Anne Arundel

The following were among crime reports recently received by the Anne Arundel County Police Department. For more information, call 410-222-8050.

REWARDS FOR INFORMATION

Metro Crime Stoppers, a nonprofit group, will pay up to $2,000 for information leading to an arrest and indictment in connection with felonies. Call the 24-hour hotline at 410-276-8888. Callers may remain anonymous.

ANNAPOLIS AREA

THEFTS/BREAK-INS

DEFENSE HWY. S., 100 block, Dec. 28 to Dec. 31. Cash and other property were stolen from a business entered by forcing a front door.

RIVA RD., 2500 block, 5 p.m. Dec. 27 to 7 a.m. Dec. 30. A business was entered by forcing a front door. Nothing was reported missing.

RIVA RD., 2500 block, 5 p.m. Dec. 27 to 7 a.m. Dec. 30. A VCR was stolen from a business entered by breaking a glass door.

ARNOLD AREA

THEFTS/BREAK-INS

GREENBLADES CT., 500 block, 6 to 11:30 p.m. Dec. 28. Property was stolen from a residence entered through a rear door.

RITCHIE HWY. S., 1400 block, 1:34 a.m. Dec. 30. Tobacco products were stolen from a business entered by breaking a rear window.

RITCHIE HWY. S., 1400 block, 6:30 p.m. Dec. 31 to 10 a.m. Jan. 2. TVs, a VCR and other property were stolen from a business entered through a rear door.

RITCHIE HWY. S., 1400 block, 7 p.m. Dec. 28 to 10 a.m. Dec. 30. A VCR was stolen from a business entered by forcing a rear door.

BALTIMORE AREA

THEFTS/BREAK-INS

GARMOUTH RD., 5200 block, 11 p.m. Jan. 3. Police executed a search and seizure warrant at a property as a result of an investigation of thefts targeting video stores throughout the county. Four Baltimore residents were arrested, including two men, ages 27 and 44, and two women, 31 and 33. They were charged with several counts of theft and possession of a controlled dangerous substance with the intent to distribute. Police recovered a loaded 9mm semiautomatic, videotapes, DVDs, cash and narcotics.

ZEPPELIN AVE., 300 block, 2 to 3 p.m. Jan. 3. A radio and audio recordings were stolen from a residence entered through an unlocked rear door.

BROOKLYN PARK AREA

THEFTS/BREAK-INS

AUDREY AVE., 200 block, 3:42 a.m. Dec. 30. A business was entered by cutting a door lock. Nothing was reported missing.

WASENA AVE., 5200 block, 1 to 3 a.m. Jan. 2. A residence was entered by forcing a rear door. Nothing was reported missing.

CHURCHTON AREA

THEFTS/BREAK-INS

FRANKLIN MANOR RD., 900 block, 2:30 p.m. Dec. 31 to 2:30 p.m. Jan. 2. A residence was entered by breaking a glass front door. Nothing was reported missing.

CROFTON AREA

THEFTS/BREAK-INS

JEFFREY DR., 1100 block, 11:05 p.m. Dec. 30. A residence was entered through an unlocked front door. Nothing was reported missing.

JORDAN AVE., 1400 block, 7 to 10 p.m. Dec. 30. A residence was entered by breaking a glass front window. Nothing was reported missing.

VINEYARD LANE, 2500 block, 6:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Jan. 1. A residence was entered. Nothing was reported missing.

EDGEWATER AREA

THEFTS/BREAK-INS

CENTRAL AVE. W., 1-100 block, 12:26 a.m. Jan. 3. A business was entered. Nothing was reported missing.

HILLTOP RD., 1600 block, 7 to 8:50 p.m. Jan. 5. A residence was entered by forcing a rear door. Nothing was reported missing.

POPLAR AVE., 300 block, 1 p.m. Dec. 28 to Dec. 30. Equipment and other property were stolen from a residence entered through an unlocked door.

POPLAR AVE., 300 block, 8 p.m. Dec. 30 to 7 a.m. Dec. 31. Equipment was stolen from a residence entered through an unlocked door.

SELBY BLVD., 800 block, Nov. 1 to Nov. 15. Tools were stolen from a residence entered by forcing a side door.

GALESVILLE AREA

THEFTS/BREAK-INS

MUDDY CREEK RD., 4700 block, 12:59 a.m. Dec. 30. Tobacco products were stolen from a business entered by breaking a glass front door.

