Police find weapons, drugs in Crofton man's parked car

POLICE BRIEFS

April 09, 2008

A Crofton man has been charged with multiple weapons and drug offenses after officers found him asleep behind the wheel of a parked, running car, Anne Arundel County police said.

Officers said it took them several minutes to awaken Michael Lavend Williams Jr., 28, who was in a 1999 Ford Explorer outside the Shell gas station at 2753 Annapolis Road in Hanover on Friday.

Police said he appeared to be under the influence and saw a beer can. After arresting him, officers found four .38-caliber handgun rounds, a .38-caliber revolver, a baggie containing 28 grams of cocaine worth $2,800, and several scales and other paraphernalia.

Williams, of the 2400 block Vineyard Lane, was charged with various traffic charges, and drug and weapons offenses.

Two men rob fast-food restaurant, have not been arrested

Two men robbed a Crofton fast-food restaurant at gunpoint, Anne Arundel County said.

Employees of the Popeye's at 1086 Route 3 North told police that about 8:45 p.m. Monday the robbers, including one with a dark semiautomatic handgun, came in through a back door and announced a holdup. The staff was ordered behind the counter onto the floor. The armed man went into an office and ordered the night manager to open the safe, while the second man emptied two of the counter registers and the drive-through register. They fled through the rear door.

The armed robber was described as black, in his late 30s, 5 feet, 11 inches tall, 200 pounds, wearing a black stocking cap over his face, black sweat shirt and black jeans. The second robber was black, in his late 30s, about 6 feet, 3 inches tall, weighing 220 pounds and wearing a large dark sunglasses, black hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans.

Man takes money from gas station in Glen Burnie, re mains at large

A Glen Burnie gas station was robbed at gunpoint, Anne Arundel County police said.

An employee of the Citgo at 7237 Ritchie Highway told police that a man entered around 4:45 p.m. Friday, displayed a silver and black handgun, and demanded money.

He took an undisclosed amount of cash and fled.

He was described as black, heavyset, 6 feet to 6 feet, 2 inches tall, with a medium to dark complexion, full beard, green/grayish sweatshirt with an unknown logo on front, blue pants and tan boots.

Pizza delivery driver loses money, watch, phone during hold-up

A pizza delivery driver was robbed in Glen Burnie by two men, one of whom suggested he was armed, Anne Arundel County police said.

The victim said that after making a delivery on the 7800 block of Levy Court Saturday, two men approached him as he was returning to his car. One put his hand into his jumpsuit and pointed to the driver as if he was armed and demanded the driver's money. The driver handed that over, as well as his personal money and his cell phone. One of the robbers also took his watch.

Officers find $50,000 worth of cocaine; two men charged

Two men were charged with drug offenses after a routine traffic stop turned up $50,000 in cocaine in their car, Anne Arundel County police said.

An officer on patrol pulled over a Ford Taurus for a safety equipment violation about 11:55 p.m. Sunday on Elvaton Road near Hospital Drive in Glen Burnie.

A routine check of the driver, Charles Pearmon, 43, of the 300 block of Forest Beach Road in Annapolis, revealed he had no license and was wanted on two outstanding warrants.

A vehicle search revealed 8.8 grams of suspected marijuana, 56.5 grams of suspected powder cocaine and 191.7 grams of suspected crack cocaine with approximate street values of $132, $11,300 and $38,340, respectively. A digital scale was also found in the vehicle.

Pearmon and his passenger, Kirk Porter, 28, of the 300 block of Magothy Beach Road in Pasadena, were charged with multiple charges of drug possession and intent to distribute drugs. Pearmon was given a repair order for the safety equipment violation and was charged with driving without a license. The 1996 Ford Taurus and $216 in cash were seized.

Man accused of try ing to use fake cur rency in Westfield Mall

A Harwood man was arrested and charged with passing counterfeit $50 bills at two stores in Westfield Annapolis Mall, Anne Arundel County police said.

Daniele Francesco Nucci, 26, of the 100 block of Jordan Lane, is accused of trying to pay for a drink at the Chick-Fil-A counter using the fake bill about 7 p.m. Friday, but the employees immediately turned him away and called mall security and the police.

While they looked for him, an employee of the nearby Borders Books and Music store approached Sgt. John Gilmer, a county police spokesman who was moonlighting at the mall, to report a similar transaction within the past 30 seconds.

Gilmer and mall security officers immediately found Nucci, who had on him 15 counterfeit $50 bills in addition to $240 in legitimate currency. Nucci attempted to flee but was quickly apprehended behind a business in the 100 block of Defense Highway.

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