Tuesday, May 21, 2013
The incident occurred early Tuesday morning at Maryland City Plaza.
Authorities say a man was able to wrestle away a gun from a would-be armed robber Tuesday morning at Maryland City Plaza. Around 1:47 a.m., Anne Arundel County police responded to the 3400 block of Laurel Fort Meade Road for a report of an attempted armed robbery. According to police, a 22-year-old male victim at the scene told officers that he and his friends had been sitting in the rear parking lot of the plaza when an unknown man approached them. The suspect allegedly pointed a handgun at the victim and demanded money. But when the assailant became distracted, the victim was able to grab the man's gun, police said. The suspect then fled the scene. Police canvassed the area but were unable to locate the suspect. He is described as a …
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Investigators are working to identify a suspect.
Authorities say a woman was robbed at knifepoint Wednesday afternoon in Maryland City. According to Anne Arundel County Police, officers responded to the 200 block of Easton South around 3:20 p.m. on a report of a robbery. When they arrived, a 33-year-old woman at the scene told police she had been pushing a shopping cart down the road when an unknown man approached her and "engaged her in casual conversation." Suddenly, she said, the man pulled out a knife, demanded her purse, forced it off of her arm, and fled the area. Officers canvassed the vicinity but were uable to locate the suspect, police said. He's described as a 5'9" man in his 30s who was wearing a white T-shirt and tan shorts at the time. The woman was unharmed in the incident.
Monday, March 25, 2013
Police said the vehicle was stolen from a Maryland City gas station.
Anne Arundel County police arrested a Laurel man Sunday afternoon after a witness tailed a stolen vehicle and assisted police in locating the suspect. Around 1 p.m., police responded to a gas station in the 3600 block of Laurel Fort Meade Road in Maryland City for a report of a stolen vehicle. En route to the scene, police learned the suspect was traveling eastbound on Route 32. According to police, a citizen who saw the theft tailed the stolen vehicle to Bluewater Boulevard. A police officer pulled the vehicle over at Bluewater Boulevard and Briar Ridge Lane without incident. Police arrested Travis Lamar Greenfield, 21, of Laurel and charged him with theft, unlawful taking of a vehicle, and unauthorized removal of property. Court records …
Monday, March 18, 2013
The suspects punched and kicked the victim before stealing his belongings.
A man was beaten and robbed of his shoes and medication in the early Saturday morning on S. Bruce Street in Laurel, according to Anne Arundel County police. The victim, a 25-year-old man, told police he was walking on S. Bruce Street near Gail Street when he was approached by two other men. One of the suspects punched the victim and knocked him to the ground. Once on the ground, the second suspect began kicking the victim, police said. The suspects then took the victim’s medication and shoes and fled on S. Bruce Street on foot, towards, S. Paula Street, according to the victim. Police searched the area and were unable to find the suspects. The victim refused medical attention, police said.
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
The cause of death is still unknown, police said.
Authorities say human remains were discovered Sunday in the woods near Spring Road and Whiskey Bottom Road in Maryland City. According to Anne Arundel County Police, a man contacted police around noon to report that he and his girlfriend had found what appeared to be a human skull while birdwatching. Emergency personnel responded to the scene, and the remains were transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore. Police said the medical examiner has confirmed that the remains are human, but the cause of death is still undetermined. Anyone with information on this case is asked to contact Detective Jack Hartzell of the Criminal Investigation Division at 410-222-3460.
Friday, February 1, 2013
The 26-year-old was pulled from the rising water Thursday in Maryland City.
Police have released the name of a woman found dead Thursday by the banks of the flood-enlarged Patuxent River in Maryland City. The body of Anifa Kiwanuka, 26, was pulled from the water around 11:30 a.m. near the intersection of Laurel Fort Meade Road and Race Track Road, Anne Arundel County police said. The river had climbed well above its normal level after heavy rains prompted the release of water upsteam from the T. Howard Duckett Dam. Authorities were first notified of a body floating in the water by 911 caller, according to police. Firefighters, who were already nearby due to anticipated flooding, retrieved Kiwanuka from the water. Police said Kiwanuka had no fixed address at the time of her death and that the low-lying area where …
Monday, January 7, 2013
The 36-year-old was gunned down outside of his home one year ago.
One year after 36-year-old Russett resident Gregory Sears was gunned down outside of his home, authorities are continuing their search for his killers, WJZ reports. Sears—who lived in the 8000 block of Ians Alley—was shot in his driveway after being approached by two males in the early morning hours of Jan. 6, 2012, according to Anne Arundel County police. He was taken to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, where he died. The incident, which marked the first murder in the Russett community in more than 10 years, left many in the area stunned. Anyone with information about the case is asked to contact Anne Arundel County Police. Tips can also be submitted anonymously to Metro Crime Stoppers by calling the 24-hour …
Thursday, December 20, 2012
The 15-year-old was crossing the street when he was hit, police said.
A 15-year-old Laurel resident died Thursday morning after he was struck by a car in Maryland City, authorities said. Division Chief Keith Swindle, a spokesman for the Anne Arundel County Fire Department, said the incident happened just before 6 a.m. near Route 198 and Russett Green East. The teen was transported to Laurel Regional Medical Center with life-threatening injuries and later died. Anne Arundel County police identified the victim as Jaelin Ashe of nearby Carriage Walk Lane. An investigation revealed that Ashe was struck by an eastbound 2010 Chevrolet Camaro while trying to cross the road Route 198, police said. The teen is believed to have crossed against a signal warning pedestrians to stop and wait. The intersection was closed …
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Both incidents occurred Sunday night within half an hour of each other.
Two robberies—one successful, one attempted—were reported within half an hour of each other Sunday in Maryland City, according to Anne Arundel County police. The first occurred around 8:30 p.m. in the 3300 block of Corridor Marketplace, police said. The victim, a 24-year-old woman, told officers she had been walking in a parking lot when two suspects approached her from behind. One allegedly pushed her to the ground before the pair grabbed her purse and ran off. No injuries were sustained. Police said a canvass of the area turned up no suspects. The second incident took place around 8:54 p.m. in the 100 block of Ertter Drive. The victims—a 16-year-old male, a 17-year-old male, and a 19-year-old male—told police that two suspects approached…
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
The suspect is believed to have stolen a man's wallet and cell phone moments earlier.
Anne Arundel County police are seeking the public's help in identifying a robbery suspect caught on tape at a Laurel gas station. According to police, two individuals robbed a man on Oct. 14 near Yellow Springs South and Wye Mills South in Maryland City. One of the suspects allegedly displayed a handgun before the pair made off with the victim's cell phone and wallet. Police said the men drove immediately to a BP Gas Station at Brock Bridge Road and MD-198, where one of them was reportedly captured on camera using the victim's credit card. (View the images released by police in the gallery at right.) Anyone with information on the identity of the suspect is asked to contact Detective F. Bilbrey at the Western District Detectives’ Unit at …