Monday, October 8, 2012
Help new editor Brian Hooks make Glen Burnie Patch even better.
First off, I am not Christopher Columbus. I did not discover the Americas and I don't even know how to sail a boat. However, much like Columbus and his crew from 1492, I am treading across new lands as the new local editor of Glen Burnie Patch. Also like Columbus, this "new land" I will explore has actually been home to generations of people before my arrival—and that's where you, the Glen Burnie Patch faithful, come in. Over the next few weeks and months, I will dive head-first into the local business, government and crime scenes in Glen Burnie and around Anne Arundel County. But I cannot do it alone. In order to make Glen Burnie Patch the best possible local news and conversation-place on the web, I need you the readers to contribute …
Thursday, July 12, 2012
Community and homeowners associations can call the county to order a dumpster.
The derecho that swept through the county on June 29 has left many Glen Burnie residents yards and driveways full of storm debris. If you or other residents are in need of a safe way to dispose of the tree limbs, community and homeowners associations can request a dumpster from the county. Storm debris removal assistance may be requested through the Office of Community and Constituent Services, according to a press release. To make the dumpster request, a representative of the association should call 410-222-1795 or email email@example.com. Yard waste, including storm debris, placed at the curb for recycling must be bagged or put in a container and marked with an "X." If not in a container, branches must be tied into bundles (not to …
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Police arrested two county Department of Recreation and Parks employees Tuesday who are accused with stealing gas from county fuel sites.
Anne Arundel County police arrested two Department of Recreation and Parks employees Tuesday who are accused with stealing gas from county fuel sites. Jodie Frank Harbert, 44, of the 400 block of Summer Wind Way in Glen Burnie was charged with theft less than $1,000 and theft scheme less than $1,000. Preston Walter Perry, 44, of the 100 block of Main Street in Lothian was charged with theft less than $100. The Department of Recreation and Parks contacted police about employees who were involved in stealing gas from county fuel sites by using it for personal use, according to a police press release. Detectives examined reports and found that certain employees' gas usage was "substantially higher than the average use," prompting a criminal …
Monday, June 25, 2012
An Anne Arundel County Department of Public Works spokesman said the repairs could last into Monday afternoon.
UPDATED (11:34 a.m.)—Some Glen Burnie residents reported being without water after a water main break Monday morning in the 7400 block of Ritchie Highway. Crews were on the scene as of 11 a.m. Monday and working to repair the break, said Anne Arundel County Department of Public Works spokesman Matt Diehl. The 8-inch main is in a tricky location, with crews needing to perform extensive excavation, Diehl said. "Once they can dig down and isolate it, they can make the repairs," he said, adding that water service would be restored after the repairs are made. "It could take three to four hours, but they are working as fast as possible." The main feeds water into multiple directions, so he said he was unable to estimate the number of residents …
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
A group called AA Aware! aims to put more eyes on the problem in Anne Arundel County.
Haven't heard about sex trafficking? That's about to change. A group in Anne Arundel County called AA Aware! held its inaugural meeting on Monday in Severn. Through a $10,000 grant from Anne Arundel Women's Giving Together, AA Aware! will educate the county about sex trafficking through forums, videos and other materials over the next year. In May, a 19-year-old California woman was arrested in Linthicum and charged with human trafficking when police said flew a woman into Maryland to work as a prostitute. About 50 people gathered at Heritage Community Church in Severn to learn more about the issue, including law enforcement from the Anne Arundel County Police Department. It’s difficult to point to numbers that indicate the scope of the …
Monday, May 28, 2012
The county will be collecting trash and recycling bins once a week starting next week.
Once-a-week trash pickup will begin in Glen Burnie and Anne Arundel County on June 4. Your current recycling day will become your weekly collection day for recycling, yard waste and trash. Patch posted an announcement on holiday trash pickup in April that brought in 30 comments pertaining to the new once-a-week schedule. Here are a few tips from the county: For more information, visit recyclemoreoften.com or calll 410-222-6100.
Monday, May 21, 2012
A jury found Dante A. Jeter, 25, guilty of all counts in connection with the 2006 first-degree murder of Glen Burnie dentist Dr. Albert Ro.
A jury convicted a Baltimore man Monday on all counts in the September 2006 murder of a Glen Burnie dentist. Dante A. Jeter, 25, of the 1600 block of East 30th Street in Baltimore, was convicted of the first-degree felony murder Dr. Albert Ro. He also was convicted of robbery, burglary and conspiracy to commit murder, according to a press release from the Anne Arundel County State's Attorney's Office. Jeter faces life without parole when he goes to sentencing July 24. Jeter's cousin, Shontay Joyner Hickman, 37—who pleaded guilty to the murder in Feburary—testified against Jeter, saying she hired her cousin and his two friends to kill Ro for $1,000. Hickman testified that she did not want to be caught for stealing $17,000 in insurance …
Thursday, April 12, 2012
Members of the Pascal Senior Center in Glen Burnie recently participated in a beautification day.
Members of the Pascal Senior Center participated in the annual Beautification Day on April 4. Members raked, weeded, planted and spruced up the flower beds and the Memory Garden, according to a press release from the Anne Arundel County Department of Aging and Disabilities.
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Nine local artists are among the 21 selected to participate in the Anne Arundel County Commission on Disability Issues' first art exhibit.
Nine Glen Burnie area artists will have their artwork displayed at Arundel Center in Annapolis beginning next week in the Anne Arundel County Commission on Disability Issues' first art exhibit. Local artists include Garland Burley, Daniel Davis, Ed Dober, Bryan Knipp, David Price, Keith Rebstock, Ashawn Supel and Rachel Vavra of Glen Burnie and David Brown of Brooklyn Park. The artwork will be on display beginning April 19. They are among the 21 artists who range in age from school children to older adults selected to have their art displayed in the county government building. The purpose of the exhibit is to give artists who have various disabilities a chance to showcase their talents in a highly visible, respected way, according to a …
Thursday, March 29, 2012
The fifth annual Homeless Resource Day takes place Saturday at Glen Burnie High School and the county is asking residents for donations.
On Saturday, about 800 people are expected to attend the fifth annual Homeless Resource Day at Glen Burnie High School, according to the Maryland Gazette, and the county is asking residents for help. The office of County Executive John R. Leopold released a list of items that are needed for the event, which include pop-top food, blankets and socks for men and women, among other items. "This event is a great way to give a leg up to people hardest hit by this downturned economy," Leopold said in a press release. "We are very proud of this unique event that provides food and basic items for homeless individuals and families, but also referral to job training. We provide a place to get a haircut, an identification card and other necessities to…