Police Blotter

October 26, 2007

Hotel is latest target of attempted fraud, For the fifth time in a week, a city business has reported that a man claiming to be a police officer requested patrons' credit card information.

An employee of Loews Annapolis Hotel reported that the caller identified himself as "Annapolis Police Detective Robert Clark" on Tuesday and asked for all of the hotel guests' credit card numbers, saying he needed them for an unexplained investigation.

The department has no such employee and does not make a practice of asking for credit card information.

The employee did not release the information to the caller, who hung up.

China Buffet, Donna's Corner Cafe, Denny's and Armadillo's have reported getting similar calls.

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

Gunman carjacks vehicle in Annapolis

A man was a victim of a gunpoint carjacking Wednesday on Hillsmere Drive, Annapolis police said.

The victim told police that a stranger approached him, displayed a handgun and demanded that he get out of the vehicle.

The victim cooperated, and the stranger drove away in the vehicle.

The vehicle was recovered, unoccupied, in the 900 block of Forest Drive.

Two men arrested on drug charges

Two Odenton men were arrested on multiple drug charges after a monthlong investigation, county police said.

Officers raided their apartment on the 500 block of Retreat Court on Tuesday and seized 18 grams of suspected cocaine, 24 grams of marijuana, three valium pills, a stolen and loaded .380 Bursa Thunder handgun, $1,166, digital scales and drug-smoking devices.

Samuel Crawford Truitt, 25, was charged with possession of cocaine, valium and drug paraphernalia and possession of cocaine with intent to distribute. He also had an outstanding warrant in Baltimore, police said.

Police said Michael Drew Hornfeck, 27, was charged with possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia and theft under $500.

Woman holds up bank in Glen Burnie

A woman robbed a Glen Burnie bank Wednesday, county police said.

Employees of Wachovia Bank in the 7800 block of Quarterfield Park Road said the robber came in at 12:15 p.m. and handed the teller a note announcing the robbery.

The teller handed her an undisclosed amount of cash and she fled.

She never displayed a weapon, police said.

The robber was described as in her late 20s or early 30s and wearing a dark-colored top, blue jeans, dark glasses and possibly a wig.

Anyone with information about the crime is urged to call the Police Department at 410- 222-8610.

Police arrest man after cocaine found

A Lothian man was arrested on drug charges after police saw a bag of cocaine being tossed into an apartment building stairwell, Annapolis police said yesterday.

Officers who went to Eastport Terrace on Wednesday after complaints of drug activity saw a man matching neighbors' description and recovered the bag in the building in the 1100 block of Madison St. It contained 13 grams of crack cocaine, worth $1,300, police said. Cory Johnson, 25, was charged with drug possession with the intent to distribute.

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