Arundel Digest

Arundel Digest

January 08, 2003

Crossing guard, 59, struck by pickup at Annapolis High

A 59-year-old crossing guard was treated for injuries yesterday morning after being struck by a Dodge pickup truck outside Annapolis High School, Anne Arundel County police said.

Diana Barnes of Edgewater was taken to Anne Arundel County Medical Center after the accident and released. Police said the driver, Joseph Weresok, 51, of Taylor Avenue in Annapolis tried to stop but that his vehicle slid into Barnes on Riva Road. Police said they are continuing their investigation.

Pizza deliveryman is assaulted, robbed

Five men attacked and robbed a pizza deliveryman in the 7900 block of Summer Rain Court in Glen Burnie on Monday afternoon.

Anne Arundel County police said the deliveryman responded to a call to deliver two pizzas at the address but that no one answered. While walking away, he was approached by five men, one of whom punched him in the face. The men took money, three checks and pizzas, then fled on Silverleaf Court.

Three men rob pizzeria at gunpoint in Severn

Three men wearing ski masks entered J. Jay's Pizza at 1155 Reece Road in Severn on Monday evening and demanded cash.

One man displayed a handgun, jumped over the counter and attempted unsuccessfully to open the cash register. He then jumped back over the counter, grabbed the register and fled with the other two men.

Man brandishes gun, tries to enter closed shop

A man attempted to open a door at the Sub King in the 100 block of Mountain Road on Monday night as the owner and an employee were locking up.

The employee closed and locked the door, and the man pointed a gun at him before fleeing.

Armed robber takes cash from Severn gas station

An undetermined amount of cash was stolen from the register of the Laurel Citgo at 3396 Laurel Fort Meade Road yesterday morning.

Police said that about 3:30 a.m., a man entered the store and gathered items as if to make a purchase. When the clerk began to ring up the sale, the man displayed a handgun in his waistband. The man then grabbed money from the register and fled on foot.

Water line break affects 1,200 homes, businesses

A contractor working in Cape Saint Claire ruptured a water line yesterday, leaving 1,200 homes and businesses without water for at least three hours, county officials said.

Workers from Statewide Septic hit the 16-inch pipe about 2 p.m. at Bay Dale Drive and Broadneck Road.

Water was restored to most affected homes and businesses by 5 p.m., county spokeswoman Pamela Jordan said.

Jordan said the break was under investigation by the county Department of Public Works. If the contractor is found to be at fault, the county likely will try to recover repair expenses.

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