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Date: May 7, 2013

Anne Arundel County Police Department to Hold Voluntary Gun Turn-In as Part of Inaugural Statewide Gun Turn-in Day on Saturday, May 11

Residents can drop off unwanted firearms, no questions asked

 Maryland Office of the Attorney General coordinates statewide effort to reduce gun violence

Glen Burnie, MD (May 6, 2013) – The Anne Arundel County Police Department is partnering with the Maryland Office of the Attorney General in the inaugural statewide gun turn-in day to provide residents an opportunity to safely dispose of unwanted firearms. Representatives from the Anne Arundel County Police Department will be on hand at The Glen Burnie Improvement Association located at 19 Crain Highway South in Glen Burnie, Maryland, from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 11, 2013, to accept handguns, rifles and shotguns for safe disposal. No personal identification is required and no advance appointment is necessary.

Residents are asked to keep their unloaded firearms secured in a safe place in their vehicle upon arriving at the turn-in location. Please wait for further instructions from Police Department personnel, who will be on hand to assist at the location. Anyone with questions prior to the turn-in day can contact 410-222-8985.

“I want to thank the Anne Arundel County Police Department, the many other local law enforcement agencies and the Maryland State Police for participating in this gun turn-in event and making our communities safer as a result,” said Attorney General Gansler. “Anyone who has a gun that is no longer wanted will be able get rid of it safely during this event, no questions asked.”

 

Any type of firearm will be accepted and it need not be in working order. Individuals turning in guns should transport and handle them safely, making sure they are unloaded, and follow any instructions given by the law enforcement officer upon arrival at the gun turn-in location.

                             

Once surrendered, the firearm will be processed through law enforcement databases to determine if it has been reported as being stolen or flagged as being a firearm that was used in the commission of a crime.

 

WHAT:           The Anne Arundel County Police Department Gun Turn-in Day

 

DATE: Saturday, May 11, 2013

 

TIME:             10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.

 

WHERE:        Glen Burnie Improvement Association

                        19 Crain Highway South

                        Glen Burnie, Maryland 21061

 

For more information about the statewide gun turn-in day, including a list of participating locations, visit http://www.oag.state.md.us/gun_turn_in.html.

 

 

ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY POLICE-COMMUNITY RELATIONS COUNCIL SPONSORS PAPER SHREDDING EVENT

 

The Anne Arundel County Police-Community Relations Council with the assistance of the Anne Arundel County Police Department will sponsor a free, countywide paper shredding event from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 18, 2013. The event, SHRED-A-RAMA VII, will be held at the following four locations: Brooklyn Park Middle School at 200 Hammonds Lane in Baltimore, Maryland, Arundel High School at 1001 Annapolis Road in Odenton, Maryland, South River High School at 200 Central Avenue East in Edgewater, Maryland and Anne Arundel County Police Headquarters at 8495 Veterans Highway in Millersville, Maryland.

Any resident of Anne Arundel County may bring up to four handheld boxes of personal documents for shredding in a commercial shredder. This is an ideal opportunity for residents to safely dispose of old tax and medical records, financial documents and other personal items to help prevent identity theft. Please remember to remove documents from binders and remove any metal clips. Additionally, x-rays, film and CDs will not be shredded. For more information, please contact the Community Relations Division at 410-222-0045.

 

 

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NORTHERN DISTRICT

 

ATTEMPTED ARMED ROBBERY ARREST                                                GLEN BURNIE

 

On May 6, 2013, at approximately 5:14 p.m., officers from the Northern District responded to the IHOP restaurant located in the 7100 block of Ritchie Highway in Glen Burnie for a report of an armed subject with a gun.

Upon arrival, officers spoke with the 36-year-old male victim, who advised officers the suspect entered his place of employment, approached him and demanded money from him in the men’s restroom area while implying that he was armed with a firearm. The victim was able to push his way out of the restroom and get away from the suspect. Initial information indicates that this was a targeted incident.

During the investigation, a suspect was developed through investigative means and positively identified by the victim. Detectives located and arrested the suspect at his residence on Norwich Road in Glen Burnie. He was transported to Northern District, where he was charged with Attempted Armed Robbery and related offenses.

 

Suspect: Leroy Carl Boffen, 20, of 1912 Norwich Road, Glen Burnie Md

 

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