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NORTHERN DISTRICT

 

CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION                                                                         GLEN BURNIE

On March 20, 2013, at approximately 10:20 a.m., a male student at Glen Burnie High School located in the 7500 block of Baltimore Annapolis Boulevard in Glen Burnie discovered a device believed to be a camera located in the men’s restroom inside of the high school. The student reported the discovery to school administrators around noon and reported feeling uncomfortable using the restroom as a result.

School officials and other employees familiar with the school assisted law enforcement by immediately scanning all of the restrooms along with locker rooms in the school yesterday and again this morning to determine if any other unauthorized cameras had been placed in any of the school’s buildings. At this time, no other cameras have been located. The recovered device was turned over to detectives from the Anne Arundel County Police Department’s Criminal Investigation Division, who immediately began an investigation.

 

Preliminary investigation confirms that the device was a visible camera located in a top corner of the men’s restroom. Initial information has revealed that a 14-year veteran of the department currently assigned to the Special Services Bureau installed the camera on his own volition, without knowledge of the police department or school system. At this time, no images or recordings have been discovered on the camera; however, the investigation is active and ongoing. The officer has been placed on routine administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation. The officer’s police powers have been suspended.

 

“The Police Department takes this matter seriously,” said Chief of Police Larry W. Tolliver. “I immediately ordered a thorough investigation of this incident to include consultation with the State’s Attorney’s Office to ensure all legal aspects of the case were covered.”

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“Look Twice for Motorcycles”

 

With March 20, 2013, marking the first official day of spring, warmer weather and motorcycle riding season will be quickly approaching. Consequently, the Anne Arundel County Police Department would like to remind both drivers and riders of the importance of safe driving behaviors.

 

The safe travel of vehicles on roadways within our county is a shared responsibility for all operators. Driver and rider education and awareness are part of the Anne Arundel County Police Department’s comprehensive traffic safety plan. Together we can prevent a crash and safeguard all vehicle operators on our roadways.  
 

Tips for Drivers:

 

  • Look twice before crossing, turning from or merging on a roadway
  • Check your blind spot when changing lanes
  • Concentrate on driving your vehicle
  • Avoid all distractions
  • You may not be used to seeing motorcycles on the road - Share the road with motorcycles

 

Tips for Riders:

 

  • Prepare your motorcycle for the road by conducting a safety check prior to riding
  • Wear proper riding / protective gear
  • Remember that your skills may be rusty after not riding for a few months

 

a.) Warm up by practicing riding for a few minutes in a neighborhood or parking lot

b.) Stretch before riding to reduce muscle fatigue

 

  • Ride responsibly – you control your behavior
  • Remember that drivers are not used to seeing you on the roadways

 

a.)    Consider high-visibility clothing

b.)    Consider adding additional legal lighting to increase visibility

c.)    Look twice when making a maneuver

 

  • Ride safely and within your ability

 

Chief of Police Larry W. Tolliver understands the importance of motorcycle safety and will soon be implementing a pilot motorcycle crash reduction program. The program will invite motorcyclists to participate in rider skills days where they will receive advice from police motor officers. This program is aimed at making riding in Maryland safer and more enjoyable.

 

For more information regarding motorcycle safety and enforcement contact Lieutenant David Ennis, Commander of the Traffic Safety Section at 410-222-8578.

 

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SOUTHERN DISTRICT

 

DISORDERLY CONDUCT                                                                                    ANNAPOLIS

On March 18, 2013, at approximately 7:06 a.m., a fight broke out in the Annapolis High School cafeteria where students were gathered prior to classes starting for the day. The Annapolis High School Resource Officer responded to the cafeteria and discovered that the fight involved several students while other students gathered to watch and formed a loud, disorderly crowd. The SRO requested assistance from other officers, and numerous police officers from the Anne Arundel County Police Department and other agencies responded to assist.

The responding officers were able to quickly restore order and control. The preliminary investigation suggests two female students, a 15-year-old and an 18-year-old named Lakyra Reid, became involved in a verbal dispute. The dispute was in response to posts made via social media the preceding weekend. The dispute turned physical when the 15-year-old picked up a chair and hit Reid with it. Several other students became involved in the altercation before officers could restore order. 

