Police blotter

August 15, 2007

Driver robbed at gunpoint

Two men cut off a driver in Pasadena and robbed him at gunpoint, Anne Arundel County police said yesterday.

The victim was heading east on Mountain Road near Lea Road in his company delivery truck at 3:30 a.m. Aug. 8 when a dark-colored car with no lights passed him and abruptly stopped in front of him. He slammed on the brakes to avoid a collision, and the passenger in the car got out and ran to the truck, pointed a handgun at him and robbed him of cash. The suspects then sped away.

Man holds up store at knifepoint

A man in bloody clothes held up a Glen Burnie convenience store at knifepoint on Saturday, Anne Arundel County police said.

A clerk at the 7-Eleven at 162 W. Furnace Branch Road told officers that a man had come in around 3:30 a.m. and asked for $20. When the clerk refused, police said, the suspect pulled out a pocketknife. The clerk fled to the back of the store, and the robber grabbed an undisclosed amount of cash from the register and fled in an older model Chevy Bronco or Blazer partial tag of M206 or 206M.

The robber was described as white, either 6 feet or 6 feet 1 inch tall, 250 to 270 pounds, with short brown hair, thin facial hair, a bloody white shirt and gray sweat pants and tattoos on the right side of his neck, top left shoulder, and left forearm.

Traffic stop leads to gun charges

An Annapolis man was arrested on gun charges after being pulled over during a traffic stop in Millersville.

Darius Jamal Watkins, 18, of Silverwood Circle was charged with wearing, carrying and transporting a handgun on his person and in a vehicle after the officer who pulled him over at 2:15 a.m. Saturday saw him drop a black object and kick it under his seat. It was a loaded .380 cal. semi-automatic pistol.

Four men arrested on drug charges

Four Pasadena men were arrested on drug charges during a traffic stop, Anne Arundel County police said. The officer pulled over the 1991 Ford Explorer on Fort Smallwood Road near Valley Road around 3:30 a.m. Sunday on a registration violation. During a search of the five people inside the truck, the officer recovered two ounces of marijuana, seven grams of cocaine and several oxycodone pills. The vehicle was also seized and impounded.

Matthew John Hurst, 39; Joseph L. Outen, 20; Raymond L. Outen, 24; and an unidentified 17-year-old boy, all of the 1200 block of Hillside Drive, were arrested.

Man charged with possession

A Pasadena man was arrested on drug charges after he allegedly dropped packages of heroin while fleeing from a dice game.

The group of people scattered when officers arrived in the 1100 block of Madison St. at 11:30 p.m. Saturday, and Dawnie Lee Dorsey, 43, tripped, police said.

The suspect dropped paper, which contained 1.4 grams of heroin wrapped in individual packages. He was charged with possession of drugs with the intent to distribute.

Suspect arrested on drug charges

A Centreville man was charged with multiple drug offenses after running a red light in Annapolis, city police said.

Timothy R. Briggs, 25, was pulled over near the intersection of Forest Drive and South Cherry Grove Avenue around 5:15 p.m. Saturday and was found to have a suspended license. During his arrest, officers recovered crack cocaine, marijuana and drug paraphernalia. He was charged with possession, along with the traffic offenses. His 1993 Plymouth was also seized. He was being held at the Jennifer Road Detention Center on $5,000 bond.

Man arrested after skipping out on tab

An Annapolis man who walked out on his tab at a popular downtown restaurant and bar was arrested after officers found him hiding behind a bush, city police said yesterday.

James Bryan Byrnes, 43, of Bestgate Road was charged with theft after police responded to the College Creek Bridge at 12:30 a.m. Saturday for a report of two men fighting.

One man told police he was an employee of Rams Head Tavern on West Street, and he had been chasing a man who had not paid his bill.

The employee last saw the alleged theif running from the bridge towards Bloomsbury Square. The officers searched the area and found the suspect hiding behind a bush at Calvert and Saint John's streets.

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