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Police Press Release 7/14/2017

CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION DIVISION

MAJOR CRIMES SECTION

 

 

Homicide UPDATE                                                                                                  Jessup

                                                                                                                       

            On Saturday, June 17, 2017 at approximately 10:10 a.m., members of the Howard County Police Department responded for an injured subject in the 5900 block Stevens Forest Road, Columbia, Maryland.  An unresponsive adult male victim was located in a vehicle with trauma to the upper body.  The victim was identified as Fredy Roberto Lopez-Martinez a twenty-nine year old male from the 5900 block of Stevens Forest Road, Columbia, Maryland.  The victim was transported to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Hospital for treatment of his injuries.

 

            As the Howard County Police conducted their investigation into the injured subject they learned the victim had been assaulted in the 2900 block of Jessup Road, Jessup, Anne Arundel County, Maryland.  The Howard County Police then turned over the investigation to the Anne Arundel County Police Western District Detective Unit. 

 

Western District Detectives conducted several searches and interviewed a number of witnesses.  The investigation revealed the victim was in the 2900 block of Jessup Road on the evening of Friday, June 16, 2017.  It was at this location that witnesses observed the victim and Santos “Abel” Diaz-Lemus get into a physical altercation. Witnesses reported Santos Diaz-Lemus struck Fredy Lopez-Martinez in the upper body with an object.  On June 23, 2017, Western Detectives obtained an arrest warrant charging Santos “Abel” Diaz-Lemus, a thirty one year old male from the Columbia area with Attempted First Degree Murder and other charges. 

 

As Fredy Lopez-Martinez remained at Shock Trauma receiving medical care his condition deteriorated and on Tuesday, June 27, 2017, he succumbed to his injuries.  On Wednesday, June 28, 2017 the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner performed an autopsy on the victim and ruled his death a homicide.  The Homicide Unit then worked with the District Detectives and secured a new arrest warrant charging Santos “Abel” Diaz-Lemus with First and Second Degree Murder along with First and Second Degree Assault.

The Anne Arundel County Fugitive Apprehension Team has been actively pursuing the suspect in this investigation.  It appears at this time the suspect has fled the area. The Anne Arundel County Police Department is urging anyone with information as to the location of Santos “Abel” Diaz-Lemus to please call 911 as he is considered a violent and dangerous wanted subject. 

 

UPDATE:

 

            The Anne Arundel County Fugitive Apprehension Team has been working with the Homicide Unit in tracking down Santos “Abel” Diaz-Lemus.  In doing so they learned he may have fled to Texas shortly after stabbing Fredy Roberto Lopez-Martinez.  The Fugitive Apprehension Team worked in conjunction with the United States Marshalls Service in apprehending the suspect. 

 

            On Thursday, July 13, 2017 at approximately 10:00 a.m., members of the U.S. Marshalls conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle in the area of US 59 and Northpark Drive, Kingwood, Texas.  Located within the vehicle was Santos “Abel” Diaz-Lemus who tried to alter his appearance by growing out facial hair and also had several false identifications on his person.  He was taken into custody without incident and is currently awaiting extradition back to Anne Arundel County.

 

The Anne Arundel County Police is urging anyone with information to come forward by calling the Anne Arundel County Homicide Unit at 410-222-4731.  If people with information wish to remain anonymous they can also contact the Anne Arundel County Police Tip Line 410-222-4700 or Metro Crime Stoppers. 

 

Northern District

Commercial Robbery                                                                                   Glen Burnie

On July 13, 2017 at approximately 10:00 a.m. officers responded to the Exxon located at 720 of Aquahart Road for a robbery. Upon arrival officers learned that the suspect entered the business, displayed a knife and demanded cash from the register.  The clerk complied and the suspect fled in an unknown direction. Several officers including K9 canvassed the area however could not locate the suspect. There were no injuries during this incident.

 

Suspect: Black male with medium build

 

 

 

CDS Arrest                                                                                                    Brooklyn Park

 

     On July 13, 2017, members of the Northern District Tactical Patrol Unit (TPU) were in the area of Pebble Drive and Belle Grove Road investigating citizen complaints of narcotics activity in the trailer park community.  At approximately 7:00 p.m., detectives observed a black Mercedes drive into the community and fail to signal the intention to turn from Pebble Drive onto Nann Drive. 

 

A traffic stop was conducted and the driver was found to be known to detectives from a prior drug arrest.  A nearby canine unit responded and conducted a narcotics scan of the vehicle, which result in a positive alert for the odor of narcotics.  A search of the vehicle and the lone occupant/driver was then conducted.  During the search, detectives located 62 capsules of heroin concealed in the driver’s pants.  The driver was arrested and charged accordingly. The approximate street value of heroin is approximately $620.00.

 

Arrested:

 

1)      Keith Allen Pugh

DOB: 9/22/78

7574 Ives Lane, Dundalk

-Possession/PWID heroin

-Possession of heroin

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