Dunkirk man is arrested in theft, burglary

October 28, 1997|By Kristi E. Swartz | Kristi E. Swartz,CONTRIBUTING WRITER

County police arrested a Dunkirk man early Sunday on charges of stealing four cars, credit cards and almost $800. One of the cars was damaged, police said.

William Russell Green Jr., of the 11000 block of Oakwood Drive was charged with two counts of felony theft and first- and third-degree burglary. Green is being held on $15,000 bond.

Police were called to the 1100 block of Cumberstone Road in Harwood about 1: 30 a.m., where owners James and Donna Olfson reported their 1992 Mercedes Benz sedan, cash and credit cards stolen.

As the Olfsons were speaking with officers, someone attempted to steal their 1989 Mercedes Benz coupe, police said. Police found the coupe parked partially in the yard and partially in the driveway in front of the house and a 1985 Chevrolet van in the yard, they said.

The van is registered to Paul Harding, a heating and air-conditioning contractor for whom Green works, police said.

Police said they found Green sitting in a 1987 Ford Ranger pickup truck in the driveway of the house next door to the Olfsons.

The truck had been reported stolen by Charles B. Seibel of the 4000 block of Sudley Road, West River.

Green told officers he had come there from Deale, was waiting to drop off the truck for a friend and that friend was en route to pick him up, police said.

Officers searched Green and said they found $712, a credit card and a watch, all of which belonged to the Olfsons, police said.

Police also said they found a package of drill bits, two large cooking pots, a package of batteries and a package of coffee on the Olfsons' patio, believed to have been taken earlier in the evening.

Police said they found the Olfsons' other Mercedes Benz on the side of Sudley Road near Seibel's house with damage to the front end and to the windshield. The air bags had been inflated.

Police said a man drove the stolen van to Olfsons' house, where he broke in, stole the money, credit cards and the first Mercedes and drove it to Sudley Road, where it crashed.

Police said the man stole Seibel's truck, drove back to the Olfsons', broke in again and tried to take their other car, then broke into the neighbor's house, but apparently stole nothing.

Maryland Natural Resources Police pulled a man from the Severn River Sunday on after his sailboat's dinghy capsized and left him in the water 50 yards off shore without a life jacket.

Nelson Pacheco, 52, of Alexandria, Va., tried to board a dinghy from his 25-foot sailboat about 3: 30 p.m. and fell, Natural Resources police said.

The dinghy capsized and floated away.

Police, who received a call about a man in the water, found Pacheco holding onto a rope attached to his sailboat, in Carr Creek at the U.S. Navy's David Taylor Research Center. Police pulled him to safety.

Pacheco was treated at the scene for mild hypothermia.

Pub Date: 10/28/97

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