Crime and Fire Blotter
Patch reports on selected incidents from Anne Arundel County Police's Northern District and Anne Arundel County Fire Department.
This activity report is a selection of local incidents provided by the Anne Arundel County police and fire departments as a public service to the community and complied by Patch. It is not a complete listing of all events and crime reported.
Jan. 3, 2011
Glen Burnie: Car/bus collision
The driver of a car that collided with a Maryland Transit Administration bus around 7:24 a.m. Jan. 3 was hospitalized with serious, but not life threatening injuries. The collision occurred near Route 100 Eastbound and Oakwood Road.
Jan. 2, 2011
Brooklyn Park: Attempted armed robbery and subsequent arrest
An off-duty Deputy U.S. Marshal apprehended an 18-year-old male Jan. 2 after the suspect tried to rob a Brooklyn Park convenience store.
According to police, the 18-year-old man entered the EZ Bee convenience store, located in the 700 block of Church Street, shortly before 8 p.m., put a bandanna over his face, pulled a handgun from his waistband and pointed it at the clerk. The off-duty U.S. Marshal was leaving the store when he noticed the suspect preparing to rob the store.
The Marshal pulled his weapon, indentified himself as law enforcement and ordered the suspect to drop his weapon, which he did. He then tried to flee, getting in a struggle with the Marshal before breaking free. The suspect reached for the small of his back, causing the Marshal to fear the suspect had a second weapon and shoot at the suspect, police said. The suspect was not hit.
The Marshal gave chase and eventually apprehended the suspect, who was charged with armed robbery, first- and second-degree assault, reckless endangerment and related handgun charges.
Police have not released the name of the Marshal or the suspect's name and mug shot, citing an ongoing investigation
Jan. 2, 2011
Glen Burnie: Armed robbery
A 27-year-old Arnold man said two young men approached him at about 1:30 p.m. Jan. 2 just before the bridge near the Marley Station Mall parking lot on the Baltimore Annapolis Trail in Glen Burnie.
According to police, one suspect displayed a knife and demanded money from the victim, who complied. The suspects fled northbound on the trail toward a nearby residential area. Officers searched the area but were unable to find the suspects.
Jan. 1, 2011
Brooklyn Park: Armed Robbery
Two males robbed Pizza City in Brooklyn Park at about 11 p.m. Jan. 1, taking an undisclosed amount of money from the register of the store.
Police said two males with dark cloths covering their faces entered the store located in the 5600 block of Belle Grove Road. One male brandished a handgun, ordering the business owner to the rear of the store while the other pushed an employee from the register and took money from it. They ordered the two victims to lie on the ground in the rear of the business and fled in an unknown direction.
Officers and K-9 searched the area but were unable to find the suspects.
Dec. 28, 2010
Glen Burnie: Homicide arrests
Anne Arundel County Police announced the arrests of two teens who have been charged with the Aug. 9 murder at a Glen Burnie 7-Eleven. The teens already were in custody after being arrested for the Nov. 12 murder at Mr. Wings & Pizza.
Vincent Bunner, 17, of Pasadena and Shawn Johnson, 18, of Glen Burnie were charged Dec. 28 with the first-degree murder of 7-Eleven clerk Youssef Attia, 48, of Glen Burnie.
Over the course of two weeks in November, police arrested and charged Bunner and Johnson, as well as Willie McLean, 19, of Glen Burnie, and Charles Butler, 17, of Brooklyn Park with the Nov. 12 first-degree murder of Misael Flores, a patron at Mr. Wings & Pizza. Though 17, both Bunner and Butler were charged as adults.
There is a third outstanding suspect in Attia's murder, said Maj. Edward Bergin during a Dec. 29 press conference at police headquarters in Millersville.
On Aug. 9, police arrived at the 7-Eleven store in the 7700 block of Baltimore-Annapolis Boulevard at about 3:30 a.m. to find Attia suffering from a gunshot wound to the torso. He was pronounced dead on the scene.
Police investigation and surveillance cameras led officers to determine that three men entered the store and attempted a robbery. Police were told that at some point Attia tried to flee and was shot by one of the suspects who was armed with an apparent handgun.
On Nov. 12, Flores of Glen Burnie was shot in the upper body during an armed robbery at Mr. Wings & Pizza and transferred to Baltimore Washington Medical Center where he succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead. He would have turned 21 the next day.
According to police, four men entered Mr. Wings & Pizza a little before 9 p.m. Nov. 12 and announced a robbery. Flores was standing near a female store employee and both told the men to leave the store at which point one of the men shot Flores and fled.
Anyone with information on the murder at 7-Eleven is urged to contact Detective Regina Gow of the Homicide Unit at 410-222-3417.
For additional details on restrictions to the award offered by 7-Eleven, contact Margaret Chabris at 972-828-7285 or e-mail her at email@example.com.
Dec. 28, 2010
Ferndale: House fire
Three children and two adults lost their home to a fire that caused an estimated $75,000 in damage around 8:30 Tuesday morning.
It took fire fighters about 22 minutes to control the fire at 18 Birch Avenue. Fire officials are blaming the blaze on a malfunctioning dryer.
The Red Cross is assisting the family.
Dec. 27, 2010
Glen Burnie: Armed robbery
Two men robbed Palm Beach Tan Dec. 27, taking an undisclosed amount of money.
According to police, two men entered the business at about 8 p.m., displayed a weapon and demanded money from an employee. The victim complied, turning over an undisclosed amount of money to the suspects, who fled in what was described as a white four-door Ford Focus.
Police and K-9 searched the area but were unable to locate them. Anyone with information is asked to contact Det. Stephen Luersen of the robbery squat at 410-222-3417.
Metro Crime Stoppers:
If you have information on the above incidents, please call, e-mail or text your tip to Metro Crime Stoppers www.metrocrimestoppers.net Hotline Available 24-Hours A Day Toll Free at 1-866-7LOCKUP or text "MCS" plus your message to CRIMES (274637).
Phone calls are not recorded and callers remain anonymous. You may also be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000.
Regional Editor Stephanie Siegel Burke contributed to this article.