Arundel Mills Homicide Prompts Increase In Security. Just as the holiday shopping season shifts into full swing, Arundel Mills Mall is adding new security measures. The increase in security and safety surveillance comes in the wake of two fatal shootings in the mall parking lot.One of the enhancements will give security officers a birds-eye view of any trouble brewing. The device, which runs on a generator, goes up and down, said 11 News I-Team reporter Barry Simms. Arundel Mills Mall manager Gene Condon said that with the 25-foot-high vantage point, they can see over vehicles and determine what’s happening in parking lots.
Warrant Issued In 2010 Severna Park Home Invasion, Robbery. Anne Arundel County police said an arrest warrant has been issued in connection with an August 2010 home invasion in which an elderly married couple was robbed.Keith Allen Dooley, 42, faces charges of robbery, assault and theft, police said Tuesday. Dooley is accused of forcing his way into a Redwood Road home in Severna Park on Aug. 14, 2010. While inside, he took money, credit cards and the keys to a car, according to investigators. He fled in the victim’s vehicle, police said.
NTSB: Ban All Cell Phone Use While Driving. A federal safety board called Tuesday for a nationwide ban on the use of cell phones and text messaging devices while driving.The recommendation is the most far-reaching yet by the National Transportation Safety Board, which in the past 10 years has increasingly sought to limit the use of portable electronic devices — recommending bans for novice drivers, school bus drivers and commercial truckers. Tuesday’s recommendation, if adopted by states, would outlaw non-emergency phone calls and texting by operators of every vehicle on the road.
MD Delegate: NTSB Cellphone Ban “Unrealistic”. Federal officials are calling for a complete ban on cellphone use while driving after the National Transportation Safety Board made a recommendation to do so, but some Maryland lawmakers are calling the thought unrealistic, even though they are prepared to pursue stricter cellphone laws next year.