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    (WJZ)- Anne Arundel County Police officers are investigating three separate gunshot incidents on Sunday, August 2. All three incidents occurred in Glen Burnie. The first incident happened Sunday at around 4:15 a.m. in the 6400 block of Jefferson Place. Officers said the victim heard gunshots before seeing the rear window of their car had been shattered. Officers said they found a projectile inside and a shell casing was found on the ground nearby. In the second incident, police said a man was leaving the Willows community when an unknown suspect fired gunshots at him, hitting his car several times. Several spent shell casings were found in the roadway near where the incident occurred. No one was injured in the incident....
    A Maryland police officer is facing numerous burglary charges after his boss received word that he “may have stolen firearms and other property” from a home where his department was investigating a death. Cpl. Jacob Miskill, a five-year veteran of the Anne Arundel County Police Department, was arrested Friday and suspended without pay stemming from the late April incident, police say. "The actions of this individual are contrary to the sacred oath that we as Police Officers take to protect and serve our community and to uphold the laws of the state of Maryland,” Chief William Lowry said in a statement. “This Officer’s criminal actions tarnish the badge worn by every Anne Arundel County Police Officer and the actions are inexcusable.” Cpl. Jacob Miskill was arrested the same day an...
    ANNAPOLIS (WJZ) — Anne Arundel County Executive Steuart Pittman announced a new plan on Wednesday to reduce the spread of COVID-19. It’s an initiative called Operation COVID Health Corps to increase contact tracing, conduct more testing, report results sooner, handle high call demand, solve interagency issues related to COVID cases- all in an effort to keep the county open. The county’s workforce development will hire unemployed workers in the county to fill positions to maintain these efforts. “Our Health Department team is strong, but they need our help,” said County Executive Pittman.  “To continue our universal contact tracing and case management, our health equity outreach, our enhanced enforcement, and our ambitious work to test two percent of our population weekly,...
    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Authorities in a Maryland county have arrested a police officer on burglary and theft charges involving stolen firearms and other property. Anne Arundel County police announced in a news release late Saturday that Cpl. Jacob Miskill has been charged with first-, third- and fourth-degree burglary, theft and misconduct in office. The five-year veteran of the department has been suspended without pay. County police say officers were called to a report of an unattended death in April at a house in Pasadena, Maryland. On Friday, the police chief received information that Miskill may have stolen firearms and other property from the house. Police say investigators executed a search warrant at Miskill’s house and arrested him. Copyright 2020...
    An Anne Arundel County officer has been arrested and charged with theft after police said he stole firearms while responding to a death in a Maryland home. Cpl. Jacob Miskill with the Anne Arundel County Police Department was among several officers who had investigated a report of an unattended death in the 1600 block of Wall Drive in Pasadena on April 27, the agency said in a news release. On Friday, July 31, police received information that Miskill — a five-year veteran of the department — may have stolen firearms and other property from the residence over three months ago. Following an internal investigation, police obtained and carried out a search-and-seizure warrant on Miskill’s home this weekend, where he was...
    PASADENA, Md. (WJZ) — An Anne Arundel County Police corporal was arrested Saturday for allegedly stealing guns and other property. Police were called on April 27 to an unattended death in the 1600 block of Wall Drive in Pasadena. On July 31, the Chief of Police received information that one of the responding officers, Corporal Jacob Miskill, a five-year veteran of the department, may have stolen firearms and other property from the residence. The Anne Arundel County Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division, along with the Office of Professional Standards, immediately initiated a criminal and internal investigation. A search and seizure warrant was served at Miskill’s residence and he was placed under arrest. He is currently suspended without pay. Police say...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Thanks to a warm front pushing in from the north, the heat will return Sunday to close out the weekend. Expect temperatures to be in the mid-90s, with a chance of a shower or thunderstorm later in the day. With the high temperature expected to be 94, Anne Arundel County is opening four cooling centers. The following cooling centers will be open Sunday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. 939 Hammonds Lane, Baltimore 204 Pasadena Road, Pasadena 8273 Telegraph Road, Odenton 35 Stepneys Lane, Edgewater Stay up-to-date with the latest forecast by downloading the WJZ weather app.
    CROFTON, Md. (WJZ) — During the coronavirus pandemic, people are finding creative ways to help others. Andrew Camela is running out of room in his backyard. >>WJZ has a new news app! Download it now!
