Police Briefs

September 07, 2007

Sex offenders apprehended

Anne Arundel County has crossed off the only names on its list of wanted sex offenders with the arrest of two men, police announced Wednesday.

Leonard Isaac Gilliam Jr., 48, was apprehended in Louisiana on Aug. 14.

Elbert Carroll, 43, was apprehended by the Department of Corrections Warrant Team in Baltimore City on July 30.

They were charged with failure to register as a sex offender and are being extradited to Anne Arundel County, said Sgt. Carl Klapaska, supervisor of the sex offense unit.

"We want to make sure we know where all our sex offenders are and that they are accounted for," he said.

Each year his unit does a sex offender roundup verifying addresses. Last year, it counted 324 sex offenders in the county, including 34 people in violation. Since then, they had tracked down all of them but Gilliam and Carroll.

What crimes they committed were not available yesterday.

Crofton boy, 6, reported missing

Anne Arundel County police are seeking the public's help in locating a Crofton boy believed to be with his father, who does not have legal custody of him.

Colin Jackson, 6, was last seen by his mother, Cheryl Jackson, on Aug. 27, police said. She told police that her former husband, David Kistler Jackson, also of Crofton, was supposed to pick up the boy from school and take him to his home for a visit. But when she went to Jackson's house the next day to pick up her son, it appeared that father and son had vacated the residence, police said. Cheryl Jackson told police she had tried to contact David Jackson but had been unsuccessful.

Police said they believe Colin is with his father, and that the two could be on their way to Tennessee. An arrest warrant on a charge of noncustodial abduction has been issued for David Jackson, police said.

Police said he was last known to be traveling in a red 1992 Chevrolet Blazer with Maryland tags A184479, possibly with a white trailer with Maryland tags 852347G in tow.

The boy was described as white, about 3 feet 9 inches and about 45 pounds, with sandy hair and brown eyes.

David Jackson was described as white, 46, about 5 feet 10 inches and about 145 pounds, with brown hair, hazel eyes. He wears glasses on occasion, police said.

Anyone with information about the location of the boy or his father is urged to call 911 or contact Anne Arundel County police at 410-222-8610.

Traffic stop leads to drug arrests

An Annapolis man was charged with multiple drug trafficking and weapons violations after he was pulled over for tailgating in Pasadena, Anne Arundel County police said.

Officers who pulled over Melvin S. Oliver, 25, of the 1900 block of Copeland St., about 3:45 p.m. Tuesday on Mountain Road smelled marijuana coming from his 1969 Chevy Impala.

Police seized Ziploc bags containing 2 1/2 pounds of marijuana and 8 grams of cocaine, a box containing two loaded handguns as well as $4749 and the car.

The marijuana has a street value of approximately $10,320, while the cocaine was valued at $860. The handguns were identified as a .45 caliber semi-automatic and a .32 caliber revolver.

14 arrested in crime sweep

Anne Arundel County police arrested 14 people on drug charges and solved six burglaries last week in a sweep of several Glen Burnie and Millersville communities.

The "enforcement operation" on Aug. 30 and Aug. 31 in the communities of Old Mill, Greentree, Elvaton Towne and Southgate as well as the Crain Highway, Pamela Road corridor was in response to drug activity, street robberies, thefts and burglaries.

As a result, police made 14 drug-related arrests, including two for possession with intent to distribute, seized $601 and 26.2 grams of marijuana, solved six burglaries, recovered stolen property and served three outstanding warrants. An additional nine traffic stops resulted in various traffic charges.

Shrubs stolen from parking lot

Someone dug up 20 freshly planted shrubs from an Annapolis parking lot, city police said.

On Wednesday, a landscaping firm reported the theft of the shrubs, valued at $500.

A crew had planted the shrubbery for a client at 53 Old Solomon's Island Road on Sept. 1, then returned Tuesday and found the shrubs were gone.

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