Man pleads guilty to driving impaired, taking officer's...

Arundel Digest

August 04, 2002

Man pleads guilty to driving impaired, taking officer's gun

A Brooklyn man pleaded guilty Friday to disarming an Anne Arundel County police officer and driving under the influence in an incident in April.

Assistant State's Attorney Kelly Poma said she will ask Anne Arundel County Circuit Judge Joseph P. Manck to jail William A. Rickman, 61, of the 1100 block of Riverside Drive at his Oct. 1 sentencing. The maximum sentence is 10 years.

On April 3, Officer John Bull stopped a Cadillac driven by Rickman after it cut him off on Fort Smallwood Road, Poma said. Rickman, who failed field sobriety tests, took a swing at the officer and in the ensuing struggle, took Bull's gun and pointed at the officer's stomach before Bull restrained him, Poma said.

Annapolis to observe national anti-crime effort

The Annapolis Police Department is inviting city neighborhoods to join 9,600 communities across the country in observing the 19th annual National Night Out crime- and drug-prevention event Tuesday.

From 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., residents are asked to lock their doors, turn on outside lights and go outside with neighbors and the police. A celebration will be held at the City Dock, featuring a Latin jazz band and the Naval Academy Band.

National Night Out is intended to raise crime- and drug-prevention awareness, generate support for local anti-crime efforts and strengthen neighborhood and community partnerships. Information: Annapolis Police Department, 410-268-9000, Ext. 335.

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