Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Raymond Richard Walkup, 63, died after being struck while walking in Pasadena on Monday evening.
UPDATE (9:45 a.m.)—A man died after being struck by a car Monday evening while attempting to cross Ritchie Highway on foot, Anne Arundel County police said. Police said Raymond Richard Walkup, 63, died at the Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore. Division Chief Keith Swindle, a spokesman for the Anne Arundel County Fire Department, said emergency crews responded at about 7:45 p.m. Monday to a report of a pedestrian struck near Jumpers Hole Road and Ritchie Highway. According to police, Walkup was trying to cross Ritchie Highway just north of Jumpers Hole Road. He was reportedly wearing dark clothing and was not walking at a designated crosswalk. Police said he has no fixed address. Police said the vehicle struck Walkup in the …
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Timothy M. Kernan of Pasadena was promoted to captain after 14 years of service to the Anne Arundel County Fire Department.
A Pasadena firefighter, along with five other members of the Anne Arundel County Fire Department, were honored at a promotion ceremony on Thursday. Pasadena firefighter Timothy M. Kernan, who has served for 14 years, was promoted to captain during the ceremony, according to a release. Fire Chief John Robert Ray honored the five firefighters who were promoted to the rank of captain and lieutenant at an official ceremony acknowledging their years of hard work, dedication and sacrifice. “This is a major step for these individuals who will now have a supervisory, or an increased level of managerial responsibility, over other emergency responders of our department,” said Ray. The following Anne Arundel County Firefighters were honored in the …
Monday, February 18, 2013
Firefighters from Anne Arundel County and Annapolis worked to safely remove the device.
Police and firefighters from Anne Arundel County responded to disarm a possible grenade found in Pasadena on Sunday. Capt. Mike Pfaltzgraff of the Anne Arundel County Fire Department said units responded at about 12:30 p.m. to a report of a suspicious package at the 200 block of 12th Street in Pasadena. Firefighters from the county and Annapolis City removed the device and rendered it safe, Pfaltzgraff said. An investigation into the exact nature of the device and its origins is ongoing, he said.
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
It took about an hour for 25 firefighters to get the blaze at Bedford Road under control.
Firefighters responded Monday night to a fire at a house in the Riviera Beach area of Pasadena. The blaze started at about 7 p.m. Monday and firefighters arrived to find smoke and fire coming from a single-story home at the 8400 block of Bedford Road, according to Division Chief Keith Swindle of the Anne Arundel County Fire Department. It took 25 firefighters about one hour to get the fire under control. There were no reports of injuries. Swindle said the cause remains under investigation but appears to be the result of unattended cooking. There was a reported $50,000 in damage to the home. Click here for information on another fire in Anne Arundel County where eight people were displaced in Odenton.
Thursday, January 31, 2013
The fire department is warning of road closures as a result of flooding overnight. Firefighters rescued at least three drivers at intersections in Laurel and Glen Burnie.
The Anne Arundel County Fire Department is warning of road closures as a result of flooding from Wednesday's heavy rains, and said it has rescued at least three stranded drivers. Division Chief Keith Swindle, a spokesman for the department, said firefighters responded twice Thursday morning to reports of stranded cars at the intersection of Whiskey Bottom Road and Brock Bridge Road in Maryland City. The first call came at 2:30 a.m. and a second came at 7 a.m. In both instances, crews rescued one driver and there were no reports of injuries. Swindle also said the department rescued a driver at about 7 a.m. at the intersection of Hammonds Ferry Road and Interstate 695. Those intersections remained closed as of Thursday morning, and Swindle…
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
The fire on Maryland Road Monday evening was caused by unattended cooking, a fire department spokesman said. No one was hurt.
A house in Pasadena suffered $115,000 in damage Monday night following a fire caused by unattended cooking, fire department officials said. Division Chief Keith Swindle of the Anne Arundel County Fire Department said firefighters first responded at about 7:30 p.m. Monday to the 8400 block of Maryland Road. It took about 40 firefighters 20 minutes to get the blaze under control. There was one person in the house at the time but they escaped safely, Swindle said.
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Fire officials determine the cause of a fire on Mountain Road on Monday was incendiary in nature, according to a release.
The Anne Arundel County Fire Department is turning to the public for help in finding a suspect or suspects involved in an arson at a building on Mountain Road on Monday, according to a press release. Between 4 and 5 a.m. Monday, a suspect started a fire in a building on the 2600 block of Mountain Road that is owned by Daugherty Funeral Home. The fire was quickly put out by firefighters, but the building had already sustained $125,000 in damages. At the conclusion of an investigation, fire officials determined the cause of the fire was incendiary in nature, according to the release. The fire department is now asking anyone with any information relating to this incident to contact investigators at 410-222-TIPS (8477) or email@example.com…
Monday, January 14, 2013
Here are links to recent stories about crime and fire incidents throughout Anne Arundel County.
Here's a look at some of the incidents reported by the police and fire departments in Anne Arundel County last week. Click each link to read the full story. Annapolis Woman Charged in Connection with Murder for Hire Police say Cynthia Lisa Mills, 47, of Annapolis, helped in planning to murder the wife of the man with whom she was having an affair. 4 Pedestrians Struck By Car at Quarterfield Road, Route 100 Police say two of the victims were discharged from the hospital and two others are in stable condition as of Friday. Thief Snatches Purse at Annapolis Harbour Center An 18-year-old woman had her purse stolen while walking in the outdoor shopping center. License Plate Thefts Continue in Annapolis Police say three more license plates were …
Thursday, January 10, 2013
Five people requested medical attention at the scene following the wreck.
UPDATE (12:46 p.m.)—Five people were transported to area hospitals on Thursday after a Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) bus ran into the rear of a vehicle, which then caused another wreck, on Ritchie Highway. MTA spokesman Joe Sviatko said the MTA bus driver struck a vehicle in front of the bus at about 7:30 a.m. Thursday near the intersection of Ritchie Highway and Arnold Road. Five people requested medical attention at the scene: One was sent to Anne Arundel Medical Center in Annapolis and four were sent to Baltimore Washington Medical Center in Glen Burnie. All sustained injuries that were considered not life-threatening, Sviatko said. The driver of the bus has 29 years of experience with MTA and was driving the normal route when …
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
A man was rushed to the Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore after his car crashed into a utility pole Tuesday night.
One man was hospitalized after he crashed his car into a utility pole in Pasadena on Tuesday night. The crash happened at about 9:20 p.m. Tuesday in the 7900 block of Fort Smallwood Road, according to Division Chief Keith Swindle of the Anne Arundel County Fire Department. A 64-year-old man was transported to the Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore by ambulance with serious but not life-threatening injuries.