Man arrested on fireworks charge


A Crofton man was arrested Tuesday morning on charges of setting off fireworks without a permit, county police said.

Officer Daniel Sereboff went to the Crofton Golf Course near Eton Way and Crofton Parkway about 3 a.m. to investigate a complaint of disorderly juveniles. He reported he found two women holding sparklers and two men setting off bottle rockets.

The men ran when Officer Sereboff identified himself. One man escaped.

Douglas J. Stern, 23, of the 1400 block of Kensington Place, was arrested and charged after a brief chase. The other man escaped.

Woman accused of stealing steaks

A Severn woman was arrested Tuesday evening on charges of stealing five porterhouse steaks and seasonings from a Super Fresh store, county police said.

The manager of the store in the 1100 block of Annapolis Road told police he saw a woman come in at about 6:40 p.m. and put containers of salt, lemon-pepper and paprika in her purse. The woman then hid the steaks under her skirt. The manager walked up to the woman, identified himself and held the woman in his office until officers arrived, police said.

Hilder Mae Garrett, 35, of the 7900 block of Pioneer Circle, was charged with misdemeanor theft. The items had a total value of $31, police said.

Tire rims stolen from Hanover store

Thieves stole $5,000 worth of tire rims from a Hanover tire store Monday, county police said.

An employee of Mom's Tires in the 1800 block of Dorsey Road told police he saw two men loading the rims onto a 1975 Ford truck when he arrived at about 9:20 a.m. Monday. The men drove off on Ohio Avenue toward Forest Avenue. The employee called police and gave them the truck's tag number, police said.

Officer Hugo Cardenas ran a computer check of the tag and learned that the truck belonged to a Ferndale woman. Another officer went to the woman's home, but no one answered the door. No truck was found either, police said.

Louis Smith, owner of Mom's Tires, told police the thieves stole 225 rims.

Chemistry show to visit library

The Anne Arundel County public library will sponsor "What's the Matter," the Maryland Science Center's chemistry show at 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. July 20 at the Riviera Beach Branch, 1130 Duvall Highway, Pasadena.

The show is for children in kindergarten through sixth grades.

Information: 222-7371.

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