Arundel Digest


October 29, 2002

Riva man, 44, killed in car crash on Glen Isle Road

A Riva resident was killed early yesterday when he apparently lost control of his car and hit a tree, police said.

Investigators said Robert Edward Matthews, 44, might have been speeding in his 1995 Lincoln Mark VIII when the crash occurred about 12:35 a.m. He was on Glen Isle Road near Riva Road when he missed a curve, leaving the roadway and hitting a tree, police said.

Matthews was pronounced dead at the scene. Investigators have not determined whether alcohol or drugs were a factor.

County opens dog park at Bell Branch Park

The county opened a third dog park yesterday, at Bell Branch Park in Crofton. The 2-acre park is similar to those in Annapolis and on the Broadneck peninsula. It cost about $26,000.

The dog park at Bell Branch Park is similar to the parks at Quiet Waters and Broadneck. It will have with the same rules and regulations as the other parks.

Volunteers are needed to assist at the dog park. Anyone interested in becoming a "bark ranger" should contact the Department of Recreation and Parks at 410-222-7300.

County taking applications for land preservation

The Anne Arundel County Department of Recreation and Parks is accepting applications for agricultural and woodland preservation programs through Friday.

Property preserved through these programs - including Rural Legacy and Maryland Agricultural Land Preservation Foundation - is permanently protected from development. Since 1979, 10,200 acres in Anne Arundel County have been preserved.

Information: Barbara Polito, Preservation Program manager, 410-222-7317.

Men arrested at clubhouse on suspicion of brawling

Police arrested 11 men early Sunday on suspicion of brawling at the Selby Community Clubhouse.

The fight - during which several people were struck with beer bottles and a baseball bat - began after people showed up uninvited at a private party about 1:20 a.m., according to police.

Richard Butler of Crofton and Michael Lewis of Odenton, both 18, were charged with felony assault. The other nine men, ages 19 to 43, were charged with disorderly conduct and brawling in public.

Four people were treated at Anne Arundel Medical Center for head injuries and released.

Upper Marlboro woman charged in stabbing

An Upper Marlboro woman was arrested Sunday on charges of stabbing her husband during a domestic dispute, police said.

Police said Cincerae Novella Brown, 33, fled from the scene of the incident - which occurred about 6:30 a.m. outside a residence in the 3500 block of Oak Road in Laurel - and was found after a brief search. She was charged with assault, reckless endangerment and use of a deadly weapon with intent to injure.

Ivan Brown, 51, suffered stab wounds to the shoulder and torso. He was treated at Maryland Shock Trauma Center and was released yesterday, hospital officials said.

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