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.
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Dejon Malik Arnold avoided jail time in the case where he was accused of pointing a fake gun at a boy at a bus stop.
A Severn teen has been sentenced to three years probation in a case where he was accused of pointing a toy gun at a 12-year-old. Dejon Malik Arnold, 18, avoided jail time after pleading guilty to second-degree assault, the Capital-Gazette reported. Prosecutors alleged that Arnold approached a 12-year-old boy near a bus stop in Severn on Nov. 28 and pointed a toy gun at him. The boy then ran and told his father. As part of his sentence, Arnold was ordered to peform 24 hours of community service and complete his GED. If he violates the terms of his probation, he could serve jail time. Read the full report in the Capital-Gazette.
Friday, April 19, 2013
Driver and two others who died in an Easter morning crash on Piney Orchard Parkway all tested above the legal limit.
Three people who died in a crash on Piney Orchard Parkway in Odenton on March 31 were found to have alcohol in their system. The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner reported that the driver and two passengers had blood-alcohol levels equivalent to nearly twice the legal limit. Toxicology information on a fourth man who survived the crash was not publicly available. Anne Arundel County police said David D'Augustine, 22, was driving the Subaru Impreza that struck a curb on Piney Orchard Parkway near Riverscape Road. The car left the road and crashed into a pole and two trees. D'Augustine was pronounced dead at the scene. The medical examiner said D'Augustine had a blood-alcohol concentration equivalent to .15, nearly double the legal …
Friday, April 12, 2013
It's the latest trend among criminals looking to score some cash, officers said. One recent case involved a man near the landfill in Millersville.
Anne Arundel County Police said they have responded to multiple reports of battery thefts from trucks, including at industrial areas near BWI Marshall Airport. Police said that a number of criminals have broken into trucks and stolen batteries, leaving drivers stranded. The incidents have happened all over the county, but some thieves appear to be targeting trucks located in industrial areas near BWI Marshall airport. Officers said that while there may be groups of thieves working together, evidence suggests there are a number of individuals working seperately. In one recent incident, police said a man snuck through a fenced-in area near the landfill on Burns Crossing Road in Millersville and stole at least nine batteries from trucks. …
Police said Javaughn Young succumbed to injuries after suffering head trauma on Thursday night. Officials say charges are pending.
Updated: (Friday, 4:46 p.m)– A Jessup prison inmate who was reportedly assaulted Thursday night has died at a hospital in Baltimore. Maryland State Police and prison officials are are investigating the assault Javaughn A. Young, 26, a the correctional facility in Jessup on Thursday. State Police said Young sustained a head injury and was rushed Thursday to the Shock Trauma center in Balimore. He died at the hospital at about 12:15 p.m. Friday. Police said charges are pending against another inmate suspected of carrying out the assault. Investigators said the incident happened at about 7 p.m. Thursday at the Maryland Correctional Institution-Jessup. One inmate reportedly told a correctional officer that Young was lying on a walkway. …
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Police say 18-year-old Norman Hardy and his 14-year-old cousin entered the school through a door that had been propped open.
Two teenagers were arrested Wednesday morning for trespassing at Old Mill High School, and at least one of the teens entered the school twice without permission, police and school officials said. Neither of the teens are students at Old Mill, but one was as recently as February. While police and school officials said the pair were just there to socialize, one of the teens was charged with weapons violations after three knives were found in a backpack. According to accounts from both school officials and police, school staffers first encountered Norman Hardy, 18, of Baltimore in the hallway at Old Mill at about 8:50 a.m. He ran from the building when questioned and school officials notified the school resource officer, police said. The …
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Police say Amanda Smallwood stabbed a man and assaulted another woman during an argument Monday night.
A Severn woman was charged with attempted murder following an altercation inside a home in Linthicum on Monday evening. Anne Arundel County police said they responded at about 10:20 p.m. to the 200 block of Minta Court and spoke with a 35-year-old male victim who said he had been stabbed. The victim told police that he got into an argument with Amanda Smallwood, 25, of Danza Road in Severn. Police said that sometime during the argument, Smallwood assaulted the victim's girlfriend, then stabbed the victim when he tried to intervene. Police said the man suffered wounds to his upper torso and was taken to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore. Officers arrested Smallwood without incident. She was charged with attempted second-…
Monday, April 8, 2013
Police say Benjamin Siggers, formerly a youth group volunteer at Severn United Methodist Church, was charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
After a 31-year-old man reportedly smoked marijuana with children who were in his care last year, police said he was charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor. Police said Benjamin Siggers of Baltimore served as a youth group counselor for Severn United Methodist Church in Severn at the time of the incident. He was also a substitute teacher in Anne Arundel County Public Schools, police said. The pastor of the church said Siggers has resigned and will no longer be working with children. In April 2012, Siggers reportedly provided transportation to an overnight youth group activity for two male juveniles at a camp near Edgewater. Police said that while driving the two boys to camp, Siggers produced marijuana and a smoking …
Police say three armed men entered the restaurant and stole money shortly before midnight.
Anne Arundel County police responded to a robbery at the Pizza Hut on Annapolis Road in Severn on Sunday night. Police said officers responded at about 11:45 p.m. and spoke with store employees, who said three armed men entered the restaurant and stole an undisclosed amount of money. The suspects ran away and officers were not able to find them, despite the efforts of aviation and K-9 units. Police said all three suspects were wearing dark clothing and black ski masks.
Police say Thomas James Grant Becker was hit by a car near College Parkway Saturday night.
A 20-year-old Severn man died after he was struck walking along College Parkway in Arnold on Saturday night. Anne Arundel County police said the incident occurred just after 9 p.m. and that Thomas James Grant Becker was pronounced dead at the scene. The initial police investigation revealed that a Volvo was traveling west on College Parkway near Bellrive Road when it struck Becker in the westbound lane. Police said evidence showed Becker "was in the travel portion of the roadway wearing dark non-reflective clothing." There are no marked crosswalks or pedestrian signals in the area. The driver and passenger of the Volvo reportedly sustained minor injuries but refused treatment at the scene. At this time, police said it is unknown if speed …