    Riva, MD (WJZ)- The Anne Arundel County Fire Department says a 40-year-old man is hospitalized with serious and possibly life threatening injuries following an ATV crash on Laurel Road in Riva. The department says it received a call at approximately 7 p.m. on Thursday evening for a male who had flipped his all terrain vehicle over in the roadway and was trapped underneath of it. When firefighters arrived, they found the man with serious and life threatening injuries. Maryland State Police Aviation Command transported the man to R. Adams Cowley Trauma Center in Baltimore. Anne Arundel County Police are investigating the incident to determine a cause. This incident marks the second ATV incident in Anne Arundel County this summer after...
    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) — Deputy Chief William Lowry will become the interim leader of the Anne Arundel County Police Department following Police Chief Timothy Altomare’s retirement, County Executive Steuart Pittman announced Thursday. Lowry, who has 47 years of experience in public safety, served multiple stints with the department, most recently as Altomare’s deputy chief. He also served as an assistant chief under former Police Chief Kevin Davis. RELATED COVERAGE: Outgoing Anne Arundel County Police Chief Calls Efforts To Defund Police ‘Wrong’, Says It Will Have ‘Grave And Lasting Effects’ Anne Arundel County Police Chief Timothy Altomare Announces His Retirement “I believe that Chief Lowry is uniquely qualified for the task before us,” Pittman said in a news release....
    BROOKLYN, Md. (WJZ) — A 60-year-old Glen Burnie man was arrested on drug charges Thursday following a hit-and-run crash in Brooklyn, the Anne Arundel County Police Department said. Officers responded to a hit-and-run crash near Baltimore Annapolis Boulevard and Hammonds Lane around 5 p.m. Thursday, police said. When they got there, the officers found the suspect vehicle, which had two people inside. Sylvester Wright Jr. Credit: Anne Arundel County Police One of the people inside the vehicle, Sylvester Wright, Jr., had an open arrest warrant. When officers searched him, they reportedly found eight small bags of suspected crack cocaine, more than two dozen capsules of suspected heroin/fentanyl, more than a dozen small bags of suspected cocaine and three suboxone strips....
    Ahmad Kazzelbach, 27, of Pasadena, Maryland's seen in a 2017 photo provided by the Anne Arundel County, Md., Police Department. Kazzelbach has been sentenced to four years in federal prison for his year-long cyberstalking campaign against an ex-girlfriend. (Anne Arundel County Police Department via AP)Ahmad Kazzelbach, 27, of Pasadena, Maryland's seen in a 2017 photo provided by the Anne Arundel County, Md., Police Department. Kazzelbach has been sentenced to four years in federal prison for his year-long cyberstalking campaign against an ex-girlfriend. (Anne Arundel County Police Department via AP) SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — Less than two months after their office romance ended, Ahmad Kazzelbach began tampering with the email and social media accounts of the Baltimore woman who broke...
    Destroying some jobs and some small businesses, the coronavirus pandemic has put many renters in danger of losing their homes. But to fight this, Anne Arundel County, Maryland is adding money to its fund intended to shield renters from eviction. County Executive Steuart Pittman announced that the county’s Eviction Protection Fund has been increased to $4.5 million dollars. The program that provides aid to low income households was initially funded at $1 million in April. All of the money for the fund comes from the federal Coronavirus Relief Fund. Residents can apply for assistance online by completing an intake form. It’s not the only effort the county is providing to help renters. The county has established what it calls an...
    Destroying some jobs and some small businesses, the coronavirus pandemic has put many renters in danger of losing their homes. But to fight this, Anne Arundel County, Maryland is adding money to its fund intended to shield renters from eviction. County Executive Steuart Pittman announced that the county’s Eviction Protection Fund has been increased to $4.5 million dollars. The program that provides aid to low income households was initially funded at $1 million in April. All of the money for the fund comes from the federal Coronavirus Relief Fund. Residents can apply for assistance online by completing an intake form. It’s not the only effort the county is providing to help renters. The county has established what it calls an...
    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) — Anne Arundel County Executive Steuart Pittman announced Friday the county will pursue additional protections for families facing evictions in the form of legal assistance and by expanding the county’s Eviction Prevention Program. >>WJZ has a new news app! Download it now!
    GLEN BURNIE, Md. (WJZ) — Anne Arundel County Executive Steuart Pittman announced Friday he has amended his executive order on indoor dining. >>WJZ has a new news app! Download it now!
