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CRIME BRIEFS

August 28, 2009

Arundel driver charged after pedestrian is hit

An Anne Arundel County motorist was charged with assault after allegedly striking a pedestrian who yelled at him to slow down in a Pasadena neighborhood, Anne Arundel County police said Thursday. About 7 p.m. Wednesday, a man in the 900 block of Longview Ave. yelled at a driver who had spun his van's wheels and driven recklessly through the neighborhood, according to police. The van left the scene but returned a short time later. As the man and the driver of the van argued, the man's dog walked in front of the van, and he went to get his pet, police said. Witnesses told police that the driver of the van then accelerated and deliberately struck the victim. Police stopped the van nearby, and the driver, Adam Larry Woron Jr., 36, of the 8500 block of Neptune Drive in Pasadena was charged with assault. The man, who was not identified, suffered minor injuries, police said.

- Andrea Siegel

Police seek driver who tried to run officers down

Police were continuing to seek the driver of a car who tried to run down two Northeastern District officers late Wednesday. According to Anthony Guglielmi, chief spokesman for the department, police were called shortly before midnight to Whitby and Silverbell roads when they were nearly struck by a silver-colored Chevrolet Malibu. The officers fired shots at the car, wounding a female passenger in the shoulder. Minutes after the officers opened fire, police found the car a few blocks away in the 6000 block of Arizona Ave. with two passengers inside, including the injured woman. The driver had fled on foot. It was not known whether he also was injured. The woman was taken to Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. Her condition was not known. Police consider the passengers witnesses and did not identify them. Continuing a department policy, police also did not identify the officers involved.

- Brent Jones

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