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Date: Feb 4, 2013

NORTHERN DISTRICT

 

SHOOTING UPDATE                                                                                        GLEN BURNIE

 On January 28, 2013, at approximately 9:40 p.m., officers from the Northern and Eastern District responded to the Baltimore Washington Medical Center in Glen Burnie for a report of a shooting victim.

 

Upon arrival, officers spoke with the 23-year-old male victim, who reported that he was sitting in his parked vehicle in the 7800 block of South Hampton Drive in Glen Burnie when a male suspect approached him, displayed a handgun and announced a robbery. The victim attempted to drive away from the scene, but was subsequently shot by the suspect who fired a round into the victim’s vehicle. The suspect fled on foot into a wooded area while the victim drove himself to Baltimore Washington Medical Center for treatment and was later transported to University of Maryland Shock Trauma. Preliminary information indicated the incident was targeted and not a random act of violence.

 

UPDATE:

On February 1, 2013, detectives were able to positively identify the suspect through investigative means. He was subsequently located in the 7900 block of Benesch Circle in Glen Burnie and taken into custody after a foot pursuit. The suspect has been charged with Attempted First and Second Murder, Attempted Robbery and related offenses.

 

Suspect: Tywon Harris, 23, of 7900 Benesch Circle, Glen Burnie, Md

 

 

 

NORTHERN DISTRICT

 

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

Metro Crime Stoppers:

 

If you have information on the above incidents, please call, email, or text your tip to Metro Crime Stoppers Hotline Available 24-Hours A Day Toll Free at 1-866-7LOCKUP or Text “MCS plus your message” to CRIMES (274637)

Visit the website at http://www.metrocrimestoppers.net

Phone calls are not recorded and callers remain anonymous. You may also be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000!                           

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