    A program that provides daily check-ins for isolated older adults is being lauded for saving the life of a Glen Burnie, Maryland, woman. A member of the Anne Arundel County Department of Aging and Disabilities Telephone Reassurance Program found an unresponsive client and called 911, according to the county. The unidentified Glen Burnie woman was transported to a local hospital and is said to be recovering from an unspecified condition. “I commend Patty Lortie for her judgment and quick thinking that resulted in getting life-saving measures to this client,” said the program’s acting director, Karrisa Gouin, in a statement. “Typically these daily calls provide much-needed socialization and well checks but there are times, such in this case, that the calls...
    ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY, Md. (WJZ) — Just days after a video emerged showing an Anne Arundel County Police officer with his knee on a man’s neck, the County Executive pledged to update the policy to make it clear that behavior is not allowed. The recently released video shows an Anne Arundel County Police officer with his knee on a man’s neck during a February 2019 arrest. “We want to see change for the better. I believe that the community deserves that,” said Antonio Palmer, a Bishop from Anne Arundel County. The video shows an Anne Arundel County officer with his knee on a man’s neck during a February 2019 arrest. The officer has been suspended. Even though the video is...
    Anne Arundel County, Maryland, will have new COVID-19 restrictions starting Friday afternoon in response to a recent surge in key health metrics. The new order limits “late-evening indoor hours at bars and restaurants, re-establishes gathering limits for indoor and outdoor social events, closes seating areas in mall food courts and establishes new, stricter penalties for violations,” County Executive Steuart Pittman announced Thursday. He’s expected to sign the executive order Thursday afternoon, which will go into effect 5 p.m. Friday. “These actions are informed by Health Officer Dr. Nilesh Kalyanaraman’s recommendations, and target situations where contact tracing indicates that there has been increased transmission of the virus,” Pittman’s office said in a release. More Coronavirus News Sign up for WTOP...
    ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY, Md. (WJZ) — In less than two weeks, Anne Arundel County’s police chief Timothy Altomare will retire. Chief Altomare expressed concerns that lately, officers haven’t been getting the respect they deserve. In an open letter, he said: “This conversation is not about race for me. We would die to protect any person who needed us, regardless of skin tone, religion, sexual orientation or any other thing that people use to chop humanity up into smaller groups.” Altomare, who has participated in Black Lives Matter marches, added: “There is a movement in this Nation and in this county to remove the teeth of police. It is wrong and it will have grave and lasting effects that you WILL...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Much of Maryland is seeing severe thunderstorms move through on Wednesday thanks to another day of warm temperatures. A severe thunderstorm watch runs until 7 p.m. for Allegany, Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Calvert, Carroll, Charles, Frederick, Harford, Howard, Montgomery, Prince George’s, St. Mary’s and Washington counties and Baltimore City. A separate severe thunderstorm watch runs until 10 p.m. for Caroline, Cecil, Kent, Queen Anne’s and Talbot counties. READ MORE: Extreme Heat Expected Wednesday Severe thunderstorm warnings are in effect for: Baltimore City until 5:30 p.m. Baltimore County until 5:30 p.m. Calvert County until 5:30 p.m. Charles County until 5:30 p.m. Dorchester County until 6:15 p.m. Harford County until 5:30 p.m. St. Mary’s County until 5:30 p.m. ...
    BROOKLYN, MD. (WJZ) — Police are holding the man arrested in an incident in Brooklyn on Tuesday without bond after he allegedly killed a woman while resisting arrest on outstanding warrants police were attempting to serve him. Anne Arundel County police were searching for a wanted suspect on Tuesday at around 2:36 p.m. in Brooklyn, identified as David Roy Bogdanowicz, a 52-year-old man with no fixed address. He had outstanding arrest warrants for violation of a protective order, assault and trespassing. The department said fugitive detectives found a suspect in the area of Church and 6th streets around 2:30 p.m. They surrounded his tow truck, at which point he put it in reverse and drove toward them. A police officer...
    Anne Arundel County executive Steuart Pittman said in a statement Tuesday night that police chief Timothy Altomare will retire, effective Aug. 1. Altomare became the county’s chief, which includes the state capital of Annapolis, in 2014. Pittman said Altomare took over a “divided and damaged” department that year and implemented a number of reforms, including doubling the number of Black officers in the force. The Capital Gazette reported he retired because he “won’t stand for efforts to remove the teeth from policing.” The retirement comes just days after a use-of-force lawsuit filed against three officers from the department based on a 2019 incident when a Black man was pulled over in Gambrills, Maryland. Video taken of the incident showed Daniel...
