Ex-security guard faces more charges

Man accused of impersonating officer also charged with pointing gun at someone's head

April 06, 2006|By ANNIE LINSKEY | ANNIE LINSKEY,SUN REPORTER

A 35-year-old Crofton man who was accused last month of impersonating a police officer has been accused of assault in charging documents that say he pointed a gun at a shopper's head in November in Glen Burnie.

An Anne Arundel County sheriff's deputy was preparing yesterday to serve a criminal summons on Karl Glenn Salenieks. The former armed security guard is scheduled for a hearing today in Annapolis District Court on charges stemming from an incident in February in which Salenieks, according to police, tried to pull over an unmarked Jeep with two county police officers inside.

County police charged Salenieks on March 6 on several counts, including unlawfully carrying a gun.

That case sparked the Maryland State Police to investigate Salenieks' employer, Jessup-based private firm Fallsway Security, which recently paid a $5,000 fine after authorities learned that six of the company's employees did not have the required state licenses to be security guards, according to Cpl. Thornnie Rouse, a spokesman for the state police.

Salenieks, a guard assigned to the Weis Market in Odenton, was among those six, Rouse said. The other five employees who were not properly licensed are retired police officers, and they are in the process of getting certified, Rouse said. State police issued the fine March 19.

Salenieks was fired from the security company after his arrest in March, according to Fallsway Security owner Kevin A. Falls. He had worked there for about a year, Falls said.

The most recent charges against Salenieks stem from an argument in November he had with a man outside a Weis Market in Glen Burnie, according to court documents. That incident came to the attention of police March 28, the records said.

According to police, a Weis employee was talking to her boyfriend outside the grocery store Nov. 4 when Salenieks - wearing "a black military looking outfit" - pointed a gun at the man's head and told him he was banned from the store. It is unclear whether Salenieks was working security at the market at the time. He was working for Fallsway then.annie.linskey@baltsun.com

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