Bomb Threat Ferndale
On 04/17/13 at approximately 1238 hrs. the Anne Arundel County Police Department Communications Section reported a subject called 911 and said, "I'm from Boston and I'm going to blow some more stuff up." The caller then hung up. The dispatcher began researching calls in the area where the call originated from, the 1300 block of Broadview Blvd. The dispatcher noted several calls for service were received there using the same cell phone. Officers were dispatched to the residence and encountered the suspect, identified as Ronald William Smith. He admitted placing the call and acknowledged that this was not true. The suspect was arrested and charged with False Statement of a Destructive Device, Telephone Misuse, and Arson Threats.
The Northern District Detective Unit conducted a follow-up investigation to the Bomb Threat incident. Detectives spoke with Mr. Smith and eventually searched his residence at 1305 Broadview Blvd Ferndale, MD in addition to a purported "other" residence at 120 S. Calhoun St, Baltimore City. A search of both residences was negative for any indication of bomb making materials or evidence of terrorism. The Maryland Coordination and Analysis Center (MCAC), the Intelligence Unit and the Fire Marshalls Office were all notified and advised.
Chief Tolliver said, “I want to thank our communications section for quickly identifying this suspect. I also want to thank our Northern District officers who worked quickly to arrest this individual to ease any potential of public fear. The Anne Arundel County Police Department and the Law Enforcement Community as a whole will not tolerate hoaxes of this magnitude, especially in the sensitive climate that we find ourselves in as a nation.”
Ronald William Smith 59 y/o, White male, 120 S. Calhoun St. Baltimore, MD, White male
Armed Robbery North Linthicum
On April 18, 2013 at 01:26 AM, officers from the Northern District responded to Evelyn Ave and Hammonds Ferry North for an armed robbery of a taxi driver. The victim advised that he arrived to pick up a fare when two males and one female suspect entered the rear of the cab. One male suspect produced a knife and the other a handgun. They demanded money from the victim. He handed over an undisclosed amount of currency. The suspects then took his car keys and his cell phone.
The suspects entered a gray sedan that was parked nearby and fled the area. At 01:45 AM, a detective spotted a vehicle fitting the description of that used in the robbery on Rt. 648 in Ferndale and conducted a traffic stop. The vehicle was occupied by three males and two females. The victim positively identified several of the occupants as suspects in the robbery. All five were subsequently arrested and transported to Northern District. A knife and a BB pistol were found in the vehicle.
All five suspects were charged with the robbery. Detectives are following up on this case to see if it is linked to other robberies in the area.
Suspect 1: Weber, Jerome Raymond, White male, 22 y/o
8271 B&A Blvd, Pasadena
Suspect 2: Russell, Justin Anthony, White male, 29 y/o
4 Sherman Way, Chester MD
*Also served with an outstanding warrant from Queen Anne’s County for a parole violation*
Suspect 3: Raub, Michael Kenneth, White male, 43 y/o
996 Big Baer Dr, Glen Burnie, MD
Suspect 4: Gorman, Nicole Marie, White female, 32 y/o
312 T2 Highland Dr, Glen Burnie, MD
*Also served with an outstanding warrant from Howard County for motor vehicle theft*
Suspect 5: Nobile, Brittni Barbara, White female, 26 y/o
307 Burwood Ave, Glen Burnie, MD
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