According to authorities, a 20-year-old man was arrested and charged in connection with an alleged attempted armed kidnapping and assault that occurred on Dec. 11. Officers indicated the incident happened at the Westfield Wheaton Mall around 4 p.m. when a man reportedly attempted to kidnap a woman at gunpoint and assaulted her.
On Dec. 5, a man in Maryland was arrested for allegedly assaulting and stabbing a male driver while they were riding in the vehicle. The incident began at approximately 1:47 a.m. nearby Seton Drive in Cumberland. An officer observed and checked a vehicle that seemed suspicious and approached the motorist who was walking away from the scene. Police claimed to have notice a second suspicious person in the area shortly thereafter. This individual entered the vehicle, eventually leading the officer to realize that there were two occupants inside.
On Oct. 24, a Maryland man was apprehended for allegedly committing a murder in Hanover on Aug. 7. The 26-year-old man was reportedly taken into custody without incident and held with no chance of bail. He received various criminal charges for the shooting death of an Exxon gas station attendant.
On Oct. 24, Anne Arundel County Police took a man into custody who they believe was responsible for a murder that took place at a gas station months earlier. The 26-year-old man is accused of killing a 49-year-old gas station attendant on Aug. 7 before robbing his store. He is now facing criminal charges that include first-degree murder.
On Oct. 17, a 20-year-old Maryland man was sentenced to 28 years in prison for shooting three men with birdshot. The man's sentence was originally 53 years in prison, but 25 years of the sentence was suspended. After he is released from prison, the man will spend five years on probation. Following the sentencing hearing, a prosecutor commented that the sentence had been decided based on the seriousness of the crime, the man's age and his past criminal record.
Maryland State Police have confirmed that the Princess Anne town commissioner was charged for first- and second-degree assault after an incident that took place on Sept. 20. The 23-year-old commissioner and University of Maryland Eastern Shore student is accused of spraying mace in a man's face, spitting in his face and striking him with a minivan.
On Sept. 9, it was reported that two people who were accused of being involved in a robbery were charged with multiple offenses by Anne Arundel police. The report stated that the two men were also accused of posing as police officers during the incident. Additionally, it was stated that charges against a third person were pending.
On Aug. 28, a man in Maryland received several criminal charges following an apparent argument with his neighbor. At about 5 p.m., police officers reported to a home in Glen Burnie to find a 51-year-old man in his front yard with minor upper body stab wounds. The man was transported to a Shock Trauma center for treatment, and the alleged assailant was taken into police custody.
A man was accused of robbing a Maryland taxi driver in the Pine Cliff Park area of Frederick on Aug. 8. The incident happened in the morning when the man allegedly held a pellet gun to a female taxi driver's throat and demanded cash. After allegedly running away from the scene, the accused man was later apprehended by police as he emerged from a forested area.
A Maryland man has been charged for murder after a botched attempt to test a bulletproof vest. The accused man shot his 28-year-old friend to death on July 16 while he and another friend stood in the basement of a home in Westport. The incident happened shortly before 4 a.m. and was captured on videotape. The mother of the accused man referred all questions about the incident to her son's criminal defense attorney, but the attorney has not yet offered any comments.