Nottingham woman nabs winning $30K Md. Lottery scratch-off

MD LotteryA 26-year-old paralegal enjoyed an open-and-shut case involving her $30,000 win playing the Maryland Lottery’s Ruby Riches scratch-off.

The legal eagle discovered her prize-winning game after stopping at Walther Liquors in Nottingham after work. She bought a pack of cigarettes and had a few $1 bills left over so she added the $3 Ruby Riches scratch-off cards to her purchase.

“I was just sitting on my couch and winding down while watching a little television when I figured I’d see if I won anything,” she said. “I thought to myself that it would be cool if I won $50. I got the shock of my life when I saw that it was much more than that!”

The Nottingham resident verified her big win by scanning the instant ticket using the Maryland Lottery’s mobile app. She picked Ruby Riches because it was a new scratch-off, she said, and she liked how it looked. She likes the game even better after her big win! Ruby Riches still has six more $30,000 top prizes remaining and thousands of others ranging from $5 to $1,000.

The new homeowner said her prize arrived at a great time. “I’m going to put this money into my savings account,” she said, “just in case I need to use some of it to fix things around the house.” She plans to help family members, too, especially her mom. “This is such a blessing,” the winner said.

The lucky Maryland Lottery retailer also has reason to celebrate. For selling the top-prize scratch-off in the game, Walther Liquors at 8625 Walther Boulevard in Nottingham earned a $300 bonus from the Lottery.

Police investigating local robbery, burglaries

police-lightsPolice are investigating several robberies and burglaries that were reported this week.

At about 11:45 a.m. on Monday, October 9, three individuals entered the CVS on Compass Road in Middle River (21220) and demanded money. The suspects stole cash and numerous pharmaceuticals. Two suspects and two juvenile suspects were arrested.

At about 10 p.m. on Monday, an individual shattered the front door glass of the Kane Bag & Tarp, located in the 1200 block of 67th Street in Rosedale (21237). It is unknown if entry was made and it appeared that nothing was taken.

Also at about 10 p.m. on Monday, an individual used unknown means to crack the front door glass of Aire-Craft Heating & Cooling, also located in the 1200 block of 67th Street in Rosedale (21237). No entry was made.

Sometime between 7:30 p.m. on October 9 and 7:30 a.m. on October 10, an individual attempted to break into Granite Mr LLC, located in the 7500 block of Pulaski Highway in Rosedale (21237). The suspect cracked the front door but failed to gain entry.

Sometime between 11 p.m. on October 9 and 5 a.m. on October 10, an individual cut two holes in the fence at the BGE site located in the 9700 block of Belair Road (21236). Copper hand coils and covered copper wire were stripped and stolen.

At 11 p.m. on Tuesday, an individual broke the glass door window to gain entry into Landers Appliance, located in the 7000 block of Golden Ring Road in Rosedale (21237). Once inside, the suspect removed cash from the register and fled the scene.

Sometime between 2:30 p.m. on October 10 and 1:30 a.m. on October 11, an individual entered an apartment in the 9100 block of Oswald Way (21236) via an unlocked bedroom window. The suspect stole two handguns before fleeing.

Police investigating several local robberies, burglaries

Police GraphicPolice are investigating several robberies and burglaries that have been reported so far this month.

At about 10:45 a.m. on Wednesday, October 4, an individual threw a rock through a window in the 9700 block of Magledt Road (21234).  The suspect then reached in, unlocked the window and opened it, setting off the alarm. The suspect fled the scene and no entry was gained.

At just after 1 .m. on Thursday, October 5, three individuals, one of whom was armed, approached a man in the area of Middle River Road and Compass Road (21220) and demanded the man’s property. The suspects stole his cash, cell phone, credit cards, keys, wallet, and then fled on foot.

At about 9 p.m. on Thursday, an armed man entered the Shell station located in the 9000 block of Belair Road (21236), asked for cigarettes, and demanded the cashier open the cash drawer. The suspect then took money from the drawer and fled the scene.

At just before 3:30 a.m. on Friday, October 6, two individuals gained entry via the rear door of the Giant located in the 7700 block of Harford Road (21234). The suspects stole four cases of crabmeat and then fled.

At about 11:40 a.m. on Friday, an individual broke into a home in the 2800 block of Placid Avenue (21234) via the garage door. While inside, the suspect ransacked the bedrooms and stole jewelry & cash.

At about 5:15 p.m. on Saturday, October 7, an individual shoved a man in the arm in the area of Eastmet Way and Handworth Way (21236). Another suspect grabbed the man’s cell phone from his hand. The two suspects then fled.

At just before 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, a man approached another man in the area of Belair Road at Putty Hill Avenue (21236).  The suspect implied a weapon and attempted to steal the victim’s cash. The suspect ran from the scene and was arrested a short time later. No property was taken.

Nottingham man charged after jumping onto school bus in Parkville

Leverne Doran School BusA local man is facing charges after jumping onto a school bus in Parkville last week.

Leverne Doran, 68, of Nottingham, alleged that a student on the bus, which was stopped near Putty Hill Avenue and Hoerner Avenue on Thursday afternoon, threw a Gatorade bottle at his vehicle.  Doran then demanded to enter the bus.

When the driver refused, Doran jumped onto the hood and clung to the school bus while the driver slowly made his way to the Parkville precinct.

Leverne Ardin DoranWhen the bus stopped for a traffic light, Doran got down and again attempted to gain entry onto the bus, breaking a handle off of the doors. An off-duty police officer saw the commotion and intervened.

The bus was carrying students from Loch Raven Middle School.

Doran was taken into custody at just after 3 p.m. on Thursday afternoon.  He has been charged with disorderly conduct, obstructing a school bus driver, disturbing the peace/hindering passage, and destruction of property valued at $1,000.

Doran was released on Friday, October 6th.

You can view video of the incident below.