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7 more arrested in Maryland State Police opioid bust

7 more arrested in Maryland State Police opioid bust

| May 26, 2017

This is additional information to a previous story. A combined law enforcement effort led to the additional arrests of seven more residents believed to have been heavily involved in a large scale distribution of opioids in the region. The following seven individuals were indicted today: Troy Leonis Sommerville, 28, Worton, MD Roshana Sharnett Wright, 38, […]

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Comptroller’s Office helps with seizure of 600,000 cartons of illegal cigarettes

Comptroller’s Office helps with seizure of 600,000 cartons of illegal cigarettes

| May 26, 2017

Agents from the Comptroller of Maryland’s Field Enforcement Division (FED) assisted Maryland State Police and the Henrico County (Va.) Police Department, as well as federal and state law enforcement agencies, in a nearly two-year investigation of illegal cigarette trafficking, ultimately involving a total of 600,000 cartons with a value of $30 million. FED agents assisted […]

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Maryland State Police arrest 18 in 5 county opioid drug investigation

Maryland State Police arrest 18 in 5 county opioid drug investigation

| May 25, 2017

A combined law enforcement effort led to the arrests of 18 residents in four Maryland counties and one Delaware county, one of whom is believed to have been heavily involved in a large scale distribution of opioids in the region. After consultation with the Queen Anne’s County State’s Attorney’s Office, 22 residential search warrants were […]

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State’s Attorney filed hate crime charges against two teen in Crofton noose incident

State’s Attorney filed hate crime charges against two teen in Crofton noose incident

| May 25, 2017

Anne Arundel County State’s Attorney Wes Adams announced  that after evaluating the sufficiency of the underlying evidence regarding the noose found at Crofton Middle School, the Office of the State’s Attorney charged Conner Charles Prout, 19, and John Adam Haverman, 19, with the following: Race/Religious Belief – Harass/Commit a Crime Upon (CR.10.304(1)) Con-Race/Religious Belief – […]

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AACO Police suspend employee for racist Facebook comment related to murder of Bowie State University student

AACO Police suspend employee for racist Facebook comment related to murder of Bowie State University student

| May 22, 2017

On May 22, 2017, the Anne Arundel County Police Department was made aware of an inappropriate Facebook post regarding a homicide that recently occurred at the University of Maryland. The post was made by Welby Burgone, a former police academy recruit who is currently assigned as a civilian employee in our Communications Section. Within hours […]

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Odenton man sentenced to 7 years for sexual abuse of a relative child

Odenton man sentenced to 7 years for sexual abuse of a relative child

| May 22, 2017

Anne Arundel County State’s Attorney Wes Adams announced  that Panagiostis “Peter” Karambilas, 66, of Odenton, was sentenced by Circuit Court Judge Michele D. Jaklitsch to sixteen years in prison with seven active years of incarceration with five years of supervised probation upon release and required to register as a Tier 3 Sex Offender for the […]

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Hanover man found guilty of possession of child pornography

Hanover man found guilty of possession of child pornography

| May 21, 2017

Anne Arundel County State’s Attorney Wes Adams announced  that Korey Vaughn Hamilton Payne, 21, of Hanover, was found guilty of five counts of Possession of Child Pornography by an Anne Arundel County Circuit Court jury Thursday afternoon. “This is not a victimless crime,” said Anne Arundel County State’s Attorney Wes Adams. “It’s impossible to imagine […]

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Mom, two teens charged after fight outside Cromwell Elementary School

Mom, two teens charged after fight outside Cromwell Elementary School

| May 20, 2017

On May 18, 2017 Officers responded to an address in Glen Burnie in reference to an assault that occurred after school hours near Cromwell Elementary School. Officers learned that two juvenile females agreed to meet at that location to fight. The fight was recorded and subsequently uploaded on various social media outlets. On the video, […]

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Upper Marlboro man arrested in Glen Burnie home invasion

Upper Marlboro man arrested in Glen Burnie home invasion

| May 19, 2017

On May 18th 2017 at approximately 5:10 p.m., officers responded to an apartment in the 100 block of Warwickshire Lane in Glen Burnie for a home invasion.  Upon arrival officers observed a male suspect armed with a handgun fleeing the apartment on foot. Several officers responded to the area including canine and police helicopter. A […]

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Click It or Ticket–you’ve been warned!

Click It or Ticket–you’ve been warned!

| May 18, 2017

Maryland has kicked off its participation in the national Click It or Ticket campaign to encourage seat belt use. Maryland will take part in a multi-state, border-to-border enforcement event on May 22, and additional seat belt enforcement will take place over the next several weeks. Tickets for not buckling up are $83, but the real […]

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Annapolis names Acting Chief as new Chief of Police

Annapolis names Acting Chief as new Chief of Police

| May 17, 2017

Annapolis Mayor Michael Pantelides announced his nomination for Annapolis Police Chief and has requested his confirmation at the Monday, May 22nd City Council meeting. Mayor Pantelides has appointed Acting Chief Scott Baker to the position. “During the time he has been the acting police chief, he has shown true leadership through the implementation of his 16 initiatives that address violent crime, active community outreach, and the opioid epidemic,” Mayor Pantelides said. “There were several outstanding candidates that applied […]

