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
A 14-year-old said he was punched while walking on New Disney Road Friday. He was unable to describe the suspects.
A teenager reported to police that he was robbed of his iPod near the Disney Estates section of Severn on Friday evening. Anne Arundel County police said they responded at about 5:40 p.m. and spoke with a 14-year-old boy who said he was walking on New Disney Road when someone punched him in the back of the head, causing him to fall into a small ditch. Police said the victim looked up and saw several males surrounding him. One of the suspects took the boy's iPod and then the group ran off toward the Lake Village town homes. Police said that neither the victim nor a witness could offer a description of the suspects. Anyone with information on this case is asked to call the MetroCrime Stoppers Hotline at 1-866-7LOCKUP or Text “MCS" plus the…
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.
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Friday, May 3, 2013
Police say they've seen smashed windows and slashed tires in the area of Waugh Chapel Road and other local streets.
Local police are warning residents of a string of incidents in which criminals have smashed windows or slashed tires in the Gambrills and Crofton area. Anne Arundel County police said that in recent weeks, they have responded to a number of incidents on at least seven streets, including Waugh Chapel Road. 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.
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Donation envelopes should be arriving in mailboxes in early May. The annual carnival is also set for May 21-28.
The Odenton Volunteer Fire Co. announced that it will soon mail out its annual plea for donations. The fire company said envelopes should be arriving in mailboxes in early May. All donations are tax-deductible and go to support the OVFC operations and maintenance of equipment. Money will also be used to help pay off the new pumper truck purchased in 2011. The OVFC will also hold its annual carnival on May 21-27. The fire company responded to 441 calls in March.
Monday, April 29, 2013
Police found the shooting victim in a car at the intersection of Route 100 and Route 170. He is in stable condition at a hospital in Baltimore.
Anne Arundel County police said a man was shot early Sunday morning during a party at a house in Severn. Police said they responded at about 12:30 a.m. Sunday near the intersection of Route 100 and Route 170, and found an 18-year-old man inside a car with a flesh wound to the arm. About the same time, officers also got a call from a nearby resident who reported hearing two gunshots. After investigating, police said they learned that the victim had been shot following an argument at the 1500 block of Monard Avenue. After being shot, the victim and some friends attempted to drive to the hospital, but stopped on the side of the road. Police said are looking for two men in the shooting. The victim was later transported to Johns Hopkins …
Sunday, April 28, 2013
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.
Sunday, April 28
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 …
Thursday, April 25, 2013
A man says he was punched then robbed of his cell phone and wallet while he was walking to his home.
Anne Arundel County police responded Tuesday evening to a report of a robbery of a man who was walking to his Severn home. Police said they responded shortly before 9 p.m. and spoke to a man at the 8200 block of Averill Court. The man told police that he had parked his vehicle on Averill Court when another man came up and punched him, then took his wallet and cell phone. Police said the suspect ran away and may have then met with three other people who also fled. Officers searched the area with the help of a K9 unit but did not find the suspects. The victim declined medical treatment. Police did not offer a detailed description of the suspects.
Blogger Tommy Warshaw reports on the Odenton Volunteer Fire Company's recent vehicle extrication drills.