Police Blotter

POLICE BLOTTER

October 19, 2008

Police charge 3, seize drugs in Annapolis

Police seized 25 grams of apparent crack cocaine from the Clay Street home of a suspected drug dealer Tuesday, Annapolis police said.

On Monday morning, officers witnessed what appeared to be a drug deal between a pedestrian and a man in a car near the intersection of Clay and Pleasant Streets. Police found a small amount of crack cocaine in the center console of the car and charged the driver, John E. Edwards, 53, of Reidsville, N.C., with drug possession and seized his Honda Civic, police said.

The pedestrian, Myron Lamont Jacobs, 22, of the 100 block of Clay St., was arrested and charged with drug possession with intent to distribute, police said. Officers obtained a warrant to search his home, where they found the apparent crack cocaine and a small amount of marijuana. Another resident of the house, Tamika S. Brown, 36, was arrested and charged with drug possession, police said.

Teens attack boys, steal cell phones

Three teenage boys attacked three other boys in the parking lot of a Brooklyn Park grocery store Wednesday evening and stole cell phones from two of them, county police said.

Around 6:00 p.m., police responded to a call at the Shoppers Food Warehouse in the 5700 block of Ritchie Highway and found the three victims. All had been punched in the face and one had been cut on the hand, police said. Officers were unable to find the three suspects who had fled behind the grocery store.

Laurel man escapes carjacking attempt

A man armed with a semiautomatic handgun attempted to carjack a man in the driveway of his Laurel home late Thursday, county police said.

The victim had parked his vehicle in the driveway of his home in the 100 block of Oak Run when a man in a silver-colored Honda with Virginia license plates pulled up and asked him for directions, police said.

The man in the car pointed a pistol at the resident and demanded his keys, police said.

The resident ran for cover, and the gunman drove away without taking anything. Police are investigating the incident.

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