Crime report for Anne Arundel and Howard counties

September 4, 2013
Anne Arundel County

These were among incidents reported by police in Anne Arundel County. For information, call 410-222-8050.

BALTIMORE AREA
ASSAULTS

Riverwood Way, 1300 block, 8:49 p.m. Aug. 20. A man walking his pit bull off-leash instructed his dog to attack another man’s Labrador retriever mix, which was being walked on a leash. The pit bull attacked the Lab mix, and the Lab’s owner separated the dogs. The pit bull owner said he wanted to videotape a dog fight and proceeded to head-butt the other man. The Lab mix required veterinary treatment; its owner refused medical attention for himself. A warrant was issued. The next day, a Baltimore man, 36, turned himself in on charges of second-degree assault, animal cruelty, training a dog for a dog fight and failing to restrain a dangerous dog.

DAVIDSONVILLE AREA
FATAL CRASH

Riva and Beards Point roads, 5:23 p.m. Aug. 21. A 2011 Honda Odyssey van struck a bicyclist, causing severe injuries. The bicyclist, identified as Patricia Carolyn Cunningham, 50, of Annapolis, was taken to a hospital, where she died from her injuries. The cause of the crash appeared to be driver error.

GLEN BURNIE AREA
ROBBERIES

Bentwillow Dr., 800 block, 1:58 a.m. Aug. 27. A male called a female acquaintance and asked to borrow money. When she arrived home, he pulled up in a pickup truck and met her in her driveway. The woman reached into her purse to get cash and the acquaintance assaulted her and took the purse, fleeing in his truck. A suspect has been identified. Charges were pending.

Crain Hwy., 1700 block, 2:39 a.m. Aug. 28. Two men tried to take a cellphone and wallet from a male pedestrian and fled into a wooded area. The pedestrian was treated at the scene for minor injuries.

HARWOOD AREA
WEAPONS

Solomons Island Rd., 4400 block, 9:30 a.m. Aug. 29. An officer assigned to a high school went with staff to search a student’s vehicle because the student had brought a bottle of alcohol to school the day before. Three unloaded shotguns in cases, ammunition and a hunting knife were found in the vehicle. The student said he and a friend had been shooting on a farm recently and that he had forgotten to remove the weapons from the vehicle. The student was charged as a juvenile with possession of a deadly weapon on school property.

LAUREL AREA
AGGRESSIVE ANIMAL

Dameron S., 300 block, 11:27 a.m. Aug. 21. A pit bull escaped from a yard through an open gate and attacked three children walking with their babysitter. The children were treated for minor bites and scratches. Officers conducted a door-to-door canvass of the neighborhood, and one woman said she had been knocked to the ground by the same dog that day while taking out the trash. In that case, the woman’s sister used a broom to shoo the dog away. The woman suffered a minor head injury but refused medical treatment. Animal Control determined that the dog was not current on its rabies shot and seized it.

ROBBERIES

N. Gail St., 10:12 p.m. Aug. 22. Two males knocked on a door and pushed their way into a home when a resident answered. They knocked the woman down, displayed a weapon and ransacked the house, taking property. Detectives identified a vehicle used during the home invasion and served a warrant the next day at a residence, where stolen property was found. Two Laurel men, 19, were arrested and charged with home invasion.

MILLERSVILLE AREA
FATAL ACCIDENT

Route 3 S near Route 32, 4:55 p.m. Aug. 27. A 2000 International flatbed delivery truck hit a 2009 Toyota Camry from behind, killing three passengers in the back seat and causing a chain reaction involving six other cars that injured six people. The three fatally injured passengers were identified as Bethany Dawn Dempsey, 37, Abigail Randi Cullen, 7, and Lauren White, 14, all of Warsaw, Va. The cause appeared to be driver error on the part of the truck driver. An investigation was ongoing.

ODENTON AREA
ROBBERIES

Chestnut Terrace Ct., 2400 block, 10:43 p.m. Aug. 21. A gunman robbed a woman and her family member as they unloaded a vehicle. He took the woman’s phone, purse and keys and drove away in the woman’s 2000 Acura TL.

THEFTS/BREAK-INS

Killarney Terr., 2400 block, 12:03 p.m. Aug. 28. A male was seen breaking into a home and fleeing in a vehicle. Witnesses saw him throw objects out of the vehicle before police stopped him. Stolen items were recovered. An Adelphi man, 42, was arrested and charged with first- and third-degree burglary, theft and destruction of property.

PASADENA AREA
ASSAULTS

Main Ave., 1900 block, 8:37 p.m. Aug. 27. A man was stabbed in the back by a male acquaintance during an argument in his front yard. The resident was taken to a hospital for injuries that were serious but not life-threatening. A Pasadena man, 24, was arrested and charged with attempted murder, first- and second-degree assault, and a weapons violation.

ROBBERIES

Fort Smallwood Rd., 8400 block, 11:40 p.m. Aug. 26. A gunman wearing a bandanna over his face robbed a convenience store of cash.

Annapolis

These were among incidents reported by the Annapolis Police Department. For information, call 410-268-9000.

ROBBERY

Forest Dr. and Center St., 11:40 p.m. Aug. 28. Three men assaulted two men on the street with their hands and a baseball bat. They took a wallet from one and a cellphone from the other. One of the assailants implied he had a gun.

