Police Blotter

POLICE BLOTTER

August 03, 2008

Severna Park flower seller foils robbery

A Severna Park flower vendor fended off a knife-wielding robber by threatening him with a large flowerpot, Anne Arundel County police said.

The vendor at the stand in the 800 block of Ritchie Highway said he was at the back of the stand Wednesday, tending flowers, when a man wearing a ski mask and black clothes approached, showed a knife and demanded money. The employee refused and threatened the suspect with a large flowerpot, police said. The man fled into the woods, and police were unable to find him.

Severna Park teens charged after robbery

Two Severna Park teenagers were arrested after one of them took money from a man who refused to buy drugs from him, Anne Arundel County police said.

The victim told police he was at a 7-Eleven just after midnight Thursday when a male in a white Cadillac offered to sell him marijuana. He declined, and the would-be drug dealer snatched cash intended to buy a beverage out of the victim's hand and fled, police said.

Annapolis police found the car at a Shell gas station in the 2000 block of West St. and detained the five occupants until the victim arrived to try to identify the robber.

Daniel Bo Wong, 19, of the 400 block of Erin Garth was arrested.

The cashier at the gas station told police that he had found marijuana that belonged to the suspect in the candy rack in the store. Wong was charged with robbery, possession of marijuana, possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute, theft under $500, destruction of property and possession of drug paraphernalia.

The driver, an unidentified 16-year-old, had a stolen debit card and was charged with robbery, theft under $500, theft under $100 and possession of the card, police said.

The other occupants of the car were released.

Crash of stolen car leads to teen's arrest

A Crofton teenager was arrested after the crash of a stolen car that contained stolen electronic equipment, Anne Arundel County police said.

The unidentified 17-year-old fled after the car flipped over about 3 a.m. Tuesday on Riva Road near Aris T. Allen Blvd. Police said the car had been stolen earlier in the evening from Pear Mill Court in Crofton. Inside it, officers said, they found numerous pieces of electronic equipment that had been stolen from vehicles in the Crofton area.

A search by police dogs turned up the suspect's sweat shirt, soaked with blood, a short distance from the accident.

Police found the youth at his home and said he had injuries consistent with the accident. He was charged with theft of a motor vehicle, two counts of theft under $500 and theft under $100.

Annapolis man charged in house break-in

An Annapolis man has been arrested after a break-in at the home of a former girlfriend who had filed a protective order against him, city police said.

The victim said she woke up to find 50-year-old Jarod Alberto Wallace in her home in the 1300 block of Tyler Ave. on July 4. He fled when she said she was calling 911. He was arrested Tuesday on Washington Street and charged with burglary, trespassing and violating the protective order, and is being held at the Jennifer Road Detention Center in lieu of $175,000 bail.

Teen charged in thefts from Annapolis cars

An Annapolis teenager - whose father, believing the youth had been assaulted, called police - was arrested on charges that he broke into two cars in another neighborhood, city police said.

A resident of Murray Avenue reported about 12:45 a.m. Tuesday that the windows of two cars that she owns had been broken and that GPS units and an iPod had been stolen from them.

About 3:20 a.m., a resident of the 2000 block of Forest Drive reported that his 17-year-old son had just come home with a serious laceration on one of his arms. The youth did not explain what had happened to him, and the father was concerned that he might have been assaulted.

Police accused the teenager of cutting his arm while committing the thefts.

The unidentified teen was arrested and charged with theft and destruction of property.

Keys stolen from car with children inside

An Annapolis woman who left her car running with her two children inside while she went into a takeout seafood market reported that a man reached into the vehicle and took the keys, city police said.

The victim, a 33-year-old resident of Marcs Court, said she parked in front of the Annapolis Seafood Market on July 27 and, because it was raining, left her children in the car while she went inside.

When she came back, her 9-year-old child told her that a man had opened the driver's door, reached in and grabbed the keys. Surveillance video showed the theft and the man leaving the scene in a maroon Chrysler van after hitting the victim's vehicle.

Man faces charge of selling cocaine

An Annapolis man has been charged with selling crack cocaine to an undercover officer, city police said.

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