Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Anne Arundel County police let Patch tag along to see what a typical shift is like.
A police officer’s day can change in an instant. While on patrol Thursday afternoon, county police officer Dominick Grossi ran the license plate on a black Ford Expedition in Brooklyn Park and found the tag was suspended for emissions violations. After smelling a faint hint of marijuana, he checked the driver’s license and learned the Curtis Bay man had a conviction for drug possession. But Grossi didn’t search the vehicle, partly because he said he wants a stronger hint of marijuana, but also because no officers were nearby for backup. And as soon as he finished explaining his reasoning, he received word he was needed to assist at two calls for people threatening to commit suicide. “Just like that, you get busy,” Grossi said, after …
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
In a separate incident, a group of male suspects robbed a man behind Ashley's Station in Ferndale early Saturday morning.
Brooklyn Park: Assault, robbery arrest Anne Arundel County police arrested a Baltimore man Saturday, alleging that he ripped the pants off of a woman in a Brooklyn Park apartment and stole money from her. Sidney Phillip Lumpkins, 31, of the 300 block of Old Riverside Road in Baltimore was charged with robbery, first- and second-degree assault and theft. According to a police press release, officers responded to the 400 block of Church Street in Brooklyn Park at about 4:30 p.m. Saturday for a report of a man assaulting a woman. Officers spoke with a 57-year-old Baltimore woman who said she was inside an apartment on Church Street with a friend and Lumpkins, whom she said she did not know. The woman said she took money out of her pocket to …
Monday, April 16, 2012
Phyllis Amonica, 39, of Glen Burnie pleaded guilty last month in the stabbing death of her boyfriend James Gray Pfaff Jr., 47, according to online court documents.
After pleading guilty to stabbing her boyfriend to death last year, a Glen Burnie woman was sentenced Friday to 10 years in prison, according to the Maryland Gazette. Phyllis Amonica, 39, of the unit block of 5th Avenue in Ferndale, pleaded guilty to manslaughter in a plea agreement, with the prosecution dropping the more serious charges of first- and second-degree murder, according to the Gazette. She is eligible for parole after five years. The Gazette reported Amonica had cocaine in her system and a blood alcohol content of .13 two hours after the August 2011 incident. As reported by Patch last year, officers were called to the unit block of 5th Avenue, near the intersection of Baltimore Annapolis Boulevard in Ferndale, at about 9:30 p.…
Thursday, February 16, 2012
U.S. Rep. John Sarbanes will speak at Thursday's District 32 Democratic Club meeting.
Fresh off an appearance on MSNBC's Up With Chris Hayes show, U.S. Rep. John Sarbanes (D-MD) will stop by Glen Burnie to address the District 32 Democratic Club. The meeting, which takes place at the Ferndale Volunteer Fire Department, will begin at 8 p.m. Those who are hungry can go an hour early and grab a chicken dinner for $6 per person, according to a release from the club. Sarbanes—whose 3rd District includes parts of Baltimore and Anne Arundel, Baltimore and Howard counties—spoke about Super PACs, grassroots financing and fair elections on the Chris Hayes show on Sunday and wrote about the topic in a piece on the Huffington Post on Monday. "The recent rise of Super PACs realizes our worst fears about the effects of the Citizen's …
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Police arrested Phyllis Marie Amonica, 38, in connection with the incident. She was charged with first- and second-degree murder.
Editor's note: This article was updated at 10:27 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 10. Charges are pending against a Glen Burnie woman who police say stabbed and killed the man she lived with. Phyllis Marie Amonica, 38, was arrested and charged with first- and second-degree murder after a domestic dispute led to the death of James Gray Pfaff Jr., 47. For instant updates follow Glen Burnie Patch on Facebook and Twitter. According to a police press release, officers were called to the unit block of 5th Avenue, near the intersection of Baltimore Annapolis Boulevard in Ferdnale, at about 9:30 p.m. for a reported domestic dispute. Once on the scene, officers found Pfaff suffering from an apparent stab wound to his upper torso. They also found Amonica …
Thursday, June 9, 2011
Faculty and students of the Ferndale Early Education Center held a multi-cultural day to educate one another of the different cultures around the world.
Monday, May 2, 2011
The annual Ferndale Day parade and celebration was held Sunday.
Friday, December 24, 2010
Organizations including Arundel House of Hope offer ways to help others
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
- Nancy Royden
Friday, December 24, 2010
For some people, Christmas Day will mean family, presents and food. For others, it will mean being alone but volunteering to help others could be a good solution to beat the blues and bring cheer at the same time. One Glen Burnie resident who has volunteered in many ways, Lois Shaw, said volunteering has benefits for those who do it. Some of the ways she has volunteered include donating furniture for a church play, assisting with North County Emergency Outreach Network (NCEON), doing Christmas shopping for those in nursing homes and rehabilitation facilities, donating clothing to students and tutoring. "Volunteering, whether for an organization in picking up trash in the park as you take a walk, has emotional, physical and spiritual …