Police Blotter

April 02, 2008

Couple awakes to find intruder

A Crofton woman in bed with her boyfriend awoke to find a man in her room pulling at her pajamas, Anne Arundel County police said.

The victim, 22, said it was about 4 a.m. Saturday when she discovered the intruder in her apartment in the 900 block of Eastham Court.

She immediately awoke her boyfriend and they startled the man, who fled.

Man fires at Glen Burnie house

Someone fired a gun outside a Glen Burnie party, sending several bullets into the townhouse, Anne Arundel County police said.

The homeowner in the 400 block of Mainview Court told police about 2:30 a.m. Sunday that she had thrown some disorderly guests out of her party, then heard several gunshots outside a short time later.

Officers found spent shell casings in the parking lot in front of the home, but no one was injured inside the home.

Five steal car from 81-year-old man

An 81-year-old man said five men forced their way into his Laurel home and stole his property and his car, Anne Arundel County police said.

The five intruders, including two armed with a black semiautomatic pistol and a .357 revolver, forced their way into the victim's home in the 200 block of Federalsburg South about 12:30 a.m. Monday and accosted him, according to police.

The car they took was a silver 2000 Mercury Grand Marquis four-door sedan, displaying Maryland tags HZN-262.

Man charged with assault, DUI

A Glen Burnie man was charged with hitting a parked car, then running down its owner, breaking his leg and forcing other pedestrians in the parking lot to flee or jump out of the driver's way, Anne Arundel County police said.

Michael Nicholas Villa, 46, of the 300 block of Shipley Ave. allegedly aimed his vehicle at the pedestrian after leaving the Crossroads Tavern, 7354 Ritchie Highway in Glen Burnie, shortly after midnight Monday.

His vehicle was quickly found in the Heritage Hills community, and Villa was arrested and charged with driving under the influence, first- and second-degree assault, reckless endangerment and numerous traffic charges.

The victim was treated at Baltimore Washington Medical Center for possible fractures of his leg.

Woman charged in first-degree assault

An Annapolis woman turned herself in to city police after allegedly pointing a handgun at a neighbor and demanding she profess her love for her.

Shasheika Rayon Johnson, 23, of the 1100 block of Medgar Evers St., was visiting with a 23-year-old friend on the same block about 11 p.m. Thursday when she pulled a gun, ordered the victim to get on her knees and say she loved Johnson. The victim fled to a neighbor's home, where she called police, but then fled that location as well, when she learned that Johnson was outside waiting for her. She later returned home and called police.

Johnson turned herself in on Monday night and was charged with first-degree assault reckless endangerment and related offenses. She is being held at the Jennifer Road Detention Center in lieu of $300,000 bail.

Man charged in at tack on woman

An Annapolis man was charged with breaking into an ex-girlfriend's apartment and assaulting her, city police said.

The victim, of the unit block of Bens Drive, said she was asleep at 3 a.m. Saturday when David Charles White, 44, who lives two doors down, kicked in her back door. She told police she had kept a couch propped against the door to deter him.

When she went to call the police, he snatched the phone from her and broke it, she said. She managed to flee to a neighbor's house, where she called the police.

Police found White in the area and arrested him on a warrant of violating probation. He was served two days later with a new warrant charging him with burglary and assault. He is being held at the Jennifer Road Detention Center in lieu of a $50,000 bail.

Two stabbed during fight at a party

A man and a woman were stabbed during a fight at a party at a Lothian home, Anne Arundel County police said.

The woman was injured in the leg, and the man was struck in the shoulder about 1 a.m. Sunday at the party on the unit block of Batchelor's Choice Lane. Neither suffered life-threatening injuries. Both were taken to Anne Arundel Medical Center for treatment. No arrests have been made.

Man fends off three attackers

Three men jumped a pedestrian in an attempted robbery in Brooklyn, Anne Arundel County police said.

The victim reported he was on East 11th Avenue about 10:30 p.m. Saturday when the trio, all wearing bandanas over their faces, attacked him and tried to take his cell phone and wallet. The victim fended off the assailants, who fled, and called police from Harbor Hospital, where he went to get treatment for his injuries.

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