Police Blotter

POLICE BLOTTER

August 14, 2008

Halethorpe man charged in burglary

A Halethorpe man was charged with burglary after officers said they found him in a Linthicum office at 3 a.m. holding a television, Anne Arundel County police said.

Officers responding to an alarm sounding in the 900 block of Corporate Blvd. on Monday morning spotted a man inside. He dropped the TV and ran, police said. After a brief foot chase, Mark Alan Lepson, 47, of the 5600 block of Oakland Road was charged with second- and fourth-degree burglary, malicious destruction of property over $500 and unauthorized use of a vehicle.

Three men try to rob woman outside motel

Three men wearing bandannas attempted to rob a woman outside an Odenton motel, and then forced her to knock on the doors of others they intended to hold up, county police said.

The victim told police she was visiting a friend at the Royal Inn, in the 1600 block of Annapolis Road, about 12:30 a.m. Friday when three men approached and demanded her money. When she said she had none, they ordered her to knock on other doors to the hotel. After no answer at four doors, the men again demanded money from the victim. One of the men implied he had a weapon by showing a black object under his shirt. After several moments, they left, heading toward the Seven Oaks community.

The first was described as 6 feet 2 inches tall, weighing 200 pounds, big eyes, medium to light complexion, wearing a black bandanna over the lower portion of his face, a white T-shirt and light blue jeans, with a large black bulge in right pants pocket (possibly a handgun), and a circle-shaped tattoo on his left forearm.

The second was described as 5 feet, 9 inches tall, weighing 150 pounds, wearing a black bandanna over his face.

The third wore a green bandanna and a bright orange shirt.

Man beaten, robbed in Quiet Waters Park

Three men robbed and attacked a man walking his dog in Quiet Waters Park, county police said.

The victim called police from Baltimore Washington Medical Center after the attack about 7:45 p.m. Monday. He said teenagers jumped out of the woods. One had a gun and demanded money. The teens assaulted and robbed him, police said.

Assault and robbery in Odenton park

Three men beat up and robbed a man at Gambrills-Odenton Recreational Council Park in Odenton, county police said.

The victim said he stopped his vehicle at the west entrance to the park about 11 p.m. Sunday after automotive trouble. As he got out of the vehicle, he was punched and his money and bank card were stolen, police said. He attempted to defend himself with a box cutter, but the robbers took it from him and cut him with it, then fled.

The victim suffered minor injuries in the incident but refused medical treatment.

Man charged with possession

An Annapolis man was charged with drug offenses, burglary and trespassing after officers said he ran into a city house to avoid arrest, city police said.

Steven Branden Brown, 22, of Chesapeake Avenue entered a home in the 1000 block of Madison St. about 5 p.m. Monday after spotting an officer on foot patrol, police said. As the officer approached, he left again and got into a sport utility vehicle that had been driving by.

The resident came out and told the officer that he did not know the man who he said had barged into his home without knocking or permission.

The SUV was stopped on Edelmar Drive. Brown, the passenger, had crack cocaine on him and was arrested, police said.

The driver, Carla Renee Williams, 43, of Victor Parkway was charged with drug possession and driving without a license. She told officers that Brown had given her a piece of crack cocaine in exchange for the ride, police said.

Woman says she was victim of Web scam

A 30-year-old Annapolis resident reported that she had been defrauded through an Internet scam, city police said.

The victim said that she offered her services as a tutor to school-age children on Craigslist.

A man who responded to the ad told her that he would like her to tutor his son.The man sent her a check for $3,500 and asked her to cash it, keep $372 for her fee, and wire the remainder to an address in Florida.

The victim complied. Later, her bank advised her that the check was bogus and that she is liable for the amount.

Man arrested with sister and mother

A man, his mother and his sister were arrested last week after officers who were trying to arrest him on a warrant were attacked, Annapolis police said.

Officers spotted Akeem Young, 20, in the 700 block of Newtowne Drive about 1:30 p.m. Friday and tried to arrest him on a warrant charging him with theft.

He ran into an apartment in the 700 block of Newtowne Drive. As the officers tried to arrest him, his sister, 16, was arrested and charged with assaulting one of the officers and resisting arrest. Young's mother, Lori Annette Williams, 44, was arrested and charged with harboring a fugitive.

Annapolis man charged in drug sale

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

Police said a man told the officer during the June 12 transaction in the 1900 block of Copeland St. that he should call him any time he needed crack.

Rondell Lerio Brightley, 32, of Severn Island Court was arrested in the 900 block of Royal St., charged with distribution of drugs and is being held at the Jennifer Road Detention Center on $50,000 bond.

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