Friday, May 24, 2013
The Anne Arundel County Fire Department is urging residents to have working smoke alarms in their homes, following a fatal fire on Foxdale Court.
Members of the Anne Arundel County Fire Department will be canvassing the Coventry III community of Crofton on Saturday, assisting residents in checking and installing smoke detectors. The effort comes after a woman died from injuries sustained in a townhouse fire in the neighborhood on Tuesday. Fire officials said there were no working smoke detectors in the home. Patricia Hart died at a Baltimore hospital after being pulled from the second floor of a townhome on Foxdale Court. She was the third person in Anne Arundel County to die in a fire this year. Firefighters will be on hand in the Crofton neighborhood beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday. They will help residents test their smoke alarms and change batteries. They will also provide …
The incidents took place at at least three homes and may have been carried out by men posing as utility workers.
Anne Arundel County police said they are investigating several daytime burglaries in the Crofton and Gambrills area. Police have received reports of at least three burglaries during the month of May, and that they may involve suspects posing as utility workers. Police said they are investigating incidents at the following locations: In all of the cases, police said they received reports of two men wearing reflective safety vests and carrying clipboards. In at least one of the incidents, a homeowner said they saw the men walking to the rear of the house but did not see them return. Later, the homeowner realized a door had been forced open and items were taken from the home. Police have asked anyone who witnesses a burglary to call 911. …
Thursday, May 23, 2013
Patricia Hart, 52, was pulled from a burning house on Tuesday. Fire officials said they will canvass the neighborhood this weekend to check for working smoke detectors
A woman who was pulled from a burning home in Crofton earlier this week has died from her injuries. A fire department spokesman said Patrica Hart, 52, died at a hospital Wednesday, about a day after firefighters rescued her from the second story of a townhouse on Foxdale Court. Division Chief Keith Swindle of the Anne Arundel County Fire Department said it was the third fire-related fatality in the county this year. The fire caused about $60,000 in damage to the end-unit townhouse, Swindle said. The cause of the fire is still under investigation. Swindle said firefighters determined that there were no working smoke detectors in the home. He said firefighters plan to canvass the neighborhood this Saturday to perform smoke detector …
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
There were no working smoke detectors in the Crofton home. Firefighters rescued a 52-year-old from the second story bathroom on Tuesday
A woman who was rescued from a fire in a Crofton townhome on Tuesday remains in critical condition at a Baltimore hospital with severe burns and smoke inhalation, a fire department spokesman said. The 52-year-old victim was transferred to the burn unit at Johns Hopkins Bayview, after initially being treated at Anne Arundel Medical Center, according to Division Chief Keith Swindle of the Anne Arundel County Fire Department. Firefighters responded to a fire at the 1800 block of Foxdale Court in Crofton, and rescued the unconcious woman from a second-story bathroom. Swindle said investigators did not find any working smoke detectors in the home. Investigators said the fire caused about $60,000 in damage. The cause of the fire remains …
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Firefighters rescued a woman from an end-unit townhouse on Foxdale Court in Crofton.
A woman sustained serious burns and smoke inhalation from a fire in Crofton on Tuesday afternoon, a fire department spokesman said. Firefighters rescued the woman, approximately 50 years of age, from the second floor at an end-unit townhouse at the 1800 block of Foxdale Court, according to Division Chief Keith Swindle of the Anne Arundel County Fire Department. The woman was transported to Anne Arundel Medical Center with serious and life-threatening injuries, Swindle said. Swindle said they responded to the fire at about 1:40 p.m. It took 23 firefighters to get the blaze under control in about 40 minutes. The cause of the fire is under investigation and there was no immediate estimate on the cost of damage.
Sunday, May 19, 2013
A look at the biggest recent crime stories from around the area
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Sunday, May 19
By Patch Staff It was a big news week in Maryland last week, with a visit by the first lady, a commuter nightmare in Montgomery and a heads up for a sixth casino in the state. All the headlines from 48 Patch sites across Maryland: Berliner Calls for Better Electricity Service with 'Utility 2.0' Montgomery County Council Member Roger Berliner asked the Maryland Public Service Commission to require that substantial changes be made to electricity services in the state. Meanwhile, Pepco is asking for permission to raise rates. Michelle Obama to Bowie State Grads: It's Time to Feel Hungry Again In a speech rich with historical references, the first lady reminded the BSU class of 2013 why education is important. Report: Quince Orchard Students…
Friday, May 17, 2013
Check out a selection of mug shots from around the region, and note that an arrest does not indicate a conviction.
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Thursday, May 16, 2013
The county police department said there have been numerous complaints of tires slashed and windows broken in the Crofton and Gambrills area.
Anne Arundel County police have released photos of two people who they say could be tied to a series of reports of destruction of property in the Crofton and Gambrills area. Police described the two as "persons of interest" in a recent tire slashing. The black-and-white photos show a young male and female walking side-by-side. Detectives are investigating a string of reports of people throwing landscape rocks through windows, slashing car tires and smashing side windows on cars. Police said they've received reports of incidents on more than a half-dozen local streets including Waugh Chapel Road, Chapman Road, Shreve Court, Tilghman Drive, Fallsway Drive, Cambridge Drive and Foxdale Court. Anyone with information on these cases is asked…
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
The group will hear from Rob Yatsuk, the head of safety for county schools, at its May meeting Tuesday.