THEFTS/BREAK-INS

Burnside St., 500 block, 1:30 a.m. Aug. 24. A woman saw a man inside her unlocked vehicle. She confronted him and he ran away. Nothing was reported stolen.

Cove Rd., 1100 block, 2 to 6 p.m. Aug. 28. Cash and jewelry were stolen from a ground-floor apartment entered by removing a screen from an open window.

King George St., 100 block, 8 p.m. Aug. 24 to 2 a.m. Aug. 25. A laptop was stolen from a residence entered through an unlocked back door.

Silopanna Rd., 1-99 block, 11 p.m. Aug. 21 to 10 a.m. Aug. 22. Cash was stolen from an unlocked vehicle.

Spa Rd., 1-99 block, 10:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Aug. 28. An acoustic guitar and an electric guitar were stolen from a residence entered by removing an air-conditioning unit from a ground-floor window.

Second St., 500 block, 8:30 p.m. Aug. 24 to 6 a.m. Aug. 25. A tablet computer and a bottle of wine were stolen from a vehicle entered by smashing a side window with a rock.

MOTOR VEHICLE THEFTS

Stonecreek Dr., 1300 block, 10:30 p.m. Aug. 23 to 5 a.m. Aug. 24. A 1994 Toyota Camry was stolen from a residential driveway. It was found by the owner off Taylor Avenue with no sign of damage or forced entry.

Howard County

These were among incidents reported by the Howard County Police Department. For information, call 410-313-2236.

CLARKSVILLE AREA
THEFTS/BREAK-INS

Bright Flow Mews, 5900 block, 11:30 p.m. Aug. 21 to 8:45 a.m. Aug. 22. Four bikes were stolen from a garage left open overnight. The owner recovered one at the end of the cul-de-sac and the other three on Fall Moon Ride.

COLUMBIA AREA
SEXUAL ASSAULTS

Oakland Mills Rd. near Dobbin Rd., Aug. 25. A man talking on a cellphone touched a female pedestrian inappropriately and ran off. The man is believed to be the same one who touched female joggers on paths in Columbia in incidents on Aug. 7 and 9.

THEFTS/BREAK-INS

Quiet Times, 6100 block, 1:45 p.m. Aug. 22. Glass was shattered and two lower-level window screens were cut at a residence. Entry was not gained.

Rivendell, 5200 block, 10:08 a.m. Aug. 22. An apartment that was unoccupied because of a recent fire was entered by breaking a padlock on a door.

MOTOR VEHICLE THEFT

Stevens Forest Rd., 5700 block, 4:48 a.m. to 4:48 p.m. Aug. 22. A gray Mazda 3 was stolen.

ELKRIDGE AREA
INDECENT EXPOSURE

Rockburn Park, 7:12 p.m. Aug. 22. A bicyclist on a trail saw a man making lewd gestures with his hands down his pants with his zipper down while another man watched him.

THEFTS/BREAK-INS

Green Valley Pl., 5700 block, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 28. Cash was stolen from a wallet in a residence, which was entered through a window and ransacked.

Hearthside Way, 7500 block, 2:30 p.m. Aug. 25 to 6:30 a.m. Aug 26. Copper and commercial refrigeration equipment were stolen from a house under construction.

Hearthside Way, 7500 block, 5 p.m. Aug. 27 to 6:30 a.m. Aug. 28. Aluminum wire was stolen from a construction site entered by cutting a fence with bolt cutters.

Hunt Club Rd., 6000 block, 6:30 a.m. to 2:42 p.m. Aug. 27. A video-game console, a tablet computer and jewelry were stolen from a home entered by forcing open a back door.

Old Washington Rd., 6100 block, 7:30 p.m. Aug. 27. A school building was entered through a broken window. Nothing was reported stolen.

Washington Blvd., 6900 block, 7:30 a.m. to 6:40 p.m. Aug. 22. A residential property was entered by removing two chain-link swinging fences. A nursery on the property was ransacked. Entry to the nursery was gained through a window that was broken in a previous burglary. Ten to 12 office chairs were stolen.

Woodvalley Rd., 5800 block, 7 a.m. to 8:20 p.m. Aug. 22. A large amount of quarters was stolen from a home. A rear basement door was found ajar, and there was significant ransacking.

ELLICOTT CITY AREA
THEFTS/BREAK-INS

Whitworth Way, 9900 block, Aug. 12 to 22. A mixing board was stolen from a home office.

FULTON AREA
THEFTS/BREAK-INS

Maple Lawn Blvd., 8100 block, Aug. 12 to 22. Four spools of copper elevator wire and elevator weights were stolen from a building under construction.

HANOVER AREA
MOTOR VEHICLE THEFTS

Coca Cola Dr., 7400 block, 7:08 a.m. Aug. 27. An attempted theft of a truck and trailer was reported.

JESSUP AREA
THEFTS/BREAK-INS

Old Dorsey Run Rd., 8500 block, 3 p.m. Aug. 19 to 6:05 p.m. Aug. 28. A refrigerator, air-conditioning units, a commercial freezer and copper cables were stolen from a business entered by cutting a lock off a gate and breaking a window.

— Compiled by Carrie Donovan

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