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07/02/2015

Western District                                         

 

Residential Burglary / Pursuit                                                                                 Severn, MD

 

 

            On July 1, 2015 at approximately 11:54 a.m., numerous members of the Anne Arundel County Police Department responded to the 500 block of Eason Drive in Severn, Maryland to investigate a 911 call where the victim had barricaded himself inside of his home after an unknown suspect had broken into his home. 

 

            As officers were entering the community, they observed the suspect vehicle, a black Pontiac, accelerating toward the exit of the community.  Officers activated their emergency equipment in an attempt to conduct a traffic stop and the suspect vehicle fled from the officers.  Officers pursued the vehicle until it eventually stopped on the ramp from Interstate 97 onto New Cut Road where the driver, Mr. Bolden Aljarreau, was arrested.

 

            If anyone has any information on other burglaries in the area or information related to the suspect, they are encouraged to contact the Western District Detectives at 410-222-6198.

 

            The suspect was charged with various criminal charges related to the Burglary and various traffic charges related to the pursuit of the suspect vehicle.

 

 Suspect #1: Aljarreau Edward Bolden, 29, 2800 Taylor Street, Mount Rainier, MD 20712

 

Northern District

 

CDS Offense/Search Warrant                                                                                               Glen Burnie

 

On July 2, 2015 at approximately 6:00 a.m. detectives from Northern District’s Tactical Narcotics Team (TNT) with assistance of Northern District’s Tactical Patrol Unit and the Special Operation Section executed a narcotics search warrant at 934 Point Pleasant Road in Glen Burnie, Maryland 21060.  As a result heroin, marijuana, and CDS distribution paraphernalia was recovered. 

 

As a result of this operation, Detectives seized the following:

 

  • 81 heroin capsules – 25.13 grams (estimated street value $1,053.00)
  • 1.19 grams of heroin – (estimated street value $142.00)
  • 3.44 grams of premium grade marijuana (estimated street value $68.00)
  • CDS distribution paraphernalia (packaging materials – empty capsules)

 

 

Suspect(s) and Charges:

 

1) Donald James Quarles, 22, 934 Point Pleasant Road, Glen Burnie, Maryland 21060

 

-Possession of CDS (heroin) not marijuana

-Possession of CDS (heroin) with the intent to distribute

-Possession of CDS paraphernalia

 

2) Samantha Nicole Gee, 23, 934 Point Pleasant Road, Glen Burnie, Maryland 21060

 

             -Possession of CDS (heroin) not marijuana

             -Possession of CDS (heroin) with the intent to distribute

             -Possession of CDS paraphernalia

 

 

This Fourth of July, ‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’ by

Anne Arundel County Police

 

Millersville, MD – The Fourth of July is one of America’s favorite holidays. And why not? Families and friends gather to celebrate our country with food, parades, parties, picnics and fireworks.

 

And yet there is a very dark side to this great holiday. For many, the celebration includes alcohol, but the holiday quickly goes from festive to fatal when people choose to drive after drinking. From 2009-2013, nearly 40 percent of ALL traffic fatalities over the Fourth of July period occurred in alcohol-impaired-driving crashes. In 2013, Forbes magazine named the Independence Day holiday “the most dangerous holiday of the year.”

 

Over the Fourth of July holiday period in 2013 alone (6 p.m. July 3rd to 5:59 a.m. July 8th), there were 199 people killed in alcohol-impaired-driving crashes on our nation’s roads.

 

To crack down on drunk driving this Fourth of July, Anne Arundel County law enforcement will be out in full force, aggressively targeting those who put lives in danger.

 

“The Anne Arundel County Police Department is ramping up their enforcement to make our roads safer this Fourth of July,” said Anne Arundel County Chief of Police Timothy Altomare. “For everyone’s sake, don’t drink and drive or you will be arrested. The ‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’ campaign means zero tolerance for drunk driving—no excuses.”

 

Data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration shows that 10,076 people were killed in drunk-driving crashes in the United States in 2013—representing almost a third of all crash fatalities. By comparison, during the July Fourth period that year, 39 percent of all crash fatalities involved alcohol-impaired drivers.

