Two teens from Annapolis were arrested on burglary and theft charges Friday morning after two officers found $1,700 worth of property from the Smith Marine store stashed behind a nearby Severna Park restaurant, county police said.
Eastern District Officers Brian Fleig and Don Ward were on patrol about 1:30 a.m. when they noticed the two young people standing behind Shooters Bar and Grill in the 900 block of Ritchie Highway. The youths ran when they saw the officers, but Officer Fleig caught them after a brief chase. He returned the pair to the restaurant. A carburetor and spotlight taken from the marina were found under blankets.
The 17-year-old boy and 13-year-old girl were charged with second- and fourth-degree burglary and felony theft and released to their parents.
Father and son attacked by group
Two men were attacked Thursday night by a group of six or seven men, county police said.
Robert Stephen Lewis Jr., 25, of the 6400 block of Bricktown Circle in Glen Burnie was not injured. His father, Robert Stephen Lewis Sr., 49, of the 100 block of Catalfa Avenue in Pasadena received a cut ear and head but refused medical treatment, police said.
The father and son were driving to the son's house from a neighborhood softball game about 9:15 p.m. when they passed a group of men on the corner of Centennial Circle and Heritage Hill Drive. The group of men chased the car until it pulled up at the pair's destination.
The men yanked the senior Mr. Lewis from the car and began pummeling him, police said, and punched his son when he tried to intervene. Neither victim got a good description of the men, who may have thought that either Mr. Lewis or his father said something derogatory as the car passed, police said.
Man implies he has gun, robs doughnut shop
A man who implied he had a gun robbed an Odenton Dunkin' Donuts shop Thursday afternoon of an undisclosed amount of money, county police said.
The man walked into the shop in the 1500 block of Annapolis Road shortly before 1 p.m. and ordered the clerk to give him the money in the cash register. The clerk obeyed when the man indicated he had a gun and gestured toward his waist. He left the shop walking north on Annapolis Road, police said.
The robber was described as a black male in his 30s. He was unshaven with close-cut hair and may have walked with a limp. He is 6 feet to 6 feet 1 inch tall and weighs about 150 pounds. He was wearing a black long-sleeved dress shirt and pants, police said.
Car recovered, police arrest four
County police staked out a Severn home Thursday morning, arrested four people on outstanding warrants and recovered a stolen car, officials said.
Acting on a tip, Western District Officers Debra Arduini and Lisa Vronch, assisted by Detective Rick Robinson, set up surveillance of the house in the 8300 block of New Cut Road about 11:30 a.m.
Soon a man and woman got into a Monte Carlo that was reported stolen July 8. They were followed by another man and woman who got into an unregistered car.
The cars pulled away and Officers Vronch and Arduini stopped them at the intersection of New Cut and Burns Crossing roads. Police found a homemade marijuana pipe between the passenger and driver's seat of the stolen car, officials said.
Police identified the driver of the Monte Carlo as Wayne H. Smith, 26, of the 8300 block of New Cut Road. He was charged with felony theft, possession of drug paraphernalia, driving while his license was revoked and suspended. He was wanted on a charge of misdemeanor theft.
His passenger, Cathy Lee Harris, 33, of no fixed address was charged with felony theft and possession of drug paraphernalia. She also was charged on a warrant alleging possession of cocaine, marijuana and drug paraphernalia.
The driver of the unregistered car, George Anthony Gales, 36, of the 6500 block of Harrison Ave. in Linthicum was charged with driving while revoked, driving while suspended, operating an unregistered vehicle, driving with another vehicle's tags and on two warrants charging him with battery and misdemeanor theft. His passenger, Bridget Butler, 32, of the 100 block of Warwichshire Lane in Glen Burnie was charged on a warrant alleging unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.
Unleashed pit bull kills woman's cat
A Glen Burnie woman who went to check loud animal noises on her back porch Tuesday night was greeted by a horrifying sight: her cat in the jaws of a pit bull.
Police gave this account of events:
Jennifer Casper, 26, of the 7800 block of Woodside Terrace heard the sounds about 11:40 p.m. She and her roommate, John Hucke, 30, went to the porch and saw a man trying to get his unleashed pit bull to release her cat, Buster.
Mr. Hucke hit the dog several times in an attempt to rescue the cat, but the dog's owner protested and the canine wouldn't loosen its grip.
Mr. Hucke brought his dog outside to distract the pit bull, causing it to drop the cat, which was dead.
Ms. Casper and the dog's owner then exchanged harsh words.
The man and his pit bull drove away in a gray Dodge Aries.