Regional Recap, October 16, 2013

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Escapee Sought In Parole Section Of  Annapolis.  Anne Arundel County police are searching for for an escapee in the Parole area. Police said around 2 p.m. that the man was last seen at a State Highway Administration facility at 130 Defense Highway. Police said the man was seen running toward Generals Highway toward Annapolis Mall. Police identified the man as Ellwood A. Veney, 33, and described him as 5 feet 9 inches tall and 189 pounds. He was last seen wearing blue jeans with no pockets and a blue scrubs type of shirt with a gray sweatshirt over top of it.

3 Men Charged With Prostitution In Anne Arundel.  Anne Arundel County police have charged three men with prostitution after an Internet sting operation earlier this month. Undercover police detectives posed as escorts on a website they said is commonly used for prostitution on Oct. 2, police said. The detectives received phone calls and text messages from 51 different phone numbers, several asking to negotiate prices, asking feeler questions, and asking to schedule future appointments.

Man Arrested In Vi Ripken Carjacking Case.  Police in Aberdeen have arrested a man who they said tried to carjack Violet Ripken, the mother of famed Orioles superstar Cal Ripken Jr., at gunpoint, sources and police told 11 News. Sources and police told 11 News that a man armed with a handgun approached Ripken around 3 p.m. Tuesday as she was standing in the parking lot of the NBRS Bank on West Bel Air Avenue. Police said the man told Ripken he wanted her car.

MD State Police Criticize Attorney General’s Statement. The Maryland State Police are criticizing Attorney General Doug Gansler for calling the commander of the executive protection section a “henchman” of Gov. Martin O’Malley and Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown.  Gansler, who is running for governor, said Tuesday on WJLA-TV that reports saying he misused his security detail to get him to events are “100 percent completely untrue.” He accused his opponent, Brown, of “running a campaign about dirty politics,” and “pulling out some memo that some henchman wrote two or three years ago.”

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