a Shady Side house Saturday, pulled a woman from a couch and beat and threatened her, county police said.

Sharon Daisy Dobbs, 42, told police she was asleep on her sofa at home on Cedarhurst Road shortly before 7 p.m. when a man grabbed the back of her neck and pulled her onto the floor. She said a second man was in the living room near the garage entrance.

The man told Dobbs, "We are the crew" and threatened to kill her if she "messed with" them, police said. He hit Dobbs in the back, and the second man kicked her in the thigh before they left, police said.

Recycling company workers charged in theft of computer

County police arrested two employees of a recycling company Friday and charged them with stealing a laptop computer from an Annapolis customer.

Samuel Jessie Ladson, 29, of the 700 block of Powdoor Road in Landover and Juan Larue Briscoe, 37, of the 6000 block of Westchester Park Drive in College Park were charged with felony theft. Briscoe also was charged with an unrelated theft from the firm.

Barbara J. Elliot, head of security at ARINC in the 2500 block of Riva Road, called police shortly after 1: 30 p.m. when she noticed that a Toshiba laptop computer valued at $7,000 was missing.

Elliot said she was suspicious of two men on the recycling crew because the identification card for the computer was on the floor with shreds of paper the crew is hired to pick up, police said.

Police checked the security logs and found that the men had been in the second-floor office during the hour the computer was stolen.

Another employee told police she saw a man pushing a paper bin on the second floor in a hurry.

Officer Steven Matthews talked to the men, who allowed him to search their company truck, police said. Police said Matthews found the computer behind the passenger's seat and arrested the men.

Pub Date: 2/11/97

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