    GLEN BURNIE, Md. (WJZ) — Anne Arundel County Police Chief Timothy Altomare announced his retirement Tuesday night. His last day on the job will be in less than two weeks, on August 1. >>WJZ has a new news app! Download it now!
    ODENTON, Md. (WJZ) — A Black man is suing police in Anne Arundel County, alleging excessive use of force. Daniel Jarrells, of Odenton, Maryland, claims he was driving to his mother’s house when he was pulled over by an unmarked police car in February 2019. He says he was thrown to the ground and that video taken by his mother’s neighbor shows an officer putting a knee on his neck. Jarrells is suing the Anne Arundel County Police Department and three detectives. Anne Arundel County Executive Steuart Pittman said he will convene a policing forum in response to the allegations raised against the police department. Proposed changes to policing policy will be discussed, including the use of chokeholds and neck...
    BROOKLYN PARK, Md. (WJZ) — A police officer discharged a gun in the Brooklyn Park area Tuesday afternoon, the Anne Arundel County Police Department said. Police officers are responding to the scene, which is in the area of Church Street and Gischel Streets. Officers on scene of officer discharge of firearm. Media staging at Bradshaw Auto Service Church St. @ Gischel St. #Brooklyn PIO enroute ETA 20 min. — Anne Arundel Police (@AACOPD) July 21, 2020 No further details are available. Stay with WJZ on this developing story. To get breaking news alerts, download our app now!
    Changes are coming to police use-of-force policy in Anne Arundel County, Maryland, after a lawsuit was filed against three officers Monday over a 2019 arrest. The suit, by Daniel Jarrells, of Odenton, claims that county police officers Joshua Shapiro, Daniel Reynolds and Brian Ranck used excessive force when they pulled him and a friend over and arrested him Feb. 14, 2019, in front of his mother’s house in Gambrills. Video taken by a neighbor and included in the lawsuit shows Jarrells handcuffed and face-down in the road, while an officer kneels on the back of his neck. “This hurts,” County Executive Steuart Pittman said about the incident during a virtual press briefing Tuesday. “It will hurt our community; I know...
    Citing a rise in all metrics related to the coronavirus pandemic, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, officials said in a briefing Tuesday that they’re looking at reinstating some of the closures and restrictions that have recently been lifted. “Our coronavirus numbers are up,” County Executive Steuart Pittman said at a virtual briefing Tuesday morning; he added, “Did those changes cause us to go from lowering to raising our numbers of cases?” That possibility has him talking with other county executives in the area, as well as other leaders in the public and private sectors, about “possible rollbacks, possible changes.” He and Health Officer Dr. Nilesh Kalyanaraman had the numbers. The rate of spread – the average number of people each infected...
    Anne Arundel County Public Schools students will start the 2020-2021 school year with distance learning for the first semester, the school system announced Monday. Superintendent George Arlotto will review the plan with the school board at a public meeting Wednesday, which starts at 7 p.m. The meeting will be available to livestream on YouTube. “We all want students to be back in our buildings, but there are very real concerns about returning to those settings in September for us and for a significant portion of our families and our employees,” Arlotto said in a statement Monday. Arlotto said he made the decision after discussions with Anne Arundel County Health Officer Dr. Nilesh Kalyanaraman, school staff, students and other superintendents in...
    ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY, MD. (WJZ) — Anne Arundel County Public Schools will employ virtual learning for the first semester of the 2020-21 school year. “We all want students to be back in our buildings, but there are very real concerns about returning to those settings in September for us and for a significant portion of our families and our employees,” Superintendent George Arlotto said. “What carries the most weight for me, however, is the data and the science. I have been communicating with Dr. Kalyanaraman regularly and his advice to me is that, given the current state of the pandemic and the fact that Maryland remains in Stage 2 of its Road to Recovery, the best course of action is...
