A Crofton man has been charged with multiple weapons and drug offenses after officers found him asleep behind the wheel of a parked, running car, Anne Arundel County police said.
Officers said it took them several minutes to awaken Michael Lavend Williams Jr., 28, who was in a 1999 Ford Explorer outside the Shell gas station at 2753 Annapolis Road in Hanover on Friday.
Police said he appeared to be under the influence and saw a beer can. After arresting him, officers found four .38-caliber handgun rounds, a .38-caliber revolver, a baggie containing 28 grams of cocaine worth $2,800, and several scales and other paraphernalia.
Williams, of the 2400 block Vineyard Lane, was charged with various traffic charges, and drug and weapons offenses.
Two men rob fast-food restaurant, have not been arrested
Two men robbed a Crofton fast-food restaurant at gunpoint, Anne Arundel County said.
Employees of the Popeye's at 1086 Route 3 North told police that about 8:45 p.m. Monday the robbers, including one with a dark semiautomatic handgun, came in through a back door and announced a holdup. The staff was ordered behind the counter onto the floor. The armed man went into an office and ordered the night manager to open the safe, while the second man emptied two of the counter registers and the drive-through register. They fled through the rear door.
The armed robber was described as black, in his late 30s, 5 feet, 11 inches tall, 200 pounds, wearing a black stocking cap over his face, black sweat shirt and black jeans. The second robber was black, in his late 30s, about 6 feet, 3 inches tall, weighing 220 pounds and wearing a large dark sunglasses, black hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans.
Man takes money from gas station in Glen Burnie, re mains at large
A Glen Burnie gas station was robbed at gunpoint, Anne Arundel County police said.
An employee of the Citgo at 7237 Ritchie Highway told police that a man entered around 4:45 p.m. Friday, displayed a silver and black handgun, and demanded money.
He took an undisclosed amount of cash and fled.
He was described as black, heavyset, 6 feet to 6 feet, 2 inches tall, with a medium to dark complexion, full beard, green/grayish sweatshirt with an unknown logo on front, blue pants and tan boots.
Pizza delivery driver loses money, watch, phone during hold-up
A pizza delivery driver was robbed in Glen Burnie by two men, one of whom suggested he was armed, Anne Arundel County police said.
The victim said that after making a delivery on the 7800 block of Levy Court Saturday, two men approached him as he was returning to his car. One put his hand into his jumpsuit and pointed to the driver as if he was armed and demanded the driver's money. The driver handed that over, as well as his personal money and his cell phone. One of the robbers also took his watch.
Officers find $50,000 worth of cocaine; two men charged
Two men were charged with drug offenses after a routine traffic stop turned up $50,000 in cocaine in their car, Anne Arundel County police said.
An officer on patrol pulled over a Ford Taurus for a safety equipment violation about 11:55 p.m. Sunday on Elvaton Road near Hospital Drive in Glen Burnie.
A routine check of the driver, Charles Pearmon, 43, of the 300 block of Forest Beach Road in Annapolis, revealed he had no license and was wanted on two outstanding warrants.
A vehicle search revealed 8.8 grams of suspected marijuana, 56.5 grams of suspected powder cocaine and 191.7 grams of suspected crack cocaine with approximate street values of $132, $11,300 and $38,340, respectively. A digital scale was also found in the vehicle.
Pearmon and his passenger, Kirk Porter, 28, of the 300 block of Magothy Beach Road in Pasadena, were charged with multiple charges of drug possession and intent to distribute drugs. Pearmon was given a repair order for the safety equipment violation and was charged with driving without a license. The 1996 Ford Taurus and $216 in cash were seized.
Man accused of try ing to use fake cur rency in Westfield Mall
A Harwood man was arrested and charged with passing counterfeit $50 bills at two stores in Westfield Annapolis Mall, Anne Arundel County police said.
Daniele Francesco Nucci, 26, of the 100 block of Jordan Lane, is accused of trying to pay for a drink at the Chick-Fil-A counter using the fake bill about 7 p.m. Friday, but the employees immediately turned him away and called mall security and the police.
While they looked for him, an employee of the nearby Borders Books and Music store approached Sgt. John Gilmer, a county police spokesman who was moonlighting at the mall, to report a similar transaction within the past 30 seconds.
Gilmer and mall security officers immediately found Nucci, who had on him 15 counterfeit $50 bills in addition to $240 in legitimate currency. Nucci attempted to flee but was quickly apprehended behind a business in the 100 block of Defense Highway.
After the foot pursuit, he complained of chest pains and problems breathing. Nucci was transported to Anne Arundel Medical Center.
He was charged with two counts of knowingly passing counterfeit documents, possessing counterfeit currency and resisting arrest.
The Secret Service Baltimore field office was contacted. It is unknown whether Nucci will also face federal charges.
