Man featured on `most wanted' TV show arrested A...

ARUNDEL DIGEST

February 20, 2002

Man featured on `most wanted' TV show arrested

A Freetown man who had been featured on the Anne Arundel County's Most Wanted cable television show was arrested after sheriff's deputies found him hiding in a makeshift clothes hamper, authorities said yesterday.

Deputies, who had been looking for the man for several months, had been told he wasn't home when they went to his apartment previously, the county sheriff's office said. The deputies returned to the home Feb. 9 after receiving a tip that the man had been hiding from them in a trash can that his sister uses as a clothes hamper, the sheriff's office said.

Demond M. Walker, 27, of the 6800 block of Shirley Murphy Court was featured on the cable program in May. He was charged in warrants with failing to appear in court on theft, drug and second-degree-assault charges, and on charges of second-degree assault and violation of probation in a drug case, the sheriff's office said.

Sign to label house a drug nuisance

Anne Arundel County officials plan to put up today a sign declaring a Brooklyn Park house a drug nuisance as part of an agreement between the property owner and county prosecutors.

The most recent tenants of the house, in the 100 block of W. Meadow Road, were evicted last week, the county's state attorney's office said.

The tenants, Gloria Montgomery, 45, and her teen-age children, were charged last year with drug violations after a drug raid in November by county police. The owners of the property, James and Mary Ann Wilburn, agreed to check the criminal backgrounds of all prospective tenants before they rent the property again, county prosecutors said.

County officials said the 4-foot- by-6-foot sign in front of the house will serve as a notice to drug users who had once frequented the house.

Information meeting set for school board hopefuls

Residents interested in running for two open seats on the Anne Arundel school board this year are invited to an informational meeting at 10 a.m. Saturday at Woodfire Restaurant, 580-P Ritchie Highway in Severna Park.

Current school board members are expected to attend to discuss the duties and responsibilities of serving on the board.

School board members are nominated by the county's School Board Nominating Convention Committee and appointed by the governor. Becoming open this year are an at-large seat, open to anyone in the county, and the seat representing the 32nd District, which includes Linthicum, Ferndale, Jessup and parts of Laurel.

The deadline for submitting nominations to the committee is March 11. Information: Chris Catramados, 410-760-4184.

Conservation group to meet tomorrow

The Weems Creek Conservancy will hold its annual spring general membership meeting at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow at Germantown Elementary School in Annapolis.

The agenda includes an update on Cowhide Branch projects and plans for spring activities.

Information: 410-263-5653.

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