GAMBRILLS AREA

HOMICIDES

RED FALL LANE, 1100 block, Jan. 7. Two men were arrested by the county police department's Cold Case Squad in connection with the disappearance of Joseph A. Demarest, 17, who was reported missing Sept. 4, 1996, after he left his residence. He has never been found. A 23-year-old Gambrills man and a 25-year-old California, Md., man were charged with first-degree murder.

GLEN BURNIE AREA

ROBBERIES

EAST WAY AND DALE ROAD, 11:30 p.m. Dec. 30. A male pedestrian was hit on the head and robbed of his wallet after he was approached by two men. A person found the pedestrian and helped him home, and he was treated at a hospital and released.

HOSPITAL DR., 300 block, 10:35 p.m. Jan. 4. A gunman robbed a restaurant of cash.

HOSPITAL DR., 300 block, 12:34 a.m. Dec. 30. Police responding to an alarm arrested two Baltimore men, ages 56 and 62, who were inside a store trying to force an inner door open with a crowbar. Both men were charged with burglary and destruction of property. Burglary tools were recovered.

MOUNTAIN RD., 100 block, 10:53 p.m. Jan. 6. A male wearing a white cloth over his mouth tried to open the door of a fast-food restaurant as it was closing. When an employee grabbed the door and locked it, the male pulled a gun from his waistband and fled.

RITCHIE HWY., 7100 block, 2:16 p.m. Dec. 29. A male in a restaurant shoved a female clerk, reached over a counter and took money from a cash register.

SUMMER RAIN CT., 7900 block, 4:43 p.m. Jan. 6. A pizza deliveryman was returning to his vehicle after unsuccessfully attempting to deliver two pizzas to a residence when five males approached him. After being punched in the face and dropping the pizzas, the deliveryman was robbed of cash, three bank checks, two pizzas and a drink.

THEFTS/BREAK-INS

HOSPITAL DR., 300 block, 12:34 a.m. Dec. 30. A residence was entered by forcing a rear door. Nothing was reported missing.

MAPLE AVE., 200 block, 6 p.m. Dec. 24 to 1 p.m. Dec. 30. An all-terrain vehicle, a bicycle and tools were stolen from a residence.

MARGATE DR., 100 block, 2:36 p.m. Dec. 31. A residence was entered. Nothing was reported missing.

RITCHIE HWY., 6700 block, 4:40 p.m. Jan. 7. Police responding to a call about the use of a stolen credit card, stopped a vehicle in a parking lot. A 35-year-old Baltimore man was arrested and charged with credit card theft, breaking and entering and destruction of property. Three credit cards that were recovered had been taken during a break-in of a building on Cedar Hill Lane.

SECLUDED POST CIR., 400 block, 5 to 7:45 p.m. Dec. 30. Firearms, a camera, IDs and videotapes were stolen from a residence entered by forcing a rear window.

TALL PINES CT., 7800 block, 8:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Dec. 30. Cash, jewelry, a VCR, video games and equipment were stolen from a residence entered by forcing a rear window.

WHITE WATER CT., 6700 block, 11:40 p.m. Jan. 3. A residence was entered. Nothing was reported missing.

HANOVER AREA

ROBBERIES

ARUNDEL MILLS MALL, 12:22 p.m. Dec. 30. When a male waving a silver metal object approached a female in a mall parking lot, she threw her keys down and got into her vehicle and tried to lock it. The male forced her out of the vehicle and fled in it. After police saw the vehicle on Route 295 South, the male drove the vehicle into a curb, got out and fled into woods. After a short chase, police arrested a Capital Heights juvenile and charged him as an adult.

LAUREL AREA

ROBBERIES

LAUREL FORT MEADE RD., 3300 block, 3:51 a.m. Jan. 7. A male implied he wanted to make a purchase in a service station, then pulled a silver gun from his waistband, reached over a counter and grabbed money from a cash register.

LAUREL FORT MEADE RD., 3400 block, 7:55 p.m. Dec. 27. A juvenile was punched several times after he grabbed a gun during a robbery by a female and two males. The youth dropped his cell phone during the struggle, and as the three continued to grab at his clothes, he pulled out of his sweat shirt, shirt and tank top and ran to a friend's home. The youth, who received injuries to his back and hands, reportedly refused medical treatment.

THEFTS/BREAK-INS

BROCK BRIDGE RD., 400 block, 10:06 a.m. Jan. 1. Property was stolen from a residence entered through an unlocked rear door.

BRUSHYRIDGE RD., 8200 block, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 30. Firearms, audio recordings and video games and equipment were stolen from a residence entered by forcing a front door.

