Police Digest

January 09, 2008

2 charged in theft of converters

An Odenton man and Gambrills woman have been charged with stealing catalytic converters from at least three vehicles parked at the MARC station in Odenton.

Paul Lewis Hood, 27, of the 600 block of Old Waugh Chapel Road in Odenton and Brittany Clarissa Webb, 19, of the 900 block of Annapolis Road in Gambrills were arrested Jan. 4 at the train station off Morgan Road after witnesses described seeing them tampering with vehicles in the lot. They were pulled over on Route 100 near Route 170, and police said they found evidence that the pair had taken catalytic converters from Jeeps and Toyotas.

Traffic stop leads to arrest of 4

Four men were arrested on drug and handgun charges after being pulled over in Annapolis, Anne Arundel County police said.

Officers pulled over the 1997 Nissan about 8:30 p.m. Jan. 4 on Forest Drive near Spa Road, suspecting several traffic violations. Heroin, PCP, marijuana and a loaded 9mm handgun were recovered from the vehicle, which was seized, police said.

Carlos Wells, 26, of the 7900 block of Red Globe Court in Severn was charged with possession of marijuana and PCP; Rico Dixon, 20, of the same block was charged with possession of and possession with intent to distribute marijuana. Phillip Brown, 24, of the 7600 block of Hennesey Court in Glen Burnie was charged with unlawful possession of a handgun in a vehicle and possession of heroin. Dennard Jones, 26, of the 1100 block of Waugh Chapel Road in Gambrills was charged with possession of heroin and marijuana and possession with intent to distribute marijuana.

Pizza deliveryman held up

A pizza deliveryman was held up at gunpoint in Brooklyn Park, Anne Arundel County police said.

The 48-year-old driver for Ultimate Pizza was making a delivery in the 5100 block of Fourth St. about 2 a.m. Saturday when three males approached and robbed him at gunpoint, taking his food and an undisclosed amount of cash before fleeing on foot.

Man robbed at gas station

A Chester man was robbed at gunpoint and beaten outside a city gas station, Annapolis police said.

The victim told police that he had pulled into the BP station at Tyler Avenue and Forest Drive about 10:45 p.m. Friday when two men approached. One opened the driver's side door and demanded his money. The victim said he had none, and one of the robbers pulled out a handgun. The victim tried calling 911 on his cell phone, but the pair began assaulting him and took $1,200 from him before fleeing.

He suffered minor injuries and refused treatment.

Man wounded in Robinwood

An Annapolis man was shot in the leg in the Robinwood public housing community, city police said.

Police responding to calls for shots fired on the 1300 block of Tyler Avenue around 10 p.m. Sunday didn't find anyone, but witnesses said the victim had gotten into a white SUV and left. That vehicle crashed a few minutes later at Chinquapin Round Road, and the driver, Keith Cornish, 30, said he was standing in Robinwood when a man approached and shot him in the leg.

He was taken to Maryland Shock Trauma Center for treatment.

3 youths held after vandalism

Three Annapolis youths were arrested after the women's restroom at Truxtun Park was vandalized and toilet tissue set afire, city police said.

An officer on patrol said he saw the unidentified boys come out of the restroom about 11:50 p.m. Saturday and that each gave the officer a different explanation. Inside the restroom, a small pile of toilet tissue was smoldering on the floor. The soap dispenser had been torn from the wall.

The boys were charged with malicious burning and destruction of property.

Man tries to abduct girl

A man tried to abduct a 12-year-old girl walking home from school Friday, Annapolis police said.

The girl said she was on President Street about 3:10 p.m. when a blue four-door sedan, perhaps a Chevrolet Malibu, crept up. As she walked faster, the driver sped up. The driver, a white man in his 40s, rolled down the window and spoke to her. A police spokeswoman declined to disclose what he said.

She ran away to report the incident.

3 arrested on drug charges

Three residents of the Cape St. Claire area were arrested on drug charges after a raid on their homes, Anne Arundel County police said.

Police executing search warrants at two homes on Yorktown Road on Jan. 3 said they seized 7.69 grams of crack cocaine, two shotguns, one rifle, one handgun, a box of ammunition, two digital scales, paraphernalia and more than $3,200 in cash.

Williams Oliver Stansbury, 32, of the 1300 block of Yorktown Road was charged with drug possession with intent to distribute, possession of cocaine and possession of paraphernalia. Edward Alexander Hayes, 48, of the same address was charged with cocaine possession. Chris David Watts, 49, also of the 1300 block of Yorktown Road was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia.

Teen charged in SUV theft

An Annapolis teenager was charged with stealing a Jeep Cherokee after the owner saw him drive off in it, city police said.

The Thom Street resident saw a young man drive away in her 1995 SUV around 10:45 p.m. Jan. 2 and reported it immediately. Police spotted it 20 minutes later on Bay Ridge Avenue near the Eastport Shopping Center. The driver refused to pull over for police, drove onto Medgar Evers Street in Eastport and left the vehicle. The 17-year-old suspect, a resident of President Street, was apprehended after a brief chase. He was charged with auto theft and traffic offenses. Police said the thief had started the vehicle by tampering with the ignition.

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