Police Blotter

POLICE BLOTTER

October 17, 2007

Brooklyn Park raid yields 6 arrests

Six people have been arrested on drug charges as part of a communitywide investigation into criminal activity in Brooklyn Park, Anne Arundel County police said yesterday.

In two raids in the 900 block of Victory Ave., conducted on Oct. 9 and Thursday as part of "Operation No Let Up," police recovered drugs with a street value of more than $4,200.

Residents Shakita Cager, 27, and Mickey Liggins, 27, and Shedrick Smith, 50, of Argonne Drive in Baltimore were charged after the first raid with intent to distribute crack cocaine and possession of crack cocaine, marijuana and paraphernalia.

In the second raid, residents Jermaine Ricks, 20, and Jaron Mayo, 21, and Antonio Smith, 19, of Pascal Avenue in Baltimore were arrested and charged with related offenses.

Robbery suspects sought in 5 cases

Anne Arundel County police are looking for suspects in five recent robbery incidents:

A Severn man was approached Monday night in a parking lot in the 1700 block of Richfield Drive by two suspects - one of whom was armed with a handgun - who demanded he turn over his car keys. The victim activated his car alarm, and the men ran away.

A Parole gas station was robbed Sunday night, police said. About 10:20 p.m., officers went to Parole Exxon in the 2000 block of West Street, where a clerk said a suspect had demanded money and fled with an undisclosed amount of cash from the register.

A man wearing a hockey mask and armed with a handgun robbed a Severn man Sunday night, police said. A 28-year-old man said he had gotten out of his vehicle at an apartment complex on the 1600 block of Carlyle Drive in Crofton about 7:40 p.m. when he was approached by four people, three of whom wore bandanas over their faces and one of whom was wearing a mask. The victim turned over his wallet, and the suspects fled on foot.

An Odenton woman was robbed in the parking lot of a townhouse complex Sunday night, police said. Three men, one of the armed with a handgun, demanded money from the 28-year-old victim, who turned over her cash.

Two Odenton residents were robbed at gunpoint in the vestibule of a Piney Orchard apartment building Friday night, police said. The robbers ordered the victims to the ground, and a male victim was hit and kicked before his wallet was taken. He sustained minor injuries but did not require immediate medical attention.

Two robbers flee with pizza delivery

A pizza delivery man from a Glen Burnie restaurant was robbed early Sunday morning, the latest in a string of robberies involving food delivery workers.

While he was making a delivery in the 7100 block of Baltimore Annapolis Blvd., a driver for Pizza Planet said, two people approached him and demanded his property. They fled with the food order. The victim was not injured.

Police issued an advisory on Oct. 4 that there have been a rash of robberies involving delivery drivers, predominantly in the Severn area. The incidents stemmed from cell phone food orders, with armed suspects demanding money upon the driver's arrival to the delivery location.

Police have urged restaurants to be cautious when accepting cell phone orders.

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