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, February 21, 2012
Anne Arundel County police charged an Annapolis man in connection with at least five thefts from the lockers at 24 Hour Fitness in the Annapolis Towne Centre at Parole.
Anne Arundel County police Saturday arrested and charged a man they said is responsible for a series of thefts from 24 Hour Fitness in Parole. Police allege that the man had earlier broken into lockers at the gym and stole wallets from them. He would then use the stolen credit cards at area businesses, according to a police press release. Police charged Roger Stephen Marcus, 43, of the unit block of Hudson Street in Annapolis, with multiple counts of theft and other related charges. Police said gym employees noticed a man walking around inside the gym Saturday afternoon and thought they recognized him from surveillance photos that police had released earlier. Employees called police while the man was still in the gym in the Annapolis Towne…
Thursday, February 16, 2012
Anne Arundel County police said people reported wallets being stolen from lockers at the gym.
Anne Arundel County police are looking for several men they said stole wallets from lockers inside the 24 Hour Fitness in the Annapolis Towne Centre at Parole over the past several months. Police said the men would then use the credit cards in the stolen wallets at Annapolis area stores—including just across the street at Target, according to a release. Incidents reportedly occurred on Nov. 4, Jan. 28, Feb. 6 and Feb. 11. Police said the men used stolen cards at Target in the Nov. 4 incident and at other stores in the area in the other incidents. Anyone with information should call Detective Mark Ottey at 410-222-1960, or contact Metro Crime Stoppers at any time at 866-756-2587 or text "MCS plus your message" to CRIMES (274637) or visit …
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Here's a list to help you make it look like you had Valentine's Day covered for weeks.
- VALENTINE'S DAY GUIDE
- John Wilfong
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
It may already be too late for dinner, but it's not too late to salvage what is left of this Valentine's Day. Here's a quick list of ideas to help you as you scramble on your way home from work or as you sit there on the couch trying to avoid the glares. But you have to move quick if you want to make some of these. Some late-night Valentine's ideas from me to you to help save your hide: Do you have any suggestions to add to the list? Did you scramble anywhere today? Please share.
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Valentine's Day items make an early appearance at Target.
The sleigh bells have barely stopped ringing and some retailers have already begun to bid farewell to Christmas. While browsing through Target at the Annapolis Towne Centre at Parole on Wednesday morning, I noticed one end cap of an aisle decorated with pinks and reds. It was a stark contrast to all the clearance signs on the remaining Christmas decorations. But it couldn't be Valentine's Day stuff yet, could it? It could. And it was. It was only a few shelves of photo frames, but the theme of hearts sent a clear message—thanks for the memories Santa, but Cupid is on the way. I wasn't too surprised, unfortunately. What about you? Surprised? Is it too early? Or are you already looking for some new St. Patrick's Day decorations?
Nursing mothers across the country coordinated a protest of Target stores, but only one participant turned out at the Parole store.
Sarah Johnson of Odenton casually breast-fed her 7-month-old daughter, Annabelle, Wednesday morning in the Starbucks in Target. She and her sister chatted and fawned over Annabelle, who was dressed in her Christmas best. The visit to the Annapolis Towne Centre at Parole was part of a nurse-in, where mothers planned to breast feed in public to protest an earlier incident at a Houston-area Target. "I just wanted to exercise my right to breast feed in public," Johnson said. "After all, breast milk is best for babies." Johnson, who said she is studying to become a lactation consultant, said she has never been hassled while breastfeeding in public, though she has become accustomed to "the looks." Her sister, Megan Osborne, who was visiting …
Saturday, November 26, 2011
For hours before the stroke of midnight, shoppers lined up outside of stores throughout Parole to be the first to snag some Black Friday deals.
The first couple of people in line outside of Best Buy in Parole at about 11:30 p.m. Thursday said they had been there since 3 p.m. Wednesday. The next group in line said they'd been there since 9 p.m. Wednesday. That may have been the extreme example, but shoppers also packed the parking lot of Toys R Us and a line of eager shoppers snaked around the second floor parking lot at Target in the Annaponlis Towne Centre at Parole. Several entrances at Westfield Annapolis mall also had lines outside of them leading up to the 12:01 a.m. Black Friday opening. Inside, people packed the halls, sitting on the floor waiting for individual stores to open. WRNR also broadcasted live from midnight to 6 a.m. and awarded shoppers with swag bags and other …
Friday, November 25, 2011
Join the live blog from Westfield Annapolis mall of all things Black Friday.
Opening at 12:01 a.m. Black Friday for the first time, Westfield Annapolis mall welcomed the crowds for sales, discounts and giveaways. WRNR is broadcasting live all night until 6 a.m., with special gifts and discounts throughout the event. Secret Santas also are set to roam the hallways with other giveaways. Join the live blog and following along for tips, updates and other oddities from the morning. Also, Patch is looking for you to share your Black Friday stories and photos. Good luck out there.
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Westfield Annapolis mall is just one spot to hit in the wee hours of Friday morning.
Black Friday is nearly upon us and the specials and long hours are popping up in advertisements all over Greater Annapolis. As we reported earlier, Westfield Annapolis mall will be offering specials and discounts (not to mention fun giveaways) throughout the night and day starting at 12:01 a.m. Friday. But they're not the only ones opening their doors in the early morning hours after all the turkey and stuffing has been put away. According to a story in The Baltimore Sun, Target, Best Buy and Kohl's in Parole will also be holding midnight sales, as opposed to previous years when they featured pre-dawn specials later in the morning. Also, we'll be blogging live from Westfield Annapolis mall starting just before midnight Thursday. Log on to …
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Deals and money-saving ideas in our area.
We're all watching our family budgets these days. Whether shopping with coupons or looking for two-for-one deals, we're taking advantage of all sorts of offers and savings that help us stretch our dollars. This column will be dedicated to giving you five great local deals each week that will help your family’s bottom line, and since we do the scouting for you, you can save time as well as money. You are a big part of this column. Let us hear about the deals you've seen. Just add them to our comment box. Then come back each week and see what we've uncovered together. 1. Vet Care - Greater Annapolis Veterinary Hospital February is Pet Dental Health Month. Receive $50 off your pet's dental care with their online coupon at http://www.gavh.com…