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Annapolis man sentenced to 20 years for sexual abuse of a family member

Annapolis man sentenced to 20 years for sexual abuse of a family member

| May 16, 2017

Anne Arundel County State’s Attorney Wes Adams announced today that Joseph Walter, 34, of Annapolis, was sentenced by Anne Arundel County Circuit Court Judge Glenn L. Klavans to 20 years in prison for sexually abusing a 12 year old family member. “It takes an immense amount of bravery to report sexual abuse, especially when the […]

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Pasadena man guilty in murder of his drug dealer

Pasadena man guilty in murder of his drug dealer

| May 16, 2017

Anne Arundel County State’s Attorney Wes Adams announced  that Joseph Patrick Soule, 28, of Pasadena, was found guilty of Second Degree Murder by an Anne Arundel County Circuit Court jury on Friday. “Without any eye witnesses, this was a difficult case to prove,” said Anne Arundel County State’s Attorney Wes Adams. “I’m thankful to police […]

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Crofton community answers hate with “Crofton Is Kind”

Crofton community answers hate with “Crofton Is Kind”

| May 12, 2017

After having discovered a noose handing on Crofton Middle School the other day, the community has decided to fight back.  Well, maybe not fight. They are going to fight back with kindness. Kristen DeBoy Caminiti is the founder of Crofton is Kind, an organization of parents and community members fostering kindness in our children and […]

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Police make arrests in Crofton Middle School noose incident

Police make arrests in Crofton Middle School noose incident

| May 12, 2017

This is an update to a story originally published on May 11, 2017. The suspects have averted being charged with a hate crime, but do have several trespassing charges along with disorderly conduct and disturbing school operations. Investigators from the Western District Detective Unit continued to work on this case throughout the day. As a […]

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Woman involved in love triangle sentenced to 60 years for murder of husband and lover

Woman involved in love triangle sentenced to 60 years for murder of husband and lover

| May 11, 2017

Anne Arundel County State’s Attorney Wes Adams announced that Ann Marie Anastasi, 44, of Lothian, was sentenced by Anne Arundel County Circuit Court Judge J. Michael Wachs to life suspend all but sixty years for murdering her husband and a woman with whom they were having an ongoing sexual relationship. “Ann Anastasi destroyed multiple lives […]

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Police seek to identify two men who hung noose at Crofton Middle School

Police seek to identify two men who hung noose at Crofton Middle School

| May 11, 2017

On May 11, 2017 at approximately 11:00 a.m., officers responded to Crofton Middle School located at 2301 Davidsonville Road in Crofton for recovered property. When officers arrived, they met with a school administrator. The administrator stated that just before 11:00 a.m. a teacher observed a noose hanging from a light fixture on the exterior of […]

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FBI raids downtown Annapolis office

FBI raids downtown Annapolis office

| May 11, 2017

UPDATE: The Capital reports that the Strategic Campaign Group’s Principle, Kelley Rogers, has said that the raid stems from a Virginia Gubernatorial race in 2013 when Ken Cuccinelli lost to current Governor, Terry McAuliffe. Rogers claims that the case was settled and that this raid will clear his name and that of the firm. WBAL-TV is […]

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Admiral Heights traffic stop results in drug bust for Edgewater couple

Admiral Heights traffic stop results in drug bust for Edgewater couple

| May 5, 2017

Maryland State Police have charged two people with possession of drugs after they were stopped yesterday on Cedar Park Road in Annapolis, MD. The suspects are identified as Hailey M Mock, 23, of Edgewater, MD and Travis S. Kramer, 30, of Edgewater, MD. They are both charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance, intent […]

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PA man sentenced to 5 years for pointing gun in Glen Burnie bar fight

PA man sentenced to 5 years for pointing gun in Glen Burnie bar fight

| May 4, 2017

Anne Arundel County State’s Attorney Wes Adams announced today that Michael Ceresa, 28, of Glassport, Pennsylvania was found guilty of two counts of First Degree Assault, Use of a Firearm in a Crime of Violence, Transporting a Handgun Within a Vehicle, and Carrying a Handgun on Person by Circuit Court Judge Stacy W. McCormack. “While […]

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State Police seek help in locating critically missing Glen Burnie woman

State Police seek help in locating critically missing Glen Burnie woman

| May 4, 2017

Police are asking for the public’s help as they continue to search for a critically missing woman. The woman, identified as Ashley Lynn Thomas, 30, is described as a Caucasian female with a thin build. She is 5’6”, and at the time she went missing was approximately 140 pounds. She has brown eyes, strawberry blonde […]

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Pennsylvania man exposes himself to mother and child in Glen Burnie Walmart

Pennsylvania man exposes himself to mother and child in Glen Burnie Walmart

| May 3, 2017

On April 30, 2017 at 5:44 p.m., officers responded for an indecent exposure at the Wal-Mart located at 6721 Chesapeake Center Drive in Glen Burnie. Upon arrival, officers spoke with a nine year old female and her mother who stated they were at the Walmart when the child observed a subject expose his penis to […]

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