EASTERN DISTRICT

 

MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH (UPDATE)                                                                  PASADENA

 

On April 27, 2013, at approximately 9:00 a.m., members of the Anne Arundel County Police Department and Fire Department responded to the area of Route 100 and Catherine Avenue for a reported motor vehicle accident.

Upon arrival, responding officers determined that a marked Bladensburg police vehicle was involved in the collision. Preliminary investigation revealed that the Bladensburg police vehicle was traveling eastbound on Route 100 when it suddenly crossed the median and struck a vehicle traveling west bound. The driver of the police vehicle had significant injuries at the scene. He was transported to Baltimore Washington Medical Center, where he was later pronounced deceased by medical personnel. The operator of the other vehicle was treated and released at the scene.

 

Preliminary investigation revealed the driver of the police vehicle may have suffered a medical emergency prior to the accident. Investigators will work with the Medical Examiner’s Office to determine the cause of death and resulting accident. The operator of the Police Vehicle has been identified as Officer Brian Johnson, a nine-year veteran of the Bladensburg Police Department. He was off-duty at the time of the accident.

 

UPDATE:

 

The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore has ruled the cause of death as a gunshot wound to the upper body and the manner of death as suicide.

 

WESTERN DISTRICT

 

SHOOTING                                                                                                                     SEVERN

 

On April 28, 2013, at approximately 12:28 a.m., officers received a call to respond to the area of Route100 and Route 97 for a report of a shooting. The officers canvassed the area and located the 18-year-old male victim in the area of Route 100 and Route 170 in a vehicle on the side of the road. The victim had sustained a minor flesh wound in the upper extremity from a bullet.

 

During this time, Western District officers received a call from a citizen who reported hearing two shots in the area of the 1500 block of Monard Avenue in Severn. It was learned that the victim was shot on Monard Avenue. Officer responded to Monard Avenue and located evidence in the roadway in the 1500 block of Monard Avenue.

 

Further investigation revealed that there was a party in the 1500 block of Monard Avenue. The victim drove to this location and became involved in a verbal argument, which escalated into the suspect shooting the victim. The victim and some friends fled the scene to the hospital when they were located a short time later on the side of the road by the Eastern District officers. The suspects fled the scene after the incident. The victim was taken to Johns Hopkins and was listed as in stable condition. The investigation is ongoing.

 

Suspect #1: Black male with dreadlocks, wearing all black Nike clothing

Suspect #2: Black male wearing an orange shirt

 

STABBING ARREST                                                                                       CROWNSVILLE

 

On April 28, 2013, at approximately 2:07 a.m., officers from Western District responded to the 700 block of Whitneys Landing Drive in Crownsville for a report of a stabbing.

 

Upon arrival, officers located evidence of the incident. Investigation revealed that the 20-year-old male victim and the suspect became involved in an argument outside of a residence, which escalated to the suspect producing a knife and stabbing the victim in the lower extremity. During the altercation, the suspect sustained a minor laceration. Both the suspect and victim went to Anne Arundel Medical Center and were treated for non-life threatening stab wounds. Officers responded to the hospital.

 

The suspect was treated, released and placed under arrest. He was transported to the Western District station, where he was charged with Attempted Second Degree Murder, First and Second Degree Assault, Reckless Endangerment and related charges.

 

Suspect: Eric Christopher Halstad, 18, of 716 Doages Drive, Millersville, Md

 

NORTHERN DISTRICT

 

COMMERCIAL ARMED ROBBERY                                                                 LINTHICUM

 

On April 29, 2013, at approximately 12:02 a.m., officers from the Northern District responded to G&M Restaurant located in the 800 block of Hammonds Ferry Road for a report of an armed robbery of the business. 

 

Upon arrival, officers learned that two male suspects entered the business armed with handguns and demanded money. Employees complied with the demands and turned over an undisclosed amount of money to the suspects, who fled the restaurant on foot. Responding officers, a K-9 unit and the Aviation unit searched the area, but were unable to locate the suspects.

 

Suspects: Two black males, approximately 6’0”, wearing dark shirts, ski masks and armed with handguns

 

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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