Crime roundup: Stolen GPS pinpoints suspect, pellet gun sentencing

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Carroll County crime: Pellet gun threat gets man 1 year in jail.

This roundup of crime briefs from around the area isn't meant to be a comprehensive compilation of Maryland crime news, but a snapshot of some of the newsworthy incidents from across our region.

Here's a look at some of the crime that's happened recently in our coverage area:

ANNE ARUNDEL
A 43-year-old man was arrested early Thursday morning in Annapolis after police traced a GPS unit in his possession back to the vehicle he allegedly stole it from.

A 16-year-old Odenton resident said he was trying to avoid a punch when he stabbed someone who invaded his home on July 10, court documents said.

BALTIMORE CITY & COUNTY
A woman is charged with attempted murder after Baltimore County police said she threw gasoline on her boyfriend and tried to burn down his home. A Baltimore man has been indicted in an alleged scheme to steal $1.6 million from three companies he worked for as chief financial officer since 2008, federal prosecutors said. Two men were arrested after they crashed into an SUV and flipped their car while fleeing police near Maryland General Hospital in Madison Park Wednesday night. Explore a map of homicides in Baltimore.

CARROLL COUNTY 
A Westminster man who issued a threat with a pellet gun has been sentenced to one year in jail.

A New York man, formerly of Westminster, is being held on charges of burglary and malicious destruction after allegedly breaking a Westminster apartment window last summer.

Find daily arrest reports for Carroll County.

HARFORD COUNTY 
Three years later, there have been no arrests made in the mysterious case involving the kidnapping of Vi Ripken from her Aberdeen home.

Three Florida residents were arrested in Harford County on charges of theft and identity fraud. They're allegedly members of the Felony Lane Gang, police said.

HOWARD COUNTYHoward County police are searching for the second man in connection to an attempted home invasion and robbery early Friday morning in Columbia. A man said a briefcase he presented at a Lisbon bank was given to him by a man in Baltimore, who forced him to take it into the bank. The case held a suspicious device, prompting the evacuation of the bankHave a unique crime story to share? Tell us about it. 


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