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Three teens charged in break-in, threats

Three teenagers have been charged with breaking into a house in Glen Burnie and threatening two occupants with a gun in a dispute over money, Anne Arundel County police said yesterday.

The residents of the house in the 300 block of Georgia Ave. N.E., told police that the three youths confronted them outside shortly after 2:30 p.m. Monday. One placed a gun to the head of one man while others stole personal items from the other.

The victims were able to run into the house and lock the door, police said, but the suspects forced the door open and again threatened the occupants with the gun, telling them to hand over any money they had, police said in a statement.

The victims refused, and the teens got away in a red Ford Crown Victoria. Police said they quickly located the car at the home of one of the suspects.

Albert Dankwan Westmoreland, 17, of the 7800 block of Jaki Terrace in Glen Burnie and Kirk Nowlin, 17, of the 7800 block of Southampton Drive, also in Glen Burnie, and an unidentified juvenile were arrested and charged as adults with multiple counts of armed robbery, assault and burglary, police said.

Charles man charged with four robberies

A Charles County man has been charged with four recent armed robberies after a witness saw him speed away from a Hanover convenience store that had just been held up, county police said.

A man wearing dark clothing, gloves and a mask showed up at the Xtra Mart at 1401 Dorsey Road about 9:15 a.m. Friday, pointed a handgun at the clerk and demanded money, and gave her a plastic bag to put it in, police said. After taking an unspecified amount of cash, he drove off in a blue Dodge Durango. A witness described the SUV to police.

Officers soon tried to pull it over and the driver refused. The chase ended when the driver turned down a dead-end street in Prince George's County and ditched the vehicle. He was quickly apprehended.

George Alexander Yates, 27, of Bryans Road was also connected to three other recent robberies: Royal Farms at 7843 Telegraph Road in Severn on March 13, the Sunoco gas station at 1025 Route 3 South in Crofton on Feb. 20 and the Sunoco at 1433 Annapolis Road in Odenton on Feb. 16.

Yates is being held at the Jennifer Road Detention Center on $5 million bond.

Passenger robs driver after cab ride

A man robbed a taxicab driver who had given him a ride to Severn, county police said.

The victim told police that he had picked up a fare shortly before 10 a.m. Friday in Laurel and taken him to the 1800 block of Eagle Court in Severn. Once they arrived, the man told the driver to give him his money, implying he had a weapon. The victim complied, and the robber fled on foot between two homes.

Convenience store robbed in Laurel

A Laurel convenience store was robbed at gunpoint, county police said.

The robber entered the 7-Eleven at 3393 Laurel-Fort Meade Road about 3:30 p.m. Sunday, approached a store clerk, displayed a handgun from his waistband and demanded money.

The clerk complied, and the robber, dressed in black, fled on foot.

McDonald's robbed in Linthicum

A man wearing a ski mask and armed with a semiautomatic gun held up a McDonald's restaurant in Linthicum, county police said.

The robber entered the McDonald's at 717 Nursery Road about 9:40 p.m. Sunday, pointed a semiautomatic handgun and ordered the employees to open the safe. He took an undisclosed amount of cash and fled.

Man grabs officer's citation envelopes

A thief snatched 25 citation envelopes from a city parking enforcement officer's hand, Annapolis police said.

The 26-year-old officer was walking in the 100 block of Main St. about 5:20 p.m. Saturday when a man came up from behind, grabbed her envelopes and fled.

Man accused of fraud in electric purchases

A Crofton man has been charged with fraudulently charging his purchases of electrical supplies and equipment to a company with a standing account at the store, Annapolis police said.

Casey Paul Davis, 28, had visited Rexel Electric at 601 Chinquapin Round Road several times. Employees later determined that he was not an employee of the customer, and had no authority to charge to the account.

Davis came in again Monday and was billing his purchases to the company when officers came in and arrested him. He was charged with theft.

Fugitive, teen arrested in city

A 24-year-old man wanted on several warrants and the teenager who was hiding him in her apartment were arrested and charged last week, Annapolis police said.

Officers who were looking for a man considered armed and dangerous saw him arrive in a cab and go into an apartment at 1288 Graff Court about 8 p.m. Friday.

Officers surrounded the residence and spoke to a tenant, Shawntay Danielle Henderson, who denied that the fugitive, Corey Tony Wallace, was there and refused to allow officers to come in and look for him.

A deputy sheriff who was part of the search team ordered a search of the residence and Wallace was quickly found hiding in a bathroom. He was arrested without incident.

Henderson was arrested and charged with harboring a fugitive and making a false statement to a police officer.

Man arrested in traffic incident

An Annapolis man who refused to pull over for police was arrested after his mirror struck the officer, city police said.

The officers working a crosswalk enforcement detail on Duke of Gloucester Street about 1:30 p.m. Monday saw a white Ford Explorer being driven by Shannon Blair Jr., 21, of Hicks Avenue. One officer familiar with Blair knew that his license was suspended. He motioned for Blair to pull over. Instead, he sped off, striking the officer in the hand with the mirror of the car.

Officers soon found the SUV abandoned in the 400 block of Sixth St. and found Blair at Park and President streets. He was arrested and charged with first-degree assault, fleeing and eluding police, and related offenses.

He is being held at the Jennifer Road Detention Center in lieu of $1 million bond.

Man, 22, reports being shot in leg

A 22-year-old man said he was shot in the leg while walking down a city street.

The victim told officers at 8:50 p.m. Monday that he had been on Croll Drive when a tan four-door car pulled up near him. The rear passenger window opened, and an occupant fired several times at him. The victim was hit in the leg and fled to a nearby residence, seeking help.

He was treated at Anne Arundel Medical Center.

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