 

In every state, it is illegal to drive with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08 grams per deciliter (g/dL) or higher, yet people continue to break the law and drive drunk. And the rate of high-BAC impaired driving is astounding. In fatal crashes during the July Fourth period in 2013, more than one-fifth (21%) of involved drivers or motorcycle operators had BACs of .15 or higher—almost twice the legal limit.

 

NHTSA data also reveals that 35 percent of young drivers (18 to 34 years old) were driving drunk (BAC of .08 or higher) in fatal crashes over the July Fourth period in 2013. Motorcycle operators are also overrepresented as the highest percentage of alcohol-impaired drivers in fatal crashes. In 2013, more than one-quarter (27%) of motorcycle operators in fatal crashes had BACs of .08 or higher.

 

Drunk drivers are more common at night, too. Over the July 4th holiday in 2013, more than two fifths (42%) of the drivers in nighttime fatal crashes (6 p.m. to 5:59 a.m.) were alcohol-impaired, as compared to 13 percent of drivers in fatal crashes during the day.

 

“This Fourth of July holiday, you can show your patriotism by helping to make Anne Arundel County roads safer for everyone,” said Anne Arundel County Executive Steve Schuh. “Remember,” Schuh warned, “to Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over. It’s as simple as that.”

Law enforcement is not messing around this Independence Day: if you’re caught driving drunk, you will be arrested. And keep in mind that aside from putting your life and the lives of others at risk, driving impaired can also lead to serious consequences. A DUI arrest can mean time in jail, loss of your license, and steep financial expenses; the average DUI costs about $10,000.

The Anne Arundel County Police Department recommends these simple tips to prevent drunk driving.

 

  • Plan a safe way home before the fun begins.
  • Before drinking, designate a sober driver.
  • If you’re impaired, use a taxi, call a sober friend or family member, or use public transportation.
  • If you happen to see a drunk driver on the road, don’t hesitate to contact the Anne Arundel County Police Department.
  • If you know someone who is about to drive or ride while impaired, take your friend’s keys and help your friend make other arrangements to get to where he or she is going safely.

 

 

For more information about the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign, visit www.TrafficSafetyMarketing.gov.

 
07/02/2015
In the spring of 2014, the Anne Arundel County Police Department’s Metal Theft Unit began investigating a series of catalytic converter thefts from vehicles in the Northern part of Anne Arundel County.  A catalytic converter is a component of a vehicle’s exhaust system that reduces pollutants.  One of the locations where the investigation led detectives was “A and J Converters, LLC,” which was a licensed scrap business being run out of a residence in the 6900 block of Baltimore Annapolis Blvd. in Brooklyn Park, MD. 

 

 

On September 15th, 2014 the Metal Theft Unit, assisted by other assets of the police department, executed a search warrant at 6954 Baltimore Annapolis Blvd.  During the warrant service, several electronic devices were recovered for evidentiary purposes.  The business proprietor and resident, Jay O’Connell, was subsequently charged by the Metal Theft Unit with violations of Business Regulation Article, specifically: Junk Dealer Failure to Submit Records.

 

In December of 2014, the Digital Forensics Lab examined the recovered computers and discovered multiple images of child pornography.   The Child Abuse Unit assisted with the investigation and obtained an arrest warrant for the suspect, Jay O’Connell, who is a registered sex offender.  At that time, an additional search warrant was executed at the residence for evidence related to the child pornography investigation.  Several more electronic devices were recovered and submitted for analysis.  In June, 2015, the Digital Forensics Lab examined the computers recovered during the search warrant served on December 19th, 2014.  Upon examination, multiple images of child pornography were recovered from at least one of those devices.  An arrest warrant was obtained and Jay O’Connell was charged with several counts of Possession of Child Pornography. 

 

Jay O’Connell entered a guilty plea in District Court in May, 2015 for Failure to submit the business records.  A and J Converters, LLC is not currently licensed as a scrap business.    

