HOME INVASION/ARMED ROBBERY ARREST GLEN BURNIE
On February 2, 2013, at approximately 3:56 p.m., officers from Northern District responded to the Hampton Inn located in the 6600 block of Ritchie Highway in Glen Burnie for a report of a home invasion and armed robbery.
Upon arrival, officers spoke with the 70-year-old male victim and 70-year-old female victim from West Virginia, who were staying at the Hampton Inn. The victims stated that a male suspect knocked on their hotel room door and announced that he was with maintenance. The victims opened the door and the suspect entered the hotel room pointing a handgun at the victims. The suspect demanded money and property from the victims and a struggle ensued between the male victim and suspect. Ultimately, the victims turned over an undetermined amount of U.S currency to the suspect, who then left the hotel room.
The suspect was observed by an employee of the Hampton Inn exiting the hotel on foot running across Ritchie Highway towards the Days Inn located in the 6600 block of Ritchie Highway. A lookout was broadcast for the suspect. Several Northern District patrol units arrived on the scene and began a canvass of the area. The suspect was located on the rear parking lot of the Days Inn hiding underneath a box truck, where he was taken into custody. The suspect was positively identified as being the individual involved in the incident. A subsequent search of the suspect revealed that he was in possession of the victims’ money. Additionally, a handgun was confiscated from the suspect, who was arrested and transported to Northern District.
Suspect: Rodney Sylvester Wiggins, 26, 805 Priscilla Court, Baltimore, Md
POLICE IMPERSONATOR ARREST GLEN BURNIE
On February 3, 2013, at approximately 2:13 a.m., an officer from the Northern District midnight shift was on patrol near Furnace Branch Road E. when he observed a black Ford Crown Victoria police interceptor pulling onto the 7-Eleven parking lot.
The Ford had a red emergency light that was operating with a red rotation pattern on the front dash. These lights are commonly used by police officers to affect traffic stops on motorists. The Ford was attempting to pull over a yellow Nissan X-Terra. A quick check through the officer’s Mobile Data Computer revealed that the vehicle was a personally owned vehicle and not a police vehicle. The operator was stopped and detained. A red emergency light and a police scanner were then confiscated from the vehicle. The suspect was arrested and charged with impersonating a police officer and driving while intoxicated.
Suspect: Zachary Allan Butler, 23, of 1057 Baltimore Annapolis Boulevard, Arnold, Md
ROBBERY (CITIZEN) PASADENA
On February 3, 2013, at approximately 8:09 p.m., Northern District officers responded to the area of New Freetown Road and Freetown Road in Pasadena for a report of a robbery of a citizen.
Upon arrival, officers spoke with the 30-year-old male victim, who stated that he was walking in the area when he was approached by a male suspect, who indicated that he had a handgun, ordered the victim to the ground and demanded his money and boots. The victim turned over an undisclosed amount of money to the suspect, who then took the victim’s boots and told the victim to run away. Several officers, a K-9 unit and the Aviation unit searched the area, but were unable to locate the suspect.
Suspect: Black male in his 30’s, approximately 5’10”, wearing a black hoodie, gray sweat pants and a gray, red and blue beanie style hat
COMMERCIAL ROBBERY GLEN BURNIE
On February 3, 2013, at approximately 9:45 p.m., Northern District officers responded to the 7-Eleven store located in the 7600 block of Baltimore Annapolis Boulevard in Glen Burnie for a robbery of the business that had just occurred.
Upon arrival, officers spoke with the clerk, who reported that a male suspect entered the business and demanded the money from the registers. The victim complied and turned an undisclosed amount of U.S. Currency over to the suspect, who exited the business and then fled the area towards the adjacent shopping center. Numerous officers, a K-9 Unit and the Aviation Unit conducted an area search, but were unable to locate the suspect.
Suspect: Black male, approximately 5’10” with a medium build, wearing a black hoodie, black pants, gloves and a mask
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