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Stun gun subdues woman with knife

Anne Arundel County police used a Taser to subdue a woman with a knife who had locked herself in her Pasadena home and threatened to burn it down.

The husband of the 47-year-old woman told police she was suicidal. Officers arrived about 1 a.m. Monday at the house on the 8400 block of Baltimore-Annapolis Blvd.

Officers heard a smoke alarm and saw the woman sitting on a bed. After they tapped on the window, she stood and retrieved a large knife from the kitchen. The husband gave the officers permission to force open the front door.

Once the officers were inside, the woman put the knife to her throat and refused commands to drop it. One of the officers zapped the woman with the stun gun to subdue her. She was transported to a local hospital for an emergency evaluation.

Police arrest man in theft of ATV, tools

A 29-year-old man has been charged with stealing an ATV and tools from a Millersville shed, after he was beaten up while selling the vehicle in Brooklyn Park, Anne Arundel County police said.

Police who arrived at the home on the 300 block of Obrecht Road about noon Sunday met with witnesses who said a man had broken into the shed and taken a 2005 Yamaha 4X4 and a large number of work tools. Witnesses identified the suspect as David Wayne Kroh.

Police found him about 90 minutes later in Harbor Hospital, where he was being treated for head injuries received in a fight. Kroh, of no fixed address, said that he sold the ATV to a man in Brooklyn Park, who then attacked and beat him. He was charged with burglary and theft over $500.

Further charges are pending for assault and theft over $500. The investigation is continuing.

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