 

The two initial suspects were identified and charged as follows:

 

15-year-old female from Annapolis, Maryland, was charged with Affray, Disorderly Conduct and Disturbing School Operations, Assault and Reckless Endangerment.  The Assault and Reckless Endangerment charges are in response to the suspect using a metal/plastic chair as a weapon.

 

Lakyra T. Reid, 18, of 1165 Madison Street A3 in Annapolis, Maryland was charged with Affray, Disorderly Conduct and Disturbing School Operations, Assault and Resisting Arrest.  The suspect is charged with assaulting a police officer. 


 

 

Other students who joined the affray were arrested and charged as follows:

 

Tamira Monique Smith, 18, of 1195 Madison Street B2 in Annapolis, Maryland was charged with Affray, Disorderly Conduct and Disturbing School Operations.

 

15-year-old female from Annapolis, Maryland, was charged with Affray, Disorderly Conduct and Disturbing School Operations, Assault and Reckless Endangerment.  The Assault and Reckless Endangerment charges are in response to the suspect using a metal/plastic chair as a weapon.

 

16-year-old female from Annapolis, Maryland was charged with Affray, Disorderly Conduct and Disturbing School Operations.

 

15-year-old male from Annapolis, Maryland was charged with Affray, Disorderly Conduct and Disturbing School Operations.

 

16-year-old male from Annapolis, Maryland was charged with Affray, Disorderly Conduct and Disturbing School Operations and Assault. 

 

Metro Crime Stoppers:

 

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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WESTERN DISTRICT

 

STRONG ARM ROBBERY                                                                                           LAUREL

 

On March 16, 2013, at approximately 4:00 a.m., officers from the Western District responded to the area of S. Bruce Street near Gail Street in Laurel for a report of a strong arm robbery. 

 

Upon arrival, officers spoke with the 25-year-old male victim, who advised that he was walking on S. Bruce Street and was approached by two unknown male suspects. One suspect punched the victim and knocked him to the ground while the second suspect proceeded to kick the victim while he was on the ground. Both suspects took the victim’s medication, wallet and shoes. The suspects were last seen running on S. Bruce Street towards S. Paula Street. Several officers searched the area, but were unable to locate the suspects. The victim refused medical attention.

 

Suspect #1: Hispanic male, approximately 6’0”, 215 pounds with a goatee, wearing a black shirt and blue jeans

Suspect #2: Hispanic male, 5’10”, 175 pounds, wearing a black shirt and blue pants

 

 

EASTERN DISTRICT

 

CDS ARREST                                                                                                                 ARNOLD

 

On March 17, 2013, at approximately 5:30 p.m., an officer from Eastern District conducted a traffic stop on a Chevrolet Tahoe in the area of College Parkway and Peninsula Farm Road for a minor traffic violation. 

 

Officers later learned from a witness that the driver had discarded a large quantity of suspected marijuana from the vehicle prior to the traffic stop. The suspected marijuana was located in the area of Jones Station Road and Mago Vista Road. The marijuana was determined to weight approximately 111.6 grams with an estimated street value of $1,116. As a result, the suspect was arrested and charged with possession and possession with intent to distribute CDS.  Approximately $2,100 and the suspect’s vehicle were seized.

 

Suspect: Darnell Michael Branch, 23, of the 300 block of Hickory Nut Court, Pasadena, Md  

 

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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St. Patrick’s Day Weekend Impaired Driving Initiative- “Project Save Our Loved Ones” (S.O.L.O)

           

During the St. Patrick’s Day weekend, the Anne Arundel County Police Department will participate in “Project Saving Our Loved Ones” (SOLO), a statewide initiative aimed at combating impaired driving and underage drinking and to ultimately save lives and reduce related traffic deaths on area roads.

Project SOLO will partner Anne Arundel County officers with Troopers from the Maryland State Police Glen Burnie Barrack “P”. Project SOLO will deploy mass patrols on area roads that are known to have higher instances of impaired driving arrests and alcohol-related crashes. These high risk zones, which are identified through impaired driving crash and arrest data collection, will also be targeted by law enforcement between now and the end of the year.

The intense enforcement effort will occur throughout the entire weekend and include on-duty and off-duty officers. Enforcement officers will saturate specific stretches of roadways within the county. Officers participating in the initiative have received specialized training in impaired driving. Drug Recognition Experts (DRE’s) will also be available to assist with the detection of drivers operating vehicles under the influence of drugs.