    GLEN BURNIE, Md. (AP) — About 100,000 pounds (45,359 kilograms) of food and two cars were given to community members at a relief event held by a church in Maryland. Hundreds of people showed up at i5 City Church in Glen Burnie Sunday for the event put together by the church, the Anne Arundel County Food Bank and several other organizations, The Capital Gazette reported. “The economic victims of this pandemic are our neighbors whose incomes barely cover monthly expenses,” Anne Arundel County Executive Steuart Pittman told the newspaper. “I am proud of the way that our public servants and our community leaders have stepped up to build a safety net, particularly through food distribution.” Church leaders gave away the...
    GLEN BURNIE, Md. — About 100,000 pounds of food and two cars have been given to community members at a relief event held by a Maryland church. The Capital Gazette reports hundreds of people showed up at i5 City Church in Glen Burnie Sunday for the event. The event was done in partnership with the Anne Arundel County Food Bank and several other organizations. The Anne Arundel County executive told the newspaper he’s proud of how community leaders have stepped up to help people during the pandemic. Church leaders gave away the two cars to two single mothers. One woman who received a car says she feels blessed. Copyright © 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not...
    GLEN BURNIE, Md. (WJZ) — The Teachers Association of Anne Arundel County, Secretaries and Assistants Association of Anne Arundel County and Association of Educational Leaders said in a statement Friday they support a virtual return to start the school year amid the pandemic. >>WJZ has a new news app! Download it now!
    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) — Anne Arundel County will open cooling centers starting Friday ahead of the heatwave. The cooling centers will be opened July 17 through July 21 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. as temperatures are expected to rise into the 90s with humidity and heat indexes reached 107. Here are the locations of the cooling centers: Northern District: 939 Hammonds Lane, Baltimore Eastern District: 204 Pasadena Rd, Pasadena Western District: 8273 Telegraph Road, Odenton Southern District: 35 Stepneys Lane, Edgewater Officials said all cooling centers are accessible and have water and restroom facilities. However, medical care is not available. Anyone who’s experiencing or observing a medical emergency should call 911. Pets are not allowed in any...
    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The board of directors of a Maryland county fair has decided to cancel this year’s event because of the coronavirus pandemic. The board of the Anne Arundel County fair voted this week to call off the annual event. The cancellation includes the Halloween Happening Haunted Barn and Hayride event in October. The full fair will return in September 2021, according to the fair’s web page. >>WJZ has a new news app! Download it now!
    HARMANS, MD. (WJZ) — Police are investigating a motorcycle crash in Anne Arundel County that left one man dead overnight Thursday. Officers on patrol at around 12:31 a.m. found an unattended motorcycle on its side on Telegraph Road at the Route 100 west exit ramp in Harmans, Maryland. They searched the area and found a man in the grassy area adjacent to the ramp. He was pronounced dead at the scene by fire department personnel and taken to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore for an autopsy. Police said a 2000 Yamaha Roadstar motorcycle was leaving the Route 100 westbound onto Telegraph Road when it failed to make a left-handed curve on the ramp. The motorcycle then left...
    GLEN BURNIE, Md. (WJZ) — An announcement is expected to be made next week about what school will look like this fall in Maryland amid the coronavirus pandemic. But, before then, Anne Arundel County Schools are already ruling out certain things. CORONAVIRUS COVERAGE: TIMELINE: Coronavirus In Maryland, Tracking The Spread Latest coronavirus stories from WJZ Latest CDC Guidelines The district said they will not alternate student schedules to limit the number of people in the building. That’s because it brings up issues with cleaning buildings and childcare, officials said. A hybrid model where students will attend in-person classes two days a week is still a possibility. The district is also ruling out full busses and full classes. Officials are...
    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) — Heading to regional parks in Anne Arundel County? Make sure to bring your wallets! Starting on Saturday, the county is bringing back weekend park fees for regional parks. They had been suspended since March 16 due to the coronavirus pandemic, the county said. CORONAVIRUS RESOURCES:  Coronavirus Resources: How To Get Help In Maryland TIMELINE: Coronavirus In Maryland, Tracking The Spread Latest coronavirus stories from WJZ Latest CDC Guidelines Daily entrance fees are $6 and annual passes are $30. The parks include: Quiet Waters Park – 600 Quiet Waters Park Rd, Annapolis Kinder Farm Park – 1001 Kinder Farm Park Rd, Millersville Downs Park – 8311...
    GLEN BURNIE, Md. (WJZ) — Anne Arundel County Police are hoping the public can help them identify a suspect in a August 2019 fatal hit-and-run in Glen Burnie. Larry Johnson Jr. was walking east across Gov. Ritchie Highway at Orchard Road around 10:30 p.m. on Aug. 2, 2019 when he was struck by an unknown vehicle heading northbound on Ritchie Highway. Credit: Anne Arundel County Police Video caught the suspect slowing down before colliding with Mr. Johnson then fleeing the scene. The victim laid in the roadway until another motorist found him and called 911. Anyone with any information is asked to call Cpl. Walker at 410-222-8573 or the TipLine.
    MILLERSVILLE, Md. (WJZ) — The Anne Arundel County Police Department’s Crisis Intervention Team has won an international award for its work. The team, which is made up of police officers and healthcare professionals, was named the international crisis intervention team of the year. The department surprised the team during a news conference Monday afternoon. “(The team) you see behind us is an investment in the sanctity of human life,” Police Chief Timothy Altomare said. “This is the SWAT team for de-escalation.” The team was created in 2014.
    Anne Arundel County, Maryland, is increasing its efforts against the spread of COVID-19, detailing plans to expand its list of places where residents are required to wear masks. County Health Officer Dr. Nilesh Kalyanaraman signed an order requiring people to wear masks in outdoor public spaces where social distancing isn’t possible. It will go into effect Friday at 5 p.m. The order is in addition to previous policy that requires masks be worn in businesses and public buildings. “This will protect people when they are in shopping centers, downtown, outdoor parties and other locations, where people are coming into frequent contact with others,” Kalyanaraman said at a news conference Thursday. The new requirement is part of the Keep Anne Arundel...
    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland’s Anne Arundel County will be requiring people to wear masks in public outdoor spaces where 6-foot social distancing isn’t possible, County Executive Steuart Pittman announced Thursday. The requirement will take effect Friday at 5 p.m. It’s part of two new initiatives he announced that are designed to protect residents from the coronavirus and address economic hardships the virus is creating. Another part of the health initiative aims to test 2% of the county population each week, or about 11,600 people. A third component of the safety initiative will increase complaint-driven enforcement activity to ensure safety protocols in bars and restaurants in the evening. The measures are being taken to prevent a new surge of COVID-19...
    (WJZ)- The Anne Arundel County Public Schools Board of Education announced Thursday that they have voted unanimously to request that Superintendent George Arlotto establish a committee comprised of parents, students, community members and staff to study and recommend whether to rename George Fox Middle School. The vote, taken at the Board’s July 8 meeting, came after a discussion of comments from Mr. Fox in a court case regarding equal pay for African American teachers. Mr. Fox said “the worst White teacher is better than the best Black teacher.” Mr. Fox was the first superintendent of the Anne Arundel County Public Schools system serving from 1916-1946. The comments were brought to the attention of Board Member Julie Hummer by a community...
    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) — Anne Arundel County residents and visitors will soon be required to wear face coverings in outdoor public spaces when social distancing isn’t possible, county leaders said Thursday. The step is part of the county’s new “Keep Anne Arundel Open” initiative. It’s set to take effect at 5 p.m. on Friday. In a news release, County Executive Steuart Pittman said the initiative is designed to keep the county from having to close businesses again and stop the spread of the virus. CORONAVIRUS RESOURCES:  Coronavirus Resources: How To Get Help In Maryland TIMELINE: Coronavirus In Maryland, Tracking The Spread Latest coronavirus stories from WJZ Latest CDC Guidelines “Right...
    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) — Anne Arundel County has opened multiple cooling centers Tuesday due to the heat, the county said in a news release. Temperatures across the region are expected to be in the low 90s with heat index values — a measure of warm it actually feels outside — being even higher. The cooling centers will be open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the following police stations: Northern District: 939 Hammonds Lane, Baltimore Eastern District: 204 Pasadena Rd, Pasadena Western District: 8273 Telegraph Road, Odenton Southern District: 35 Stepneys Lane, Edgewater Water and restrooms will be available, but medical service and pet accommodations will not be. In addition to the warm temperatures, Maryland could also...
    SEVERN, MD. (WJZ) — Police are seeking more information on a homicide in Anne Arundel County after a woman allegedly stabbed her ex-boyfriend to death on Sunday. Anne Arundel County police responded to the 1700 block of Meade Village Road in Severn at around 12:52 a.m. Sunday for a report of a fight happening. When officers arrived they found a man with trauma to his upper body. The responding officers gave aid until paramedics arrived on the scene. The victim, identified as Larry Bennett Dorsey, 42, no fixed address, was taken to an area hospital where he died of his injuries. Throughout several interviews at the crime scene, detectives learned Dorsey was intoxicated and told to leave his ex-girlfriend’s home on...
