County vice detective arrests 2 women on prostitution charges

August 26, 1998|BY A SUN STAFF WRITER

County police arrested a 28-year-old Baltimore woman on prostitution charges Monday, then added resisting arrest, assault on a police officer and destruction of county property tTC after she allegedly damaged a patrol car and struck an officer in the groin.

Michelle Johnson of the 2800 block of Windwood Court was one of two women arrested by Vice Detective Thomas Middleton on Ritchie Highway south of the Baltimore city line, police said.

Middleton also arrested Kim Lorraine Morton, 37, of no fixed address, at Ritchie Highway and 11th Avenue in Brooklyn Park. She is accused of offering to have sex with him for $20, police said.

Morton was charged with solicitation for prostitution and possession of cocaine and drug paraphernalia after Middleton found a crack pipe, suspected crack cocaine, a needle and empty vials, police said.

Police spokeswoman Officer Carol Frye said Johnson is accused of offering to perform a sex act on Middleton for money. When he identified himself and told her she was under arrest, she tried to escape, Frye said.

Middleton pulled his car alongside a trash bin to block her, and she began "taking the door of the car and ramming it into the [trash bin]," Frye said.

Middleton handcuffed Johnson and took her to the Northern District police station for processing, during which suspects usually are not handcuffed, Frye said. While Officer Michael Barclay was escorting Johnson into the station, she struck him in the groin, police said.

A counselor for the Annapolis Housing Authority was being held yesterday in the county detention center, charged with the rape last week of a state Department of Juvenile Justice employee in a gymnasium room at the Eastport Terrace Recreational Center.

Annapolis police arrested Gordon Ray Simmons, 27, of the 1200 block of Graff Court shortly after the alleged attack. A Sept. 9 court date has been scheduled for Simmons, who has worked for the Housing Authority for about a year.

Police said a man assaulted the 37-year-old victim about 7:30 p.m. Aug. 19 in a gym room.

The victim, who said she knew her attacker, called police. She was taken to the Anne Arundel Medical Center for treatment, police said.

Simmons was arrested a short time later.

"We don't know what's going on," said his father, Thomas E. Simmons, reached at his home yesterday. "We're just surprised at all this. He called us from the detention center and told us he did not do it. We just hope we can work this all out."

Two youths robbed an ice-cream truck driver Monday as he was unloading his vehicle at the end of his day near his home in Glen Burnie, county police said.

The youths, about 15 or 16, entered the truck of Chad Luvratzki, 22, of Glen Burnie about 10: 10 p.m. and demanded money, police said.

One youth, who was wearing a black mask and dark shirt, flashed a handgun and demanded money, while the other, who was wearing a white shirt but no mask, stayed outside, police said.

After Luvratzki handed over a black bag with cash, the teen-agers fled, police said.

Pub Date: 8/26/98

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