Arnold man accused of holding a knife to store clerk's...

ARUNDEL DIGEST

January 29, 2002

Arnold man accused of holding a knife to store clerk's throat

A 78-year-old Arnold man was being held without bail yesterday after being accused of holding a knife to the throat of a store clerk who he said didn't grind his coffee beans fast enough, county police said.

John R. Harvey of the 1300 block of Jones Station Road was charged with second-degree assault Sunday after the incident at 3:45 p.m. at the Super Fresh Store on Bay Dale Drive, police said.

Harvey admitted holding his pocket knife to the clerk's neck because, he said, she was slow in grinding the beans - but said it was only a "joke" in his mind, according to a police report.

The 20-year-old supermarket clerk was not injured, police said.

County seeks residents for planning committees

Anne Arundel County officials are seeking residents of Pasadena-Marley Neck and Glen Burnie to serve on committees that will recommend planning goals for the next decade in those areas.

Small Area Planning Committee applicants must be at least 18 years of age and reside or operate a business in the Pasadena or Glen Burnie area. Application forms are available at the North County Library or online at www.aacoun ty.org. Applications will be accepted until Friday. The committees will begin meeting the first full week of March.

Information: 410-222-7432.

DNR to hold public hearing on crabbing regulations

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources will hold a public hearing on proposed changes in crabbing regulations at 7 p.m. Feb. 12 in Room 219 of the Cade Building at Anne Arundel Community College.

The proposed regulations would ban the possession of sponge crabs, which are pregnant females with egg sacs extruding; increase the minimum size for peelers, soft crabs and male hard crabs; reduce the number of permitted undersize peelers; and maintain the eight-hour workday imposed last year. All regulations would be effective April 1, with the exception of the increase in the minimum size of male hard crabs, which would go into effect Aug. 1. As a result of these actions, the crabbing season would end Dec. 15 instead of Nov. 1.

Additional public hearings will be held Feb. 11 in Salisbury and Feb. 14 in Solomons. Information: Department of Natural Resources, 410-260-8010.

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