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November 21, 2009
A man believed to be in his 40s was struck by a car and killed Friday evening while crossing Ritchie Highway in Glen Burnie. The man was hit about 5:45 p.m. near Ritchie Highway and Sixth Avenue, according to Sgt. Michael Haviland of the Anne Arundel County police. The man was taken by ambulance to Baltimore Washington Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead. Police did not immediately release his identity or that of the driver. The accident was under investigation, police said. - Frank D. Roylance
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Staff reports, The Baltimore Sun | August 26, 2014
Anne Arundel County Police are seeking information about a man who a witness said exposed himself inside the Goodwill Super Store in Glen Burnie. Police were called to the store, in the 7300 block of Ritchie Highway, Monday regarding an incident that had occurred Saturday at about 6:20 p.m. The store's assistant manager told police about the incident, and officers contacted one of the victims, a 40-year-old female, who said she had been shopping with her daughter when a man exposed himself to both of them inside the store.
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August 4, 2014
Anne Arundel County Police say Ritchie Highway will be closed in both directions at 8th Avenue in Glen Burnie until about 8 p.m. The closure, police say, is due to emergency repair work after a boom truck struck and knocked down wires in the area this morning just after 9 a.m. Police said delays have already been reported and will continue into rush hour. Currently, police said, Crain Highway is an alternate route, but police are urging citizens to avoid the area if possible. - Staff Reports
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August 4, 2014
Anne Arundel County Police say Ritchie Highway will be closed in both directions at 8th Avenue in Glen Burnie until about 8 p.m. The closure, police say, is due to emergency repair work after a boom truck struck and knocked down wires in the area this morning just after 9 a.m. Police said delays have already been reported and will continue into rush hour. Currently, police said, Crain Highway is an alternate route, but police are urging citizens to avoid the area if possible. - Staff Reports
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By Ian Duncan, The Baltimore Sun | November 10, 2012
A pedestrian was hit by a Chevy pickup truck after running out onto Ritchie Highway late Friday afternoon, Anne Arundel County Police said. Officers found Carl James Boyce, 41, from Baltimore, lying in the road with potentially life threatening injuries, police said. He was taken to Shock Trauma, where police described his condition as stable. Police said Boyce ran in front of the pickup which was traveling north on the highway near Cedar Hill Lane. The drive of the truck tried to swerve but was unable to avoid him, police said.
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By Nicole Fuller, The Baltimore Sun | February 21, 2011
It's just the start of the evening rush, and the cars are everywhere — and going fast — outside Clarence "Sonny" Jordan's house on Ritchie Highway in Arnold. The 87-year-old has lived here since 1932 — before Ritchie Highway was built — and has been trying for years to sell his property. But there's a problem, he says: No one wants to buy a piece of residentially zoned property along a busy thoroughfare. So he wants to get his 51/2 acres of land rezoned from low-density residential to commercial, increasing its value and allowing for a comfortable retirement.
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The Baltimore Sun | December 28, 2011
As of 9 a.m. Wednesday, traffic was slow on U.S. 50 eastbound near Ritchie Highway, due to a disabled tractor-trailer blocking one lane. An accident was slowing traffic near Paca Street and Lexington Street in Baltimore City. Robert Street was closed between Madison Avenue and McCulloh Street in Baltimore due to fire department activity. Fire department activity was also obstructing traffic around Lombard Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. There were no major delays reported on mass transit systems.
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November 25, 1993
A Glen Burnie store was robbed Tuesday by a man who wore a hooded sweat shirt and had a dirty yellow bandanna over his face.According to a county police report, a man walked into the Carpet Fair store in the 7100 block of Ritchie Highway at 5:20 p.m. and ordered the store manager to the floor. The manager complied, got up to open the cash drawer, then returned to the floor.After taking an undetermined amount of cash, the robber told the manager, "You better stay right there. If you follow me out, my partners are going to blow you away."
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October 3, 1995
Two gunmen robbed a News Center in the 6600 block of Ritchie Highway on Saturday of an undisclosed amount of money, county police said yesterday.Police said the men walked into the store just before 6 p.m. Each one took a magazine to the counter. After they paid for the magazines, they pulled guns and ordered the clerk to open the register, police said. They told her to sit on the floor while they took the money and ran.Witnesses said the men got into a small, light green, late-model car that headed north on Shelly Road.
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By Ian Duncan, The Baltimore Sun | June 29, 2014
A driver who police said had been drinking hit two cyclists Saturday on Ritchie Highway near Annapolis, leaving one with life-threatening injuries and both in the hospital, according to Anne Arundel County police. Todd Eliot Green, 27, and Katie Christine Pohler, 23, were flown to Maryland Shock Trauma for treatment after being hit by Robin Vera Colbert, 54, police said. Green was in serious condition Saturday evening and Pohler was in critical condition. At around 2 p.m., the pair was cycling on a section of Baltimore and Annapolis Trail which also forms the shoulder of Ritchie Highway.
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | June 27, 2014
A Republican Party unity event Thursday did not bring unification to a pair of state delegates from Severna Park, who reportedly got into an argument that ended with a police report. Anne Arundel County Police officers took a statement from Del. Cathy Vitale, who said Del. Tony McConkey cursed at her and raised his hand at her at the Maryland Republican Party event at the Columbian Center on Ritchie Highway in Severna Park. No charges were filed in the case. Vitale told an officer she went to shake McConkey's hand and congratulate him on his victory in Tuesday's election.
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By Nayana Davis, The Baltimore Sun | June 13, 2014
Two left lanes on Interstate 95 near the MD 24 exit in Harford County have reopened after an overturned vehicle caused a fuel spill, according to the Maryland Transportation Authority. The right lane remains closed. The area is experiencing major delays. The Joppa-Magnolia Volunteer Fire Company reports a 48-year-old woman was transported to Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center following the crash as a precaution. The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood warning from noon until 10 p.m. Friday.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | June 3, 2014
Hazel E. Milash, a homemaker and former longtime Brooklyn Park resident, died Sunday of heart failure at Chester River Manor, a Chestertown assisted-living facility. She was 92. The former Hazel Elizabeth Johns was born in Charleston, S.C., and was a teenager when she moved with her family to Baltimore. She was a 1940 graduate of Southern High School. During World War II, she worked in the credit department of Shavitz Furniture Store. She met her future husband, Paul A. Milash, who was home on leave from the Navy.
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By Sean Welsh, The Baltimore Sun | May 6, 2014
Anne Arundel County police arrested four people Monday in connection with the robbery of a drug store in Brooklyn. According to police, two individuals ran from the entrance of the Medicine Shoppe in the 5500 block of Ritchie Highway as officers arrived around 12:08 p.m. Monday. The suspects tried to get into a waiting vehicle, but officers detained the suspects and two others in the vehicle, police said in a news release. Police discovered stolen prescription medications, including Oxycontin, and a pellet gun used as a weapon, police said.
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By Nayana Davis, The Baltimore Sun | March 7, 2014
An Annapolis man was killed when he was struck by a vehicle while walking southbound on Ritchie Highway in Glen Burnie early Friday morning. At around 4:30 a.m., Gilbert Gabriel Buchacz, 60, of Annapolis was hit by a 2006 Chevrolet Silverado near Phelps Avenue in an area where there were no pedestrian control devices, Anne Arundel County police said. The driver of the vehicle was not injured. Early investigation found that the main cause of the crash is pedestrian error. Police said excessive speed and alcohol were not factors.
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | February 23, 2014
Three bicyclists were injured in two separate crashes in Anne Arundel County on Saturday, police said. At 5:09 p.m. two bicyclists were injured on Central Avenue near the Patuxent River Bridge in Davidsonville, Anne Arundel police said. The first bicyclist, a 62-year-old woman from Arlington, Va., was struck by a light-colored SUV that did not stop and continued toward Prince George's County. She was listed in critical but stable condition at the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, police said.
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | February 21, 2014
Anne Arundel County police charged a Glen Burnie man with indecent exposure Thursday after they said they got a key tip on Facebook. Police had received five complaints this month regarding a man allegedly exposing himself in Glen Burnie. Three of the incidents were reported in the 7400 block of Baltimore-Annapolis Boulevard, one was on Mountain Road and one was in the 6700 block of Ritchie Highway. On Wednesday, police distributed photos taken from surveillance video of possible suspects through media and social media.
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