Police Blotter

October 24, 2007

College students face vandalism charges

Three Wake Forest University students were arrested and a fourth is expected to be charged in the damaging of three cars parked Saturday in the Springhill Suites Hotel lot in Annapolis, county police said.

Officers went to the hotel lot, on Admiral Cochrane Drive, about 1 a.m. Three vehicles had been scratched along the sides, one had a broken windshield, and on another, a racial slur had been written in the dew.

Charged with destruction of automobiles were Jeffrey Trask, 19, of Wilmington, N.C., Thomas Kelsey, 18, of Dover, Mass., and Jordan Graumann, 18, of West Hartford, Conn.

Police are seeking a fourth student. Officials at the North Carolina college said the teens were on a school-sponsored bus trip to see the Wake Forest-Navy football game Saturday.

The university has begun an investigation.

Man has been posing as police detective

Annapolis police are warning businesses about a man posing as a city detective and trying to obtain credit card information.

Police said that since Friday, several businesses have been targeted by a man who has been identifying himself as Detective Robert Clark and asking for credit card information from previous sales.

Authorities said it is not a common practice for the department to ask businesses or individuals over the telephone for credit card information.

Police asked that anyone with information on the incidents to call 410-268-9000 or 410-268-4141.

Two men rob KFC in Brooklyn Park

Two armed men robbed a Brooklyn Park KFC, county police said.

Employees told police that the gunmen walked into the restaurant in the 6700 block of Ritchie Highway South shortly before 10 a.m. Saturday and demanded money. A clerk handed over an undisclosed amount, and the men fled, police said.

One man was wearing a black hooded sweat shirt, blue jeans and black shoes, and was carrying a black gun. The second was wearing a blue shirt, jeans and black shoes, and had a black and silver gun, police said.

Cabdriver assaulted in robbery attempt

A Glen Burnie cabdriver was assaulted during an attempted robbery Saturday in Severn, county police said.

When officers arrived in the 8600 block of Pioneer Drive about 1 p.m., the Associate Cab Co. driver told them that four males ages 15 to 20 had approached, one with a handgun, and demanded cash, police said.

The driver told police he had been dispatched there to pick up a customer. He was struck on the head with the gun, and one man went through his shirt pockets. He told police the men fled without taking any property after he yelled for help.

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