On May 18, local residents can get boxes of documents shredded at no charge at four local sites, including Arundel High School.
Police & Fire
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Anne Arundel County Police Chief Larry Tolliver announced his resignation Tuesday afternoon, in a letter that says the decision was not "stimulated" by negative claims about the department.
After a stretch of less than nine months heading police in Anne Arundel County, Chief Larry Tolliver announced his resignation Tuesday afternoon, as the county awaits the outcome of an investigation into claims of unfair treatment within the department. "I am resigning today because the department needs a chief who can focus solely on the department’s mission, something that is challenging to do in the current environment," Tolliver said in the letter. Tolliver's resignation is effective May 21. Patch contacted the office of County Executive Laura Neuman for information about possible replacements, but she has yet to respond. In late April, County Councilman Jamie Benoit wrote Neuman, requesting an investigation into whether Tolliver used …
Monday, May 6, 2013
Police arrested two men after discovering cocaine and cash in their car.
Anne Arundel County police arrested two men in Crofton Saturday afternoon after a routine traffic stop resulted in the discovery of powder cocaine in their car. Police said they pulled over a 1998 Buick LS sedan near Defense Highway and Davidsonville Road, and discovered that the driver and passenger both had suspended licenses. The officer called a tow truck and conducted an inventory search of the car. During the search, the officer found 63 grams of powder cocaine and some suspected crack cocaine. The two men also had $3,800 in cash, police said. Police charged Steven Brian Byrd, 34, of North Beach, and Richard Wayne Horn, 29, of Shady Side, with drug possession and intent to distribute.
Sunday, May 5, 2013
Want to be more informed about what goes on in your neighborhood? Maryland made big news this week. Will the death penalty repeal stick? Will Walmart come to Aspen Hill? Find out more state news in one click on Patch.
By Patch Staff A robbery stuns Cartier shoppers on a quiet mid-morning, an investigation into a county police force and just one question: Which Maryland county has a lot of "excessive drinkers?" Headlines from 48 Patch sites across Maryland: Gov. O'Malley Signs Law to Take Away Death Penalty, Politicians Move to Bring it Back Maryland is now the 18th state to abolish the death penalty but a bipartisan group of elected officials says the threat of terrorism is an incentive to reverse that move. Del. Ron George to Make Bid for Governor's Office Del. Ron George, an Anne Arundel County Republican, says he plans to start campaigning in June for the 2014 race. Columbia Native Jayson Blair Reflects on Resignation from New York Times "I'm …
Saturday, May 4, 2013
Check out a selection of mug shots from around the region, and note that an arrest does not indicate a conviction.
Friday, May 3, 2013
Police say they have seen acts of vandalism on at least seven streets in the Crofton and Gambrills area.
Local police are warning residents of a string of incidents in which criminals have smashed windows or slashed tires in the Crofton and Gambrills area. Anne Arundel County police said that in recent weeks, they have responded to a number of incidents on at least seven streets. In several cases, windows have been smashed in with rocks or landscaping bricks. In other cases, suspects have slashed car tires or smashed side view mirrors. Police said the incidents have happened over a wide area, including on these streets: Anyone with information on these cases is asked to call the Anne Arundel County Police Western District at 410-222-6155. If you've been a victim, call 410-222-8610.
One man runs away from police after being tracked in connection with the stolen van early Thursday morning.
Anne Arundel County police arrested two men in connection with the theft of a van in Crofton on Thursday morning. Police said they made the arrests after an officer on patrol saw a blue Chevrolet Malibu and a white minivan traveling close to one another near the Canter Farms neighborhood. The officer suspected that the van may have been used to steal motorcycles, so he monitored the two vehicles and later saw one man jump out of the van and run toward Nantucket Elementary. The officer approached the driver of the Malibu and detained him. He then looked inside the van and saw that the ignition switch had been popped—a sign that the van may have been stolen. Police officers were searching for the other man when he called 911 to report that…
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Police say a man entered the bank Tuesday afternoon and handed a teller a note.
Police are looking for a man in connection to a bank robbery at the Village of Waugh Chapel in Gambrills on Tuesday afternoon. The Anne Arundel County Police Department said the robbery happened at about 2:20 p.m. at the Capital One Bank on Brandermill Boulevard. A man gave the teller a note that claimed he had a gun and intended to rob the bank, police said. No one was able to confirm whether the man was carrying a weapon. Police released a surveillance photo of a black man between 40 and 50 years old with facial hair and a medium build. He was wearing glasses and a tan baseball cap, a dark shirt and black jacket. Anyone with details on this case should contact Detective Clifford Van Hoesen at 410-222-3469.
Police collected the unwanted medication through an initiative sponsored by the Drug Enforcement Agency.
Sunday, April 28, 2013
Top MD Headlines: Husband in Buried Body Case Convicted, Radio Host Ditches Motorcycle, Governor's Football Diplomacy
Do you know how your high school ranked nationwide? Wondering what stores are coming to your area? Learn some of the answers and check up on your neighbors in our state news roundup.
By Patch Staff Some big crime cases come to a head, development projects come to fruition and the governor travels to Israel. Read more Maryland news from Patches statewide by clicking on the headlines below: Radio Host Ed Norris Airlifted After Darlington Accident Popular radio show host Ed Norris was airlifted to Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore Wednesday after laying down his motorcycle to avoid hitting a truck in rural Harford County. Eleanor Roosevelt Ranked in U.S. News' "2013 Best High Schools" The top schools were in Montgomery County. 11 Howard County High Schools on 2013 U.S. News ‘Best High Schools’ List Eleven Howard County high schools were ranked among the 2013 “Best High Schools in the Nation,” according to new …