Police Blotter


July 23, 2008

Teen charged in robbery with knife

A 15-year-old Baltimore City boy was arrested after snatching a woman's cell phone, then robbing her husband at knifepoint, Anne Arundel County police said.

The couple was leaving the 7-Eleven at 4000 Ritchie Highway in Brooklyn Park just after midnight yesterday when a teenager stole the phone from the woman. As her husband tried to retrieve it, the boy pulled a kitchen knife and demanded his money. The victim complied, and the robber ordered him not to use the nearby pay phone to call police or he would be stabbed.

The couple called police from another location, and officers found a boy matching the robber's description on a porch just over the city line on Jeffrey Street. He was apprehended after a foot chase, with the phone in his possession.

The unidentified youth was charged as a juvenile with robbery with a deadly weapon and second-degree assault.

Gunman robs store selling video games

A Glen Burnie game store was robbed at gunpoint, Anne Arundel County police said.

A clerk at the Game Stop, 6619 Ritchie Highway, Suite 15, said a man came in about 8:50 p.m., took an action figure from a counter display and placed it on the counter. He then put a white plastic bag and a handgun on the counter and told the clerk, "Put the money in the bag." After the clerk complied, he fled on foot.

Man steals purse in Brooklyn Park

A woman was robbed of her purse just after she dropped of her child with a baby sitter in Brooklyn Park, Anne Arundel County police said.

The victim said she was had walked to the 200 block of Doris Avenue about 5:15 a.m. Monday and handed over her child to the sitter, when she was grabbed by the neck from behind and thrown to the floor of the concrete porch.

The man snatched her purse from a pouch on top of the stroller and fled on foot. The victim received minor abrasions to her elbow and neck and did not require medical attention.

Man faces charges of stabbing teen

A Severn man was charged with stabbing a 14-year-old boy in the abdomen during an argument, Anne Arundel County police said.

Dereck Barrett, 32, of the 1800 block of Dove Court was charged with first- and second-degree assault, reckless endangerment and possession of a deadly weapon after police arrived at his home at 11:55 p.m. Saturday.

The victim was treated at Baltimore Washington Medical Center for a non-life-threatening injury.

Three charged in theft from house

Three Pasadena residents were charged with stealing more than $10,000 in property from a home in the community, Anne Arundel County police said.

Officers called to a house on the 300 block of Woodland Road about 10:40 a.m. Thursday found one man climbing out of a basement window and two other people standing in the driveway. The homeowner said this was the third time his house had been robbed in a month, and a witness said that one of the three people was also there during one of those burglaries.

Police who searched the home of one of the suspects, Ronald William Fisher, 38, of the 300 block of Magothy Boulevard, found $10,000 worth of property, taken in the previous burglaries on Woodland Road. They also seized 3.4 grams of heroin and 8.5 grams of cocaine. He was charged with two counts each of first-, third- and fourth-degree burglary, theft, malicious destruction of property, two counts of drug possession with intent to distribute, and two counts of drug possession.

Dennis Ray Burroughs, 40 of the 8500 block of Main Avenue was charged with first-, third- and fourth-degree burglary, attempted auto theft, theft over $500 and trespassing.

Corrine M. Bachman, 18, of the 1100 block of Holmespun Drive, was charged with one first-, third- and fourth-degree burglary, trespassing and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Two beat, stab man from Glen Burnie

A Glen Burnie man was beaten and stabbed by two men, one of whom owed him money, Anne Arundel County police said.

The victim was in the parking lot outside his apartment on the 100 block of Warwickshire Lane about 11:45 p.m. Thursday waiting for a man who owed him money when the man and his brother attacked him. They punched him and stabbed him once in the head with a knife, then fled.

The victim was treated and released from Baltimore Washington Medical Center.

Police said they are filing charges against the two men.

Gunman, accomplice rob pizza deliverer

A pizza delivery driver was robbed at gunpoint as he tried to fill a bogus order, Annapolis police said.

The victim said he was attempting to make a delivery on the 100 block of Silopanna Road about 11:30 p.m. Thursday when two people emerged out of the shadows outside the house. One pointed a handgun at the victim and demanded his money. The victim turned over his cash to the pair, who fled.

The food order appeared to be a fake one that was a setup for the robbery, as no one was at home at the residence, and the phone number given by the caller did not match the address.

Man trespassed twice, police say

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