Police Blotter

May 14, 2008

Glen Burnie man faces drug charges

A Glen Burnie man was arrested on drug charges after officers seized $20,000 in prescription painkillers in a package addressed to him, Anne Arundel County police said.

Officers intercepted the parcel at a local sorting facility on May 8 after drug-sniffing dogs detected drugs inside. Detectives found it contained about 200 80mg Oxycontin pills and 120 40mg Oxycontin pills.

The package was delivered to Christopher Kunze, 22, of the 7300 block of Ridgewater Court, where he was arrested and charged with possession with intent to distribute Oxycontin and possession of Oxycontin.

Police seize drugs from apartment

A Glen Burnie man was charged with multiple drug offenses after officers seized $7,500 in drugs from his apartment, Anne Arundel County police said.

After a monthlong investigation, officers raided Gregory Ross Lines' home on the 300 block of Highland Drive on Monday and found 216 grams of marijuana and 70 grams of hashish. Lines was charged with drug possession, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession with intent to distribute.

Gunman fires at Annapolis taxi

Someone fired a gun repeatedly at an Annapolis taxicab, putting two bullet holes into the moving vehicle, city police said.

The 58-year-old driver reported that he was filling out some job-related paperwork in the 700 block of Newtowne Drive about 9:40 p.m. Monday when a man approached and tapped on his window with a handgun. The driver sped away and heard several gunshots as he left. At least two bullet holes were found in the cab. The driver was not injured.

Officers recovered spent shell casings at the scene. The investigation is continuing.

Annapolis man charged in assault

A 21-year-old Annapolis man was charged with beating up his roommate for refusing to let him inside their home, city police said.

Police gave the following account: The victim, a resident of the 300 block of Burnside St., said that he had just taken in Patrick Joseph Bonnar as a roommate two days earlier when Bonnar came home drunk about 12:15 a.m. yesterday and the victim said he could not come in. Bonnar entered through a sliding glass patio door and threw the victim to the floor, placed him in a choke hold and slammed his head against the floor repeatedly.

The victim fought back and managed to throw Bonnar out. He then realized Bonnar had his phone, so he went outside to try to get it back. Bonnar threw the victim to the ground. The victim went back inside and locked himself in his bedroom.

Bonnar, police said, broke into the bedroom and attacked the victim again, punching him and hitting him with a bottle. The victim again fought back until Bonnar left and went to his own room. He was soon arrested and charged with first- and second-degree assault.

Three men beat delivery driver

Three young men attacked a pizza driver with a pool cue in Glen Burnie in an attempted robbery, Anne Arundel County police said.

The victim, an employee of Mr. Wings and Pizza, said he had just made a delivery on the 7800 block of Levy Court about 10:45 p.m. Monday when the trio, clad in black hooded sweatshirts and jeans, approached and requested money. After he refused, they beat him with the pool stick and fled on foot toward Whitaker Road without taking anything.

Drug possession charges placed

A 15-year-old Annapolis youth was charged with drug possession in Robinwood after police saw him toss away a bag of marijuana as they approached, city police said.

The unidentified youth was standing with a group of other teens on the 1300 block of Tyler Avenue about 6 p.m. Monday when police retrieved the bag holding 15 grams of the drug.

Teen driver hits two houses

An Annapolis teenager was charged with multiple traffic offenses after he drove into two townhouses, city police said.

Derrick Wesley Adams, 18, of Magnolia Lane said he lost control of his green Toyota 4-Runner about 7:30 p.m. Friday, swerved off Quiet Waters Place and struck the two houses.

Fire inspectors determined that the damaged building was unsafe.

Severn man charged with assault, theft

A Severn man was charged with punching another man and stealing the GPS unit from his car, Annapolis police said.

The victim ran out onto the 2000 block of West Street about 9 p.m. Saturday to flag a passing officer and report that someone had just punched him in the face, breaking his glasses and causing swelling and bleeding around his face and mouth. The assailant snatched the GPS system out of his car and fled.

The victim later identified Vernon Eugene Estep, 31, as his attacker. Estep was arrested and charged with assault and theft.

2 teens face drug charges

Two teenagers, including one who had been shot four days earlier, were charged with drug possession in Annapolis, city police said.

Officers saw the youths, ages 17 and 18, involved in selling drugs about 1 a.m. Sunday on Dorsey Street near Carver Street, and recovered an undisclosed amount of marijuana.

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