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By Colin Campbell, The Baltimore Sun | January 16, 2014
A suspicious package reported in a clothing store in Annapolis Mall Thursday afternoon caused the store to be evacuated for about an hour while a bomb squad responded, Anne Arundel County police said. An investigation found that the duffel bags in question contained only personal belongings, according to Lt. T.J. Smith, a police spokesman. "Some bags were stacked up that looked suspicious, and they took all precautions" to make sure the area was safe, Smith said. The package was reported in Nordstrom just after 4 p.m., and police announced the incident was over just before 5 p.m. cmcampbell@baltsun.com twitter.com/cmcampbell6
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By Colin Campbell, The Baltimore Sun | January 9, 2014
A man exposed himself to two preteen girls near a playground in Hanover Wednesday night, according to Anne Arundel County Police. The girls, 9 and 10 years old, told police they were walking past the Ridge Commons Playground around 5 p.m. when a white man in his 40s driving past made a U-turn and stopped in the street next to them. He started talking to them, and exposed his genitals while doing so, police said. Both girls told police they had never seen either the suspect, who was wearing a black ski cap and blue jeans, or his vehicle, described as a 2-door silver car with a flat trunk.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | March 5, 2012
A man has been showing explicit photos on his cellphone to minors outside of a Crofton Goodwill store, Anne Arundel County police said Monday. Officers were called at 6:28 p.m. Thursday to a store in the 1600 block of Crofton Center in Crofton where a man was displaying photographs on his phone, police said. The incident has happened before and that the man has frequented several Goodwill stores in the area, police said. Investigators have identified a person of interest but continue to search for victims.
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By Tim Swift, The Baltimore Sun | March 23, 2014
A passenger was seriously injured in a car crash Saturday on Mountain Road in Pasadena, Anne Arundel County police said. Police said a Lincoln Town Car was turning into a business about 11 p.m. near Brookfield Road when it was struck by a Nissan pickup truck traveling east on Mountain Road. Police believe the driver of Lincoln — Sherry Lashawn Parks, 28, of Glen Burnie — was at fault and that alcohol was a factor in the crash. The Lincoln's passenger, Aaron Lee Franklin Colbert, 25, was transported to University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center with life-threatening injuries.
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By Dean Jones Jr., The Baltimore Sun | January 6, 2012
A 36-year-old man died at the Maryland Shock Trauma Center after being shot early Friday morning in his driveway in Laurel, Anne Arundel County police said. Officers from the county's Western District responded to the 8000 block of Ians Alley shortly before 2:30 a.m. Friday for the report of a shooting, police said. The victim, Gregory Robert Sears, told them he was shot after being approached by two men in his driveway, according to police. Officers searched the area for the men, but they were unable to locate them, police said.
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | May 13, 2013
Anne Arundel County Police collected 27 guns at a turn-in event on Saturday. The guns included 13 handguns, nine rifles, four shotguns and one submachine gun, said Justin Mulcahy, a department spokesman. The turn-in event at the Glen Burnie Improvement Association was one of two dozen held across Maryland on Saturday. In Annapolis, officers collected 16 guns.
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By John Fritze, The Baltimore Sun | October 18, 2013
A 50-year-old Brooklyn Park man was robbed at gunpoint Friday afternoon near Edison Avenue and 4th Street, Anne Arundel County Police said. The man was walking home when he was accosted by two suspects, one of whom placed a handgun to his head and removed his wallet, police said. The two suspects fled east on Highland Avenue into Baltimore City. The victim was uninjured.
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By Mary Carole McCauley, The Baltimore Sun | September 2, 2013
Anne Arundel County Police are investigating the second assault to occur at a shopping mall in two days. In the most recent case, police were called to the Westfield Annapolis Mall Monday night to investigate a possible stabbing that occurred inside one of the stores, according to Anne Arundel County Police Dept. Lt. T.J. Smith. Police said several people were having a verbal dispute in the American Apparel store when a member of the group used a sharp instrument to strike a 21-year-old female victim in the back.
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By Andrea F. Siegel, The Baltimore Sun | February 28, 2013
Anne Arundel County police and Broadneck High School officials say they are cracking down on "the pit," an area near the school in Cape St. Claire where residents have complained of loitering, fights and illegal drug use. More than a dozen people, mostly teenagers under age 18, have been charged or issued citations so far in February, police said. Following a videotaped fight after school dismissal on Feb. 8 in which police say one teenager acted as the referee, four juveniles were charged.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | February 22, 2014
A 29-year-old Columbia man was arrested in an assault and carjacking incident that occurred at the Arundel Mills Mall late Friday night, according to Anne Arundel County Police. Isaiah Perry, of the 5600 block of High Tor Hill, has been charged with second-degree assault, robbery, carjacking and motor vehicle theft, police said. Perry could not be reached for comment, and did not have an attorney listed in online court records. Police were called to the 7000 block of Arundel Mills Circle, near Medieval Times and Best Buy, about 10 p.m. for a report of a carjacking, police said.
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