Eight county churches were burglarized last weekend and police believe the break-ins are related.

In all cases, the churches were broken into either late Sunday night or early Monday morning by someone who ransacked offices and stole petty cash or items such as televisions and VCRs.

The break-ins occurred from Annapolis to Crownsville to Severna Park. At one church, the Broadneck United Methodist Church, in the 600 block of Broadneck Road, Annapolis, the suspect broke out some stained-glass windows, a police report says.

The report says most church officials are still trying to figure out what is missing. At the Broadneck church, a VCR valued at $500 was stolen.

At the Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, in the 400 block of College Parkway in Arnold, someone broke in through a rear window and took an undetermined amount of money from a soda machine in the secretary's office. Also stolen was a VCR, a TV, a stereo and an answering machine.

At South Shore Baptist Church, in the 700 block Herald Harbor Road in Crownsville, someone broke in through a basement door, rummaged through cabinets and stole a stereo amplifier.

At Our Shepard Lutheran Church, in the 400 block Benfield Road in Severna Park, someone broke in through a window to the activity center and stole $25 in petty cash and $70 in coins.

Reports on the other break-ins were not available.

Drugs recovered from Crofton home

Police say they recovered drugs from a Crofton home Tuesday after responding to a citizen's complaint. No arrests have been made yet.

A police report says officers arrived at a town house in the 2500 block of Vineyard Lane looking for a man that fit the citizen's description.

They were unable to locate the man, but did find a bag on the living room floor containing various tablets, the report says.

Police opened the bag and found seven yellow tablets, 52 white tablets, several sheets of suspected LSD, a checkbook with six credit cards, a calculator, a phone book and a $100 bill, the report says.

Riva man claims he was attacked

A Riva man told police he was attacked Monday night in the parking lot of Shamrock Liquors, in the 2000 block of West Street in Annapolis.

Edward Everette Dravo said he was jumped by three men who took a silver chain from him at about 8:30 p.m. Dravo was not injured and the only description he could give police was that "one was ugly."

A police report says Dravo at first said $5 was stolen, and later said $40 was taken. Police have no suspects and are investigating.

The following is a compilation of some of the crimes reported to Anne Arundel County police and state police:


5700 block Executive Drive, entry gained into storage trailer, fax machine taken; total loss: $3,325.


7900 block Darien Drive, entry gained through front window, stereos, televisions taken; total loss: $3,225.

JESSUP: 2800 block Jessup Road, Sept. 20, entry gained through side door, VCRs, televisions taken; total loss: $2,580.


7800 block Statesman Street, Sept. 21, entry gained through basement door, unknown items taken.

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