Officer rescues hurt osprey

POLICE BLOTTER

April 06, 2008

An Animal Control officer rescued an injured osprey, with the assistance of a local boater, Anne Arundel County police said.

Someone walking on the beach of Shore View Circle in Crownsville reported finding the bird about 2 p.m. Tuesday. As Officer Ken Roy, who was dispatched to the scene, approached the osprey to capture it, it flew about 100 yards and fell into the water. A resident with a boat was willing to take him out to where the bird was. Roy retrieved the bird from the water and transported it to Animal Control.

Wildlife Rescue Inc. was contacted and picked up the osprey and transported it to the facility for rehabilitation.

2 arrested on drug charges

Anne Arundel County police arrested two Edgewater men on multiple drug charges during a traffic stop, including one who tried to eat a bag of crack cocaine, then punched several officers, authorities said.

Officers trying to pull over a speeding 2001 Dodge Neon on Forest Drive in Annapolis about 6 p.m. Monday saw the driver reach under his seat and subsequently drive onto a curb before stopping.

The driver, Justin Shawn Hanratty, 22, of the 900 block of Selby Blvd., was placed under arrest on charges of possession of cocaine and many traffic violations.

The passenger, Michael Kenneth Smith, 37, of the 800 block of Severn Avenue, dropped a bag of crack cocaine as he stepped out of the car, picked it up and tried to place it into his mouth, police said. When officers stopped him from eating the drugs, Smith allegedly struck them several times in the chest and legs before they fell to the ground. While on the ground, the suspect continued to fight the officers until they placed him in handcuffs. He was charged with possession of crack cocaine and drug paraphernalia, two counts of second-degree assault and resisting arrest.

Officers seized cocaine, crack cocaine, drug paraphernalia, an undisclosed amount of money and the car.

Man charged in hit-and-run

A Pasadena man was charged in a hit-and-run accident outside a local hair salon that amputated part of an employee's arm.

The victim, a 56-year-old employee of the Hair Cuttery at 4103 Mountain Road, was talking on her cell phone and smoking in a doorway behind the shopping center about 8:30 a.m. Tuesday when an approaching pickup truck crashed into the open door, severely injuring her arm.

Witnesses' accounts led police to a 1991 Ford truck on Bar Harbor Road, home of Luther Jay Shaffer, 42. He was charged with leaving the scene of an injury crash, leaving the scene of a property damage crash, unsafe backing and negligent driving.

Police raid nets six arrests

Anne Arundel County police arrested six people and seized nearly $3,500 in crack cocaine, six vehicles and $620 in cash after an investigation into drug dealing in North County.

Police raided homes on the 100 block of Dunlap Road in Pasadena, the 7700 block of West Shore Road in Pasadena, the 7700 block of Gatewood Court in Pasadena and the 7700 block of Locust Grove Road in Glen Burnie .

The following were arrested on drug charges:

Jennifer Marie Fleissner, 31, of the 100 block of Dunlap Road, possession of crack cocaine and possession with intent to distribute.

Sheila Kay Bandy, 43, of the 7700 block of West Shore Road in Pasadena, possession of crack cocaine and of drug paraphernalia.

Kelly Hrina, 43, of the 7700 block of Gatewood Court in Pasadena, three counts of distribution of and possession of crack cocaine.

Lorna Elizabeth Hommel, 41, of the 7700 block of Gatewood Court, two counts of distribution of and possession of crack cocaine.

Lamont Milton Johnson, 26, of the 1400 block of North Montford Ave., in Baltimore, possession of crack cocaine and of paraphernalia.

Leslie L. Holtz, 26, of the 7700 block of Locust Grove Road in Glen Burnie, possession of crack cocaine and paraphernalia.

3 accused of theft from cars

Three men from Prince George's County were charged with stealing from cars parked in Glen Burnie, Anne Arundel County police said.

Officers responding to reports of suspicious people peering into cars on Green Branch Lane and Budding Avenue about 2 a.m. Wednesday stopped two cars leaving the area and found the three occupants had a checkbook, a portable generator and a radar detector that had been stolen from cars.

Lavonte Commodore, 18, of Forestville, Vance Green, 19, of Forestville and James Thomas Jr., 21 of Camp Springs, were charged with two counts of theft over $500 and two counts of theft under $500. Thomas was also charged with possession of marijuana.

The unidentified driver of the second vehicle was arrested on an outstanding warrant and charges of driving on a revoked license.

Man robbed at gunpoint

A Laurel man was robbed at gunpoint outside his apartment complex, Anne Arundel County police said.

The victim said a man approached him in the parking lot at 3563 Laurel-Fort Meade Road about 12:20 a.m. Thursday, pulled out a black handgun and demanded money. He gave an undisclosed amount and the robber fled on foot.

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