Police Digest


December 16, 2007


2 teens suspected in 40 vandalism cases

Two teenagers are suspected in up to 40 cases of vandalized vehicles after a witness reported seeing someone striking cars with a baseball bat, Anne Arundel County police said.

Anne Arundel County police said the witness saw two youths driving down the 1600 block of Forest Hill Court in Crofton around 4:30 a.m. Thursday and hitting parked cars with the bat. The witness followed the car and called police. When officers arrived and tried to pull the car over, the pair bailed out and began running.

Police said that Steven A. Zell, 18, of the 2000 block of Friendly Place in Crofton, and Timothy M. Hepperle, 19, of the 400 block of Old Stage Road in Glen Burnie, will each be charged with one count of malicious destruction of property for each vehicle damaged, and conspiracy to commit malicious destruction of property.


Police report burglary arrests

The eastern district's Breaking and Entering Strike Team reports that it has made arrests in more than a dozen burglaries in the past few weeks. Among them:

Rhonda Lynn White, 41, of the 9400 block of 5th Street, Laurel, was charged Nov. 20 with forging checks and pawning property stolen from a home she'd been paid to clean in the 1100 block of Double Chestnut Court in Curtis Bay. Investigators recovered property worth more than $5,000.

Two 14-year-old Pasadena boys, one from the 8000 block of Gambier Harbour and the other from the 7000 block of Berry Drive, were charged Dec. 3 with entering a home on Pepperbox Lane through a kitchen window and stealing money.

Ronald Lee Metzger, 21, of no fixed address, was charged Dec. 4 with stealing DVDs and an X-box game system from a home in the 200 block of Winston Road in Pasadena. He also was charged with stealing prescription medicine from a home in the 1300 block of Waterway Court, Curtis Bay.

A 17-year-old boy from Pasadena was charged Dec. 10 after police saw him walking out of a home on the 7500 block of Rock Creek Way.

Three 17-year-old boys, two from Arnold and one from Severna Park, were arrested after witnesses reported seeing one of them carrying a video system out of a home in the 1500 block of Lodge Pole Court, Annapolis.

The strike team reports it has cleared nine burglaries in Millersville with the previous arrest of a 17-year-old from Baltimore. The boy, now in a juvenile detention center, has been charged with break-ins on the 500 block of Kenora Drive, the 8200 block of Brandon Drive, the 8100 block of Weyburn Drive, the 500 block of Chalet Drive and the 8200 block of Sherbrooke Court .

Woodland Beach

10 people arrested on drug charges

Ten people have been arrested on drug charges in Woodland Beach after a two-month investigation into a complaint about drug dealing in the Edgewater community, county police said.

Officers raided two homes on Shady Side Drive around 11 p.m. Wednesday and seized 36 grams of cocaine, 14 grams of marijuana, drug paraphernalia and cash.

They arrested Christopher Conner, 50, Karen Conner, 50, Jessica Conner, 23, and Regan Alexis Ritter, 31, all residents of the home in the 1600 block of Shady Side Drive.

Also arrested were Mary Theresa Biggs, 43, Darin Michael Johnson, 37, and Mario Sanches, 42, all of the home in the 1700 block of Shady Side Drive, Jon Peter Torres, 41, of Oakwood Road, and two juveniles.

Glen Burnie

Apartment resident assaulted, robbed

A man walking into his Glen Burnie apartment Wednesday afternoon was assaulted and robbed, Anne Arundel County police said.

The man had just been dropped off at the Southgate Apartments around 5 p.m. and was walking toward his building when two men knocked him down, took his credit cards and cash and fled toward Elvaton Road. The victim suffered a minor injury.

Riviera Beach

Teen charged with theft

A 17-year-old boy was charged with stealing electronics after a county police dog found him hiding under a boat.

Officers were responding to a call about a theft from a car on Creek Road in Riviera Beach around 3:50 a.m. Wednesday when they saw two men in the area drop something and start running. After chasing the pair on foot, police brought in a dog, which tracked down one boy.

The teen was named in a juvenile citation with theft under $500 and a rogue-and-vagabond charge.

Officers say they recovered numerous pieces of stolen property, including an XM Satellite radio, an iPod tuner and a DVD player. Some of the property was returned.

Glen Burnie

Man with a gun robs Golden Corral

A man robbed a Glen Burnie restaurant at gunpoint, but dropped a large amount of the money on his way out, Anne Arundel County police said.

Employees of the Golden Corral Restaurant at 6701 Chesapeake Center Drive said the robber came in around 8 p.m. Wednesday, approached an employee at the cash register and brandished a black automatic handgun. He told the cashier to put all the cash in a blue plastic bag, or he would kill him. As the robber left, though, the bag of money broke. He fled in a tan car.

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