Police Blotter


August 21, 2008

City man charged in robbery, break-in

A Baltimore man was arrested and charged with robbing a Brooklyn Park convenience store at knifepoint, then trying to break into a house and steal a car from a woman while fleeing from police, county police said.

Ike Elijah Brown, 37, of the 3000 block of Mardel Ave. is accused of going into a 7-Eleven at 9:25 p.m. Monday, walking behind the counter, showing a kitchen knife and ordering the clerk to open the cash register.

He took the money and packs of cigarettes and lighters and fled, police said.

The store clerk followed the robber on foot until officers arrived and arrested Brown with the stolen property and the weapon.

While trying to flee, police say Brown attempted to break into a home on West Edgevale Road and tried to take a car from a woman at West Meadow and Old Riverside roads.

He was charged with armed robbery, robbery, first- and second-degree assault, theft over and under $500, attempted fourth-degree burglary, attempted carjacking and attempted theft over $500.

Two people hurt in crash in Edgewater

Two Rockville residents were injured when their car swerved in the path of an oncoming van carrying seven people in Edgewater, county police said.

Dominick M. Giampietro, 83, was driving a Chrysler sedan east on Mayo Road near Selby Heights Road about 1:30 p.m. Monday when he made a left turn to enter Peninsula Farms & Bait's parking lot and drove directly into the path of a Ford passenger van, police said.

The van struck the Chrysler's passenger side, seriously injuring Flavia Giampietro, 80. She was taken to Maryland Shock Trauma Center and listed in critical condition. Her husband, Dominick Giampietro, was treated at Anne Arundel Medical Center and released.

None of the van's passengers was injured.

Neither speed nor alcohol is believed to have been a contributing factor in the crash.

Boat accident sends man to hospital

A Baltimore man was charged after driving his 40-foot cabin cruiser into another boat near Tolly Point on the Chesapeake Bay, Maryland Natural Resources Police said.

About 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Robert J. Doub, 73, allegedly struck a 14-foot vessel in the stern, continued over the stern and exited the port side of the boat. A passenger in the smaller boat, Jesse L. Rhode, 45, of Upper Marlboro, was flown to Maryland Shock Trauma Center with injuries that weren't considered life-threatening. No one else was hurt.

Police charged Doub with negligent operation of a vessel, failure to maintain a proper lookout and failure to properly overtake another vessel.

Two charged in drug bust

Two Annapolis men were charged with drug offenses after police seized 90 grams of marijuana and more than $1,000 from their car, county police said.

Officers say they approached the car parked in a lot at the end of Lake Claire Road about 9 p.m. Monday and smelled marijuana coming from inside. They said they found the drugs, two digital scales and $1,036 in the car.

Kyle Jones, 19, of the 1100 block of Latrobe Drive and Tyler Henson, 20, of the 400 block of Delso Court were charged with possession of marijuana, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Brooklyn Park sweep nets arrests

Anne Arundel County police, working with the Sheriff's Office and animal control, made more than 100 arrests in five days in Brooklyn Park as part of their efforts to address quality-of-life issues, police said.

The effort this month resulted in:

* 102 arrests, including 25 for drug-related offenses and one for sexual solicitation of a minor.

* $9,000 worth of drugs seized.

* $5,236 in drug money seized.

* Two vehicles, allegedly used in drug crimes, seized.

* Three recovered stolen vehicles.

* 31 abandoned or untagged motor vehicles removed from county roads.

* 11 illegal registration plates seized.

* Four county code violations relating to animals.

In the past, Operation No Let-Up has been used to target areas of the Northern District that have been identified as having specific criminal trends or quality-of-life issues. It has been used to address problems in the Brooklyn area, the Bellegrove Road/Pumphrey corridor and the Marley, Freetown, Point Pleasant and Country Club communities.

Silver Spring man sought in stabbing

A Silver Spring man is wanted in the stabbing of a man in Edgewater, county police said.

The man said he was on the back porch of a home in the 3500 block of Loch Haven Drive about 11 p.m. Friday when a friend of his niece and nephew attacked him without provocation and cut him with a knife on his arms. He suffered deep lacerations on his arms and was treated at a local hospital.

Police issued a warrant charging Andrew Scott Burley, 21, with first- and second-degree assault, reckless endangerment, carrying a concealed weapon with the intent to injure and carrying a concealed weapon.

Police charge two with burglary, theft

Two Calvert County men were charged with breaking into a car, shed and garage in Harwood and burglarizing them, county police said.

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