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2 men arrested in escape after warehouse theft


County police arrested two men on theft charges Saturday morning after a car rammed a patrol car and two cars belonging to Federal Express security officers in an attempt to flee a warehouse lot on Hammonds Ferry Road, officials said.

Detective Thomas Adams and Federal Express security officers Chester Houchin and Robert Brown had staked out the Federal Express warehouse in the 700 block of Hammonds Ferry Road after a series of thefts. About 10:15 a.m., they saw a 1992 Toyota Camry drive onto the warehouse lot, police said.

One man got out of the car and went into the warehouse through an open door. When he came out with several boxes, Detective Adams identified himself as a police officer and ordered the man to stop. The man dropped the boxes and ran to the car, where a man who was in the passenger's seat slid over to the driver's seat.

The men tried to drive off the lot, but ran into Mr. Brown's 1995 Plymouth Voyager and Mr. Houchin's 1994 Ford E250 after they moved to block in the suspects. The Toyota then hit Sgt. Wayne Ebbert's patrol car as it left the lot and ran head-on into the side of the warehouse, police said.

Arthur Tyrone Mackey, 41, of the 1700 block of New York Ave. and Princeton Alford Rubin, 37, of the 100 block of Franklin St. were charged with felony theft, assault, and leaving the scene of an accident. Mr. Mackey also was charged with four counts of felony theft.

Man arrested in clash on road with officer

A Curtis Bay man was charged with assault with intent to murder Friday night after police say he tried to force a county police officer's patrol car off the road during a chase.

Northern District Officer Michael Barclay tried to stop a car in the 4600 block of Fourth St. about 8:30 p.m. for speeding. Instead of pulling over, the driver accelerated and swerved his car directly at Officer Barclay's car. The driver then sped off south on Fourth Street, but Officer Barclay stopped the car in the 4100 block of Audrey Ave. and arrested the man, whose driver's license was suspended, police said.

James William Stewart, 29, of the 300 block of Pontiac Avenue, was charged with assault, driving while his license is suspended, reckless driving, fleeing and eluding and failure to obey a lawful order of a police officer in addition to the assault with intent to murder charge.

House raid leads to drug arrests

Narcotics detectives raided a Brooklyn Park house Friday night, arresting two men and recovering 3.5 ounces of suspected marijuana, county police said.

Detectives went to the house in the 5200 block of Patrick Henry Drive about 11 p.m. In addition to the suspected marijuana, they found a triple beam scale used to weigh marijuana and numerous plastic bags. The suspected marijuana was sealed in 1-ounce, 1/2 -ounce and 1/4 -ounce packages, police said.

Brian Keith Griffin, 33, who lives in the raided house and John Lawrence Worth, 30, of the 1400 block of Heron Road in Pasadena were charged with possession with intent to distribute marijuana.

Service program to start satellite

Partners in Care Inc., a service exchange program, will launch its Brooklyn Park satellite with an open house from 9 a.m. to noon today. Refreshments will be served.

The satellite will operate out of the Brooklyn Park Health Center, 300 Hammonds Lane.

Partners in Care provides occasional volunteer assistance, such as transportation to medical appointments or grocery shopping, to elderly or disabled adults.

Information: 553-8054.

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