County police arrested 11 people on drug and drug-related charges last week.

On Feb. 5, police charged eight people in three unrelateddrug arrests.

Police served a search-and-seizure warrant at a suspected "crack house" in the 5900 block of Turnabout Lane in Columbia.

Patricia Ann Snowden, 35, and Morgan M. Washington, 35, both of the 5900 block of Turnabout Lane, along with two 17-year-olds and two 14-year-old juveniles, were charged with possession of cocaine, marijuana and related drug paraphernalia.

Detectives arrested a 17-year-old Columbia male on drug charges after serving a search warrant and finding cocaine at a home in the 5500 block of Cedar Lane.

Police also arrestedCharles Lamont Clark, 19, of the 8800 Hayshed Lane, in Columbia.

A narcotics officer arranged a cocaine deal with Clark, who met the officer in the Long Reach Village Center parking lot, police said. Clark pulled a handgun when the officer identified himself, but the officer knocked him to the ground and disarmed him of the loaded .38-caliber weapon, police said. Officers also confiscated a shotgun, ammunition and several hundred small plastic bags in a search at Clark's home.

Clark was charged with assault with intent to murder, armed drug trafficking, possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, a handgun violation and resisting arrest. He remained in the Howard CountyDetention Center yesterday under $100,000 bond.

On Thursday, police made three other drug arrests.

Officers served search warrants on two apartments on the fifth floor of Abbott House, in the 5400 block of Cedar Lane. They arrested Glen E. Hatcher, 25, of that address,and Dareen Baker, 21, of the 10400 block of Hickory Ridge Road, on charges of possession and possession with intent to distribute a controlled dangerous substance. Police also arrested Vincent D. Johnson, 20, of the 700 block of Mansfield Road, Baltimore, on an open warrant for distribution of cocaine.

A search of the apartments resulted in the recovery of several $20 pieces of crack, scales, measuring devices, razor blades, vials, a calculator and several hundred small plastic bags.


Fire destroyed a town house in the 9700 block of Basket Ring Road in Columbia on Saturday, with damage estimated at $160,000. An adjacent home received minor smoke damage.

The fire was reported at 9:46 p.m., and units from five county fire and rescue stations responded. Occupants of the home were away. There were no injuries.


An apparent electrical fire caused $75,000 in damage to a home in the 9300 block of Gentle Way in Columbia.

County fire and rescue responded at 6:27 p.m. and extinguished the fire at 7:52.

Other crimes reported to the Howard County police:


9042 Route 108: A computer, printer and monitor were reported stolen at 9:30 a.m. Sunday from SGM Bindery Inc. The burglar entered through a front door.

5300 block Harpers Farm Road: A 1992 Volkswagen was reported stolen Saturday from a residential area.

9700 block Early Spring Way: A 1984 Nissan Sentra was reported stolen from a residential area Sunday.

9100 block Red Branch Road: A red pickup truck with wood racks on the side was reported stolen at 1:42 p.m. Sunday from a commercial area.

Ellicott City

4244 Montgomery Road: Locks from three storage containers at the Ellicott City Armory were reported cut at 2 p.m. Saturday.

3100 block Normandy Woods Drive: A 1989 Nissan Sentra was stolen from a residential area Sunday.

8800 block Town & Country Boulevard: A 1989 Suzuki motorcycle was reported stolen at 6:51 Monday from a residential area.


2300 block of Route 97: A floor jack was taken from a shed before 6:35 a.m. Thursday.


5700 block Elkridge Heights: A metal door, extension cord and nails were

taken from a house under construction between 6 p.m. Feb. 5 and 7 a.m. Thursday.


8700 Cardinal Forest Circle: A leaf blower, air compressor and a remote toy helicopter were reported stolen at 10:30 a.m. Thursday from a shed.


Route 216 and Harding Road: A 1970 Chevy truck was stolen Sunday.

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