Police Press Release - April 27, 2020
Criminal Investigation Division
Child Pornography (ARREST) / Glen Burnie
On April 24th, 2019, the Anne Arundel County Child Abuse Unit initiated an investigation in reference to a report of a specific account that was directly associated in uploading child pornographic images to a particular internet site. The information was provided by the “National Center for Missing and Exploited Children” (NCMEC) which is a non-profit organization whose mission is to find missing children, reduce child sexual exploitation and prevent child victimization.
As the result of issuing and executing several court orders, detectives identified an address involved with uploading child pornography. On July 2nd, 2019, detectives executed a search warrant at an address in the 500 block of Stanhome Drive in Glen Burnie Maryland. Numerous digital devices were taken into custody and secured in order that the devices could be analyzed. The suspect, identified as Nicholas Alexander Edwards, a twenty one year old male of the same address was on scene and interviewed.
After receiving the results from the forensic extraction of the digital devices seized during the search warrant, as well as the results from numerous internet accounts opened by the suspect, child pornography was recovered as evidence. Child Abuse detectives obtained an arrest warrant for Nicholas Edwards in reference to the distribution and possession of child pornography. The arrest warrant for Nicholas Edwards charged him with six counts of distribution of child pornography and seven counts of possession of child pornography. On the morning of April 27, 2020, the suspect, Nicholas Edwards, was apprehended by the Anne Arundel County Police Fugitive Apprehension Team without incident at his residence. Nicholas Edwards is currently being held at the Anne Arundel County Detention Center on a no bond status.
The Anne Arundel County Police is urging anyone with information on this incident or the suspect to contact the Anne Arundel County Child Abuse Unit at 410-222-4733. One can also remain anonymous by calling the Anne Arundel County Tip Line 410-222-4700 or Metro Crime Stoppers.
Armed Robbery / Linthicum
On April 27, 2020 at approximately 2:55 a.m. officers responded to an armed robbery at the 7-11 store located at 1595 W. Nursery Road in Linthicum. A store employee stated two suspects entered the store, implied a handgun, and demanded currency and cigarettes. The suspects then fled from the store. There were no injuries.
Suspect 1: Black male wearing dark clothing
Suspect 2: White male wearing dark clothing
Anyone with information about the suspect or incident is asked to contact the Robbery Unit 410-222-4720