Tuesday, November 13, 2012
The 24-year-old resident of Barbersville Road was arrested at his home on Saturday.
Anne Arundel County Police say they arrested a Laurel man on Saturday after he allegedly made a fake bomb and threatened to blow up a shed outside his house. Aaron David Wyatt, 24, of the 400 block of Barbersville Road was charged with manufacturing a phony destructive device and making a threat of arson. Police said they received an initial report that a male suspect had issued threats over Skype—an online communication platform—to "blow up a shed in order to harm himself and others." Authorities determined that the messages were being sent from a computer in the 400 block of Barbersville Road, according to police. When they responded to the scene, officers reportedly found Wyatt in a shed outside of his home. Police said he was using …
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Two schools in Ellicott City locked their doors briefly Wednesday, police said.
A hoax bomb threat at a construction site forced two nearby schools in Ellicott City to briefly go into a lockdown early Wednesday, according to the Howard County Police Department. Howard County Police spokeswoman Sherry Llewellyn did not immediately release what the specific target of the hoax bomb threat was, or how it was received. She said officials made a decision to go ahead with a "modified lockdown" at Patapsco Middle School and Hollifield Station Elementary because at the same time officers were investigating the nearby construction site, students were to participate in a fire drill at one of the schools. "We suggested postponing the fire drill until police activity was out of the area," she said in an email. Patapsco Middle …
Sunday, July 22, 2012
A federal sexual harassment lawsuit against police, a little café slamming big name music venues in a radio competition, and more this week.
Police arrest 10 in a Laurel prostitution sting; a school bus driver is sentenced for producing child porn; Doctors Hospital faces a lawsuit by the family of a man who died after a run-in with police; Bowie Wal-Mart was evacuated after a bomb threat; Hyattsville Council is mum on a federal sexual harassment lawsuit against police; and a cafe is slamming metro area music venue giants in a radio contest—headlines tell of a busy week in Prince George's County. Police Arrest 10 in North Laurel Prostitution Sting Police in North Laurel continue to make business a little more difficult for prostitutes. A sting along Route 1 yielded 10 arrest last week. Police say the arrests were part of an ongoing operation to reduce prostitution along the …
Thursday, June 7, 2012
Some buildings were evacuated.
A bomb threat at Howard Community College turned out to be an unfounded threat, police said. Howard Community College staff and students received the following email at 9:52 a.m. with the subject "EVACUATE NOW": By 10:45 a.m., staff and students were returning to the buildings. Howard County police spokesperson Sherry Llewellyn said that there was no bomb. "We checked it out," she wrote in an email. "Nothing there. School is open and fine." With reporting by Patch.com editors Elizabeth Janney and Brian Hooks.
Monday, August 8, 2011
Police declared a bomb threat unfounded.
The Howard County General Hospital was on lockdown for two and a half hours Sunday after a caller phoned in a bomb threat, police said. No bomb was found. By 4:30 p.m., police and fire officials, who had checked the building for suspicious people and packages, had determined there was no threat and the lockdown was ended, officials said. During lockdown, the hospital couldn’t receive ambulances, which had to be sent to other hospitals and visitors couldn’t come and go, said hospital spokeswoman Mary Patton. “In the reality of today’s world, you have to take every threat seriously,” she said. Patton, who said she has been with the hospital more than 10 years, said the only other time she recalls the hospital implementing lockdown …