Police Digest

POLICE DIGEST

December 07, 2008

Silver Spring man arrested after chase

A 21-year-old Silver Spring man was arrested after he stole a Mercedes, led police on a chase and jumped in the Chesapeake Bay in an attempt to escape, county police said.

According to police, about 11 p.m. Wednesday, a Laurel man had parked his 2003 Mercedes in the lot of Crazy Otto's Sports Bar in the 1300 block of Defense Highway in Crofton. Another man walked up to the car, pointed a gun at the owner and told him to throw his keys on the ground, police said.

The gunman drove the Mercedes off the parking lot with the owner still in the car and then ordered him out a short distance away. Police, alerted by witnesses, found the Mercedes heading west on Davidsonville Road and put sticks in the road, deflating both right tires.

Pursued by officers from the Maryland State Police, Maryland Transportation Authority, Queen Anne's County Sheriff's Department and county police, the man drove the Mercedes across the Bay Bridge and down a pier in Stevensville. He ran out of the car and jumped into the water, police said.

Officers aided by dogs pulled Jamar Lewis Gomez, of the 11000 block of Lockwood Drive, out of the water and charged him with carjacking, armed robbery, kidnapping and other related charges, police said.

A 1998 Toyota that Gomez allegedly left in the parking lot of Crazy Otto's had been reported stolen the day before in Howard County, police said.

Police: Man, carrying crack cocaine, arrested

A man who resisted arrest Tuesday in front of an Annapolis public housing community was carrying 3.8 grams of crack cocaine packaged in numerous small bags, city police said.

Officers approached a man in the 700 block of Newtowne Drive who smelled of PCP and was standing near a car where suspected drug dealing was taking place, police said.

The man struggled with officers, but they restrained him and found the drugs, police said.

Burton Joseph Miller, 33, of West Washington Street, was arrested on drug dealing charges and is being held at the county detention center in lieu of $15,000 bond, police said.

Pizza driver attacked in robbery attempt

Three men attacked a pizza delivery driver late Tuesday in Glen Burnie and unsuccessfully tried to rob him, county police said.

The man had just made a delivery in the 200 block of Southbridge Drive about 11 p.m. when three men punched him in the face and chest before fleeing in a car, police said.

Officers were unable to find the assailants.

Man robbed at party early Thanksgiving Day

A man was attacked and robbed by four men outside a party in Annapolis early Thanksgiving morning, county police said.

Shortly after midnight, the man was standing outside a home where a party was taking place when a man put a gun to his head and ordered him to empty his pockets, police said.

Three other men rummaged through the man's pockets and took a cell phone, wallet, keys and some cash, but dropped the phone and wallet, police said.

The assailants were not found.

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