 

Project SOLO will emphasize enforcement of Maryland’s impaired driving laws most prominently at night. In 2011, alcohol impairment among drivers involved in fatal crashes nationwide was more than four times higher at night than during the day.

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SOUTHERN DISTRICT

 

CDS ARREST                                                                                                           ANNAPOLIS

On March 13, 2012, at approximately 2:15 p.m., a school bus driver on the parking lot of Annapolis High School located in the 2700 block of Riva Road in Annapolis noticed the strong odor of suspected marijuana coming from the rear of the bus after students had boarded. 

Consequently, the driver walked to the back of the bus to investigate and encountered an 18-year-old male student holding a small, prescription-style bottle containing suspected marijuana. The driver confiscated the bottle and contacted a school administrator and the School Resource Officer. The School Resource Officer took custody of the bottle and found it contained four individually packaged baggies of suspected high grade marijuana. As a result, the student was removed from the bus without incident and placed under arrest. 

During a further search, the officer seized a pocket knife and $273 in U.S. Currency.  The approximate combined weight of the marijuana was 3.4 grams, but the packaging of the individual marijuana baggies and the markings on each bag were consistent with facilitating distribution of the illegal drugs on school property. The suspect, Luis Enrique Mireles-Ruiz, 18, of 1004 Paddington Place, Annapolis, Maryland, was charged as an adult with CDS Possession-Marijuana Less than 10grams, CDS Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Distribute on School Property, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Possession of a Dangerous Weapon on School Property.

 

WESTERN DISTRICT

 

HOMICIDE UPDATE                                                                                                ODENTON

 

On November 6, 2012, at approximately 10:03 a.m., members of the Anne Arundel County Police Department’s Western District responded to the 100 block of Pine Cove Avenue in Odenton for a report of an attempted suicide. 

Upon arrival, officers discovered a male on the floor of the residence suffering from trauma to the upper torso. Fire Department personnel arrived and transported the victim to the Baltimore Washington Medical Center, where he died. The victim was identified as 45-year-old Jerome Vorden Wood. The Anne Arundel County Police Department’s Homicide Unit responded and initiated an investigation. Detectives interviewed several witnesses, and gathered evidence which revealed the injury was not self-inflicted. The incident was not random in nature and the parties involved were known to each other. A suspect was identified in the case and interviewed as part of the investigation. 

 

UPDATE:

The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore has since ruled the cause of death as a stab wound to the upper torso and the manner of death as homicide. Through further investigation and after consultation with the Anne Arundel County State’s Attorney’s Office, Homicide Detectives obtained an arrest warrant for the victim’s wife, Donna Mills Wood, 38, of 181 Pine Cove Avenue in Odenton, Maryland.

The suspect turned herself in at the Western District police station on March 14, 2013, at approximately 4:00 p.m., where she was served with the arrest warrant charging her with First Degree Murder. The suspect is currently being held at the Detention Center. The investigation revealed that the suspect stabbed her husband inside of their residence. This is being investigated as a domestic-related incident. Anyone with any additional information is urged to contact Detective Vince Carbonaro of the Homicide Unit at 410-222-3453 or contact the Anne Arundel County Police Department at 410-222-8610. Additionally, to remain anonymous, contact Metro Crime Stoppers.

                                                                    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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NORTHERN DISTRICT

 

SERIOUS SINGLE VEHICLE CRASH (UPDATE)                                           LINTHICUM

 

Type of Collision: Single Vehicle          

Location: Hammonds Ferry Road @ Evelyn Avenue in Linthicum, Md

Date & Time: March 13, 2013 @ 11:07 p.m.

Motor Vehicle: 1998 Chevrolet Corvette

Driver:  Harry Franklin White, 44, of Wilkins Avenue in Baltimore, Md

Injuries: Critical (transported to Shock Trauma in Baltimore, Md)

Passenger: Grace Anderson, 32, of Wilkens Avenue in Baltimore, Maryland

Injuries: Critical (transported to the Shock Trauma in Baltimore, Md)

 

Synopsis: 

 

On March 13, 2013, at approximately 11:07 p.m., members of the Anne Arundel County Police and Fire Departments responded to the area of Hammonds Ferry Road and Evelyn Avenue in Linthicum for a report of a serious single vehicle crash.

