police blotter

police blotter

June 27, 2007

Officers use Taser for the first time

Anne Arundel County police used a Taser for the first time to subdue a man who they said was armed and ran from officers yesterday in Glen Burnie.

Officers patrolling in the 400 block of Pamela Road about 1 a.m. approached a group of men who were drinking in the parking lot of an apartment complex, police said.

One of the men ran and refused officers' orders to stop, police said. Officers chased him and said they saw him reach into the front of his pants.

An officer jolted him with the stun gun, and he collapsed. Police said that they found a loaded .38-caliber revolver underneath him.

Sylvester W. George Jr., 25, of the 8400 block of Pioneer Drive in Severn was taken to Baltimore Washington Medical Center for evaluation and later charged with consuming alcoholic beverages in a public place, possession of a concealed deadly weapon and resisting arrest.

Tasers can send up to 50,000 volts of electricity into a person's body and are used by police to incapacitate a suspect without using deadly force.

This was the second time county police had drawn the weapon since the department armed 50 officers with Tasers on June 1. A Glen Burnie man dropped his knife when an officer pointed the Taser at him in a confrontation in Hanover on June 5, police said.

Police searching for 4 sex offenders

The Anne Arundel County Police Department is searching for four convicted sex offenders who are wanted for failing to update their addresses with the sex offender registry or failure to register as a sex offender, police said yesterday.

Authorities are seeking the public's help in finding the following men:

Calvin Earl Lockner III, 25. His last known address is 200 7th Ave. in Brooklyn Park.

Leonard Isaac Gilliam Jr., 47. His last known address is 109 Southfield Road in Glen Burnie.

Elbert Carroll Sykes, 42. His last known address is 125 S. Carolina Ave. in Pasadena.

Arthur Woody Thomas, 43. His last known address is 222 Hollywood Court in Glen Burnie.

Police said detectives have exhausted all leads in trying to locate the men. Anyone with information on any of them is urged to call Detective P. Scott Ronaghan, Criminal Investigation Division-Sex Offender Registry, at 410-222- 3457 or the department's nonemergency number, 410- 222-8610.

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