County police arrested three Severn youths and a Severn man Tuesday on theft charges after they discovered a bicycle theft ring was operating in their neighborhood.
A community security guard told police that he saw four teen-agers on Meade Village Circle just after 4: 30 a.m. with several bicycles. The guard became suspicious because one bicycle was small and obviously made for a toddler. He approached the teens, but they ran, so he called police.
Responding officers stumbled upon 10 bicycles, some dismantled, behind the 1600 block of Meade Village Circle, police said. While police were searching, a resident called police to report his bicycle stolen. Police directed the man to the stash, and he identified two of the bicycles as his, police said.
Officers Tracy Frye and James Thomas knocked on the door where the bicycles were found, and all four teen-agers described by the security guard were inside, police said.
The youths -- a 13-year-old and a 16-year-old from Meade Village and a 16-year-old from Arwell Court, and Jerome L. Harris, 18, of the 8100 block of Meade Village Circle -- were charged with theft.
A Glen Burnie man was robbed at gunpoint yesterday by two men who forced their way into his apartment, county police said.
Shannon Dotson, 22, told police he was at his home in the 7300 block of Ridgewater Court when a woman knocked on his door.
While Dotson was talking to the woman, two men in ski masks forced themselves inside and one of them held a gun to his head and demanded money, police said.
Dotson gave the men an undisclosed amount of cash.
Police arrest two men in attack on teen-agers
County police arrested two men Tuesday on charges of stabbing a teen-ager with a broken beer bottle and punching his friend.
Curtis Hunt, 16, told police that he and his friend. Timothy Bailey, 17, left the Big Glen Burnie Carnival about 10: 30 p.m. to make a telephone call at a Crown gas station on Ritchie Highway at Baltimore-Annapolis Boulevard.
At the station, they argued with two men, and one smashed a bottle over Hunt's head, police said.
Hunt ran, but the men chased and tackled him, and one stabbed him in the back with the bottle, police said. Bailey tried to help his friend, but was punched in the face, police said.
The boys broke free and ran. An officer found two men fitting the suspects' descriptions and arrested them, police said.
Joe A. Wallace, 28, of the 1500 block of Governor Bridge Road in Davidsonville and Lerio Brightley, 31, of no fixed address were charged with first- and second-degree assault.
Hunt was treated at North Arundel Hospital and released. Bailey did not require medical attention.
A county police officer checking a complaint about a man living in a log cabin in the woods off Hammonds Ferry Road on Sunday afternoon found the cabin and seven marijuana plants growing outside. However, he did not find the man.
Officer Ted Giunta said the cabin was near the 1100 block of Hammonds Ferry Road. He also discovered an extension cord running from the cabin to a house, suggesting the man had been stealing electricity, police said.
Giunta seized the marijuana plants and a pipe, police said.
Pub Date: 7/31/97