Police Blotter


August 28, 2008

Delivery workers robbed at gunpoint

Two men, one armed with a gun, robbed two pizza delivery workers early Tuesday while they were delivering food in Glen Burnie, according to Anne Arundel County police.

The holdup happened shortly after midnight in the 100 block of Alview Terrace, police said.

Two men, each wearing a black mask, approached the workers, and one pointed a gun at the head of one of them, police said. The gun-wielding suspect robbed the worker of the food he was carrying, while the other stole the worker's wallet and took the car keys from a second worker waiting in a car, police said. The robbers then ran off.

Anne Arundel County patrol and canine units searched the neighborhood but did not find them.

Police did not release the names of the victims, their company or how much money was stolen.

Gus G. Sentementes

Man shot in robbery attempt

A man told police that he was shot after two men approached his vehicle Sunday in Glen Burnie and demanded money.

The man said he was in his vehicle in the 8000 block of Green Orchard Road just before noon Sunday when one of the men produced a semiautomatic handgun, police said.

The man tried to grab the gun, and the suspect shot him in the middle finger of his right hand, police said.

The two suspects fled. Police using search dogs found a black semiautomatic handgun near the woods in the 500 block of Short Curve Road.

Police were seeking the two suspects.

15-year-old arrested in purse snatching

Annapolis police have arrested a 15-year-old boy and charged him in connection with a purse snatching and assault that happened this month.

Just after midnight on Aug. 4, a 34-year-old resident of Brightwater Drive was walking near her home when a person ran up behind her and grabbed her purse, Annapolis police said.

As the woman struggled to keep her purse, the suspect punched her in the face. She fell and let go of it.

About 4 p.m. Friday, detectives who were investigating the area because of recent robberies found four people on a footpath whom they considered suspicious.

The victim from the purse snatching identified one of the people, a 15-year-old from Newtowne Drive, as her assailant, police said.

The boy was arrested and charged with robbery and related offenses, police said.

Police are continuing to investigate the other robberies in the area.

Edgewater man faces drug charges

An Edgewater man was arrested on drug charges after police raided his home, Anne Arundel County police said.

After an investigation into drug activity at the home on the 800 block of Severn Avenue, police went there about 10:45 p.m. Aug. 21 and found 16 grams of marijuana, trace amounts of crack cocaine and drug paraphernalia.

Michael Kenneth Smith, 37, was arrested and charged with possession of cocaine and marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

Charges are pending against a second, unidentified person.

Annapolis boy, 16, arrested for drugs

A 16-year-old Annapolis boy was charged with drug possession after police found marijuana and crack cocaine in a car that he was driving, city police said.

The boy, a resident of Copeland Street, was driving near Forest Drive and Young's Farm Road about 1 p.m. Friday when a police officer tried to pull him over for speeding.

The boy continued driving to Muir Woods Court, parked his car and fled on foot, police said.

As the boy ran, his shoes came off and he continued to run, shoeless. The officer arrested him on Sausalito Court and seized marijuana, crack cocaine and $433 cash that were in the car, police said.

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