Pipe bombs found at city businesses
County police confiscated two pipe bombs that were left outside two businesses in the Annapolis area Monday night.
Police said an employee at Bonnie Brae Kennels, in the unit block of Old Mill Bottom Road in Annapolis, found the pipe bomb in a plastic newspaper box at 7:25 p.m. and called the police.
At 8:30 p.m., police were called to the Bike Doctor, in the 900 block of Ritchie Highway, where a passer-by there found another pipe bomb in the parking lot.
The witness saw a paper bag on fire in the rear lot of the store in the College Village Shopping Center. He threw a box on top of it to extinguish it and called police.
The witness told police that he saw a man leaving the shopping center in a blue car shortly after he noticed the fire.
Investigators believe the incidents are related but have no motive or suspect.
2 women charged with prostitution
Two Baltimore women were charged with prostitution after they allegedly solicited two officers in Brooklyn Park Monday night.
Officers said they were working undercover on the Ritchie Highway corridor when the women offered them sex.
Esther Paulatte Beckwith, 39, of the 5700 block of Ladern Road, and Sheri A. Jenkins, 28, of the 200 block of Edgevale Road, were taken to Northern District.
2000 block of Chesapeake Drive: June 21, entry gained through the door. Jewelry taken. Total loss: unknown.
300 block of Valley Court: June 21, entry gained through the window. Stereo taken. Total loss: unknown.
7400 block of New Ridge Road: June 19, entry gained through the window. Office equipment taken, Total loss: $1,950.