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Date: Apr 8, 2013

CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION DIVISION

 

CONTRIBUTING TO THE DELINQUENCY OF MINORS                          EDGEWATER

On February 19, 2013, the Anne Arundel County Police Department and the Department of Social Services began investigating allegations against an Anne Arundel County Public School employee, Benjamin Siggers. Mr. Siggers was a substitute school teacher for AACPS and was immediately terminated when the school system learned of the investigation. 

During the investigation, it was revealed that Mr. Siggers also served as a Church Group Leader/Counselor for the Severn United Methodist Church. In April of 2012, Mr. Siggers provided transportation for two juvenile males to a camp near Edgewater in Anne Arundel County to participate in the youth group’s overnight activities. While driving the juveniles to the camp, Mr. Siggers produced marijuana and a smoking device, which he shared with them. Mr. Siggers was interviewed in relation to these allegations, where the investigation revealed that he provided and smoked marijuana with the juveniles in his care and custody. 

On April 5, 2013, an application for a statement of charges was presented to the District Court Commissioner. After reviewing the probable cause, the Commissioner issued a criminal summons charging Mr. Siggers with two counts of Contributing to Certain Condition of Child and two counts of CDS: Possession of Marijuana.

           

Suspect: Benjamin James Siggers, 31, of 5173 Frederick Avenue, Baltimore, Md

 

If you have information on the above incident, 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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EASTERN DISTRICT

 

FATAL MOTORCYCLE CRASH                                                                 MILLERSVILLE

 

Type of Collision: Motorcycle

Location of Incident: Veterans Highway @ Benfield Boulevard

Date & Time: April 7, 2013 @ 9:09 p.m.

Vehicle: 2008 Harley Davidson Motorcycle

Driver: Robert G. Wells, 55, of Crownsville, Md

Injuries: Fatal

Passenger: Kelly R. Sutton, 41, of Crownsville, Md

Injuries: Life Threatening

 

Synopsis:

 

On April 7, 2013, at approximately 9:09 p.m., officers from the Eastern District responded to a serious motorcycle crash on Veterans Highway near Benfield Boulevard in Millersville.

 

Preliminary investigation revealed that a 2008 Harley Davidson motorcycle crashed after striking a raised cement median/barrier on southbound Veterans Highway prior to Benfield Boulevard. The operator was transported to Baltimore Washington Medical Center, where he later died from injuries sustained in the crash. The motorcycle’s passenger sustained severe injuries from the crash and was transported to Baltimore Shock Trauma in critical condition. Preliminarily, speed and alcohol use appear to be possible contributing factors in the crash. The investigation is ongoing.

 

ROBBERY (CITIZEN)                                                                                       GLEN BURNIE

 

On April 5, 2013, at approximately 11:41 p.m., officers from the Eastern District responded to the 8000 block of Budding Branch Road in Glen Burnie for a report of a citizen robbery.

Upon arrival, officers spoke with the 13-year-old male victim, who advised that he was walking on Green Branch Lane when he was approached by three male suspects. One of the suspects pushed him to the ground while another suspect began rummaging through his pockets. The suspects took the victim’s cell phone and fled east on Green Branch Lane. Several officers searched the area, but were unable to locate the suspects. The victim sustained minor injuries and medical treatment was refused at the scene.

 

Suspects: Three unknown race males, wearing all black clothing and black ski masks

 

WESTERN DISTRICT

 

COMMERCIAL ARMED ROBBERY                                                                         SEVERN

 

On April 7, 2013, at approximately 11:44 p.m., officers from the Western District responded to the Pizza Hut restaurant located in the 2600 block of Annapolis Road in Severn for a robbery of the business.

 

Upon arrival, officers spoke with store employees, who reported that three armed suspects entered the store and announced a robbery. The suspects took an undisclosed amount of money before fleeing the area on foot in an unknown direction. Several officers, K-9 and the Aviation unit responded, but were unable to locate the suspects.

