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…
Sunday, May 12, 2013
Larry Tolliver announced his retirement last week after coming under fire for some off-color comments.
Friday, May 10, 2013
Patch rounds up the top stories from around the county this past week.
Here are top headlines from the eight Patch sites in Anne Arundel County. Click each headline to read the full story. Traffic Stop in Crofton Results in Drug Bust Anne Arundel County police arrested two men in Crofton after a routine traffic stop resulted in the discovery of cocaine and cash in their car. Read more on Crofton Patch. Flats170 in Odenton Now Accepting Leases It's now possible to secure a lease at the Flats170 at Academy Yard apartments offered by Bozzuto Group. Read more on Odenton-Severn Patch. Rocker Launches Worldwide Art Tour in Annapolis The drummer from the 1970s rock group Emerson, Lake & Palmer performed music on Tuesday but you can see his artwork at a local gallery through the month of May. Read more on Annapolis …
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.
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.
Monday, April 22, 2013
Here's a look at the police and fire news from the county last week
Friday, April 5, 2013
The Capital-Gazette reports that off-duty police officers may have been at the scene of an assault at a Gambrills bar last month.
Police officers from various law enforcement agencies may have been present when a man was assaulted at a pub in Gambrills on March 23, the Capital-Gazette reported. Anne Arundel County police are investigating what role, if any, the officers may have played in the assault at Irish Channel, which left a 28-year-old man hospitalized. Police said last month that the man was knocked to the floor and kicked. He received medical treatment in Bowie, but police were not alerted to the incident until the victim's father called police the next day. The Capital-Gazette said the Prince George's County Police department is also looking into the incident and has been contacted by investigators from Anne Arundel County police. Read more on this story …