    ANNAPOLIS (WJZ) — Police are investigating after a 19-year-old man from North Carolina was shot and killed while another man was injured at a party in Annapolis on Sunday. Anne Arundel County Police responded at around 12:40 a.m. to the 1600 block of Cananaro Drive in Annapolis for a shooting at a party on Sunday. Officers encountered a large crowd of people who were at the party. Officers found a man, identified as 19-year-old Justin Keith Beasley Jr., from North Carolina, with an apparent gunshot wound to the upper body. Credit: Anne Arundel County Patrol units tried to resuscitate him until they were relieved by paramedics. Beasley was taken to a local hospital where he died of his injuries. Police...
    GLEN BURNIE, Md. (WJZ) — Firefighters rescued a cat from a burning home in Anne Arundel County Friday morning, the county’s fire department said. The fire broke out shortly after 9 a.m. at a home in the 1200 block of Kimberly Lane in Glen Burnie’s Ferndale area. @AACoFD on Location Working Fire 1200 Block of Kimberly Lane, Ferndale section of Glen Burnie. One cat rescued. All occupants out safely. 28 firefighters working 25 minutes to bring under control. pic.twitter.com/ruU2pBuYBG — Anne Arundel County Fire Department (@AACoFD) July 3, 2020 All of the home’s occupants made it out safely. It took nearly 30 firefighters around 25 minutes to bring the flames under control. Crews are still investigating the cause of...
    ODENTON, Md. (WJZ) — Police in Anne Arundel County have identified the 19-year-old man killed in a shooting in Odenton early Thursday morning as Oluwatomisi Temidire Adeleke. Adeleke, of Silver Spring, was shot in the upper body around 12:45 a.m. while in the 700 block of Hammond Branch Drive. He was taken to an area hospital for medical treatment and later died, police said. 19-Year-Old Suffers Life-Threatening Injury In Odenton Shooting, Police Say The Anne Arundel County Police Department is investigating the shooting as a homicide. They have not released information about a possible suspect or motive but called the investigation “very active and ongoing.” Anyone with information is asked to call police at 410-222-4731 or the TipLine at 410-222-4700....
    GLEN BURNIE, Md. (WJZ) — A 66-year-old Glen Burnie man was charged with 14 counts of possessing child pornography and seven counts of distributing child pornography after a months-long investigation. Steven Wayne Moreland was arrested Tuesday, July 2 at his home in the 800 block of Glen Mar Circle. Steven Moreland mug shot. Credit: Anne Arundel County Police The Anne Arundel County Child Abuse Unit began the investigation on Dec. 31, 2019 after the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children reported that a user was uploading child porn. As a result county police began an investigation, issuing and executing several court orders, then identifying a suspect. On March 11, 2020, detectives searched Moreland’s home and interviewed him. They took...
    LOTHIAN, Md. (WJZ) — A Confederate statue was vandalized overnight outside an Anne Arundel County church. According to county police, the statue outside the Mt. Calvary Methodist Church at 812 Mount Zion Marlboro Road in Lothian was pulled from its concrete perch and sprayed with red spray paint. The statue was seen undamaged around 11 p.m. on July 2. Southern District Detectives are investigating and anyone with any information is asked to call 410-222-1960 or the TipLine 410-222-4700.  
    DAVIDSONVILLE, Md. (WJZ) — A Silver Alert has been canceled for a missing 70-year-old woman from Anne Arundel County. Gloria Jean Smith was reported missing from Davidsonville on Thursday afternoon. She has since been located, Anne Arundel County Police said.
    GLEN BURNIE, Md. (WJZ) — The Anne Arundel County Public Library system said Thursday most branches will reopen on Monday, July 6, with limited services and hours. Masks are required to enter any of the buildings, and there will be a limit on the number of people allowed inside. CORONAVIRUS COVERAGE: TIMELINE: Coronavirus In Maryland, Tracking The Spread Latest coronavirus stories from WJZ Latest CDC Guidelines Curbside pickup will also be available. For a complete list of locations, please click right here. For the latest information on coronavirus go to the Maryland Health Department’s website or call 211. You can find all of WJZ’s coverage on coronavirus in Maryland here.
