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February 4, 2013
I was eating at the McDonald's at Columbia mall and was disrupted by a group of young kids fighting. My concern is that this was not just two kids fighting but a group of kids with a fighting mentality that could potentially endanger the other patrons there. Now I have seen this type of behavior happen many times before and it always happens around the McDonald's restaurant on Friday and Saturday evenings. The first thing I would suggest you do is have more security at the McDonald's because things always seem to start there and then move upstairs, which is potentially dangerous because the crowd grows larger.
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By Nayana Davis, The Baltimore Sun | July 28, 2014
Three men robbed a teenage boy of his Air Jordan tennis shoes at a Westfield Annapolis Mall parking garage Sunday, Anne Arundel County Police said. About 8 p.m., the suspects - two black men and a white man between 17 and 18 years old - followed the victim from the mall into the garage, police said. The robbers then threatened him with violence if he did not give up the shoes. The suspects fled down the outside stairs toward Sears after the victim handed over the shoes. The victim alerted mall security to the incident.
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By Colin Campbell, The Baltimore Sun | December 31, 2013
Three men were arrested after fighting with security officers at the Westfield Annapolis Mall, during which one of them pulled out a knife, according to Anne Arundel County police. Zackery Staley, 19, of the 3600 block of Pocon Place in Beltsville; Delane Newman, 19, of the 5900 block of Shepherd Ln. in Lanham; and Jayman Sloan, 18, of the 6300 Gabrielle St. in Bowie ran from the mall after the brawl but were arrested nearby when county police responded, a police news release said.
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Staff Reports, The Baltimore Sun | July 10, 2014
Anne Arundel County Police have identified the man whose body was recovered from a pond near Arundel Mills in Hanover Tuesday morning. Police said the man was an accused shoplifter who had run from security at the mall and jumped into the nearby pond. He was identified as Tavon Talley, 26, of Baltimore. Police said the Office of The Chief Medical Examiner completed an examination and autopsy of Talley and found the cause of death appears to be drowning, pending toxicology results.
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By Jean Marbella, The Baltimore Sun | January 27, 2014
The security apparatus at a shopping center like The Mall in Columbia is designed to be as sophisticated as it is unobtrusive - off-hours training and drills to prepare employees for shootings and other calamities, surveillance cameras that can capture in real time suspicious persons or behavior. And yet, Darion Marcus Aguilar managed to arrive on Saturday morning at the Columbia mall with a shotgun in a bag and spend about an hour in the food court area before heading to the skate shop Zumiez where he would emerge from a dressing room to kill two employees and then himself.
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By Los Angeles Daily News | October 25, 1991
LOS ANGELES -- Members of a suburban Van Nuys Girl Scout troop who showed up for a shopping trip at the Northridge Fashion Square were at first denied entry by security officials enforcing a policy designed to prevent gang violence.Mall officials say the guards were just doing their jobs, but the leader of Troop 823 said Wednesday that the scouts deserved an apology."We were stopped at the door and [told] we could not enter because we were a gang," said troop leader Lois Young."The guard said a group with more than three people was a gang.
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September 1, 2013
Anne Arundel County police say a Baltimore teen was assaulted Saturday night while shopping at Arundel Mills mall in Hanover. The incident occurred at about 9:25 p.m., according to police. A male teen told police that he had been walking inside the mall when a group of six male juveniles passed him. One person in the group exchanged words with the victim and then punched him, according to the police account. When the victim tried to defend himself, the rest of the group surrounded him and assaulted him, police said.
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By Mike Farabaugh and Mike Farabaugh,SUN STAFF | December 24, 1995
To harried, last-minute holiday shoppers, security guards at the Cranberry Mall in Westminster seem to be everywhere. Uniformly dressed in black, they answer even routine questions with a snappy, "Yes, ma'am!" or "No, sir!"According to Aaron Coleman, the mall's 30-year-old director of security, it's all part of the image he wants to project.He preaches high visibility, communication, education, community outreach and customer service as much as crime prevention."It's a highly proactive, innovative and aggressive approach that most mall security agencies are using, but we want to take it a step farther," he said.
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Staff Reports, The Baltimore Sun | July 10, 2014
Anne Arundel County Police have identified the man whose body was recovered from a pond near Arundel Mills in Hanover Tuesday morning. Police said the man was an accused shoplifter who had run from security at the mall and jumped into the nearby pond. He was identified as Tavon Talley, 26, of Baltimore. Police said the Office of The Chief Medical Examiner completed an examination and autopsy of Talley and found the cause of death appears to be drowning, pending toxicology results.
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December 7, 1993
MANY merchants feel shoppers will go where they feel safest. In an effort to get the shopper into the malls, the Governor's Executive Advisory Council recently held a conference on security programs for mall merchants. "Operation Safe Shopper" produced a three-page list of tips and techniques for improving mall security.The list begins with the obvious: "Always lock doors," and "Conceal valuables." It then proceeds to stress several useful ideas, such as letting the public know that undercover officers are present at the malls.