 

Suspect:  Jay Jason O’Connell, 43, 6900 Block of Baltimore Annapolis Blvd., Brooklyn Park, MD 

 
07/01/2015

Northern District

Attempted Commercial Robbery - Glen Burnie

 

On July 1, 2015, at approximately 12:13 a.m., officers from the Northern District received a call for a robbery in progress at the Papa John’s Pizza located in the unit block of S.W. Pershing Avenue in Glen Burnie.

 

Upon arriving on scene, officers spoke with an employee, who reported being outside of the business and observing a male suspect wearing gloves and a black mask. That suspect approached the business, displayed a knife and demanded money from the business. One employee was able to alert the interior employee who called police. The suspect was unable to obtain any money and ultimately fled the scene on foot towards Pershing Avenue. The area was canvassed with the assistance of police K-9, but the suspect was not located.

 

Suspect: White male in his 20’s, wearing a black or dark blue t-shirt, dark blue jeans, black and white baseball style gloves and a black mask

 
06/30/2015

Northern District

Single Vehicle Injury Crash - Glen Burnie

 

On Tuesday June 30, 2015 at approximately 12:03 a.m., officers responded to a single vehicle crash on Solley Road near Chestnut Springs Lane in Glen Burnie. 

 

The investigation determined that a red Pontiac G6, occupied by five juveniles, was southbound on Solley Road. The vehicle began to slide and eventually left the roadway. The vehicle then struck a tree directly on the passenger side door. 

 

All the occupants had to be cut free by fire department personnel. Four were airlifted to the Shock Trauma in Baltimore with critical or life threatening injuries.  Only the driver and front passenger appeared to have been wearing seatbelts.

 

 

 

 

The cause of the crash appears to be excessive speed though a contributing factor was the damp roadway conditions.  Alcohol does not appear to be involved. All of the occupants were juveniles.

 

The Traffic Safety section is handling the investigation.

 

 

 

 

 

Motor Vehicle            2006 Pontiac G6 Coupe 2dr, red

 

 

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Driver:                        16-year-old male from Pasadena

Injuries/Condition:    serious injuries – Shock Trauma

Passenger #1:             17-year-old male from Pasadena

(front pass)                 

Injuries/Condition:    life threatening injuries – Johns Hopkins Children’s Center

Passenger #2:             15-year-old female from Pasadena

(left rear pass)            

Injuries/Condition:    serious injuries – Shock Trauma

Passenger #3:             15-year-old female from Pasadena

(center rear pass)        

Injuries/Condition:    critical injuries – Shock Trauma

Passenger #4:             15-year-old male from Pasadena  

(right rear pass)          

Injuries/Condition:    critical injuries – Shock Trauma

 
06/30/2015

Southern District

Home Invasion Arrest - Shady Side
 

On May 14, 2015, officers from the southern district responded to the 1200 block of Spruce Avenue in Shady Side for a reported home invasion. 

 

Upon arrival, officers located an adult female suffering from facial injuries.  The female told officers that an unknown male forced his way into the home and assaulted her with an object.  The victim was transported by ambulance to Anne Arundel Medical Center for treatment.  The victim sustained multiple cuts to her face and head.

 

Members of the Southern District Detective Unit responded to the scene on the night of the incident and continued the investigation over the weeks following the assault.  During the course of the investigation, Joseph Zsiga, who resides in the area of the incident, was developed as a possible suspect.  On June 29th detectives were able to positively link Zsiga as the person responsible for the assault by forensic evidence recovered at the crime scene. 

           

An arrest warrant was issued, charging Zsiga with attempted first and second-degree murder, home invasion, first degree assault and several burglary related offenses. Zsiga was arrested at his home without incident on June 30th by the Southern District Tactical Patrol Unit. Zsiga was transported to the Southern District Station where he was served with the arrest warrant and processed. 

 

Suspect: Joseph William Zsiga, 18, 1219 Grove Avenue, Shady Side, MD 20764

 
06/30/2015

Western District

Weapons violation/CDS seizure - Laurel    


 

On June 30, 2015 at approximately 10:54 a.m., officers from western district conducted a traffic stop in the 3400 block of Laurel Fort Meade Road.

 

Upon approaching the vehicle, officers noticed drugs in plain view on the inside of the vehicle. A police K-9 was also on scene and gave a positive alert for drugs inside the vehicle.

