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Man with knife robs bank branch in Edgewater


A man armed with a steak knife robbed an Edgewater branch of Washington Federal Savings Bank Friday and fled with an undisclosed amount of money, Anne Arundel County police said.

No one was injured.

Police said the suspect entered the branch in the 3100 block of Solomons Island Road about 10 a.m. wearing dark shorts, black shoes, a black T-shirt, a black cap, black gloves and a blue and white bandanna over his face.

He displayed what appeared to be a steak knife and demanded money from a teller, who complied.

The man ran from the bank, heading west toward the neighborhood of Southdown Shores.

The man was described as black, in his early 20s, 5 feet 6 or 7, 180 to 190 pounds, with a dark complexion, medium build and short hair.

2 arrested in Freetown on drug charges

Officers patrolling in Freetown arrested a Pasadena man and a Harford County woman on drug possession charges in separate incidents.

Northern District Officers Eric Gennett and Keith Light were in Freetown Thursday afternoon when they saw a woman in a 1988 Ford Bronco drive up to an apartment building in the 7800 block of Shirley Murphy Court. The woman went into the stairwell, then returned to the Bronco a few minutes later.

When she did not stop at a stop sign, Officer Light radioed Officer Gennett, who pulled the car over at New Freetown and Freetown roads.

The woman agreed to let Officer Gennett search the truck, police said. He found a bag of marijuana and rolling papers in the glove compartment, police said.

Mary Kathleen Lackl, 32, of the 1300 block of W. Jarrettsville Road in Forest Hill was charged with possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

Wednesday night, Officers Light and Gennett arrested a Pasadena man at the same location.

The officers were patrolling about 10 p.m., when Officer Gennett saw a man huddle with another man and then drive off in a 1985 Lincoln Town Car.

The driver went through the same stop sign, and Officer Gennett radioed Officer Light, who stopped the car at New Freetown and Freetown roads, police said.

Officer Light saw the driver reach into his pocket, then put his hand behind his back, police said. He grabbed the man's hand and recovered a small bag of cocaine, police said.

Karl Nathaniel Holmes, 30, of the 100 block of Mountain Road was charged with possession of cocaine.

Detectives arrest man on cocaine charge

Acting on complaints, narcotics detectives staked out the parking lot of a Pasadena bar early Friday and arrested a Glen Burnie man on drug charges, county police said.

Police had received complaints of drug dealing on the back parking lot of A.L. Gator's in the 8500 block of Fort Smallwood Road.

Detectives saw a man get into a 1987 Toyota truck about 1:10 a.m. Earlier, the man had gone to the truck with two other men, police said.

The man bent over the steering wheel several times as if looking for something. When detectives walked up and peered inside, they saw a plastic bag containing cocaine, police said. The man was arrested, and two-tenths of a gram of cocaine and his truck were seized, police said.

Wayne Edward Nock, 31, of the 800 block of Scott Circle was charged with possession of cocaine.

Crownsville teen punched by youth

A Crownsville youth was attacked Thursday afternoon as he talked to a friend in the 800 block of Valley Road, county police said.

James German, 15, was standing with friend Brian Roberts, 16, when a Volkswagen Cabaret with several youths inside pulled up about 5:10 p.m., police said.

The boys got out of the car and one punched James in the eye. The assailant and the others got back in the car and drove off.

The German youth had some swelling over his right eye but did not require hospital treatment.

Older teen steals 13-year-old's bicycle

A 13-year-old Brooklyn Park boy was assaulted and his bicycle stolen Wednesday afternoon by an older teen-ager, county police said.

Bradley Jefferson, 13, was riding his mountain bike near Park Elementary School about 3 p.m. A youth 17 or 18 years old asked him for a quarter. When he refused, the older youth shoved Bradley off his bicycle and rode off, police said.

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