Arundel digest

ARUNDEL DIGEST

January 17, 2003

4 face drug charges after police search Marley apartment

Four people are facing drug charges after Anne Arundel County police detectives, responding to a complaint about drug activity, found nearly $10,500 worth of suspected drugs in an apartment on Winborne Drive in Marley on Wednesday.

The detectives reported smelling marijuana after someone opened the door of the apartment. They also reported seeing a small amount of suspected marijuana.

After obtaining a search warrant, the detectives reported finding scales, drug paraphernalia, packaging material, a bulletproof vest, a loaded handgun and more than a pound and a half of suspected marijuana. A substance believed to be crack cocaine with an estimated street value of $3,000 was reported found on one person.

Pasadena woman robbed at knifepoint

A Pasadena woman was robbed at knifepoint outside her home on Bodkin Avenue on Wednesday afternoon as she was unloading groceries from her car.

The victim was approached by a male who demanded her purse. After refusing to hand over her purse, the victim was knocked down and dragged, county police said.

The robber and a second male fled in a white vehicle, police said. The victim, whose injuries were minor, refused medical treatment, police said.

Cable company moves government channel to 79

Millennium Digital Media, one of Anne Arundel County's two cable providers, has moved the government television channel to 79 from 105.

The county requested the change after receiving complaints from people whose televisions weren't equipped to get 105 channels.

Director of YWCA in Annapolis leaving

The YWCA of Annapolis has reported that Michele Hughes is leaving as the organization's executive director.

Tricia Lehman, YWCA board president, said Hughes contributed a great deal to the organization and will be missed.

"It is to her credit that we recently received the Maryland Association of Nonprofit Organizations' Standards for Excellence Award," Lehman said, "We wish her well in her new career."

YWCA officials have not said who will be taking over Hughes' position.

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