Police: Man Arrested In Car Battery Thefts. Thefts of about 4 tons car batteries in Anne Arundel County police resulted in arrests. Police call stealing batteries from residential and commercial vehicles and scrapping the precious metals inside them for cash a new crime wave. “(The batteries are valued) anywhere from $10 to $100. I think it’s more the quantity of what they are doing is how they are getting their value out of it,” Anne Arundel County Police Lt. Richard Duvall said.
Annapolis Mom Found Incompetent For Trial In Toddler’s Death. A woman accused of killing her 2-year-old daughter and putting her body in a trash bin has been found incompetent to stand trial. Chelsea Michelle Booth, 25, of Annapolis, will stay at a state psychiatric hospital. She had been committed without bail to the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene for treatment and examination. Booth’s daughter, Kassidey, disappeared in February. Police said Booth told them she lay on top of her daughter and smothered her, then disposed of her body.
Navy Football Players Charged In Rape. The U.S. Naval Academy on Wednesday charged three Navy football players with sexually assaulting a female midshipman at an off-campus house more than a year ago. The academy said in a news release that the male midshipmen are being charged with rape, sexual assault or other sexual misconduct, and making a false official statement. The three students were not identified in the academy’s statement. Two of the students were football players this past season, but they are not on the team anymore.
Anne Arundel School Employees To Get Raises. Anne Arundel County school employees can expect a pay raise this summer — but not a big one. The Board of Education voted Wednesday to approve a $1 billion budget, paving the way for small salary increases from the central office to the classroom. Top administrators have said a pay hike of any sort is hard to come by, but school officials said they hope it’s a small gesture in midst of tough economic times.