Two Glen Burnie men have been charged with burglarizing a Harmans lumber company early Friday.
County police said the alarm at Tidewater Hardwood Lumber Co. in the 7500 block of Railroad Ave. went off shortly after 2:30 a.m. Friday. The first officer on the scene heard people running.
Another officer found a car parked in the woods near the building, and waited there until two men came running up. When the officer questioned them, one of the men said he worked for the lumber company.
Police detained the men while other officers checked the lumber company for evidence, police said. Officers found that a window had been broken and that shoe prints in the area were the same as treads on shoes one of the men was wearing, police said.
The store manager who was called to the scene told police that a .22-caliber rifle and $33 were missing from the store.
The men later confessed to burglarizing the store, police said.
Toby Joe Reed, 20, of the 6400 block of Jefferson Place in Glen Burnie, and Jamal Matthews, 19, of the 6400 block of Washington Square in Glen Burnie, were charged with second-degree burglary.
Drug raid in Crofton nets 5 people, 4 vehicles
County police arrested five people and seized more than $300 and four vehicles during a drug raid Friday night in Towsers Park in Crofton.
Police said yesterday that the tactical narcotics team swept the area near the intersection of Evergreen and Jackson roads to clear it of drug dealers about 6 p.m., then placed undercover officers on the corner to pose as dealers.
When potential buyers approached asking for drugs, officers sold them look-alike drugs and other officers arrested the buyers, police said.
Police arrested Siobhan Julia McNicholas, of the 16300 block of Pond Meadow Lane in Bowie; Jody Charles Ward, of the 6300 block of Galaxy Court in Bowie; Richard Jason Curtis, of the 900 block of Coulson Road in Crownsville; Barry Nelson, of the 1100 block of Indian Landing Road in Millersville; and Brian Lee Thomas, of the 1100 block of Indian Landing Road in Millersville. All were charged with buying look-alike drugs in the sting operation.
Officer arrests man on marijuana charge
A county police officer who smelled the odor of burnt marijuana in a gas station restroom Friday arrested the man who had been there before him on drug charges.
The officer stopped to use the restroom at the Exxon station at Camp Meade and Benton roads just before 2:30 p.m. As he walked in, the officer smelled marijuana and turned around to look for the man he had seen coming out.
He found the man at a bus stop and asked him if had smoked marijuana in the restroom. Police said the man admitted he had, but said he had no drugs on him, consented to a search and showed the officer a pipe that contained a substance that tested positive for marijuana. The officer also found 1.2 ounces of marijuana in a bag the man was carrying, police said.
Police charged John Christopher Rico, 26, of the 1000 block of Goff Road in Baltimore, with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute.