dies in hospital

A Fairhaven man involved in a car accident in February has died as a result of his injuries.

James Pinkney, 45, of Wilson Road, a passenger in a car that crashed through a fence, died early Monday morning at Maryland Shock Trauma Center at University Hospital in Baltimore, police said.

The driver of the car, Robert Eugene Wilkerson, 60, of the 6800 block Wilson Road, Fairhaven, has been charged with driving while intoxicated. The State's Attorney's office is reviewing the case to see if additional charges should be filed.

Police said Wilkerson lost control of his car while traveling west on Fairhaven Road. They say the car leftthe road, crashed through a fence and hit a boat and several trailers.


in bar parking lot

Police arrested a man Tuesday night on suspicion of using drugs in his car in the parking lot of the My Place Bar on Route 175 in Odenton.

Police say they were watching the parking lot after receiving complaints of drug activity. A police report says narcotics officers saw the man sitting alonein his car smoking out of a can.

"Realizing this to be a normal method of ingesting crack cocaine, the officers confronted the (man) and placed him under arrest," the police report said.

James Frank Black Jr., 26, of the 900 block Minna Avenue, Jefferson Heights in Seat Pleasant, was charged with unlawful possession of cocaine.


for register's money

A bandit apparently heeded the old saying that you can catch more flies with honey than vinegar.

Tuesday night, a man described by police as "polite" walked into a Severna Park convenience store and demanded cash from the clerk.

Police say the man approached a clerk at the High's store, in the 100 block Ritchie Highway, and told her, "Madam, I have a .38 in my pocket. Will you open the register? Because I don't want to shoot you." Police say the man never showed a gun.

The clerk gave the man $40 and was ordered to lie on the floor. After she heard him leave, she sounded the burglar alarm.

In addition to his manners, police describe the suspect as a black male, 5 feet 2 inches tall wearing a black hooded sweat shirt, a black leather jacket, long blue jeans rolled up at the bottom, black combat boots, a brown knit had with a triangle on the front, dark complexion with a possible mustache.


men's room of bar

A 40-year-old Severna Park man was arrestedSunday night after a witnesses told police he saw the man involved in a drug transaction inside a bathroom of the Loft Bar, in the 7900 block Crain Highway.

Police say they were called to the bar at about 10:15 p.m. The witness pointed out a man he saw in the bathroom, and when police started to question him, he reached down and placed a Marlboro cigarette pack by his right foot.

Police say they found suspected cocaine in the pack. Glynn Edsel Hargrove, of the 100 block Arundel Beach Road, was charged with possession of cocaine with intentto distribute.

The following is a compilation of some of the crimes reported to Anne Arundel County police and state police:


100 Block Carvel Beach Road, Tuesday, March 12; entry gained through basement door. Stereo equipment taken. Total loss: $5,050.


8000 block New Colony Court, Sunday, March 10; entry gained through front window or door. TV and jewelry taken. Total loss: unknown.

1700 block Green Meadow Court, Sunday, March 10; entry gained through rear sliding door. Purse taken. Total loss: $295.

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