Worker charged with stealing from store


An employee of a Glen Burnie restaurant confessed Saturday afternoon that he stole nearly $2,500 from the store since January because he found it so easy he "couldn't stop," county police said yesterday.

Thomas F. Blazer, 39, the manager of The Canopy in the first block of Vernon Avenue, told police a customer called him about two weeks ago, claiming to have seen one of his employees taking money from the cash register and voiding sales. Mr. Blazer checked his receipt tapes and found the employee had voided $2,488 worth of sales since January, police said. He called authorities about 5:30 p.m. Saturday to report the theft, police said.

Northern District Officer Keith Light arrested the suspect, who waived his Miranda rights and signed a statement saying he stole the money to pay for his car, police said.

George Norman Henson, 19, of the 200 block of Vernon Ave. was charged with felony theft.

7 held on drug charges after apartment raid

Narcotics detectives raided a Glen Burnie apartment Friday night, arrested seven people and seized 19 vials of suspected crack cocaine and drug paraphernalia, county police said yesterday.

Police raided the apartment in the 7800 block of Tall Pines Court about 8:30 p.m. A juvenile who lives in the 300 block of Highland Drive and six men were charged with possession of cocaine and drug paraphernalia. The men are:

Derek E. Williams, 30, Gregory C. Thomas, 43, Timothy C. Williams, 38 and Joel N. Martin, 34 -- all of the 7800 block of Tall Pines Court -- and Gary L. Adams, 37, of Woodbridge, Va., and Sylvester N. Payne Jr., 18, of the 7800 block of Spencer Road in Glen Burnie were charged with possession with intent to distribute cocaine. Police allege Mr. Payne had 12 vials of crack cocaine in his pockets.

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