Anne Arundel County

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


Honeysuckle Lane, 1100 block, 6 a.m. March 12. An unoccupied taxi minivan was found with blood inside and the engine running. The body of driver Benjamin Delano Kirby Jr., 41, of Annapolis was found on a driveway near Honeysuckle Lane and Generals Highway. He had been shot. On March 14, a Faulkner male, 17, was arrested on burglary charges at a residence in the 700 block of Governor Bridge Road. A truck found at the scene was determined to have been stolen from Charles County. A pair of pants stained with Kirby’s blood and ammunition rounds were found in the truck. A latent print recovered from the taxi’s door was found to match the suspect’s fingerprints. On March 19, the suspect in custody was charged with first- and second-degree murder, armed robbery and use of a firearm in the commission of a violent crime. A second suspect was also identified. A Fort Meade man, 23, was arrested and charged with murder, conspiracy, robbery, assault and handgun violations.


Governor Bridge Rd., 700 block, 7:56 p.m. March 14. A witness saw a male park a truck in a neighbor’s driveway and walk into a wooded area. A Faulkner male, 17, was arrested in connection with burglary and another burglary in the 100 block of Remital Road in Riva. The vehicle had also been stolen. The suspect had been reported missing from a group home in La Plata. After the initial arrest, additional homicide charges were added after bloody clothing and ammunition were found in the stolen truck (see Crownsville incident above).


Glen Ridge Cir., 6900 block, 5:33 p.m. March 13. Three males robbed two pedestrians. Three Glen Burnie men, two age 18 and one age 21, were arrested and charged with robbery, attempted robbery and theft.


Laurel Fort Meade Rd., 3400 block, 7:56 p.m. March 13. A man snatched a female pedestrian’s wristlet purse from her hand and ran with it toward the back of a shopping plaza.


Peaceful Way, 2100 block, 6 p.m. March 13 to 10 a.m. March 14. Eleven burglaries were committed at an apartment complex that had been evacuated after a March 7 fire. Property was taken from units that were not destroyed by the fire. Doors had been secured with master locks. Seven guns were stolen from one apartment; six were recovered nearby.


High Point Rd., 8000 block, 2:19 p.m. March 18. A man shot a woman in a residence during a domestic conflict. When police arrived, the man shot himself. Both were pronounced dead at the scene. They were identified as Elizabeth Leigh Thorpe, 25, and Charles Benton White, 67, of Orchard Beach. A witness said he had tried to take the gun from White before White shot himself.


Brookmeade Ct., 8000 block, 9:30 a.m. March 14. A male and a female asked to borrow a female pedestrian’s phone. When she refused, the male displayed a gun and took her purse. He fled with his accomplice to a wooded area.


Tarks Lane, 100 block, 8 a.m. March 14. A resident allegedly made verbal threats of violence to a county council member, a state senator and the state house speaker because he was upset about a storm water management pond. The resident called his district’s council member March 12 to complain. Later that day, the council member visited the resident to discuss the work in person. The man then talked about killing the council member and the other politicians. A Severna Park man, 58, was arrested and charged with three counts of threatening to injure an official.


Ritchie Hwy., 500 block, 9 p.m. March 13. A masked man with a stun gun demanded cash from employees at a massage parlor/spa. The employees refused and ran into a back room. The robber fled.


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


Bens Dr., 1-99 block, March 16. An Annapolis man, 34, was arrested in connection with a burglary and assault March 12 at the listed location. A resident had returned to her apartment and found a man inside. He displayed a handgun and pushed her down before fleeing. The suspect was charged with first- and second-degree assault, reckless endangerment, fourth-degree burglary and use of a firearm in a violent crime.


Silopanna Rd., 1-99 block, March 13. Two Annapolis men, 26 and 24, were arrested and charged with attempted first- and second-degree murder in connection with a robbery at the listed location Jan. 20, when two men robbed a suspected drug dealer at gunpoint and knifepoint. The gunman shot the suspected dealer several times while he was trying to fight off the man with the knife.


Clay St., 1-99 block, March 17. Property was taken from a business.

Hammond Pl., 400 block, 12:30 to 12:45 a.m. March 16. A makeup bag was stolen from an unlocked vehicle.

Larkin St. near City Gate Lane, 6 to 10:30 p.m. March 19. A shoulder bag was stolen from an unlocked vehicle.

