A Baltimore man was arrested on theft and other charges Saturday after 120 gallons of diesel fuel were dumped on the ground, police said.
Officer Ralph Greaves and Sgt. Keith Williams went to the Holden Truck Repair Co. in the 6900 block of Baltimore-Annapolis Boulevard at 12:36 p.m., after getting a report of a theft in progress, police said.
When they arrived, they saw a man leaving the scene. The officers caught the man at Belle Grove Road and 10th Street, police said. Employees at the repair shop told the officers that the man and another suspect tried to steal parts from trucks on the company's parking lot, police said. The officers did not find a second suspect.
The spill occurred when the man removed fittings from a fuel tank, police said. The county fire department and the Maryland Department of the Environment cleaned up the spill.
Gene Love, 27, of the 100 block of Camrose Ave., also was charged with attempted theft and discharging oil into state waters.
Gas station robbed of cash Sunday
A man robbed the Shell gas station in the 400 block of Camp Meade Road in Linthicum on Sunday, police said.
The man entered the gas station at 12:40 a.m. and ordered a store employee and a customer to lie on the floor, police said. The employee and the customer told police they thought the man had a gun.
After taking an unknown amount of money from the cash register, the gunman ran toward Baltimore-Annapolis Boulevard, police said.
Police searched the area with K-9 dogs, but could not find the suspect.