    DAVIDSONVILLE, Md. (WJZ) — A Silver Alert has been issued for a critically missing 70-year-old woman from Anne Arundel County. Gloria Jean Smith is reported missing from Davidsonville and may be in need of assistance, according to police. She is 5’5″ and was last seen wearing an unknown colored night gown. Smith may be heading toward Howard County in the area of Brown Bridge Road in Highland, Maryland, police said. She is believed to be operating a black 2010 Ford Focus bearing Maryland registration 9MD1735. The focus has a multi colored peace sign sticker/ Co-exist sticker and a T-Rex sticker on the rear or the vehicle. Anyone who comes into contact with Ms. Smith is asked to contact the Anne Arundel...
    ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY, MD. (WJZ) — Police responded to multiple calls of shots fired around Anne Arundel County over the weekend that left two people with non-life-threatening injuries and several vehicles struck by gunfire. Officers responded to a report of shots fired in the 200 block of Red Clay Road in Laurel at around 2:50 a.m. Saturday morning. Victims reported they were having a party and observed an unknown suspect approach the home and fire several shots at vehicles parked out front. The suspect fled in an unknown direction, police said. Officers found three vehicles had been struck, and there were no reports of injuries. Western District detectives are investigating and ask anyone with information to contact 410-222-6155 or the...
    HANOVER, MD. (WJZ) — Anne Arundel County Police are searching for a missing 76-year-old man who has been missing since he was discharged from a hospital on Friday. Police got a call about a missing person at around 10:37 a.m., identified as Albert Boyd Jr., who lives in the 7700 block of Siden Drive, Hanover, Maryland. Credit: Anne Arundel County Police The person who reported him missing said Boyd had been treated at the Baltimore Washington Medical Center for a medical issue on the evening of Thursday, June 25. Police then learned he was discharged at around 12:50 a.m. on June 26 where he then took a ride-hailing service to pick his car up in the Fort Meade area. While...
    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) — Anne Arundel County Public Schools will shift to its summer meals program starting Wednesday, July 1. This means they will be offering meals from the same number of sites across of the country, but reducing the number of meals offered each day. Any child aged two to 18, regardless of family income status, can still pick up one breakfast and one lunch on Monday through Wednesday and two breakfasts and two lunches on Thursday. AACPS will be closed on Fridays through Aug. 21, 2020 and meals will not be distributed on these days. The county schools have provided more than 1.5 million free meals to children since March 16. The dinners are being discontinued on July...
    Two other Maryland counties are aligning with the state’s Phase Two guidelines, and will reopen additional services Friday. Anne Arundel and Frederick counties announced that starting at 5 p.m. Friday, restaurants may start offering indoor seating up to 50% capacity and with strict safety precautions. Outdoor amusements and rides, such as miniature golf and Go-Karts, may also resume, as well as child care services, high school sports practices and other services outlined in the second phase of Gov. Larry Hogan’s coronavirus recovery plan. Anne Arundel County Executive Steuart Pittman and Health Officer Dr. Nilesh Kalyanaraman added additional layers of precautions, which include a requirement of face coverings for employees and customers in retail businesses and inside restaurants. REOPENING PLANS AROUND...
    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Police in Maryland say they’re preparing to keep protesters safe this weekend after receiving information that some people may try to harm demonstrators. The Capital Gazette reports that protests against police brutality in the wake of George Floyd’s death are planned for this weekend in Anne Arundel County. The county’s police chief said Thursday that they have learned of the potential for violent counter protesters. TOP STORIES Portland, Oregon: No more school resource officers after George Floyd death Twitter removes Trump campaigns George Floyd tribute Biden says 10 to 15 percent of Americans are just not very good people Police Chief Timothy Altomare said: “We’ve gotten some intel in that this weekend we may...
    Anne Arundel County Executive Steuart Pittman laid out more details about how the county will handle its reopening Friday. Pittman also spoke about the growing conflict between some of the county leaders and Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan over the state’s reopening. Efforts to reopen Anne Arundel Co. underway On Thursday, Pittman outlined the businesses that would be allowed to operate as of 5 p.m. Friday. In a Friday news conference, he explained that a number of restrictions had to be cleared away in order to get businesses operating quickly. Under ordinary circumstances, bars and restaurants would need special permits to allow them to operate outdoors, but Pittman said restaurants will now be permitted to establish temporary outdoor seating for 180...