Anne Arundel Digest

Anne Arundel Digest

November 25, 2004

Tree trimmer killed after being pinned by truck's door

A tree trimmer was killed Tuesday afternoon in Edgewater after being pinned under the rear door of his crew's truck, Anne Arundel County fire officials said yesterday.

The victim, a 30-year-old Edgewater man, was working in the 700 block of East Central Ave. when the incident occurred, said Lt. Frank Fennell, a Fire Department spokesman.

According to Fennell, the man was standing behind the vehicle when a co-worker opened the rear door, apparently to dump a load of debris.

The man was pinned and suffered a broken neck, Fennell said. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Fennell referred questions about the victim's identity to county police, which declined to release his name.

Woman assaulted, car stolen in Glen Burnie

A Pasadena woman was carjacked Tuesday afternoon in the parking lot of the Glen Burnie Kmart, Anne Arundel County police said yesterday.

Patricia J. Dugger, 58, of Pasadena told police that a man confronted her about 2:10 p.m. as she got into the driver's seat of her Buick LeSabre, a police spokesman said.

The man pointed a hypodermic needle at Dugger, told her that he was HIV positive and demanded that she hand over her purse, police said.

The two struggled, and Dugger screamed for help before the man pushed her out of the car and sped off in her vehicle, police said.

Police said Dugger was not seriously hurt. Police are investigating the incident.

Suspect, 19, sought in Shadyside man's beating

Annapolis police are searching for a 19-year-old suspect who they say attacked a man with a lead pipe after a dispute over money.

Temont Fisher of Annapolis is accused of first-degree assault in the Nov. 4 beating of Robert Taylor, 30, of Shadyside, said police spokesman Officer Hal Dalton.

Dalton said Fisher loaned the victim money two years ago that was never paid back.

On the day of the assault, the two crossed paths on Betsy Court in Annapolis, Dalton said. Fisher asked for his money, but Taylor could not produce the funds, Dalton said.

An altercation ensued, Dalton said. Taylor suffered serious head injuries and spent two days undergoing treatment at the Maryland Shock Trauma Center and was released.

Dalton said Fisher may be armed and should be considered dangerous; anyone with information on his whereabouts should call 911.

Teen charged as adult with drug, gun offenses

An Annapolis teenager was arrested on handgun and drug distribution charges late Tuesday after police found a loaded gun and several dozen Ecstasy pills in his pockets, Annapolis police said.

Andre Eugene Johnson, 16, of the 400 block of Captain's Circle was charged as an adult and was being held yesterday at the county detention center on $150,000 bond, said Officer Hal Dalton, a police spokesman.

Dalton said police recovered the pills, $200 and a .32 caliber handgun when they searched the teen, who was being questioned in connection with an altercation that had taken place earlier in the evening.

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