Police Blotter


July 02, 2008

Woman charged in check forgery

An Annapolis woman was charged with forging more than $1,800 in checks stolen from an acquaintance, city police said.

Nina Erica Dorsey, 20, of Copeland Street, is charged with taking the checks from the car of a Pinkney Street resident who had given her a ride in October 2006.

Police said she forged the checks and gave them to unwitting friends to cash through their bank accounts, and they lost the money as their banks determined the checks were forgeries.

Dorsey was arrested Thursday on a warrant charging her with multiple offenses, including theft and forgery. There was also a warrant on her for destruction of property, accusing her of slashing the tires of another acquaintance.

Robbery caught on surveillance video

Three men broke into the Maryland Automobile Insurance Fund building to steal cleaning supplies, city police said.

Video surveillance showed two getting out of a dark-colored sedan just after midnight on Monday and prying open the door of the building at 1750 Forest Drive, then being joined by a third man.

Two stole dresses, police say

Two people stole four dresses worth $1,300 from a downtown boutique, Annapolis police said.

The theft happened about 6:25 p.m. Monday while the clerk at the store on Market Space said she was busy tending to another customer. Two employees found the pair, a man and woman, on Main Street with the stolen dresses.

They asked for the return of the dresses, but the suspects ignored them and walked away.

Police say man stole bicycle from garage

An Annapolis man whom a cabbie took to the police station over a fare dispute was arrested after an officer saw him steal a bicycle from the station garage, police said.

David Svend Hillman, 44, and the cab driver resolved their argument at the station about 11 p.m. Monday, but Hillman was arrested for having an open container of an alcoholic beverage. He was released a short time later. Then an officer saw him in the police parking garage, an area not open to the public, in the act of taking a bicycle from the storage area. He was arrested and charged with theft.

Teen accused of stealing $245

A city teenager was arrested after another city youth said he was put in a chokehold at the Eastport Shopping Center and robbed of $245, city police said.

The victim, 19, of Tyler Avenue, said he chased one of the suspects after the robbery at 2 a.m. Monday, and caught up to one of them on Monroe Street. Officers responding to a call about a disturbance found them there, and the suspect, a 16-year-old resident of Monroe St., was arrested and charged with assault and robbery.

Police are seeking the identity of the other suspect.

Woman's purse snatched near store

A woman leaving a Brooklyn Park discount store was the victim of a purse snatcher, Anne Arundel County police said.

The victim reported that she was outside the Save-A-Lot, 5007 Ritchie Highway, about 4:30 p.m. Saturday when a man grabbed her purse from her while she was holding it under her arm. He fled in a burgundy Dodge Caravan, heading north on Ritchie Highway. The vehicle was subsequently located abandoned on East Patapsco Avenue in Baltimore.

The victim declined medical treatment.

Police say man lured into woods, robbed

A Millersville teenager and his cousin lured an acquaintance into the woods to rob him at gunpoint, Anne Arundel County police said.

Tipped off at 5 p.m. Saturday that a young man was pointing a shotgun at two people in a wooded area behind the 8000 block of Green Orchard Road, officers found Brandon Morris, 18, of the 800 block of Anna Lane, hiding behind a vehicle in the parking lot.

The shotgun that was used in the robbery was retrieved. Further investigation revealed that one of the victims was Morris' cousin. Police say Morris had collaborated with him to draw the victim into the wooded area.

Morris was charged with armed robbery, first-degree assault and possession of a sawed-off shotgun. Charges are pending against the second suspect, a Baltimore resident.

Pizzeria robbed after-hours

An Annapolis-area pizzeria was robbed by a man who came in after-hours and grabbed several stacks of cash that the manager was counting, Anne Arundel County police said.

The manager of Vocelli Pizza, 909 Bay Ridge Ave., said he was putting together the night deposit around 10:30 p.m. Sunday when a man holding a baseball bat entered through the unlocked front door, reached over the counter to steal the cash, then fled.

Man charged with attempted murder

A Brooklyn Park man was charged with attempted murder after shooting at his girlfriend's ex-boyfriend, hitting his car several times, city police said.

The victim, 23, of Glen Burnie, told police that he had gotten into a fight with his former girlfriend in the 700 block of Newtowne Drive about 3 a.m. Monday and that her new boyfriend began shooting at him with a handgun as he was departing.

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