Police Briefs

POLICE BRIEFS

August 31, 2008

Glen Burnie residents robbed of wallets, car

Three visitors robbed the residents of a Glen Burnie home of their wallets and money and a Lexus on Wednesday, Anne Arundel County police said. Residents of a home in the 200 block of 3rd Ave. SW invited three people who were known to them into the house about 11:30 a.m. The visitors produced an assault-type rifle and demanded wallets and money from five residents, police said. The suspects drove off with a black 2005 Lexus IS 300 that belonged to one of the residents. The suspects had not been found, police said last week.

Two armed men rob Linthicum hotel

Two armed men burst into a Linthicum hotel room Tuesday, assaulted the occupants and robbed them, Anne Arundel County police said. About 7 p.m., the men, armed with handguns, broke into a room at the Springhill Suites hotel in the 800 block of Elkridge Landing Road, attacked the occupants and robbed them of cash and other property, police said. One of the victims was taken to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center as a precaution for injuries that had been suffered during the attack, police said. Officers were unable to find the suspects.

Laurel man arrested on drug charges

A Laurel man was arrested Tuesday after he attempted to throw a package of crack cocaine onto an apartment balcony, police said. About 11 p.m. officers grew suspicious of a group of people gathered around an apartment building in the 1100 block of Madison St., Annapolis police said. As they drew closer, they saw a man try to throw a small package onto a second-floor balcony. Officers discovered 23.3 grams of crack cocaine in the package, police said. Otis Kavon James, 28, who was carrying nearly $600 in cash, was arrested and charged with possession of drugs with intent to distribute, police said.

Police seize $3,000 in suspected drug money

Annapolis police seized nearly $3,000 in suspected drug money from a man they arrested in the Bay Ridge Gardens apartment complex, authorities said. After receiving a complaint about a loud crowd, officers arrived at the first block of Marcs Court about 8:00 p.m. Aug. 24. A man standing in front of the building told officers that he lived there, but when they asked him to take his alcoholic beverage inside, he started walking away, police said. When police asked him why he was walking away, the man said he did not live in the apartments. Police asked him for his name and he gave two false names before he was identified as Kevan C. Simms, 25, of Domino Road, police said. He had been banned from Bay Ridge Gardens, which is a federally funded housing project that police describe as prone to drug-related crime. Simms was charged with trespassing, police said. Police said they then searched him and found cash divided into packets of small bills. A drug-sniffing dog indicated that the bills had come in contact with drugs, police said. Police seized the money for further investigation.

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