Crime Briefs

July 26, 2009

Teenager is charged as adult in attempted robbery of officer

Baltimore police have charged a juvenile in the attempted robbery Thursday of an off-duty officer a block from the Southern District police station. Corey L. Johnson, 17, of the 3000 block of Southland Ave. was charged as an adult with first-degree assault, armed robbery and use of a handgun in a violent crime, according to court records.

- Justin Fenton

2 Glen Burnie men charged in thefts

Police have charged Steven Raymond Griffiths, 25, of the 300 block of Milton Court and Douglas Robert Dorsey, 23, of the 100 block of Ferndale Road, both in Glen Burnie, with multiple counts of theft and property destruction in the thefts of laptop computers, power tools, GPS units and other items from 21 people. Griffiths was also charged with carrying a concealed weapon, police said.

- Andrea F. Siegel

50 years for shooting pizza deliveryman

A Baltimore man has received 50-year sentence for robbery and attempted murder in 2007 of a pizza deliveryman. Darius Hester, 21, was sentenced Friday by Baltimore Circuit Judge John C. Themelis. Hester, of the 6400 block of Rosemont Ave., was convicted by a jury of shooting the Zorba's restaurant deliveryman as he took an order to the 3500 block of E. Northern Parkway.

- Laura Vozzella

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