Madison St., 1100 block, 5:30 to 7 a.m. March 12. An apartment was entered through an unlocked ground-floor window. Nothing was reported stolen.

Market Space, 1-99 block, 2:30 to 3 a.m. March 15. Cash was stolen from a business safe. There was no sign of forced entry.

Sandstone Ct., 1-99 block, 10:30 p.m. March 15 to 9:30 a.m. March 16. A TV was stolen from a residence entered by forcing open a ground-floor window.

West St., 1000 block, 8 a.m. Feb. 15 to 8 a.m. March 12. Seven hydraulic lift arms were stolen from the parking lot behind a business.

West St., 1-99 block, 8:25 to 10:30 p.m. March 17. A gym bag, gym clothes, a bowling ball, bowling shoes and a bowling bag were stolen from an unlocked vehicle.


Gorman St., 100 block, 8 p.m. March 17 to 1:20 p.m. March 18. A brown 2002 Audi A6 station wagon was stolen from a parking garage. It might have been left unlocked with a spare key inside.

Howard County

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


Carlinda Ave., 6600 block, 6:44 p.m. March 19. A male exposed himself.


Airybrink Lane, 8700 block, 8 a.m. March 14 to 12:40 p.m. March 19. Jewelry was reported stolen from a home. There was no sign of forced entry.

Bendbough Ct., 6900 block, 2 p.m. March 18. Jewelry was stolen from a home entered through a front door. There was no sign of forced entry.

Dobbin Center Way, 6400 block, 8 p.m. March 18 to 8 a.m. March 19. A rear door was pried in attempt to enter an urgent care facility. The facility was not entered.

Lake Circle West, 5000 block, 12:40 p.m. March 17. A basement door was damaged at a residence, which was not entered.

Little Patuxent Pkwy., 10300 block, 5:01 a.m. March 19. Two masked males broke a glass door of a department store and entered. They fled in a black Dodge pickup after being confronted by a store employee.


Aspern Dr., 6600 block, 11:54 p.m. March 17. Three men and a woman entered a home. There was no sign of forced entry. Two Elkridge men, 23 and 29, an Edgewater man, 29, and a Jessup woman, 22, were charged with fourth-degree burglary.

Deep Falls Way, 7100 block, 11 a.m. to 2:40 p.m. March 18. Jewelry and electronics were stolen from a residence entered by forcing open a rear basement window.

Holly Springs Lane, 7000 block, 8:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. March 14. Jewelry, electronics and financial documents were stolen from a home. There was no sign of forced entry.


Marshalee Dr., 6000 block, 3:56 a.m. March 17. A 2008 Ford F-350 was stolen after it was left with its keys inside. A Woodford, Va., woman, 44, was charged with unlawful taking of a motor vehicle, unauthorized removal of property, rogue and vagabond, and theft.


Frederick Rd., 9000 block, 9:46 p.m. March 16. Two masked males threatened a convenience store clerk at gunpoint and took cash and cigarettes.


Old Annapolis Rd., 8700 block, 1 p.m. March 15 to 10:30 a.m. March 16. Candy and soda were stolen from a concession stand at a high school. A window was pried open.


Assateague Dr., 7300 block, 4:26 a.m. March 19. Electronics were stolen from a store entered by breaking a glass door.

Patuxent Range Rd., 8300 block, 3:48 a.m. March 15. A TV was stolen from a business entered by breaking a window.

Preston Ct., 8200 block, 6 p.m. March 14 to 2:40 p.m. March 17. Tools were stolen from a business entered by cutting a fence.


Montpelier Rd., 7500 block, 5:13 a.m. March 19. Liquor, lottery tickets and an ATM were stolen from a liquor store entered by breaking a glass door.

Overton Dr., 9600 block, 6:41 p.m. March 13. A man entered a home through an unlocked door and fled after being confronted by the homeowner. A suspect was found in possession of stolen headphones and sunglasses. A Laurel man, 27, was charged with first-, third- and fourth-degree burglary, theft, malicious destruction of property and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Washington Blvd., 9400 block, 5 p.m. March 14 to 9:30 a.m. March 17. A warehouse door was damaged. The warehouse was not entered.


Washington Blvd., 9600 block, 4:09 a.m. March 18. A 2005 Acura was stolen after it was left with its keys inside.

— Compiled by Carrie Donovan