DRUG ARRESTS: Southwestern District -- Police arrested three men, including one from Louisiana, and charged them with multiple drug counts after a brief surveillance of a drug buy in the 5000 block of Clifton Ave. early today. Officer Allen Adkins reported he was in uniform and "hiding" in the 5000 block of Clifton Ave. around 2:30 a.m. when he saw what appeared to be a drug transaction between two men in a car and a pedestrian. When the car pulled away, backup units stopped the vehicle, arrested the passenger and recovered a bag of crack cocaine. Adkins said two men suspected of selling the crack cocaine also were arrested and that 37 bags of crack were recovered. Charged with possession of crack cocaine was the passenger in the car, Chris Kimball, 19, of Bush, La. Charged with possession of crack cocaine with intent to distribute were Darryl Bell, 21, of the 4900 block of Clifton Ave., and Kenyon Jones, 18, of the 3300 block of Ferndale Ave. Adkins said Bell, who had nearly $200 on him when arrested, also was charged with illegal possession of a .38-caliber revolver. Adkins said the driver of the car was not arrested because there was no evidence he had prior knowledge a drug transaction was about to take place. All three men were held overnight at the station pending a bail hearing before a District Court commissioner, Adkins said.
ARRESTS: Northern District -- Acting on a tip, police yesterday chased down and arrested two 17-year-old escapees from a Charles County youth center. Police said the two were arrested in the Hampden area around 7 p.m. after they received information from an anonymous source who knew the two escaped earlier in the week. Police said one escapee lived in Hampden, and the other was a resident of Mechanicsville in St. Mary's County. Police said the two were remanded to the Charles Hickey School in Cub Hill pending their being turned over today to Charles County authorities. Police said each faces added charges of escape and auto theft. Police believe the teens stole a car and drove it to Hampden. Police said the Hampden youth has been arrested several times for auto theft.
THEFT: Northern District -- William Fink, of the 3800 block of Juniper Road, reported that someone entered a dwelling he owns in the 3600 block of Greenmount Ave. and stole a refrigerator. Police said the appliance was valued at $500.
THEFT: Northern District -- Police said someone removed several lengths of copper down-spouting from a home in the 200 block of Tunbridge Road. Paul McElroy, the occupant, told police the spouting was worth $1,000.
BURGLARY: Northern District -- A resident of the 3800 block of Greenmount Ave. reported that someone broke into his home by removing an air conditioner from a window. The burglar stole a compact disc player, a stereo receiver and an equalizer. Police said the property was valued at $700.
ASSAULT ARREST: Southeastern District -- Police arrested a man and were holding him at the station pending a bail hearing before a District Court commissioner after he allegedly assaulted a woman by pointing a loaded gun at her head and pulling the trigger. Bernice Broadwater, of the 100 block of Colvin St., told police that in her apartment yesterday a man she knows pointed a handgun at her and pulled the trigger. Broadwater told police the man fled her apartment when the gun misfired. The man was arrested a short time later.
ABDUCTION/RAPE: Southeastern District -- Police arrested a 28-year-old man and charged him with abducting a teen-age Turners Station girl and taking her to his Madison Avenue apartment, where he raped and sexually assaulted her. The girl told police the man forced her into his car at Dundalk and Holabird avenues and drove her to his apartment in the 1400 block of Madison Ave., where she was attacked. After the attacks, the man and girl were walking down the street near the apartment when the man walked away. The girl reported the attack to Central District police, who went to a rear apartment in the 1400 block of Madison Ave. and arrested Jimmy Lee Hill, 28, and charged him.
BURGLARY: Western District -- Police reported that someone forced their way into a house in the 2700 block of Rayner Ave. and stole a console television set valued at more than $300. Police said entry was gained through the front door.
BURGLARY: Western District -- Police said two telephones valued at $300 were stolen from a dwelling in the 700 block of N. Fulton Ave. over the weekend. Police said entry was by forcing the front door.
BURGLARY: Western District -- A resident of the 2100 block of W. Saratoga St. reported that someone broke into his home over the weekend and stole a Rossi-brand revolver. Police said the value of the handgun was not known.
BURGLARY: Western District -- A VCR was reported stolen after someone forced the rear basement door of a dwelling in the 1700 block of N. Calhoun St. Police said the property was valued at nearly $300.
ROBBERY: Western District -- Tyra Harrison, of the 1500 block of N. Carey St., reported she was in the 1600 block of N. Carey St. Tuesday morning when she was assaulted by a man and his female companion. Harrison told police she was knocked to the ground and robbed of her purse containing cash and property, all valued at more than $500, and a check for $189.
BURGLARY: Western District -- Members of the Ames Memorial United Church in the 600 block of Baker St. told police that someone broke into their building and stole food items valued at more than $200.