LAUREL FORT MEADE RD., 3400 block, 2 p.m. Jan. 1 to 9 a.m. Jan. 2. A cash register was stolen from a business entered through an unlocked side window.

LAUREL FORT MEADE RD., 3600 block, 12:15 to 1:45 a.m. Dec. 31. Food and other property were stolen from a business entered by breaking a rear window.

LINTHICUM AREA

THEFTS/BREAK-INS

HILLVIEW DR., 400 block, 4 to 7 p.m. Dec. 30. Cash was stolen from a residence entered by forcing a rear window.

SILKY OAK CT., 300 block, 11 p.m. Jan. 4 to 8:49 a.m. Jan. 5. An all-terrain vehicle was stolen from a residence entered through an unlocked door.

SILKY OAK CT., 300 block, 5 p.m. Dec. 29 to 6 a.m. Dec. 30. Tools were stolen from a residence entered by forcing a rear door.

LOTHIAN AREA

THEFTS/BREAK-INS

PINDELL RD., 5600 block, 9 p.m. Dec. 30 to 6 a.m. Dec. 31. An all-terrain vehicle was stolen from a residence entered through a door.

MILLERSVILLE AREA

THEFTS/BREAK-INS

ROUTE 3 N., 600 block, 6:30 p.m. Jan. 1 to 5:15 a.m. Jan. 2. Cash was stolen from a business.

ODENTON AREA

ROBBERIES

ANNAPOLIS RD., 1400 block, 1:27 a.m. Dec. 28. As a video store was closing, a man and a woman implied they wanted to make a purchase, then the man pulled out a gun and forced employees into a back office. The robbers bound the employees' hands and feet, then took Sony video-game systems and cash.

THEFTS/BREAK-INS

BRIGADIER BLVD., 2100 block, 6:30 a.m. Jan. 1 to 2:40 p.m. Jan. 4. Computer equipment, a radio and TVs were stolen from a residence entered by breaking a basement window.

PASADENA AREA

ROBBERIES

LIBERTY CIR., 7900 block, 8:06 p.m. Dec. 27. Two males, one armed with a gun, pulled a motorist from his car and pinned him to the ground, then robbed him of a wallet and cash and hit him in the back of the head.

THEFTS/BREAK-INS

APPLETREE RD., 7800 block, 5 p.m. Dec. 30 to 1:27 p.m. Dec. 31. Tools were stolen from a residence entered through a door.

BAR HARBOR RD., 100 block, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Dec. 31. A radio and audio recordings were stolen from a residence entered through a rear window.

MAGOTHY BEACH RD., 200 block, 11 p.m. Jan. 4 to 9 a.m. Jan. 5. A motorcycle was stolen from a residence entered through a door.

POPLAR RIDGE RD., 1700 block, 5 p.m. Dec. 31 to 6:48 a.m. Jan. 1. A business was entered through a door. Nothing was reported missing.

SPRING KNOLL DR., 1-100 block, 6:15 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 31. Musical instruments were stolen from a residence entered by forcing a side door.

SEVERN AREA

ASSAULTS

THOMPSON AVE., 1100 block, 8:15 p.m. Dec. 29. A man pinned a female acquaintance against a wall in a residence and choked her. The female escaped and called police from a nearby business. The man barricaded himself in the house and refused to come out until 12:32 a.m. He was arrested and charged with assault and reckless endangerment.

ROBBERIES

CARTIER CT., 7800 block, 9 p.m. Dec. 30. Five males beat and kicked a pizza deliveryman and robbed him of cash.

MEADE VILLAGE CIR., 1700 block, 2 a.m. Jan. 4. A 46-year-old man was assaulted by four males and robbed of cash and a "Redskins" coat. He was treated at a hospital for bruises and cuts to his face.

REECE RD., 1100 block, 6:45 p.m. Jan. 6. Three males wearing ski masks, one armed with a gun, robbed a fast-food restaurant of a cash register after unsuccessfully trying to open a cash drawer.

THEFTS/BREAK-INS

PINECOVE AVE., 100 block, 5 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Jan. 2. A camera, cash, jewelry, a radio and audio recordings were stolen from a residence entered by breaking a glass basement door.

STEVENSON RD., 800 block, 3:15 a.m. Dec. 30. A business was entered by breaking a rear window. Nothing was reported missing.

SEVERNA PARK AREA

ROBBERIES

KENMORE RD., 500 block, 1:39 a.m. Jan. 5. When four male strangers called out to male pedestrian, the pedestrian started running. After a chase, one of the males knocked the pedestrian down, got on top of him, pointed a gun at his head and said, "I've got you," then ran away with the other three. The pedestrian lost a cell phone and glasses and suffered a small cut to his right hand.

