TCA county police officer stopped a sports utility vehicle...

October 09, 1997

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A county police officer stopped a sports utility vehicle Monday in Pasadena, arrested the driver on drug charges and seized the vehicle and $624, county police said.

Officer Clarence Cornwell stopped a 1994 Ford Explorer on Mountain Road near Freetown Road shortly after 10 p.m. Monday when the vehicle passed him and he noticed it did not have a front license tag, police said.

Cornwell checked the driver's license, which he found had been suspended.

In a search of the truck, Cornwell and Officer Keith Clark found a pipe and two small bags of what tested positive for heroin, police said.

Cornwell arrested the driver, searched him and found the money in his pocket.

Police seized the Explorer and the money.

Brian Hresko, 34, of the 7400 block of Marymusic Circle in Severn was charged with possession of heroin and drug paraphernalia, police said.

County police arrested a Glen Burnie man Monday for allegedly charging of $21,846 to his dead father's credit card over seven months.

Heather Gross, an investigator for the MBNA America credit-card company, called Detective Tim Brown when she discovered excessive charges on an account listed to Norbert Cork of Glen Burnie, who died in December.

Charges at gas stations, hardware stores and auto parts stores in Anne Arundel County appeared on the card from December, after Cork's death, through June, according to a police report.

Included were charges from automobile shops in Arizona and California and two cash-advance checks made out to Barry Cork, Norbert Cork's son, police said.

Gross told Brown she spoke to a man who admitted charging items on the card, and promised to repay the money.

Brown went to the home of Barry Cork, 37, in the 700 block of Cotter Road, and charged him with credit-card fraud.

Police Log

Odenton: A man entered a home on Chapelgate Drive about 6: 30 p.m. Tuesday and stole a leather purse containing $5 and keys. Catherine Byrne, 60, told police she heard noises downstairs but thought her cats had knocked something over. A man ran out and jumped a 7-foot-high backyard fence.

Pub Date: 10/09/97

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