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Man, 27, arrested on burglary and drug charges


A moonlighting county police officer arrested a Glen Burnie man on burglary and drug charges Wednesday morning after a woman reported that he had tried to break into her apartment, police said.

Northern District Officer David Frendlich was working security at the Valley Brook Apartments in the 200 block of Southbridge Drive around 1:05 a.m. when he received a call of a breaking and entering in progress.

Officer Frendlich confronted a man holding a tire iron on the stairs of one of the buildings. A resident identified him as the woman's former boyfriend and said he didn't live there. The woman said her ex-boyfriend had tried to pry open her bedroom window with the tire iron, police said.

Officer Frendlich used information from the man's driver's license to find his car parked outside. In the car, he found rolling papers and a bag of marijuana laced with PCP on the floorboard, police said.

Jamore Van Johnson, 27, was charged with fourth-degree burglary and possession of marijuana and PCP. He gave his address as the apartment where his ex-girlfriend lives, police said.

Bank branch robbed on Crain Highway

A man robbed a Signet Bank branch Tuesday afternoon and escaped with an undisclosed amount of money, county police said.

The man walked into the bank, in the 500 block of Crain Highway, about 1:50 p.m. He gave the teller a note, and the teller handed over cash. The man then ran east on Fifth Avenue and ducked behind a Shell station, police said.

The robber was described as a white male 6 feet to 6 feet 1 inches tall, weighing 170 to 190 pounds, with light brown, collar-length hair and clean-shaven. He was wearing a white T-shirt with black letters and a triangle-shaped emblem, a black baseball cap, dark green or gray shorts, black, mirrored sunglasses and a black waist pack.


* Sun Valley: A Pasadena man was slightly injured Wednesday night after he struggled briefly with two men who robbed him near the Valley Brook Apartments, county police said. The victim was slashed with a knife at Faywood and Winborne drives. He declined medical attention.

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