 

The suspect was removed from the vehicle and detained. While searching the vehicle officers recovered a loaded .40 caliber handgun and approximately 4 ¾ pounds of marijuana with a street value of approximately $7,000.00.

 

 The suspect was placed under arrest and charged with gun and drug related offenses.

 

Suspect: Kerm Leroy Jackson, 21, 608 8th Street, Apt. 2, Fairmont, WV 26554

                      

 
06/30/2015

Western District

Handgun Violation - Severn 
 

On June 26, 2015 at 6:00 p.m., officers from the Western District Tactical Patrol Unit conducted a traffic stop in the area of Arwell Court and Pioneer Drive in Severn, MD.

 

Upon stopping the vehicle, the driver immediately ran from the vehicle but was taken into custody after a brief foot pursuit. The driver of the vehicle was checked through Teletype and found to have a suspended license.  While conducting an inventory of the vehicle, detectives located a loaded two shot derringer pistol in the center console.

 

The suspect was arrested and charged with multiple handgun offenses. 

 

Suspect: James Darnell Lindsey, 40, 9400 Acorn Park St Capitol Heights MD 20743

 
06/30/2015

Northern District

Commercial Armed Robbery - Linthicum
 

On June 30, 2015 at approximately 11:00 a.m., officers from the Northern District and the Criminal Investigations Division responded to a report of an armed robbery at Exxon Gas Station 723 Nursery Road, Linthicum, MD. 

 

Upon arrival, officers spoke with the victim who advised that two unknown suspects entered the business, displayed a weapon, and took U. S. currency and merchandise from the business.  The suspects then fled the store with the stolen property and no injuries occurred.

 

Officers searched the area for the suspects with negative results.  The victim was no injured.

 

Suspect 1: Black male, approximately 25 years old, 5’8” – thin build

Suspect 2: Black male, approximately 25 years old, 6’2” – medium build 

 
06/29/2015

Southern District

Burglary - Edgewater
 

On June 25, 2014 at approximately 11:30 p.m., officers from the Anne Arundel County Police Department’s Southern District Station responded to the 300 block of Oakwood Road in Edgewater for a reported Burglary.  Initial investigation revealed that while the victim was away from the home, someone broke into the residence and stole multiple firearms, to include semi-automatic handguns, assault rifles, and shotguns.

 

Detectives from the Southern District continued to work on the investigation throughout the day on June 26th.  During the course of the investigation, Wayne Matheu Franklin Jr., was developed as a possible suspect.  On June 26th at approximately 10:15 p.m., officers located and arrested Frankin at a residence in the 3500 block of Loch Haven Road in Edgewater. 

 

As a result of this investigation, detectives recovered several missing guns and charged Franklin with burglary, theft and weapons related offenses.  

 

Arrested: Wayne Matheu Franklin, Jr., 37, No Fixed Address

                 

 
06/29/2015

On Saturday, June 27, 2015 at approximately 10:05 p.m., officers responded to a pedestrian struck by a vehicle on Solomons Island Road (MD-2) at the intersection of Forest Drive in Annapolis. 

 

The investigation determined that a white Chrysler Pacifica was southbound on Solomons Island Rd when two pedestrians attempted to cross the roadway westbound. The first pedestrian ran across the northbound lanes but was struck in the southbound lanes and dragged a short distance by the vehicle.  The victim was declared dead at the scene by Fire Department Personnel and taken to the Medical Examiner’s office in Baltimore for autopsy.

 

The cause of the crash appears to be pedestrian error due to the victim attempting to cross with a do not cross signal. A contributing factor was the rainy weather conditions.  Neither speed nor alcohol appears to be involved.

 

The Traffic Safety section is handling the investigation.

 

Motor Vehicle            2006 Chrysler Pacifica SUV, white

 

 

Driver:                        Ryan E. Lester, 19, Maryland Avenue, Shady Side, MD 20764

 

Injuries/Condition:    not injured

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Pedestrian:                 Petr Safar, 26,             Unknown address - Czech Republic

 

Injuries/Condition:    Fatal Injuries at the scene, taken to the OCME 

 

 

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