Police Blotter

September 28, 2007

Gun found as woman enters courthouse

An Odenton woman was arrested after a handgun was found when she entered the Anne Arundel County Circuit Courthouse, the sheriff's office said yesterday.

When Della Jackson entered the courthouse on Church Circle about 2:10 p.m. Wednesday, the X-ray machine showed a gun inside her purse. A deputy seized an unloaded .38-caliber revolver but saw no ammunition.

Jackson told deputies that she had gone to the courthouse to get a business license and was on her way to pick up her children and go to target practice.

2 flee after attempting to rob Severn store

Two men tried to rob a Severn convenience store but gave up when the clerk refused to unlock the door, Anne Arundel County police said.

The would-be robbers showed up at the Dash-In at 7845 Quarterfield Road about 2:40 a.m. Wednesday, and one pulled a black handgun from his pocket.

The second man was unable to open the locked door, and they fled on foot.

They were described as 18 or 19 years old and wearing bandanas over their faces. One wore a black hooded sweat shirt, white gloves and dark jeans, and the other wore a white hooded jacket, a dark jacket over that and dark jeans.

Annapolis man stabbed in the back

An Annapolis man was stabbed in the back on College Creek Terrace, city police said yesterday.

Jerome Butler, 26, of Tyler Avenue was found about 9:15 p.m. Wednesday near the intersection with Bates Street suffering from several stab wounds, police said. He was taken to Maryland Shock Trauma Center.

Two brothers arrested on drug charges

Two Annapolis brothers were arrested on drug charges after a monthlong investigation into a marijuana-growing operation, Anne Arundel County police said yesterday.

Police said that when officers entered the home on Hazel Nut Court about 9 p.m. Wednesday, they found a 3-foot-tall marijuana plant, several hundred marijuana seeds and a growing lamp. They reported seizing 48.5 grams of marijuana with a street value of more than $1,450, 10 Ecstasy pills, $731 in cash and a 1998 Toyota Avalon.

Joseph L. Palank, 23, and Thomas J. Palank, 19, were charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance with intent to distribute and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Boy, 13, charged with attempted robbery

A 13-year-old Glen Burnie boy was charged with attempted robbery and assault after a man was attacked in Glen Burnie, Anne Arundel County police said yesterday.

A 45-year-old Glen Burnie man was approached about 7 p.m. Wednesday in the shopping center at 337 Hospital Drive by a teenager who demanded money. When the man refused, the boy struck him in the head, cutting him.

The boy fled, and the man sought help from police patrolling the plaza. He declined medical treatment.

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