A look at the biggest recent crime stories from around the area
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Check out a selection of mug shots from around the region, and note that an arrest does not indicate a conviction.
Patch presents a selection of booking photos provided by police in Anne Arundel County and the city of Annapolis during Nov. 24-30. Want to read the full story? Check out the links below. Editor's note: This article was published on all the Patch sites in Anne Arundel County.
Thursday, October 4, 2012
County police are looking for a man in connection with the use of stolen credit cards at the Target and Toys 'R' Us in Annapolis.
Police are looking for a man who allegedly used credit card stolen from the LA Fitness in Gambrills to purchase a flat-screen television on Sept. 27. Anne Arundel County police reported that the man pruchased a flat-screen television from the Target in Annapolis, and he attempted other transactions at Target and at the Annapolis Toys “R” Us. Police are also looking for another man in connection with credit cards that were stolen from the same LA Fitness on Brandermill Boulevard in September. Anyone with information on the incident or suspect is asked to contact Detective Keane of the Western District Detective Unit at 410-222-6155.
Friday, September 7, 2012
The Western District Police-Community Relations Council will meet next week.
The Police-Community Relations Council for the county's western district will resume its monthly meetings on Wednesday. The September meeting of the council will feature an open discussion with district captain Eric Hodge. Hodge is expected to review the department's summer activities and will hear questions and concerns from the community. The meeting is open to the public and will take place at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Western District Police Station at 8273 Telegraph Rd., Odenton.
Thursday, August 30, 2012
The county's newest Deputy Chief Pamela Davis officially received her promotion along with several other high-ranking officers.
Newly appointed Deputy Chief Pamela Davis and several high-ranking officers officially received their promotions Thursday morning at the Southern District Police Station in Edgewater. Political leaders, community activists and a crowd of county police officers attended the ceremony to support of those being promoted. Anne Arundel County Executive John R. Leopold and Police Chief Larry W. Tolliver offered congratulations as each officer was highlighted for his or her service and experience over the years. The unofficial mayor of Shady Side, Mohan Grover, also addressed the room and personally thanked Capt. William Krampf and Lt. Timothy Altomare for their service in south county and welcomed the district's newest captain, Capt. Michelle …
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Maj. Pamela Davis will become the county's newest deputy police chief in a special ceremony Thursday morning in Edgewater. She had previously served as interim chief earlier this year.
Several police officers, including former interim police chief Pamela Davis, are scheduled to be honored at a promotional ceremony Thursday morning at the southern district police station in Edgewater. According to a police press release, Davis, a 19-year veteran of the department, will be promoted to Deputy Chief of the Office of Executive Services on Wednesday. Her previous posts include Commander of the Training Academy, the Criminal Investigation Division and both the southern and eastern districts. In July, Anne Arundel County Executive John Leopold appointed Davis as interim police chief following former police chief James Teare’s announcement that he would retire effective Aug. 1. However, 15 days later on July 26, Leopold named …
Friday, July 13, 2012
Marked and unmarked police vehicles will be looking out for texters, eaters and more on Route 3 in Crofton.
Anne Arundel County police are attempting to crack down on distracted driving throughout the area by initiating special enforcement practices along Route 3 in Crofton, according to a press release. In an effort called “Operation Eagle,” police are seeking to address “the growing problem of distracted driving,” and addressing it in its various forms, such as texting, handling pets or eating while driving, the release stated. “Distracted driving is described as any activity that could divert a person’s attention away from the primary task of driving,” according to the release. “The behavior of texting while driving has shown to be particularly dangerous as it causes drivers to take their eyes off of the road more than other forms of …
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
A witness says two people were tampering with a vehicle on Crofton Boulevard early Tuesday morning, according to police.
Police arrested two people early Tuesday morning after they allegedly removed the catalytic converter from a vehicle in Crofton. Officers from the Western District responded at about 1 a.m. Tuesday to the 1600 block of Crofton Boulevard for a report of two suspects tampering with an automobile. Police reportedly located a car pulling out of the parking lot and an investigation revealed the occupants had two catalytic converters along with miscellaneous power tools in their car. Mark Smith, 26, of the 200 block of Glen Court in Pasadena and Heather Usher, 33, of the 5800 block of 40th Avenue in Hyattsville were charged in connection with this incident. They also had open warrants for various offenses, according to a press release from …
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Local officers aren't interested in being promoted to lieutenant due to issues in the police department, according to the local union president.
Anne Arundel County is looking outside its own police department to find new lieutenants because local, qualified officers won’t apply for the positions, according to the International Brotherhood of Police Officers (IBPO). National union President David J. Holway declared the “open job posting” a sign that the Anne Arundel County police department’s leadership has failed. “Current Anne Arundel officers don’t want the promotion because they know it will bring them a step closer to the failed leadership that has broken their department,” Holway said. “It’s shameful that the county’s leaders have to advertise elsewhere to bring in superior officers who don’t know the extent of the dysfunction and leadership failure.” O’Brien Atkinson, the …
Friday, June 1, 2012
A woman was captured on video using a stolen credit card at the CVS Pharmacy in Crofton.
After a woman reported her wallet stolen in Crofton, police said one of her credit cards was used at a nearby store on Monday afternoon. A woman said her wallet was stolen from her purse in a shopping cart at Giant Food in Crofton on Monday at 3:05 p.m., according to a release from the Anne Arundel County Police Department. Police said that minutes after the alleged theft took place, a suspect was captured on video using a stolen credit card from the victim’s wallet at the CVS Pharmacy. If you have any information about this incident or recognize the suspect, contact Detective JV Dutton of the Western District Detective Unit at 410-222-6155. You can also call, email or text your tip to Metro Crime Stoppers at 866-7LOCKUP or text “MCS" plus…