Regional Recap, October 9, 2013

| October 9, 2013
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Woman Charged In Fatal Texting While Driving Crash.  The Anne Arundel County State’s Attorney’s Office has filed charges against a woman who officials said was texting while driving in Gambrills in March, which caused a crash that killed a man. Elizabeth Meyers, 20, of Severn, was arrested last week and charged with negligent manslaughter by motor vehicle, criminal negligent manslaughter, reckless driving, negligent driving, failure to yield the right of way and text messaging while driving.

Police: 2 Men Arrested On Handgun Violations. Two men were arrested in connection with handgun violations in Glen Burnie, Anne Arundel County police said. Police said they stopped a Ford Taurus in the area of Bruton Drive and Southbridge Drive in Glen Burnie for a registration violation around 11:40 p.m. Monday. While investigating the expired and altered tags, a K-9 officer, Officer Jeffrey Rothenbecker, and his K-9 partner Rocky arrived on scene. After scanning the car, police said they were able to obtain a positive response for the odor of possible drugs in the car so they searched the car while both occupants were seated on a curb.

Man Killed In Early Morning Crash On 295.  A fatal pedestrian crash on southbound 295 in the Jessup area has closed both sides of the highway and is severely backing up traffic. The crash was reported shortly before 5 a.m. Wednesday just south of the Route 175 exit. Police said a vehicle hit and killed a man in the southbound lanes. That vehicle stayed at the scene.

3 Charged In Human Trafficking Case.  Police have charged three people with human trafficking and other charges in two unrelated cases in Howard County. “It is coincidental that we’ve made back-to-back arrests in cases that are unrelated, but sadly we, in law enforcement, know that human trafficking is becoming more of a problem and an issue,” Howard County police spokeswoman Sherry Llewellyn said.

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