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By Sean Welsh and Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | July 8, 2014
Anne Arundel County Police said that a body recovered from a pond near Arundel Mills in Hanover early Tuesday morning was that of an accused shoplifter who had run from security at the mall and jumped into a nearby pond. In a release on Tuesday morning, officials said that just before 9 p.m. on Monday firefighters and paramedics responded to the 7000 block of Arundel Mills Circle after a report of an individual in the water, which they later described as a three-acre, storm water runoff pond that was as much as approximately 20 feet deep.
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By Jean Marbella, The Baltimore Sun | January 27, 2014
The security apparatus at a shopping center like The Mall in Columbia is designed to be as sophisticated as it is unobtrusive - off-hours training and drills to prepare employees for shootings and other calamities, surveillance cameras that can capture in real time suspicious persons or behavior. And yet, Darion Marcus Aguilar managed to arrive on Saturday morning at the Columbia mall with a shotgun in a bag and spend about an hour in the food court area before heading to the skate shop Zumiez where he would emerge from a dressing room to kill two employees and then himself.
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By Eduardo A. Encina , The Baltimore Sun | January 26, 2014
Baltimore Sun reporter Eduardo A. Encina talked 1-on-1 with Howard County Executive Ken Ulman on Saturday night as police continued their investigation of the shooting at The Mall in Columbia in which three were killed.   Looking back at the day: Obviously it was a tough, scary day - a tragic day for the victims and their families. Our thoughts and prayers go out to them, but I also saw a lot of bravery. I saw men and women who are trained well and they've got all the tools.
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By Colin Campbell, The Baltimore Sun | December 31, 2013
Three men were arrested after fighting with security officers at the Westfield Annapolis Mall, during which one of them pulled out a knife, according to Anne Arundel County police. Zackery Staley, 19, of the 3600 block of Pocon Place in Beltsville; Delane Newman, 19, of the 5900 block of Shepherd Ln. in Lanham; and Jayman Sloan, 18, of the 6300 Gabrielle St. in Bowie ran from the mall after the brawl but were arrested nearby when county police responded, a police news release said.
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September 1, 2013
Anne Arundel County police say a Baltimore teen was assaulted Saturday night while shopping at Arundel Mills mall in Hanover. The incident occurred at about 9:25 p.m., according to police. A male teen told police that he had been walking inside the mall when a group of six male juveniles passed him. One person in the group exchanged words with the victim and then punched him, according to the police account. When the victim tried to defend himself, the rest of the group surrounded him and assaulted him, police said.
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February 4, 2013
I was eating at the McDonald's at Columbia mall and was disrupted by a group of young kids fighting. My concern is that this was not just two kids fighting but a group of kids with a fighting mentality that could potentially endanger the other patrons there. Now I have seen this type of behavior happen many times before and it always happens around the McDonald's restaurant on Friday and Saturday evenings. The first thing I would suggest you do is have more security at the McDonald's because things always seem to start there and then move upstairs, which is potentially dangerous because the crowd grows larger.
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By Richard Irwin and Richard Irwin,Sun Staff Writer | July 28, 1994
Baltimore County police were searching today for a 3-year-old girl reported missing last night when her mother was shopping at the Montgomery Ward store in Security Square Mall.Police said Darntrell Griffin, 21, of the 900 block of Homestead St., was shopping in the store's appliances section with her boyfriend around 7:30 p.m. when she suddenly noticed her daughter, Shante Denise Harris, was missing.When last seen, the child was wearing a black and white polka dot top, pink sweat pants, black, red and white tennis shoes and had white clips in her hair.
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By Kristina M. Schurr and Kristina M. Schurr,CONTRIBUTING WRITER | February 20, 1997
Two diamond engagement rings worth $9,500 were stolen from Kay Jewelers in Annapolis Mall Monday, county police said.Tracie R. Brown, 22, a store employee, told police a man walked into the store about 8: 40 p.m. and asked to examine with a gem scope two 1-carat rings with gold bands.The man grabbed the rings and fled into the mall entrance of Hecht's department store.Mall security was alerted but did not apprehend the man, police said.Pub Date: 2/20/97
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | September 8, 2012
Rodney Pridget and his girlfriend were unaware they were being followed as they stopped at Build-A-Bear Workshop, Nordstrom and other stores at a crowded Towson Town Center Mall six days before Christmas. But as they left the mall, a man vying to become a member of the Black Guerrilla Family gang in North Baltimore fired six shots and killed the 19-year-old Pridget, according to prosecutors. The prosecution of the men accused in the shooting has shed light on an incident that shook holiday patrons in the Baltimore County seat and illustrated how violence from a city gang dispute can spill into a busy suburban mall.
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By Andrea F. Siegel, The Baltimore Sun | May 6, 2012
Anne Arundel County police are investigating the death of a woman found early Sunday slumped in a car parked near the Anne Arundel Community College satellite building in Hanover, not far from Arundel Mills mall. Fire Department rescue crews responding to the 5:30 a.m. call from Arundel Mills mall security officers found an African-American woman who appeared to be in her early 20s in the vehicle near 7009 Arundel Mills Circle and determined she was dead, police said. Police said they saw no obvious signs of foul play.
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