Man on crutches charged with Severn burglary Police say suspect was found by resident


A Severn man arrived home early Wednesday to find an intruder on crutches rummaging through the night stand in his bedroom. According to the police account, as the alleged burglar tried to hobble past, Henry E. Rey grabbed one of the crutches, tripping the man, and held him for police.

Rey, 47, told police he arrived home about 12: 30 a.m. and found the burglar. Police said they searched the man and found his pockets filled with a dozen necklaces, three rings and nine pairs of earrings taken from the night stand drawer. The man later confessed to breaking into the house and stealing the items, according to police.

Richard R. Clark, 44, of the 1500 block of Green Valley Circle in Hanover was charged with burglary.

County police running a sting operation in Laurel on Wednesday arrested two women on prostitution charges.

An undercover officer began cruising down Whiskey Bottom Road about 8: 30 p.m. when a woman stopped him near Old Annapolis Road and solicited him, police said. The officer arrested the woman.

About 40 minutes later, another woman solicited an officer behind the Starting Gate Lounge on Fort Meade Road, police said.

Stacy M. Betz, 30, of no fixed address and Stacia M. Gilbert, 31, of the the 300 block of Brockbridge Road in Laurel were charged with prostitution and lewdness.

A man who showed no weapon robbed a Riva Road bank branch of an undisclosed amount of money Wednesday, county police said.

It was the second bank robbery on Riva Road in as many days.

According to police, the man walked into the Annapolis Bank & Trust offices in the 2500 block of Riva Road near Annapolis about 10: 30 a.m., handed a teller $10 and asked for a roll of quarters.

The man then threw a crumpled plastic grocery bag onto the counter and ordered the teller to put money into the bag, police said. The teller complied and the man fled, police said.

Witnesses told police the robber got into a white Dodge Neon and sped north on Riva Road. A detailed description of the robber was not available.

The teller told police the man did not show a weapon, but that she saw a bulge under his shirt.

Tuesday, two men, one armed with a handgun, held up Arundel Federal Savings Bank in the 2600 block of Riva Road about 9: 30 a.m.

Police Log:

Brooklyn Park: A color television worth $150 was reported stolen Tuesday from a home in the 5100 block of Kramme Ave.

Pasadena: A television worth $350 was reported stolen Wednesday from a home in the 7600 block of Altoona Beach Road.

Pub Date: 8/15/97

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