    

Upon arrival, first responders located a 1998 Chevrolet Corvette at rest against a utility pole. The driver of the vehicle was identified as Harry Franklin White. A 32-year-old female was discovered unresponsive in the front seat passenger of the Chevrolet. Both occupants of the vehicle were treated on the scene by paramedics from the Anne Arundel County Fire Department. It was determined that Mr. White and the female passenger suffered critical injuries as a result of the crash. Both subjects were transported to the Shock Trauma in Baltimore for treatment.  

 

The initial investigation indicates that the Chevrolet was traveling north on Hammonds Ferry Road prior to the intersection with Evelyn Avenue when the vehicle failed to negotiate a curve in the roadway, lost control and traveled off of the road through a yard on Hammonds Ferry Road, ultimately striking a utility pole. Due to the severity of the crash, investigators from the Traffic Safety Section assumed responsibility for the investigation. Preliminarily, it appears that reckless driving and excessive speed were possible contributing factors in the crash.

 

UPDATE:

 

            The front seat passenger has since been identified as Grace Anderson, 32, of Wilkens Avenue in Baltimore, Maryland.

 

EASTERN DISTRICT

 

FATAL PEDESTRIAN CRASH                                                                              PASADENA

 

Type of Collision: Single Vehicle vs. Pedestrian

Location: Ft. Smallwood Road @ Pittman Road

Date & Time: March 14, 2013 @ 06:51 a.m.

Vehicle: Pontiac Grand Am 4-door (black)

Driver:  Jacqueline Nichole Bowers, 28, of Williams Street, Pasadena, Md

Injuries: None

Pedestrian: Karla Nicole Wilson, 31, of Mayfield Avenue, Baltimore, Md

Injuries: Fatal

 

Synopsis:

 

On March 14, 2013, at approximately 6:51 a.m., officers from the Anne Arundel County Police Department’s Eastern District responded to a motor vehicle crash involving a Pontiac Grand Am that struck a pedestrian on Fort Smallwood Road near Pittman Road in Pasadena. 

 

The Traffic Safety Section was notified and assumed primary investigative responsibility due to the nature of the crash. Preliminary investigation indicated the pedestrian was struck while crossing Fort Smallwood Road near Pittman Road, where no designated crosswalk exists. The pedestrian was transported by ambulance to Baltimore Washington Medical Center, where she died from injuries received in the crash. At this time, is unknown if excessive speed, drugs or alcohol contributed to this crash. Pedestrian error appears to be a possible contributing factor. The investigation is ongoing.

 

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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WESTERN DISTRICT

 

CDS ARREST                                                                                                                  SEVERN

On March 13, 2013, at approximately 5:26 p.m., members of the Western District’s Tactical Narcotics Team and Tactical Patrol Unit executed a search and seizure warrant targeting drug violations at 8200 Monaegan Court in Severn, Maryland. 

Upon searching the residence, detectives seized approximately 14.23 grams of suspected crack cocaine with an estimated street value of $1,280.70. One suspect was arrested and charged accordingly.

Suspect: Dwayne Curtis Wright, 31, of 8200 Monaegan Court, Severn, Md

Charges: Possession of CDS Not Marijuana (Crack Cocaine), Possession of CDS with Intent to Distribute (Crack Cocaine)

 

NORTHERN DISTRICT

 

SERIOUS SINGLE VEHICLE CRASH                                                               LINTHICUM

 

Type of Collision: Single Vehicle          

Location: Hammonds Ferry Road @ Evelyn Avenue in Linthicum, Md

Date & Time: March 13, 2013 @ 11:07 p.m.

Motor Vehicle: 1998 Chevrolet Corvette

Driver:  Harry Franklin White, 44, of Wilkins Avenue in Baltimore, Md

Injuries: Critical (transported to Shock Trauma in Baltimore, Md)

Passenger: 32-year-old female (release of identification pending notification of next of kin)

Injuries: Critical (transported to the Shock Trauma in Baltimore, Md)

 

 

 

 

Synopsis: 

On March 13, 2013, at approximately 11:07 p.m., members of the Anne Arundel County Police and Fire Departments responded to the area of Hammonds Ferry Road and Evelyn Avenue in Linthicum for a report of a serious single vehicle crash.

