Child portrait painter gets permit for studio in front yard
A painter specializing in children's portraits has received permission to build a studio in the front yard of her Edgewater farm.
The county Board of Appeals has granted Joanette Egeli of Muddy Creek Road a variance from a zoning law that bars construction of sheds and other buildings in front yards.
In a 3-1 vote, the board ruled that the front yard was the only suitable location on the 44-acre farm. Board member Barbara Hale dissented.
Suspect in store theft faces drug charges
A man accused of stealing two pairs of pajamas from a store in the Annapolis Mall Wednesday evening has also been charged with possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine.
Security guard Jim Zurowski detained the 22-year-old man outside the J. C. Penny store and said he found two pairs of pajamas worth $40 stuffed in the man's jacket.
In the security office, Mr. Zurowski said that he found a plastic containers in the man's pocket that held several white rock-type objects.
County police were called and arrested the man. The substance field-tested with inconclusive results and has been sent to a lab for further analysis.
The man, who gave his name as Darvis Dorrell Green, 22, of the 1300 block of Tyler Ave. in Annapolis, was charged with theft and possession with intent to distribute cocaine.