County police arrested a Parkville man Wednesday on drug...

December 12, 1997

County police arrested a Parkville man Wednesday on drug and weapons charges after stopping the truck he was riding in for speeding and finding guns, drugs and a knife.

Officer Brian Sudbrink was operating radar on Jones Station Road in Arnold just after 1 a.m. when he clocked a 1996 GMC Jimmy traveling 63 mph in the 50-mph zone and stopped the vehicle, police said.

When he reached the truck, he spotted a shotgun on the rear seat next to a passenger, a 9-mm pistol with a magazine on the man's lap and a rifle propped against the driver's seat, police said.

Sudbrink ordered the man out of the car and called for backup. Officer Douglas Branagan arrived, searched the man for weapons and felt a knife in the man's jacket pocket, police said.

When Branagan removed the knife, a bag with 16.2 grams of marijuana fell out of the pocket, police said. Branagan also found four rounds of shotgun and rifle ammunition in the man's pocket and $137.

Police seized the drugs, weapons and money then arrested the man. They did not seize the truck because they believed the man's parents, with whom he was riding, did not know about the drugs, police said.

Randy Michael Wells, 31, of the 8500 block of Chestnut Oak Road was charged with possession of marijuana and illegally transporting a handgun.

His mother, Saundra Wells, 59, of the 7700 block of Queen Anne Drive in Baltimore was issued a speeding ticket.

County police arrested two 10-year-old Brooklyn Park girls on bomb threat charges Tuesday after each reported to school administrators that the other wrote a threatening note.

Each girl was charged with false report of a bomb and was being held at Thomas J. S. Waxter Children's Center in Laurel.

According to police, Brooklyn Park Elementary School administrators evacuated the school shortly after 10 a.m. when the girls, who said they found the note threatening a bomb, showed it to an adult.

Police searched the building but found nothing.

Later in the day, each of the girls went to the principal and accused the other of writing the note, police said. Detectives found both girls were responsible and arrested them.

Police Log

Crownsville: A student in a school bus threw a rock at a passing car shortly after 2 p.m. Tuesday as the bus traveled along Crownsville Road. Laura Webb, 58, of the 500 block of Chesapeake Cove Court told police the impact of the rock shattered her windshield, sending pieces of glass into her lap.

Pub Date: 12/12/97

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