Two Millersville youths, 15 and 17, were arrested Wednesday and charged in a series of daytime burglaries in Millersville and Glen Burnie.
The 15-year-old was charged with four counts of first-degree burglary and released to his parents. The 17-year-old was charged with seven counts and is being held at Boy's Village in Cheltenham.
Police said they noticed a rash of burglaries early this month in Millersville and Glen Burnie that followed the same pattern. The intruder slipped in through a rear window during the day and stole weapons, coins, jewelry and electronics, police said.
Detectives got a tip that the two boys were involved and soon afterward identified them through fingerprints left at one of the homes, police said.
Police arrested one of the youths at his home. The other youth's parents turned him in after being contacted by police.
Detectives said they have recovered $400 to $500 worth of property from the boys, including a gun.
Two men, one of them armed, robbed an Odenton gas station of an undisclosed amount of money Wednesday, county police said.
The men walked into the Crown station in the 1100 block of Old Annapolis Road just after 2: 30 p.m., police said. One of them showed the clerk a gun, the clerk handed over an undisclosed amount of money, and the men ran, police said.
One of the robbers was described as black with a light complexion, about 25 years old, 6 feet 1 inch tall, weighing 170 pounds, with short, thin hair and wearing a reddish-orange shirt.
The second was described as black with a dark complexion, about 30 years old, 6 feet 4 inches tall, weighing 190 pounds with braided hair. He was wearing a gray and blue jacket and possibly blue jeans.
A Laurel man was killed and two others injured Wednesday in a three-car crash at Route 198 and Red Clay Road near Laurel, county police said.
Tony M. Tyson, 33, of the 200 block of Sweet Pine Drive was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police said Tyson was turning left from westbound Route 198 onto southbound Red Clay Road in his 1995 Chevrolet van about 9: 45 p.m. when he pulled into the path of a 1996 Ford Contour driven by Daniel F. Szarek, 52, of Baltimore, who was traveling east on Route 198.
Szarek's car slammed into the right front fender of the van, causing it to spin counterclockwise 180 degrees and flip onto its roof.
Tyson, who was not wearing a seat belt, was thrown from the van through the passenger window and killed instantly, police said.
The Contour careened onto Red Clay Road and struck a third car, police said.
Szarek and 37-year-old Mervin Person of Laurel, the driver of the third car, were treated for neck and back injuries at Laurel Regional Hospital and released.
County police arrested a Severn woman on drug charges Tuesday during a raid on her home in the 1800 block of Arwell Court.
Police said narcotics detectives began investigating this month reports of drug dealing at the house and began their raid just after 10 p.m. Tuesday. Officers found a small amount of cocaine, a gram of marijuana treated with PCP and 68.7 grams of counterfeit crack cocaine in the house, police said.
Crystal Lee Curtis, 22, was charged with possession of cocaine, possession of marijuana, possession of PCP and possession with intent to distribute counterfeit drugs.
Pub Date: 2/27/98