Upon arrival, first responders located a 1998 Chevrolet Corvette at rest against a utility pole. The driver of the vehicle was identified as Harry Franklin White. A 32-year-old female was discovered unresponsive in the front seat passenger of the Chevrolet. Both occupants of the vehicle were treated on the scene by paramedics from the Anne Arundel County Fire Department. It was determined that Mr. White and the female passenger suffered critical injuries as a result of the crash. Both subjects were transported to the Shock Trauma in Baltimore for treatment.  

The initial investigation indicates that the Chevrolet was traveling north on Hammonds Ferry Road prior to the intersection with Evelyn Avenue when the vehicle failed to negotiate a curve in the roadway, lost control and traveled off of the road through a yard on Hammonds Ferry Road, ultimately striking a utility pole. Due to the severity of the crash, investigators from the Traffic Safety Section assumed responsibility for the investigation. 

 

Preliminarily, it appears that reckless driving and excessive speed were possible contributing factors in the crash. The identification of the female passenger is pending the notification of next of kin. The investigation is ongoing.

 

ATTEMPTED ROBBERY ARREST                                                                GLEN BURNIE

On March 13, 2013, at approximately 10:00 p.m., officers from Northern District responded to the Hip Hop Chicken located in the 6600 block of Ritchie Highway in Glen Burnie for a report of an attempted robbery.

Upon arrival, officers spoke with an employee, who indicated that a male suspect entered the business, assaulted him and attempted to take the money out of the cash drawer. The victim advised that he had asked the suspect to leave the business earlier due to his behavior, but the suspect returned, approached the victim and attempted to take money from the register. The victim prevented the suspect from removing money and was subsequently struck in the face by the suspect, who fled the business on foot without getting any money. 

Several units from Northern District including TPU responded to the area in an attempt to locate the suspect. A suspect matching the description was located a short distance from the scene and detained. The victim responded to that location and positively identified him as the suspect involved in the attempted robbery. The suspect was arrested and transported to Northern District, where he was charged accordingly.

 

Suspect: Robert Bethea, 38, of no fixed address

 

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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WESTERN DISTRICT

CDS ARREST                                                                                                              ODENTON

On March 12, 2013, at approximately 5:17 p.m., members of the Western District’s Tactical Narcotics Team and Tactical Patrol Unit executed a search and seizure warrant targeting drug violations at 1350 Dopeco Court in Odenton, Maryland. 

 

Upon searching the residence, detectives seized approximately 124.7 grams of suspected marijuana with an estimated street value of $2,494. Detectives also seized $1,028 in U.S. Currency. One suspect was arrested and charged accordingly and charges are pending against a second suspect.

 

Suspect: Marlon Bryant Dorsey Jr., 19, of 1350 Dopeco Court, Odenton, Md

Charges: Possession of CDS (Marijuana), Possession of CDS W/Intent to Distribute (Marijuana)

 

Metro Crime Stoppers:

 

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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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

 

On November 12, 2012, an anonymous caller contacted the Anne Arundel County Public School system regarding a possible inappropriate relationship between a Broadneck High School teacher and a student. As a result, Anne Arundel County Public Schools began an immediate investigation into the allegations and placed the teacher on administrative leave.

 

During the course of the investigation, school investigators interviewed students and learned that the female teacher in question may have had an inappropriate relationship with a male student, who graduated from the high school in the spring of 2011. At that juncture, detectives from the Anne Arundel County Police Department’s Criminal Investigation Division assumed responsibility for the investigation, working closely with the school system. Detectives conducted several interviews and learned from the former student that he and the teacher formed a friendship during his senior year. At one point, during the fall semester, the teacher began sending the male student sexually explicit text messages. From there, the teacher and student began talking regularly on the phone.

 

Further investigation revealed that the teacher and student continued to exchange sexually explicit text messages and images at the request of the teacher before the student was 18 years old. Additionally, it was learned that the teacher and student were engaged in sexual activity; however, it was determined to have taken place after the student turned 18 years old. Detectives worked closely with the Anne Arundel County State’s Attorney’s Office and after consultation, an arrest warrant was applied for and obtained on March 12, 2013, charging the suspect, Erin Nicole Thorne, 28, of 719 Rusack Court #54 in Arnold, Maryland, with one count of Display Obscene Matter to Minor and one count of Child Porn Solicit Subject. The suspect turned herself in at the Eastern District police station around 1:00 p.m.

 

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