Pair arrested in attempted robbery


Two men who allegedly tried to hold up a Glen Burnie gas station early yesterday were caught by police who spotted their car moments after the incident occurred, authorities said.

Two men walked into the Glen Burnie Mobil station at Crain Highway and Crainmont Drive, and threatened the clerk with a loaded .25 caliber handgun, police said.

The man with the gun demanded the money bag kept under the counter, but the clerk told him the bag was not there. Police said the suspect repeated his demand, then left when he looked himself and could not find the money bag.

The clerk called police and gave them a description of the car. Two officers patrolling on Fleagle Road, behind the gas station, saw the silver Toyota MR2 on the ramp to I-97 near Crain Highway.

Police said they recovered a ski mask and a Raven .25 caliber semi-automatic handgun from the car. They said the clerk identified the two suspects.

George Victor Kraft, 19, of the 6300 block of Frederick Road, in Catonsville, was charged with armed robbery and possession of a deadly weapon.

David William Cascioli, 24, of the 3300 block of English Counsel Ave., in Baltimore, was charged with armed robbery and traffic violations.

Chase leads police to drug suspects

County police chased a man suspected of breaking into a car through Old Mill Park Wednesday afternoon and wound up arresting four people on drug charges in the Old Mill High School parking lot.

The events began shortly after noon when police officers tried to arrest a man suspected of attempting to break into a car in the 400 block of Hardmore Court in Glen Burnie.

The man took off running as officers approached. They chased the man into the high school, where he changed clothing. Police caught him as he came outside.

Alejandro Trevon Johnson, 18, of the 200 block of Farragut Court, in Annapolis, was charged with unauthorized use of a car and resisting arrest.

While at the high school, officers said they saw a car in the parking lot that matched the description of a vehicle that had been tampered with earlier in the day.

Police arrested the four occupants and said they found a half gram of suspected cocaine and $632 in the car. They said all four occupants were wearing pagers, which is illegal on school grounds.

Charged with drug possession and possession of pagers on school property were: Larry Shields III, 20, of the 7800 block of Parke West Drive, Glen Burnie; Tubaya Ronaldo, 19, of the 700 block of Old Herald Harbor Road, Crownsville; Duwayne Leonard Jones, 19, of the 1200 block of Sunrise Beach Road, Crownsville; and a 15-year-old boy.

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