Police Briefs


June 29, 2008

Money, gifts stolen from newlyweds

Six thousand dollars in wedding gift cards and money were stolen from a pair of Silver Spring newlyweds who held their reception on the Annapolis waterfront, city police said.

The couple were loading their belongings into their car about 10 a.m. June 15 from a boat near City Dock. They briefly set a box containing the cards and checks on a bench. During several trips by the couple between the boat and car, someone stole the box and fled.

Woman suspected of assault is arrested

A woman sought in the attack of a woman last month with a baseball bat and bottles has been arrested, city police said.

An officer spotted Shaylia Monique Hastey, 20, of Newtowne Drive in the unit block of College Creek Terrace about noon Tuesday. She had been sought for several months on multiple warrants charging her with repeatedly failing to appear in court and in the May 21 assault on Newtowne Drive. She is being held at the Jennifer Road Detention Center on no bail.

Witnesses chase robbery suspect

A Brooklyn Park man was arrested and charged with pushing a woman outside a local day spa and stealing her purse after witnesses chased him down, Anne Arundel County police said.

Moments after the theft about 12:15 p.m. Tuesday outside Dens Day Spa, 5503 Ritchie Highway N., Aremis Rene Brown, 20, of the 5200 block of Wasena Ave., was apprehended by passers-by outside Park Elementary School, 201 11th Ave. The victim identified Brown, who was charged with robbery, second-degree assault, theft of more than $500 and false information.

Man shot during failed robbery

A man was shot in the arm during a failed robbery on a Pasadena street, Anne Arundel County police said.

Officers found the victim highly intoxicated about 12:35 a.m. Wednesday in the area of Mountain Road and Mountain View Way.

He said he had heard footsteps approaching from behind him, turned around, and saw a young man clad in black and holding up a handgun. The gunman shot him and demanded his money. When he didn't get any, he fled. The victim was in stable condition at the Maryland Shock Trauma Center, police said.

Teenage boy beaten, robbed on bike trail

A teenage boy riding on the B&A Trail in Pasadena was yanked from his bicycle, kicked, beaten and choked, and robbed of his money, Anne Arundel County police said.

Two men jumped out of the woods and stood in the middle of the trail as the victim biked south near Hancock Lane about 5:15 p.m. Tuesday.

The boy stopped, and they grabbed him and dragged him into a grassy area and assaulted him for several minutes, police said. The victim asked his attackers what they wanted and they demanded money. One of them reached into his front left pants pocket, pulled out his wallet, removed an undisclosed amount of cash and threw the wallet on the ground before the men ran toward Foxwell Bend in Glen Burnie.

Woman runs over man who robbed her

A woman leaving Marley Station mall said she inadvertently ran over a man who had just robbed her, Anne Arundel County police said.

The victim said she was getting into her car parked at the Glen Burnie mall about 1:25 a.m. Wednesday when a man approached and demanded money. After she handed it over, the robber knocked her to the ground from behind, causing abrasions to her knees. She quickly got into her car to escape, and as she backed up, she said, she struck him, causing him to fall to the ground.

She called police from a nearby business. By the time police got to the mall, the robber was gone.

He was described as white, about 200 pounds, 30 to 35 years old, with a mustache and wearing a baseball cap, dark-colored shorts and a checkered golf shirt.

Worker stabbed during robbery

An employee of a Laurel store was stabbed in her hand during a robbery, Anne Arundel County police said.

The victim said two men entered the Laurel Spanish Market, 3537 Laurel-Fort Meade Road, about 2:25 p.m. Wednesday, one armed with a gun, the other with a knife.

They demanded money and a struggle began, during which the victim said she was stabbed in the hand and the robbers took cash from the register, calling cards and her cell phone. She was treated at a hospital.

The suspects, who fled in a white work van with a tube rack on the roof, were described as Hispanic, with one about 5 feet six inches tall and wearing a black shirt and jacket and glasses and wielding a fake gun, and the other as 5 feet, 4 inches tall, 130 pounds, wearing a white shirt, jeans, a ski mask and glasses and armed with a knife.

Car window shot out in housing complex

Someone shot out the back window and sent bullet holes into the bumper of a car in a public housing complex, Annapolis police said.

Officers found the car's driver, a 41-year-old Shady Side woman, in a parking lot at 1788 Forest Drive about 10:30 p.m. Wednesday, shortly after reports of gunfire on Newtowne Drive.

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