BURGLARY: Western District -- Police said property valued at nearly $2,400 was stolen from a dwelling in the 2800 block of Baker St. after someone gained entry through a rear window. Police said the intruder made off with a TV set, fan, chinaware, silver, an air conditioner and coins.
BURGLARY: Northeastern District -- Officials of the Gladney Transportation Co. in the 2300 block of Sinclair Lane reported that someone broke into several of their trucks and stole 2-way radios. Police said the radios were valued at more than $4,300.
ROBBERY: Northeastern District -- Helen Shaw, of the 3100 block of Kentucky Ave., reported she was walking near her home Tuesday when a man approached her from the rear and grabbed onto her purse. Police said a struggle ensued, during which Shaw was knocked to the ground. Police said the man gained control of the purse and escaped. Shaw told police the purse and its contents were valued at more than $50.
BURGLARY: Northeastern District -- A resident of the 3900 block of Yolando Road reported that his home was broken into by someone who stole two VCRs and several pieces of jewelry. Police said the value of the property was not known. Entry was gained by forcing a basement door.
THEFT: Northeastern District -- Torain Monroe, of the 1600 block of E. Belvedere Ave., told police that someone stole his automated teller machine card and withdrew more than $1,300 from his bank account over several days.
BURGLARY: Northeastern District -- Police said property valued at more than $1,800 was stolen from a dwelling in the 1300 block of Woodbourne Ave. by someone who entered through a basement window.
ROBBERY: Northeastern District -- Judith McCormick, of the 2700 block of Louise Ave., reported she was walking near her home when she was accosted by two men, one armed with a handgun, who demanded she give up her purse. Police said McCormick complied, and the men escaped with cash and property, all valued at $40.
BURGLARY: Northeastern District -- Police reported that someone broke a kitchen window of a dwelling in the 2200 block of Odell Ave. at Hollander Ridge and stole a VCR and a microwave oven. Police said the property was valued at $500.
BURGLARY: Cockeysville -- Police reported that someone broke into Milner-Fenwick,Inc. a video production firm in the 2100 block of Greenspring Drive in Timonium, and stole a heavy-duty flashlight. An inventory was being taken to determine if any other property was taken. Police said entry was gained by using a sledgehammer-type tool to break a hole in the wall. Police said the intruder caused $1,000 damage entering the building.
Anne Arundel County
MOTEL HOLDUP: Glen Burnie -- Police said a man robbed the Holiday Inn in the 6600 block of Ritchie Highway after asking the desk clerk for a room. Police said when the clerk told the man there was a vacancy, the man pulled out a handgun and demanded money from the cash register. Police said the man fled out the front door after being given more than $100.
ARSON: Hanover -- Police and fire investigators said damage estimated at $40,000 was done to a home in the 7500 block of Race Road after someone set it afire with at least four Molotov cocktails. Police said the fire may have been set to cover a burglary of two antique guns and a chain saw. Police said entry was gained by breaking out glass on the back door and reaching inside to unlock the door.
BURGLARY: Annapolis -- Police said someone broke into Outdoor Power, a lawn care store in the 400 block of Chinquapin Round Road, and stole four riding mowers and a leaf blower. Police said the equipment was valued at more than $17,000 and that entry was gained after cutting a hole in the fence that surrounds the property.
BURGLARY: Glen Burnie -- A resident of the 900 block of Pleasantville Drive reported that someone broke into his home by forcing a door and stole jewelry valued at more than $5,000.
BURGLARY: Laurel -- Property valued at $400 was reported stolen from a dwelling in the 3500 block of Whiskey Bottom Road after someone gained entry through a door. Police said stereo equipment was reported stolen.
ARSON: Sykesville -- A state fire marshal said a fire that caused more than $30,000 damage to a frame barn in the 7300 block of Smith Road off Obrecht Road Tuesday morning was arson. Fire Marshal Bob Thomas said no arrests have been made. The fire was reported at 3:35 a.m. Thomas said the 40-by-30-foot barn contained 3,000 bales of hay and straw and was destroyed. Firefighters from Sykesville, Winfield and Gamber responded to the blaze. No injuries were reported. Thomas said the state fire marshal's office is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and indictment of suspects.
ROBBERY: Laurel -- Police today continued their search for a man who robbed a service station in the 9200 block of All Saints Road. Police said a man entered the Crown station around 2 a.m. Monday and walked around for a few minutes looking at soft drink containers. Police said the men then walked behind the counter and grabbed the lone attendant around the neck. After taking an undisclosed sum of money from the cash register, the man fled, running on All Saints Road.
ARSON: Savage -- Police and county fire investigators said someone set fire to the rear loading dock at Patuxent Valley Middle School in the 9100 block of Vollmerhausen Road. Police said a flammable liquid was poured on wooden pallets. Police said the fire was extinguished before it could cause any damage to the school building itself.