SHADY SIDE AREA

ASSAULTS

SNUG HARBOR RD., 1500 block, 1:17 a.m. Dec. 29. During an argument in their home, a man retrieved a shotgun, pointed it at a female relative and said they were both going to die, then hit her on the head with the shotgun butt. The woman struggled for the gun, and two shots were fired, damaging walls, before she was able to grab the gun and cell phone and flee with another female. After negotiations with police, the 31-year-old man left and was charged with assault, reckless endangerment and displaying a deadly weapon with intent to injure. A 29-year-old woman suffered a head cut and reportedly refused medical treatment.

THEFTS/BREAK-INS

PINE AVE., 1100 block, 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. Jan. 1. Video games and equipment were stolen from a residence entered through a unlocked window.

WEST RIVER AREA

THEFTS/BREAK-INS

BRIGADIER BLVD., 2000 block, 2:15 p.m. Jan. 2. Cash was stolen from a residence entered through an unlocked side door.

Annapolis

The following were among crime reports recently received by the Annapolis Police Department. For more information, call 410-268-9000.

REWARDS FOR INFORMATION

Crime Solvers of Annapolis Inc., a nonprofit organization, will pay up to $1,000 for information leading to an arrest and indictment in connection with these and any other felonies. Call the 24-hour hotline at 410-267-8888. Callers may remain anonymous.

ASSAULTS

BOWMAN CT., 1800 block, 8:20 p.m. Dec. 27. A person was assaulted with a piece of wood.

FARRAGUT CT., 200 block, 4:05 a.m. Dec. 25. A person was assaulted with a bottle.

FOREST DR., 1900 block, 6:33 p.m. Dec. 28. A person was assaulted with box-cutters.

MADISON ST., 1100 block, 3 to 5:29 a.m. Jan. 6. A person was threatened with a knife.

TYLER AVE., 1300 block, 11:41 p.m. Dec. 28. A person was assaulted with a gun.

ROBBERIES

BAY RIDGE AVE., 1000 block, 7 p.m. Jan. 27. Cash was taken during a robbery.

CLAY AND PLEASANT STREETS, 6:05 a.m. Jan. 5. A purse was taken during a robbery.

THEFTS/BREAK-INS

BAY RIDGE AVE., 2100 block, 2 to 10 a.m. Dec. 29. Fishing poles and reels were stolen.

CHURCH CIR., 1-100 block, 3 p.m. Dec. 28 to 11:30 a.m. Dec. 29. Cash was stolen.

DUKE OF GLOUCESTER ST., 1-100 block, 2:05 p.m. Jan. 3. Cash was stolen from a vehicle.

DUKE OF GLOUCESTER ST., 1-100 block, 9:30 p.m. Jan. 4 to 8:15 a.m. Jan. 5. An attempt was made to enter a vehicle.

FOREST DR., 1700 block, 2 a.m. Dec. 27 to 9:30 a.m. Dec. 28. Cash was stolen from a residence entered with a key.

GEORGETOWN RD., 100 block, Jan. 2. An attempt was made to enter a residence by cutting a screen door.

GLENWOOD ST., 700 block, 10:35 to 10:40 p.m. Dec. 27. A purse was stolen from a residence and recovered.

MAIN ST., 100 block, 11:21 a.m. Dec. 20. A purse was stolen

OLD SOLOMONS ISLAND RD., 200 block, 12:50 p.m. Jan. 2. Food was stolen from a business. The food was recovered, and an arrest was made.

OLD SOLOMONS ISLAND RD., 200 block, 12:55 p.m. Jan. 3. A portable stereo was stolen from a business. The stereo was recovered, and an arrest was made.

PRESIDENT ST., 200 block, 3 a.m. Jan. 7. An attempt was made to enter a residence by forcing a front door.

RIDGELY AVE., 100 block, 5 p.m. Dec. 24 to 8:30 a.m. Dec. 26. TVs and a stereo were stolen from a residence.

TRIPP CREEK CT., 600 block, 1 a.m. Jan. 4. An attempt was made to enter a residence by removing screens.

WEST ST., 1000 block, 12:30 to 7:40 a.m. Dec. 28. A wallet was stolen from a vehicle.

WINDWHISPER LANE, 1-100 block, 8 p.m. Jan. 4 to 7:32 p.m. Jan. 5. License plates were stolen from a vehicle.

-- Sharon Fanning