Police find catalytic converters, possible heroin in men's vehicle
Two men have been charged with a series of catalytic converter thefts after officers saw one in the back seat of their car during a traffic stop, Anne Arundel County police said.
Officers pulled over Michael Joseph Susnowitz, 22, of Dundalk, and Michale Danesie, 26, of the 800 block of Cottonwood Drive in Severna Park, about 3:30 a.m. Friday on Ritchie Highway near Robinson Road in Severna Park.
After noticing the car part, they found three more catalytic converters, metal shears, a pipe cutter and a car jack and a plastic capsule they suspected contained heroin.
Both men were possession of drugs and of drug paraphernalia, two counts of theft under $500, and two counts of destruction of property. Susnowitz was also charged with driving without a license.
Officers later located two victims of the thefts in the Harundale area.
Gunman demands money from Severna Park Radio Shack
A man robbed the Radio Shack in Severna Park at gunpoint, Anne Arundel County police said.
An employee of the store on Ritchie Highway told police around 8:40 p.m. Monday that a man had come in, shown a handgun and demanded money.
He fled with an undisclosed amount of cash.
The suspect is described as black, 5 feet, 8 inches tall, with a thick build, bald and wearing a blue jacket, blue jeans and tan Timberland boots.
While owner, son slept, person steals electronics from home, then flees
A Captain's Circle home was robbed early Friday while the owner and her son were sleeping, Annapolis police.
Officer said the victim heard footsteps outside her bedroom door on the 400 block of Captain's Circle at 5:25 a.m. Friday, called out to her son, and then heard someone running down the stairs and out the front door.
She and her son found that two video game systems, digital photography equipment and a DVD player had been stolen. There were no signs of forced entry to the house.
Couple arrested after noise complaint, fighting with police
An Annapolis woman and her boyfriend were arrested after refusing to turn down the noise in their apartment, then attacking the officers who tried to arrest them, city police said.
Officers responding to a noise complaint in a basement apartment on the 1000 block of Park Avenue at 2 a.m. Sunday asked the tenants to quiet down. John Thomas Trivette, 22, called the officers some racial epithets and continued the loud banging. When told he was being arrested, he resisted, flailing his arms and backing away, police said.
Amber Nicole Walls, 23, interfered with the arrest by placing herself between her boyfriend and the officers, police said. She was advised that she was under arrest. She punched one of the officers numerous times, grabbed a door frame in hopes of keeping from being handcuffed and kicked one of the officers in the groin.
Even after being handcuffed, she again kicked an officer in the groin. Trivette, also handcuffed, tried to intervene in her arrest by charging at the officers.
He was charged with disorderly conduct and interfering with police, and she was charged with multiple counts of assault on an officer, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.
Pedestrian assaulted in attempted theft; two of four arrested
Four men grabbed, beat and tried to rob a man walking in Eastport, Annapolis police said.
The victim said he was at Sixth and Severn streets about 10 p.m. Sunday when four men accosted him. One held him by his coat while another repeatedly punched him, even after he fell to the ground.
The robbers demanded his wallet, but the victim fought them off until they fled.
Officers quickly arrested a man nearby who matched one of the victim's descriptions of his attackers. Jerome Wilkerson Jr., 22, of College Creek Terrace was arrested and charged with assault and robbery and is being held at the Jennifer Road Detention Center in lieu of a $750,000 bond.
A 14-year-old juvenile from Baltimore was also apprehended, police said, but provided no other details.
Man, woman ar rested in assault on driver near pub lic housing
An Annapolis woman and Baltimore man were arrested after allegedly stepping into the path of a man driving near the Robinwood public housing community, city police said.
The victim told police he was driving in the area about 12:15 a.m. Monday when a woman stepped into his path, causing him to come to a stop. A man got into the car, then was joined by the woman. He placed the victim in a choke hold, while the woman went through his pockets and took his wallet. The pair then fled.
Officers arrested Shawn Lorey Ireland, 35, running away from the scene, and a witness told police that the woman was one block down the road. Sonya Corlette Lipscomb, 43, of Eastport Terrace, and Ireland were charged with assault and robbery.
Robinwood man faces weapons, drug charges after fleeing vehicle
A Robinwood man was arrested on weapons and drug charges after police pulled him over for speeding in the Newtowne Twenty neighborhood, city police said.
Deontray Lamar Johnson, 22, jumped out of his girlfriend's Crown Victoria during the traffic stop at 1:10 a.m. March 31. He left behind a loaded 9 mm handgun along with marijuana, crack cocaine and Ecstasy, all packaged in a manner for individual sale.
His girlfriend reported the car stolen, and police got surveillance video from a local convenience store showing that Johnson was driving the car at the time. He was arrested Monday morning on a warrant in a Newtowne Drive apartment and charged with unlawful carrying of a handgun, possession of drugs with the intent to distribute and offenses. He is being held at the Jennifer Road Detention Center on $375,000 bond.