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Man charged with impersonating police

An Annapolis man was charged with impersonating a police officer and disrupting school activities after approaching a woman, then trying to enter a Catholic school, city police said.

The victim said she was driving to work about 9 a.m. Tuesday at Main and Conduit streets when a man came up to her car and told her that he was an undercover police officer.

He then tried to open her car doors, but they were locked.

She soon pulled over to call 911 and noticed him trying to get into the front door of the Fine Arts Building of St. Mary's School, 111 Duke of Gloucester St. It was locked, so he tried the front doors of the elementary school, which were also locked.

He then went toward the open door that students were using, and the woman shouted to school staff members that a suspicious man was trying to enter the school. They locked down the school.

The suspect, John Kevin Ludlam, 29, of Melrob Court was found on Green Street near Main Street. He told officers, "I was just trying to stop the lady from running a red light" and, "The lady was good-looking and I was going to ask her on a date," police said.

He is being held at the Jennifer Road Detention Center on $75,000 bond.

Man accused of choking, assaulting girlfriend

A 23-year-old Annapolis man was arrested after he slapped, threw down and choked his live-in girlfriend, city police said.

The victim, 22, of the 1800 block of Copeland St., told police that they had gotten into an argument about 4:30 p.m. Monday, and he struck her with an open hand, threw her on the floor, and dragged her across the room by her hair.

She broke free and ran, but he caught up to her and grabbed her from behind and put her in a choke hold, police said. She bit him on the arm, which caused him to let go. She then took her 2-year-old daughter and ran from the home.

The man was arrested at the home on Tuesday morning and charged with assault. He is being held at the Jennifer Road Detention Center in lieu of a $15,000 bond. Police withheld her name.

Man arrested three years after alleged assault of girlfriend

An Annapolis man was charged with assaulting his girlfriend three years after the incident, city police said.

Galen Damico Sellman, 28, of Tripp Creek Court is accused of choking the victim, a resident of the 900 block of Madison St., on Aug. 14, 2005, until she passed out. She told officers that he got mad at her because he could not find his keys and blamed her. After she regained consciousness, police said Sellman repeatedly threatened to kill the victim and left.

Police said they had sought him ever since, and arrested him at home Wednesday. He is being held at the Jennifer Road Detention Center on $50,000 bond.

Car strikes, critically injures pedestrian in Glen Burnie

A Glen Burnie man was seriously injured when he was struck by a car on a busy road in the community, Anne Arundel County police said.

Charles Peterson Dews, 43, of the 7600 block of Baltimore-Annapolis Blvd., was running across that road about 10 p.m. Wednesday to get to Linda's Place when he was hit by a 1997 Nissan Maxima, thrown onto the windshield, then onto the highway.

There was no crosswalk in the area, and Dews was wearing dark clothing, police said. The driver and several witnesses immediately stopped to help him.

Dews was taken to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center, where he was in critical but stable condition Thursday.

Police raid on home nets drugs, one arrest

A Glen Burnie man was charged with several drug offenses after a raid on his home, Anne Arundel County police said.

After a monthlong investigation, officers entered a home Tuesday on the 300 block of King George Drive and seized oxycodone pills, other drug paraphernalia and $470 in cash. They arrested Matthew Lee Ramsey, 22, who lives there, and charged him with possession of cocaine, oxycodone and drug paraphernalia.

Two gunmen steal painkillers from Linthicum pharmacy

A Linthicum pharmacy was robbed of prescription pills at gunpoint, Anne Arundel County police said.

Two men armed with handguns entered the Linthicum Pharmacy, 400 S. Hammonds Ferry Road, about 1:15 p.m. Tuesday and demanded prescription pain relievers. After taking an undisclosed quantity, they fled in a maroon four-door car.

One robber was white, 5 feet 8 inches to 5 feet 10 inches tall, possibly 18 to 25 years old, wearing a light-colored hooded jacket. The other was black, about the same age and height, and wearing a ski mask, dark-colored shirt and blue jeans.

Collision in Edgewater injures two women, one critically

Two Churchton women were injured, one critically, when their cars collided head-on in Edgewater, Anne Arundel County police said.

Martha Ellen Martin, 57, of the 1000 block of Rodgers Road, was driving north on Muddy Creek Road about 3:15 p.m. Tuesday when her 1999 Toyota Camry crossed over into the southbound lane near Lansdale Road and struck a 2005 Camry driven by Paula Regina Kelly, 56, of the 5500 block of Exeter St.

Both women were taken to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center. Martin's injuries were considered life-threatening.

Speed is not believed to have been a contributing factor in the crash.

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