Police Blotter

September 26, 2007

Five charged in drug investigation

Five Pasadena residents have been arrested on drug charges after a monthlong investigation at a Riviera Drive home, Anne Arundel County police said.

Benjamin Magliano and Ronald Fischer Jr., both of the Riviera Drive address, and Kandy Elizabeth Daniels of the 200 block of Arundel Road were charged Thursday with possession with intent to distribute heroin and cocaine, and with possession of marijuana. Christopher Smith of the 1600 block of Colony Road and Michael Leslie Beck of the 200 block of Glen Road were charged with possession of cocaine and drug paraphernalia.

Police also reported seizing 2.3 grams of heroin, 3.2 grams of crack cocaine, three scales, other drug paraphernalia and a 1998 Chevy S-10 truck.

Police seek robber of Odenton pizzeria

An Odenton pizzeria was robbed Friday night, Anne Arundel County police said.

Employees of Little Caesars Pizza in the 1100 block of Annapolis Road told police that the man entered about 9 p.m., waited on a bench for customers to leave, then took a bottle of water to the counter. The man then demanded money from the clerk, implying he had a weapon. The robber fled on foot with an undisclosed amount of money.

He was described as black, about 25 years old, 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighing between 175 and 200 pounds. He was wearing a red Phillies baseball cap, gray T-shirt, blue jeans, and tan Timberland boots.

Man charged with burglary, assault

A Severn man was charged with burglary and assault after a police officer saw him carrying stolen items out of an open window, Anne Arundel County police said.

About 11 p.m. Sunday, an officer responding to an alarm at Van Bokkelen Elementary School on Reece Road spotted Robert N. Martin, 56, of the 1600 block Meade Village Circle climbing from the window, police said.

When confronted, Martin struck the officer repeatedly with a crowbar, police said, but the officer subdued him and placed him under arrest.

Martin was charged with second-degree burglary, first-degree assault, assault on a police officer and numerous other offenses.

Severn 7-Eleven robbed by gunman

A Severn 7-Eleven was robbed at gunpoint last weekend, Anne Arundel County police said.

The clerk of the store in the 500 block of Donaldson Ave. said the robber entered about 4:15 a.m. Sunday and displayed a semiautomatic pistol. He took packs of cigarettes and an undisclosed amount of money, then fled in a dark four-door sedan.

He was described as black, in his late teens or early 20s, about 6 feet 4 inches tall, with a thin build and dark complexion. He was wearing a black cap, black bandanna over his face, black T-shirt, dark pants with light-colored rear pockets and wore a watch on his right wrist. He also carried a black bag.

Man charged in assault on woman

A 26-year-old man was arrested Monday, nearly a week after he assaulted his former girlfriend and put a knife to her throat, according to Annapolis police.

Police said that on Sept. 18, Francisco Alas Vargas, of no known address, used the key he had when he lived with the 23-year-old woman to enter her apartment in the 200 block of Hilltop Lane.

The woman returned home about 10 p.m. to find him there, furious that she had a new boyfriend, police said. He grabbed her by the throat and threatened to kill her, but she got to a phone and called friends for help; Vargas fled when they arrived, police said.

He is charged with first-degree assault, reckless endangerment and related offenses.

Police seek driver of stolen SUV

Police were seeking the driver of a stolen sport utility vehicle who fled after crashing during a police chase, Annapolis police said.

An officer spotted the stolen 2000 black Jeep on Forest Drive about 3 p.m. Saturday and tried to stop it. The driver sped off and wove through traffic as he headed east on Forest Drive. The driver turned onto Tyler Avenue, lost control and struck a tree, a parked car and a light pole. The driver fled on foot and was being sought.

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