Monday, January 28, 2013
Anne Arundel County police say a man shot his estranged wife and himself early Monday morning.
UPDATE (10:50 a.m.)—A Bowie man is dead and a woman is in critical condition after a murder-suicide attempt in the 300 block of Harry S. Truman Parkway early Monday morning, according to Anne Arundel County police. Officers responded to the scene around 1 a.m. on Monday, and found two people with gunshot wounds. Emergency responders pronounced 50-year-old Calvin Cofield—who police believe to be the gunman—dead at the scene. Tracy Lynn West, 43, of Crownsville was transported to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, according to police. Police said that West is the estranged wife of Cofield. Detectives determined that Cofield went to where West worked and shot her before shooting himself. West remains in critical condition at Shock…
Saturday, December 1, 2012
Check out a selection of mug shots from around the region, and note that an arrest does not indicate a conviction.
Patch presents a selection of booking photos provided by police in Anne Arundel County and the city of Annapolis during Nov. 24-30. Want to read the full story? Check out the links below. Editor's note: This article was published on all the Patch sites in Anne Arundel County.
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
A Circuit Court in Virginia has set an April trial date for the Annapolis man accused of trying to hire a hitman to murder his wife.
An Annapolis man accused of trying to hire a man from Virginia to murder his wife will face trial on April 22 in Loudon County, VA, according to online court documents. A grand jury indicted Wendell Brian Mansel on charges of attempted capital murder and solicitation to commit murder in a Loudoun County Circuit Court in October. He was arrested in Virginia in August after Leesburg police said he traveled there for a final meeting with an undercover officer posing as a hitman. Police said Mansel brought a gun and valuables—which were intended to be a partial payment for the murder. Mansel reportedly approached a Leesburg man about wanting to find a contract killer to murder his wife earlier this year. The man contacted authorities who had …
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Santiago Lopez, 50, of Annapolis, died Wednesday while clearing trees from a home in Broadneck after Sandy.
An Annapolis man, who was cleaning up after Hurricane Sandy, died when a tree fell on him Wednesday. Santiago Lopez, 50, of Annapolis, was working as a contractor at a home in the 1600 block of Homewood Road in Broadneck on Wednesday, clearing debris from Sandy's aftermath. He was pronounced dead at the scene of the incident before emergency workers could arrive, according to the Anne Arundel County Fire Department. Anne Arundel County police said Lopez's family confirmed his identity. A native of Mexico, Lopez worked for W.D. Olsen Tree Care, an Annapolis-based tree removal service. ABC 2 News in Baltimore reported that Lopez was working with his son at the time, who witnessed the accident.
Friday, October 5, 2012
Here's a look at all the crime stories that made headlines in Annapolis this week.
Police Release Photos of Credit Card Fraud Suspect Anne Arundel County Police are looking for a man who allegedly used stolen credit cards to purchase a flat-screen television at the Annapolis Target on Sept. 27. The cards were reported stolen from a locker at the LA Fitness on Brandermill Boulevard in Gambrills. 3 Annapolis Men Caught in Prostitution Sting Three Annapolis men were charged with soliciting prostitution from plain-clothed police officers on West Street near Monticello Avenue Wednesday night. Gregorio Garcia Cruz, 32, Abel Franco, 21, and Miguel Hernandez Cruz, 23, all of Annapolis, were each charged with one count of prostitution general. Annapolis Home Burglarized While Residents Were Inside An Annapolis couple was home …
Thursday, October 4, 2012
County police are looking for a man in connection with the use of stolen credit cards at the Target and Toys 'R' Us in Annapolis.
Police are looking for a man who allegedly used stolen credit cards to purchase a flat-screen television at the Annapolis Target on Sept. 27. Anne Arundel County police reported that the man attempted other transactions at Target and at the Toys “R” Us on West Street in Annapolis. The cards were reported stolen from a locker at the LA Fitness on Brandermill Boulevard in Gambrills. Police are also looking for another man in connection with credit cards that were stolen from the same LA Fitness in September. Anyone with information on the incident or suspect is asked to contact Detective Keane of the Western District Detective Unit at 410-222-6155.
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Anne Arundel County Police are looking for the person shown in these photos in connection with an armed robbery on West Street in Annapolis.
Anne Arundel County Police are searching for a suspect in the armed robbery of the Rite Aid Pharmacy located at 2027 West St. in Annapolis on Saturday morning. Police reported that a man approached the check out counter, handed the employee some money and asked the clerk for change. When the clerk opened the register, the man pulled a black handgun out of his waistband and demanded all the money in the register. Police report that the man took the money and fled the store. He is described as a black male between 5 feet 11 inches and 6 feet and in his mid- to late 20s. Anyone with information is urged to contact Detective Clifford Van Hoesen of the Robbery Unit at 410-222-3469 (3566) or Metro Crime Stoppers. See also: Man Robs Annapolis …
Thursday, August 30, 2012
The county's newest Deputy Chief Pamela Davis officially received her promotion along with several other high-ranking officers.
Newly appointed Deputy Chief Pamela Davis and several high-ranking officers officially received their promotions Thursday morning at the Southern District Police Station in Edgewater. Political leaders, community activists and a crowd of county police officers attended the ceremony to support of those being promoted. Anne Arundel County Executive John R. Leopold and Police Chief Larry W. Tolliver offered congratulations as each officer was highlighted for his or her service and experience over the years. The unofficial mayor of Shady Side, Mohan Grover, also addressed the room and personally thanked Capt. William Krampf and Lt. Timothy Altomare for their service in south county and welcomed the district's newest captain, Capt. Michelle …
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Maj. Pamela Davis will become the county's newest deputy police chief in a special ceremony Thursday morning in Edgewater. She had previously served as interim chief earlier this year.
Several police officers, including former interim police chief Pamela Davis, are scheduled to be honored at a promotional ceremony Thursday morning at the southern district police station in Edgewater. According to a police press release, Davis, a 19-year veteran of the department, will be promoted to Deputy Chief of the Office of Executive Services on Wednesday. Her previous posts include Commander of the Training Academy, the Criminal Investigation Division and both the southern and eastern districts. In July, Anne Arundel County Executive John Leopold appointed Davis as interim police chief following former police chief James Teare’s announcement that he would retire effective Aug. 1. However, 15 days later on July 26, Leopold named …
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Anne Arundel County police detectives examined records and found that gas usage was higher than normal.
An investigation by the Anne Arundel County Police Department led to charges against two county employees who allegedly filled up their person vehicles with county gas. The police issued criminal summons on Tuesday for Preston Walter Perry, 44, of Lothian, and Frank Harbert, 44, of Glen Burnie, according to a press release. Perry is accused of stealing less than $100 worth of gas, and Harbert is accused of filling his car up with less than $1,000. The investigation started in April when Anne Arundel County Department of Recreation and Parks contacted county police about suspicions that some of its employees were involved in the theft of county fuel. "The complaint stated that specific employees were using county gas for personal use," …