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Man charged in daughter's beating

A 21-year-old College Creek Terrace man was charged with repeatedly beating his daughter with a belt, Annapolis police said.

The man, who was not identified to protect his daughter's identity, had had custody of the girl over the summer and was questioned after returning the girl to her mother's care Tuesday.

The Baltimore woman said the girl had extensive bruising on her back and waist. Police said her father had whipped her with the belt to punish her for misbehavior, such as bedwetting.

He was arrested at 11:15 p.m. Tuesday and charged with child abuse, assault and reckless endangerment. He is being held at the Jennifer Road Detention Center in lieu of $1 million bond.

Two arrested after knife fight

Two men were arrested Wednesday after getting into a knife fight on a Harundale street, Anne Arundel County police said.

Both men were part of a larger group that had gotten into a yelling match around 3:30 p.m. in the area of Chain O Hills and Marley Neck roads.

Marvin C. Colclough, 22, of the 200 block of McGuirk Drive was accused of attempting to stab Bradley W. Hauk, 28, of the 100 block of Barbara Road in Severna Park.

In self-defense, police said, Hauk wrestled the weapon away and injured Colclough.

Both men left and returned later, with Colclough throwing a rock at Hauk's Ford F150 truck, police said.

Officers arrested both men. Colclough was charged with two counts of malicious destruction of property and attempted first-degree assault. Hauk was charged with first- and second-degree assault, and reckless endangerment.

Man flees after robbing drugstore

A man robbed a Glen Burnie drugstore Wednesday afternoon, Anne Arundel County police said.

The robber entered the Walgreens at 7953 Crain Highway about 4:30 p.m. and began removing over-the-counter medications from the display counters. As the clerk began ringing the items up, the man reached into his waistband, implying he had a weapon, and demanded the clerk hand over the merchandise or he would shoot her. She complied, and the robber fled the store on foot.

Laurel man, 25, robbed near school

A Laurel man was robbed while walking on a footpath between Van Bokkelen Elementary School and the Meade Village community, Anne Arundel County police said.

The victim, 25, of the 3300 block of Laurel-Fort Meade Road, told police that a young man approached him about 6:45 p.m. Tuesday, asked for a cigarette, then showed a small knife and demanded money. The victim handed over his cash and the robber fled on foot.

Man visiting a friend shot twice

A Hanover man was shot twice while visiting a friend in Meade Village, Anne Arundel County police said.

The victim, 23, of the 1400 block of Gesna Drive was in the 1800 block of Meade Village Circle about 8:30 p.m. Tuesday when an unidentified man wearing dark clothing shot at him. He was struck twice and taken to Baltimore Washington Medical Center. His wounds were not life-threatening.

Officers used police dogs, aviation and several patrol units to search the area but could not find the shooter.

Woman charged in hit-and-run

A Riva woman was arrested after slamming into a parked car on an Annapolis street then continuing on her way, city police said.

The parked car's owner said she saw a car racing down Cedar Ridge Court at 3:30 a.m. Friday, with the tires skidding and spinning. The vehicle struck her car, causing extensive damage, as it left Cedar Ridge Court, turning onto Bank Street.

The victim called police, and an officer spotted the driver on Forest Drive. Caitlin Lynch, 20, was charged with hit-and-run.

Man barred from area is arrested

A man banned from Annapolis housing authority property was arrested there after being spotted below a "no loitering" sign in College Creek Terrace, city police said.

Clarence Curtis Wright, 21, of Pleasant Street in Annapolis was one of three men gathered about 9 a.m. Tuesday in the first block of College Creek Terrace. Wright, who had previously been banned from the public housing communities, had cocaine on him, police said. He was charged with trespassing and drug possession.

Man, 28, charged in attempted rape

A 28-year-old man was charged with attempting to rape his live-in girlfriend at knifepoint, Annapolis police said.

The victim told officers that Javier Santos came home drunk to their apartment on Primrose Road about 1:45 a.m. Wednesday and demanded sex and threatened her with a knife, but she held him off.

Man aimed car at teen, police say

A Parkville man was arrested after trying to run down his ex-girlfriend's younger sister with his van, Annapolis police said.

Donwand Cuppatino Harmon, 30, had argued with his former girlfriend on Eastport Terrace just before getting into his 2002 Kia van about 3:30 p.m. Aug. 23.

Witnesses said he aimed his car at the 15-year-old, who was standing near a parked car.

Harmon tried to leave the scene but was stopped by witnesses. Police charged him with first-degree assault, reckless endangerment, attempted hit and run and other traffic offenses.

The victim suffered minor scratches and declined medical treatment.

Man scares burglars off with machete

A man warded off three burglars by waving a machete at them, Annapolis police said.

The burglars tried to break into a back window of a house on the 1100 block of Tyler Ave. about 1 a.m. Wednesday.

The resident swung a machete at one burglar who was reaching through the open window. He missed, but the three fled in a white pickup truck.

Woman arrested in drunken driving

A Silver Spring woman was arrested on charges of drunken driving after she swerved up onto a sidewalk and around a uniformed police officer who was blocking a closed street, Annapolis police said.

The officer was directing traffic away from the intersection of Eastern Avenue at Second Street on Wednesday when he saw the woman approach in the pickup.

She passed by him, and onto the pavement around the police cruiser with its emergency lights flashing, then sped off, despite the officer's commands to stop.

Elizabeth Buckler, 47, was pulled over at the dead end on Third Street.

Officers said they found several beer cans strewn around the truck's interior.

She was charged with DWI, along with other related traffic offenses.

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