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WEST COUNTY --

April 02, 1993

Hanover man charged with endangering cats

A Hanover man has been charged with endangering animals after county police said they found several cats caged in the back of a car.

Police, who were called Wednesday by a neighbor, said the cats were in a cage 1 foot high and 2 feet wide in the car's hatchback. The cats could hardly stand and barely had room to turn around, police said.

"The cage had a fan hooked up to it and did have water," the police said. "There was cat litter and food spread over the floor. All of the vehicle's windows were up and tight."

The owner of the cats, identified as James Scott Meenen, 32, of the 7300 block of South Dun Robin Court, told police he planned to take the cats to a farm. An Anne Arundel County Animal Control officer took the cats into custody and police issued Mr. Meenen a state citation.

Man charged in assault on police officer

A man who identified himself as television game show host Chuck Woolery was arrested Wednesday outside a Laurel motel and charged with assaulting a police officer.

Police arrested James Kevin Warner, 29, of the 100 block of Chesapeake Mobile Court in Hanover, after a scuffle in the 3400 block of Route 198 in Laurel. He was charged with assault and battery and carrying an open container of alcohol in public.

Police said an officer saw a man drinking beer in an open air drug market on Route 198. The man refused the officer's order to put down the beer and identified himself as Chuck Woolery. When police searched the man for weapons, he said he was Jim Jones.

The man lunged at the officer, police said, "swinging his closed fist," while the officer tried to radio headquarters.

Police said the man then ran down Route 198 and was captured in the parking lot of the Holiday Inn where police said they had to use pepper spray to subdue him.

Police said that while in the police car, the man banged his head against the windows and the metal cage and was bleeding from several places when he arrived at the Western District police station.

POLICE LOG

* Odenton: Someone stole a purse containing $30, a pager, a checkbook, keys and credit cards about 1:30 a.m. Wednesday from the front seat of an unlocked car parked in front of a 7-Eleven on Annapolis Road.

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