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Crofton Officials: What Crime?

| May 31, 2009, 08:06 AM | 5 Comments

Correction: Thanks to an alert reader, the second link below was the arrest for a prior crime. Including it may have led people to believe that the incidence of violent crime was higher. The intent was that Crofton seems to have evolved into something  more than the sleepy little burb that it once was.

West County Chamber And PTSO Heads In Sand

According to several quotes in The Capital, officials in the Crofton area are unaware of the issues that are beginning to plague their community.

According to  Lisa Elliot, president of the Parent-Teacher-Student Organization at Arundel High School, “The worst I’ve heard of is vandalism.”

The  Executive Director and CEO of the West Anne Arundel County Chamber of Commerce, Claire Louder, claimed this incident was not a reflection on the area.

Lisa and Claire need to get out a bit more.  Perhaps in the last three months they missed the following:

These were all within the past 71 DAYS!

Crofton needs to admit they have a problem and it is likely to get worse now that school will be letting out.

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  1. Dave Magayna says:

    Statistics are a dangerous weapon in the hands of the malicious. The ones stated here indicate that five violent crimes occurred in Crofton in the last 71 days. What if it was 91 days? Would it still be five violent crimes? And then one of the “crimes” listed is actually a record of police meeting their responsibility of arresting a criminal for something that occurred almost a year earlier. That’s inflating the stated “crime statistics” by 20%. I guess anyone with a bully pulpit can create hysteria if they wish.

  2. Concerned Wildcat says:

    Lisa Elliot is a very informed member of the Wildcat community. I’d like to point out that the Crofton rape, was done by a South River student, one link you have posted as a mistake, the double stabbing was between two adults (who were not involved with Arundel), and the other sexual assult was an adult, who also isn’t involved in Arundel. Other than the recent murder of Chris Jones, the Arundel community in Crofton IS very peaceful, and we really don’t hear about things more serious than vandalism. The other things are obviously close to home, but as a representative of Arundel High School, Lisa Elliot gets the job done.

  3. Eye Spy says:

    I was not questioning her commitment or abilities. Yes the rape was by a SRSH student and this victim attended SRSH as well. The point was that CROFTON is having some issues with crime. And for the Chamber of Commerce and the PTSO to essentially say that the worst that has happened is vandalism and it is not indicative of the area, is ludicrous as the links pointed out.

    Granted, there probably were better “sources” for The Capital to speak with, but to say there was not a problem is blatantly wrong. Maybe at the school there is nothing more serious than vandalism , and maybe in the Chamber CEO’s neighborhood crime is not indicative, but we are not talking about these secure little bubbles–this is the world, and there is some serious stuff happening and to ignore it will not make it go away.

  4. shari hodges says:

    My ex husband, the deadbeat, is the President of the Crofton Civic Association – which I think is absolutely hysterical!

    He disappeared from Spokane Washington in 1978, never called, and most importantly, never told the welfare department or me that he worked at the NSA –

    Nope – for 13 years, this senior intelligence agent at the NSA, and the now President of the Crofton Civic Association – was the biggest deadbeat at the Dept. of Defense. Never paid child support according to law – so why on earth should he be concerned about crime in Crofton? He’s one of the criminals!

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