Police Blotter


June 11, 2008

2 charged with drug, weapons offenses

Two Pasadena residents were charged with multiple drug and weapons crimes after police seized nearly a kilogram of marijuana, $32,000 in cash and 27 guns from their home, Anne Arundel County police said.

Officers who raided the home of the two, in the 200 block of 10th St. in the Chelsea Beach community Friday recovered approximately 57 grams of cocaine and 965 grams of marijuana, with a combined street value of $15,350, along with the guns and money, police said.

Ronald Melvin Surguy, 61, and Teresa Surguy, 44, were charged with possession with intent to distribute cocaine and marijuana and possession of both drugs. He was also charged with possessing a firearm while a felon.

Man charged with threatening woman

A Baltimore County man was arrested early yesterday after being accused of threatening a woman by pointing a loaded gun at her head, Anne Arundel County police said.

About 12:10 a.m., the woman reported the incident at her home on the 1500 block of Secretariat Drive outside Annapolis. The man fled in a gold or silver Chevrolet Impala with Maryland tags 6CN H01.

Christopher A. Crossman, 24, of Owings Mills was pulled over, and the officer recovered a loaded 9 mm handgun from the car, police said. He was charged with first- and second-degree assault, reckless endangerment, transporting a handgun, transporting a handgun in a vehicle and use of a handgun in the commission of a crime of violence.

Man, 36, charged in home invasion

A Halethorpe man has been arrested and charged with forcing his way into a Brooklyn home, tying up the resident and stealing a purse, Anne Arundel County police said.

Raymond Franklin Powell, Jr., 36, of the 2500 block of Virginia Ave. is accused of the home invasion reported by the victim on Sunday morning. Police said the suspect wore all black and a black ski mask, tied the victim's hands behind his back with a phone cord, cut the phone lines and searched the master bedroom for money. He fled after grabbing the purse.

The victim was unharmed and able to identify the burglar. Powell was charged with robbery, first- and third-degree burglary, destruction of property, attempted theft under $500, second-degree assault, and false imprisonment.

Two rob, stab Glen Burnie man

A Glen Burnie man was robbed by two men, one of whom stabbed him in the wrist, Anne Arundel County police said.

The victim said he was on the 8000 block of Long Branch Terrace, walking back to his apartment, about 11:15 p.m. Saturday when a small, dark-colored vehicle drove up beside him. One man got out of the passenger's side, showed a knife to the victim and demanded his money. The victim handed over his wallet and the two began to fight. The victim sustained a cut on his wrist from the knife.

2 men injured as car hits pole

Two young men were seriously injured when one of them lost control of his car and struck a mailbox, large ornamental rock, tree and utility pole in the Cape St. Claire community, Anne Arundel County police said.

Matthew Gregory Noll, 18, of the 1200 block of Hilltop Drive was speeding and driving without a license about 3:30 a.m. Sunday when he lost control of his 1991 Chrysler New Yorker on River Bay Road on a curve, skidded off the right side of the road and hit the fixed objects, police said. The car stopped when it struck a second tree, a large holly, but the debris projected out of the crash struck two parked cars and a fence. The speed limit there is 25 mph.

Noll and his passenger, Devin William Desrochers, 19, of the 600 block of Bay Hills Drive in Arnold, were taken to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center, where they were in serious condition.

Woman injured In baseball bat attack

Baltimore woman suffered broken bones in her eye after she was struck with a baseball bat while visiting a friend in Annapolis, city police said.

The victim, 45, said that after she found her friend was not home in the Kirby Lane/Dorsey Avenue area about 3:20 p.m. June 4, a man approached and told her to get out of the neighborhood. She refused, saying she had other friends nearby.

The man returned wielding a bat and struck her once with it near her eye. The victim did not report the incident or seek medical attention until the next day, when her eye was swollen and she had a severe headache. A doctor at Anne Arundel Medical Center said she will need surgery.

Man robbed, beaten, cut near his home

Four men robbed, beat and cut an Annapolis resident as he walked near his home, with one trying to pull a rosary from around his neck, Annapolis police said.

The victim, 37, of Pleasant Street said he was attacked around 11:50 p.m Friday, with the four men surrounding him and one punching him in the face. The victim fought back, until one of the attackers produced a knife and cut him on his left hand. The suspects then took his wallet and fled on foot.

Teenager arrested In drugstore theft

An Annapolis teenager was arrested after $1,736 was stolen from the drugstore where he worked, Annapolis police said.

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