3 men on work-release haven't returned to jail


Three work-release employees at the Anne Arundel County Detention Center who didn't show up for their jobs Saturday didn't return to jail either, officials said.

Jail officials reported to county police about 12:30 a.m. Sunday that three men had not returned. All three were released at 6 a.m. Saturday to their jobs and were due back at 8 p.m. Saturday, police said.

Gary Davis Metzler, 26, of the 500 block of Glenview Ave. in Glen Burnie; Roy James Wyrick, 32, who lived in the Samaritan House in Annapolis; and Russell Wayne Bennett, 36, of the 200 block of Bar Harbor Road in Pasadena are being sought by police. Metzler was in the eighth month of an 18-month burglary sentence, Wyrick in the sixth month of an 18-month battery sentence, and Bennett in the first month of a six-month term for contempt of court.

Metzler and Wyrick worked at S & T Concepts in the 6800 block of Baltimore-Annapolis Blvd. in Linthicum, and Mr. Bennett worked at Arden Contractors in the 1800 block of Generals Highway in Annapolis, police said.

Vandals destroy 10 mailboxes

Vandals used a baseball bat to crush 10 mailboxes from Davidsonville to Lothian late Friday night and early Saturday morning, county police said.

Davidsonville Gardens, where the vandals destroyed nine mailboxes along a stretch of Harwood Road between Sands and Wayson roads, was hardest hit. Three mailboxes were hit on Harwood Road from the 600 to the 800 block, and four on Sands Road from the 4000 block to the 4700 block, police said.

A mailbox in the 3200 block of Ivy Way, one in the 3800 block of Wayson Road and another in the 5600 block of Brooks Woods Road in Lothian also were destroyed. The vandals struck between 8 p.m. Friday and 9:30 a.m. Saturday. A woman who lives in the 700 block of Harwood Road told police she heard her mailbox being smashed about 2:15 a.m. Saturday and a car spinning wheels as it left the area.

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