Monday, January 28, 2013
Anne Arundel County police say a man shot his estranged wife and himself early Monday morning.
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 of the 7200 block of High Bridge Road—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 …
Monday, January 7, 2013
Police say an officer smelled marijuana when he pulled a car over for a traffic violation in Crofton.
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Monday, January 7
Two people were arrested Saturday on drug-related charges after a police officer detected a strong marijuana odor coming from the car he'd just pulled over for a traffic stop in Crofton. According to Anne Arundel County police, the incident occurred Saturday at about 9 p.m. when an officer stopped a Volkswagen Jetta on Route 3 South near South Main Chapel Way. After searching the car and its occupants, police seized 44 grams of suspected marijuana worth $440. Police arrested and charged Daniel Enrenrique Olaya, 29, of the 11000 block of Fruitwood Drive in Bowie and Victoria Allison Boyer, 32, of the 13000 block of Mount Oak Court in Mitchellville, with multiple drug-related offenses.
Friday, December 21, 2012
Police say three were involved in a string of copper wire thefts across Anne Arundel County.
A Bowie woman is facing charges in a string of copper wire thefts in Anne Arundle County that caused $147,000 in damage to local schools and parks. Dawn Marie Schofield, 41, of the 12400 block of Keynote Lane in Bowie, has been issued a criminal summons charging her with theft of under $10,000 and destruction of property. A second suspect, Michael Allen Dunlop, 27, of the 1900 block of Poplar Ridge Road in Pasadena, was charged with theft of under $10,000, burglary and destruction of property. A third suspect died in November, according to a statement from Anne Arundel County police. Police arrested Dunlop after tracking him from the theft of 300 feet of copper wire, which was reported stolen a few blocks from his residence in Pasadena. …
Monday, November 5, 2012
An Anne Arundel County police officer arrested a Bowie man and two teens after a strong marijuana odor emanated from their car, according to police.
Police arrested an adult from Bowie and two juveniles from Prince George’s County in Edgewater on Friday on drug-related charges, according to a statement. Arrested was Daniel Roberto Acevedo, 18, of the 2900 block of November Court in Bowie, charged with possession with intent to distribute, possession of paraphernalia and possession of a controlled dangerous substance. Friday evening an officer checked an occupied Ford Mustang stopped in the area of Hillside Drive and East Central Avenue in Edgewater. As the officer approached the car, “an overwhelming smell of suspected marijuana” emanated from the vehicle, police said. Police searched the vehicle and found 80.4 grams of marijuana with a street value of about $804, drug paraphernalia…
Friday, August 31, 2012
A judge ruled Thursday that Neil Prescott, the man who reportedly threatened co-workers in Prince George's County, will now be monitored by GPS.
Neil Prescott, the 28-year-old involved in a thwarted threat incident in late July, appeared in a Prince George's County courtroom Thursday in Upper Marlboro. Although he was living in Crofton at the time of the incident, Prescott was ordered by a judge on Aug. 21 to remain with his parents at their Parkton home in Baltimore County. The Baltimore Sun reported that Prescott appeared Thursday in Mental Health Court to provide an update on his progress outside of an inpatient facility, where he'd been since Anne Arundel County police took him into custody on July 23. Prescott will now be under GPS monitoring and not have access to any guns despite a report presented in court that says he is "not a danger," according to The Sun. He faces one …
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
To face charges of telephone misuse, Neil Prescott is set to appear in court on Aug. 30.
Neil Prescott, the Crofton man who made headlines three weeks ago in what police called an "averted threat" incident, was released from the hospital Tuesday, according to online court records. Prescott, 28, was ordered to remain with his parents in Parkton—with no electronic monitoring—by a Prince George’s County Mental Health Court judge, reported The Washington Post. He faces one count of telephone misuse related to threatening calls he allegedly made. The misdemeanor charge carries a maximum penalty of three years in prison and a $500 fine. A hearing in Upper Marlboro is set for Aug. 30, according to online court records. Anne Arundel County police announced they took a man into custody during a news conference on July 23, but did not …
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
The State's Attorney for Prince George's County said she'll fight for tougher laws against making threats, after determining she could only charge Neil Prescott with phone misuse.
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- Tim Lemke
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
The State’s Attorney in Prince George’s County said she will push for tougher laws against people who make threats, after concluding that she could only charge a Crofton man with misdemeanor phone misuse. Top prosecutor Angela Alsobrooks insisted that local police “saved countless lives” when they detained Neil Prescott last week after he allegedly threatened to kill former co-workers at a Pitney Bowes facility in Capitol Heights. Police also found more than two dozen guns in his home in Anne Arundel County. The alleged threat took place three days after a gunman opened fire in a crowded movie theater in Aurora, CO, killing 12 people and injuring 58 others. Prescott allegedly said, "I'm the joker, and I'm going to load my guns and blow …
Charges against the Crofton man were announced during a press conference Wednesday by the state's attorney and police chief of Prince George's County.
UPDATE (2:30 p.m.)—Neil Prescott of Crofton was charged with telephone misuse related to an averted threat incident last week in which he allegedly made threatening calls to his workplace. The announcement was made Wednesday afternoon by Prince George’s County State’s Attorney Angela D. Alsobrooks and Prince George’s County Police Chief Mark Magaw at the county courthouse in Upper Marlboro. Alsobrooks said that Section 3-804 was the only Maryland law under which Prescott could be charged because the state does not have a law against making threats by phone. The charge of telephone misuse, which is a misdemeanor in the state, carries a maximum penalty of three years in prison and a $500 fine. Prescott won't be arrested until his release …
Friday, July 27, 2012
The suspect from Crofton called himself "a joker" and threatened to "load [his] guns and blow everyone up" at his Pitney Bowes office, police said.
Less than a week after a gunman opened fire on a crowded theater in Aurora, CO, police in Prince George's and Anne Arundel counties say they thwarted a "terror attack" that threatened to bring similar fear and violence closer to home. Officials from both counties announced Friday that they had a man in custody in connection with a mass shooting plot. Media reports named the suspect as Neil Prescott, 28, of Crofton, but police declined to confirm his identity. Earlier reports identified the suspect's last name as "Trescott;" however it has since been corrected. Prince George's County Spokeswoman Julie Parker said that after speaking to the state's attorney's office, the suspect would not be charged Friday. The suspect remained in the care …
Thursday, April 19, 2012
Police transported Patrick Raphael Toney to the hospital Friday after he was acting irrationally in a busy intersection in Odenton. He died Wednesday, and the cause is under investigation.
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- Tim Lemke
Thursday, April 19, 2012
Update, 5:25 p.m.: A Bowie State academic advisor who died Wednesday after a confrontation with Anne Arundel County police faced accusations that he abused one of his children, his attorney said. Annapolis attorney Keith Gross confirmed that police arrested Patrick Raphael Toney, 41, of Odenton, on child abuse charges on April 12. He was released on $15,000 bail on Friday. Gross said that Toney's wife picked him up from the courthouse and that they parted ways when they got home to Odenton. On Friday evening, he was on his way to take care of some personal affairs when police found him parked near the corner of Piney Orchard Parkway and Odenton Road. Original Post, noon: Anne Arundel County police are investigating the death of a Bowie …