Brooklyn Park Burger King robbedTwo men armed...


Brooklyn Park Burger King robbed

Two men armed with a handgun robbed a Brooklyn Park Burger King Thursday night, getting away with an undetermined amount of money after forcing the manager into a walk-in freezer.

Police said the men walked into the restaurant, in the 5500 block of Ritchie Highway, about 10:30 p.m. and ordered some food.

After paying, police said, the men threatened the manager, Nils A. Canter, with a handgun and demanded that he open the safe.

After stuffing money from the safe and the cash registers into a pink pillow case, the men forced Mr. Canter, 58, into a walk-in freezer. He came out several minutes later, but the suspects had gone.

Police arrest 3 in Freetown raid

Three people were arrested after police raided a Freetown home Thursday night looking for cocaine.

Members of the special operations squad and narcotics detectives raided the home in the 7900 block of New Freetown Road about 10 p.m.

Police said they found a quarter-ounce of crack cocaine, $368 and a loaded .22 caliber rifle.

Charged with possession of cocaine with intent to distribute was Karen Michelle Hall, 30, of the 7900 block of New Freetown Road.

Charged with possession of cocaine were John Porter, 31, of the 1200 block of Marda Lane, Annapolis, and Timothy Alphanso Kane, 32, of the 8100 block of Elizabeth Road, Pasadena.

Runaway, 12, gets protective custody

A 12-year-old runaway hanging out in downtown Annapolis shortly before midnight Thursday was taken into protective custody, city police said.

The youth was on Compromise Street and appeared to be lost, prompting a city officer to ask whether he needed help. The youth, who said he ran away from his home in Calvert County because he was being abused, was turned over to the protective services division of the county Department of Social Services.

The following break-ins have been reported to county police:


Unit block of Magothy Bridge Road; Wednesday, Aug. 19, entry gained through window of office trailer. Burning rig torch taken. Total loss: $600.

Unit block of Milburn Circle; Thursday, Aug. 20, entry gained through garage door. Motorcycle taken. Total loss: $1,200.

Severna Park:

Unit block of Riggs Avenue; Wednesday, Aug. 19, entry gained through roof of Severna Park Elementary School. Nothing taken.

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