 

Suspect #1: Black male, approximately 6’0”, 250 pounds with short hair, wearing all black clothing and a black mask

Suspect #2: Black male, approximately 5’9” 240 pounds with dreadlocks, wearing all black clothing and a black mask

Suspect #3: Black male, approximately 5’10”, 200 pounds, wearing all black clothing and a black 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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Type of Collision:                               Vehicle vs. Pedestrian Crash

Location of Incident:                          College Parkway near Bellrive Road

Date & Time:                                     April 6, 2013 @ 2107 hours

Motor Vehicle #1                               2002 Volvo S80

Driver:                                                Larry Merrill Madsen, W/M, 57 years-of-age

965 Windwhisper Lane

Annapolis, Maryland 21403

Injuries/Condition:                             Minor Injuries

 

Front Seat Passenger:                        Margaret Frances Madsen, W/F, 57 years-of-age

 965 Windwhisper Lane

 Annapolis, Maryland 21403

Injuries/Condition:                             Minor Injuries

Pedestrian:                                         Thomas James Grant Becker, W/M, 20 years-of-age

1517 Ringe Drive

Severn, Maryland 21144

Injuries:                                              Fatally Injured 

 

 Synopsis: 

 

On April 6, 2013, at approximately 2107 hours, officers from the Eastern District responded for a report of a motor vehicle collision involving a pedestrian at College Parkway near Bellrive Road in Arnold 21012. Officers arrived on scene and located Vehicle #1 on the westbound shoulder of College Parkway with damage consistent with a pedestrian crash. Officers also located a pedestrian who had suffered fatal injuries in the westbound lane of College Parkway. Anne Arundel County Fire Department Paramedics pronounced the pedestrian, Thomas James Grant Becker dead the scene. The driver and the front seat passenger of Vehicle #1 sustained minor injuries and refused treatment at the scene. Crash Investigators from the Traffic Safety Section were dispatched to the crash scene and assumed responsibility for the investigation.

The initial investigation revealed that Vehicle #1 was traveling west on College Parkway when it struck a pedestrian in the westbound lane.  All evidence at the scene shows the pedestrian was in the travel portion of the roadway wearing dark non-reflective clothing.

It is unknown if speed or alcohol are contributing factors at this time. Pedestrian error was listed as the primary cause of this crash. There were no marked crosswalks or pedestrian signals near the area of the crash. The investigation is ongoing.     

 

 

           

FATAL CRASH 

 

Type of Collision:                               Multiple Vehicle, Fatal Injuries

Location of Incident:                          MD Route 100 West at MD Route 295

Date & Time:                                     April 6, 2013 at 0540 hours

Motor Vehicle # 1:                             2005 Harley Davidson Motorcycle, Black

Driver:                                                James Garrett Henderson, W/M, 27 yoa

                                                            1414 Redwood Circle

                                                            La Plata, Maryland 20646

 

Injuries:                                              Fatal Injuries

Motor Vehicle # 2:                             2000 Isuzu Box Truck, White

Driver:                                                 William Ramirez, H/M, 55 yoa                                                                                                                         17316 Germantown Road

                                                            Germantown, Maryland 20874

Injuries:                                              Not injured

Passenger:                                          Wilfredo Urias Garrizano        

                                                            28 Anna Court

                                                            Gaithersburg, Maryland 20877

Injuries:                                              Not injured

                                                           

         

On April 6, 2013 at approximately 0540 hours, officers with the Anne Arundel County Police Department were dispatched to the area of Maryland Route 100 westbound near Maryland Route 295 for a motor vehicle collision involving a commercial motor vehicle and a motorcycle. Due to the severity of the injuries, officers from the Traffic Safety Section responded and assumed primary responsibility of the investigation.

Investigation determined the 2005 Harley Davidson Motorcycle was traveling westbound on MD Route 100 near MD Route 295. The 2000 Isuzu Box Truck was also traveling westbound on MD Route 100 near MD Route 295. Witnesses advised the motorcycle was traveling at what appeared to be a high rate of speed. The motorcycle changed lanes and then struck the rear of the box truck.

The operator of the motorcycle was transported to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center and subsequently died as a result of his injuries.

Preliminary investigation shows that speed is a contributing factor in this collision. It is unknown at this time if drugs or alcohol contributed to this collision. Investigation is still ongoing.

Anyone with further information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact the Traffic Safety Section at (410) 222-8573.

 

 

                                          

 

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