Thursday, May 9, 2013
Anne Arunel County police will accept unwanted guns at the Glen Burnie Improvement Association and Annapolis police will take guns at the department headquarters on May 11.
Annapolis police are accepting unwanted guns at department headquarters from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 199 Taylor Avenue, on May 11 as part of the first annual statewide gun turn-in. Anne Arundel County police are also accpeting guns at the Glen Burnie Improvement Association (GBIA) building, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Police will take handguns, rifles and shotguns, no questions asked, at the GBIA building at 19 Crain Highway. State Attorney General Doug Gansler organized the statewide initiative, and 24 jurisdictions throughout Maryland will be accepting guns Saturday. After the guns are collected, police will search law enforcement databases see if the weapon has been reported stolen or flagged in the commission of a crime, according to a press …
Monday, April 22, 2013
Police are seeking information on a homicide that occurred Sunday afternoon on Victor Parkway.
UPDATE (5 p.m. April 22)—Annapolis police identified the shooting victim as John Donnel Ray, 32, of Huntingtown, MD. Annapolis police are seeking information on the homicide of Ray, who was found shot inside a vehicle Sunday afternoon. Officers responded to the 200 block of Victor Parkway for a reported shooting, and found a man dead inside a vehicle from at least one gunshot wound. Police said Ray was shot on the scene. According to photographs sent by a Patch reader, the body was found inside or near a vehicle in a parking lot. Police are encouraging anyone with information to call Detective Charles Bealefeld or Detective John Murphy at 410-268-9000. Annapolis Patch editor D. Frank Smith contributed to this article.
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Police seized more than $38,000 worth of marijuana, psychedelic mushrooms and a sawed-off shotgun from a Pasadena home Monday.
Anne Arundel County police arrested two Pasadena men on Monday on charges of possession of marijuana as well as having an altered shotgun and psilocybin mushrooms–commonly referred to as "psychedelic" mushrooms. Shortly after 5 p.m., narcotics and tactical patrol officers carried out a search warrant at a residence on the 1200 block of Hillside Road. Officers found 3.6 pounds of loose marijuana, 14 marijuana plants and 58 capsules of marijuana, worth approximately $38,000, according to police. They also seized 6.9 grams of psilocybin mushrooms, worth $243, and several items for marijuana production. Officers also found a 12-gauge, short-barreled shotgun, which was illegally altered, according to police. Police arrested Mario Richard …
Friday, April 12, 2013
A report says police announced drug charges against a Pasadena man, but authorities are looking into possible gun violations.
Anne Arundel County police arrested a Pasadena man after a search warrant turned up drugs and 30 guns on Tuesday, according to The Washington Post. Police seized the guns, including seven AK-47s, as well as body armor, ammunition and other weapons, according to the report. Police have not filed any weapons charges against the man, according to court records, but police spokesperson Justin Mulcahy told The Post that authorities are looking into whether the man legally had the guns in his possession. Court records show police charged John Michael Thompson, 45, of the 1900 block of Hilltop Road in Pasadena, with one count of possessing marijuana, two counts of possessing drugs not marijuana, one count of possessing a drug with intent to …
Monday, February 25, 2013
Here are some of the latest crime headlines from the past week in Anne Arundel County.
'Annapolis' Most Wanted' Man Turns Himself In Police were seeking the man in connection to a December 2012 double shooting. Police Seize $48,000 of Marijuana and 6,000 Rounds of Ammunition A drug bust in Glen Burnie on Monday turned up marijuana, guns, ammunition and suspected steroids. Woman Screams, Men Flee in Robbery Attempt Police say two would-be robbers fled after a woman began screaming during an attempted robbery in Glen Burnie. Thief Steals $15K in Electronics from Boys & Girls Club Annapolis police say the equipment was taken from the Boys & Girls Club at Admiral Oaks. Police Arrest Three in Brooklyn Park Drug Bust Police seized cocaine, marijuana and paraphernalia after carrying out a drug warrant. Police Find Crack Cocaine and…
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Anne Arundel County police say a man charged with trespassing at the Glen Burnie high school owns several guns and ammunition.
Anne Arundel County police announced Wednesday that a man who reportedly trespassed into North County High School in Glen Burnie on Monday is also the legal owner of several guns, ammunition and a silencer. In a letter sent to parents Wednesday, North County Principal William Heiser said no students were in contact or threatened by the intruder. "I want to be emphatically clear that at no time did the man speak to any students and at no time did he make any threats to our school, employees, or our students," Heiser said in the letter. Police charged Justin Matthew Beaumont, 25, of Glen Burnie with trespassing on posted property. Beaumont attended North County High School for two months in 2002, before transferring, and also served in the …
Friday, December 21, 2012
The National Rifle Association calls for a great mobilization of gun-carrying "good guys" who can respond more quickly than police.
In a Friday morning press conference, the National Rifle Association (NRA) broke its weeklong silence following the horrific shooting of 26 people at a school in Newtown, CT, and called for a surge of gun-carrying "good guys" around American schools. NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre called for a new kind of American domestic security revolving around armed civilians, arguing that "the only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun." "We care about our president, so we protect him with armed Secret Service agents," LaPierre said. "Members of Congress work in offices surrounded by Capitol Police officers. Yet, when it comes to our most beloved, innocent, and vulnerable members of the American family, our …
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Charges against the Crofton man were announced during a press conference Wednesday by the state's attorney and police chief of Prince George's County.
UPDATE (2:30 p.m.)—Neil Prescott of Crofton was charged with telephone misuse related to an averted threat incident last week in which he allegedly made threatening calls to his workplace. The announcement was made Wednesday afternoon by Prince George’s County State’s Attorney Angela D. Alsobrooks and Prince George’s County Police Chief Mark Magaw at the county courthouse in Upper Marlboro. Alsobrooks said that Section 3-804 was the only Maryland law under which Prescott could be charged because the state does not have a law against making threats by phone. The charge of telephone misuse, which is a misdemeanor in the state, carries a maximum penalty of three years in prison and a $500 fine. Prescott won't be arrested until his release …
Friday, July 27, 2012
The suspect from Crofton called himself "a joker" and threatened to "load [his] guns and blow everyone up" at his Pitney Bowes office, police said.
Less than a week after a gunman opened fire on a crowded theater in Aurora, CO, police in Prince George's and Anne Arundel counties say they thwarted a "terror attack" that threatened to bring similar fear and violence closer to home. Officials from both counties announced Friday that they had a man in custody in connection with a mass shooting plot. Media reports named the suspect as Neil Prescott, 28, of Crofton, but police declined to confirm his identity. Earlier reports identified the suspect's last name as "Trescott;" however it has since been corrected. Prince George's County Spokeswoman Julie Parker said that after speaking to the state's attorney's office, the suspect would not be charged Friday. The suspect remained in the care …