Police blotter

April 16, 2008

Woman, 65, foils carjacker, police say

A 65-year-old woman fended off a would-be carjacker outside a Brooklyn Park supermarket, screaming and kicking him in the groin, Anne Arundel County police said.

The victim told police that she was getting into her car parked outside Shoppers Food Warehouse, in the 5700 block of Ritchie Highway, about 1:30 p.m. Thursday when a man approached and pulled open her driver's side door.

He grabbed her by her left arm, said "Get out," and tried to yank her from the vehicle, police said. The victim said she started screaming and fought back, eventually kicking her attacker in the groin area.

She said the man ran north on Morgan Road.

2 arrested, charged in teen assault, robbery

Two men were arrested and charged with assaulting and robbing a teenage customer at a Severn gas station, Anne Arundel County police said.

The victim, 17, of Hanover, had just walked out of the Exxon in the 800 block of Reece Road around 1:30 a.m. Saturday when two men attacked him and fled in a Toyota Camry, police said.

A witness gave police the license number of the car, and police pulled it over moments later, police said.

Michael Jones, 23, of the unit block of Blue Jay Court in Halethorpe, and Deontray Poole, 20, of the 1300 block of Jamestown Road in Severn, were charged with assault, theft, robbery, and disorderly intoxication.

4 hurt when car strikes tree in Pasadena

Three teenagers and a young man were hurt when the car they were in struck a tree in Pasadena, Anne Arundel County police said.

Randy Wayne Thomas, 17, of Halethorpe in Baltimore County, was driving a 1996 Toyota sedan southbound on Fort Smallwood Road near Solley Road around 9:50 p.m. Friday when he lost control of the car, police said.

He struck and overrode a curb, then went off the road and hit three trees. Two of the four people in the car had to be extricated by firefighters.

Thomas was transported via MedEvac to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center in critical condition. The left rear passenger, Devin Collins, 22, of an unknown address, was in stable condition there. Kari Ann Ford, 18, of Catonsville, the front-seat passenger, was taken there by ambulance with injuries that weren't considered life-threatening. The right rear passenger, Victoria Katherine Weedon, 17, of Catonsville, was treated and released from Harbor Hospital.

Police said speed was a factor in the crash. The investigation is continuing.

3 rob Pizza Boli's in Glen Burnie, police say

Three men held up a Glen Burnie pizzeria at gunpoint, Anne Arundel County police said.

Employees of the Pizza Boli's at 200 Crain Highway N. said three men, including two wearing ski masks, came in around 10:30 p.m. Thursday. All displayed handguns, and one demanded money.

The suspects fled on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash.

Annapolis man faces drug charges

An Annapolis man was arrested on multiple drug charges after a traffic stop yielded a stolen handgun and more than $6,000 in heroin, Anne Arundel County police said.

Officers who pulled over Eric Arnold, 20, of the 1200 block of Thom Court, around 11:30 p.m. Thursday on a traffic violation at the intersection of Forest Drive and Hillsmere Drive recovered a loaded .38-caliber handgun from under the driver's seat. A check revealed it had been stolen.

In addition, detectives located a large bag containing 44 baggies of suspected heroin in the center console of the vehicle. Fifteen additional such bags of heroin were in Arnold's pants pocket.

Police seized the drugs, the gun, Arnold's 1996 Chevrolet Caprice and $735 in cash.

He was charged with possession of heroin, possession with intent to distribute, possession of a firearm during a drug trafficking crime, theft and related crimes.

Police arrest two in Curtis Bay on drug charges

Two people were arrested on multiple drug-related charges after being pulled over in Curtis Bay with heroin, needles, pill capsules and fake heroin in the form of flour, Anne Arundel County police said.

Coast Guard police pulled over a car at 12:15 a.m. Thursday on the Yard, and found the small amount of heroin. County police who arrived searched the car and seized a large amount of drug packaging materials, pill capsules and hypodermic needles and flour disguised as heroin.

Travis Ryan Mackin and Brandy Jeanette Bowman, both 21, and of no fixed address, were arrested and charged with drug possession, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of counterfeit drugs with the intent to distribute.

Man hospitalized after making false calls

An Annapolis man was hospitalized for psychiatric problems after Coast Guard investigators said he repeatedly made several fake distress calls, city police said.

The Coast Guardsmen detained a 53-year-old Heritage Court man around 1 p.m. April 7 in his car parked in the Robinwood public housing community, police said.

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