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Police Press Release - August 20, 2020

  • Donald Joseph Thorpe, 3rd
    Donald Joseph Thorpe, 3rd
  • Donald Joseph Thorpe, 3rd
    CDS Violation (Arrest) in Glen Burnie

Northern District
CDS Violation (Arrest) / Glen Burnie

On August 19, 2020 at approximately 11:20 a.m. officers responded for a report of an injured/sick subject in the area of 8th Avenue NW and Baltimore Annapolis Boulevard in Glen Burnie. Upon arrival officers located an individual fully alert speaking Fire Department personnel. Officers observed two glass smoking devices commonly used to smoke CDS on the subject's lap. When the subject exited the vehicle, a green capsule fall from the subjects lap. Upon further inspection, officers determined the capsule contained suspected crack cocaine. Further investigation resulted in the recovery of 34 capsules of suspected cocaine, 104 capsules of suspected heroin/fentanyl, 82 plastic containers containing suspected heroin/fentanyl and seven plastic containers containing suspected heroin/fentanyl. The subject was arrested and charged accordingly. 


Donald Joseph Thorpe, 3rd

DOB: 8/12/86

7400 block of Hickory Log Circle

Columbia, Maryland


  • CDS Poss w/Int to Dist (3 cts)
  • CDS: Possess-Not Marijuana (3 cts)
  • CDS: Poss Paraphernalia (3 cts)



Southern District
Fatal Crash / Harwood


On August 20, 2020 at 10:05 a.m., officers responded to the area of Solomon’s Island Road and Harwood Road for a motor vehicle collision.


A 2000 Toyota Camry was northbound on Solomon’s Island Road when it approached a 2019 Ford F-350 dump truck from behind. The dump truck was stopped and preparing to make a left turn onto Harwood Road from northbound Solomon’s Island Road. The Ford’s turn signals were activated to indicate such a movement. As the Toyota rounded the right-handed curve near the intersection, it subsequently struck the right rear of the Ford truck causing significant damage to the Toyota. Bystanders and medical personnel performed lifesaving measures on the Toyota’s driver, however the driver was pronounced dead at the scene. He was transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore for a postmortem examination.


Preliminarily, the primary cause of the crash appears to be driver error. Neither speed nor impairment appear to be contributing factors in this crash.  The Traffic Safety Section is handling the investigation.


Vehicle 1

2000 Toyota Camry



Eric Allen Herdeman (Fatal Injuries)

43 yoa

1200 block of Gwynne Avenue

Churchton, Maryland


Vehicle 2

2019 Ford F-350 Dump Truck



Stephen Stanley Earl (No Injuries)

60 yoa

1180 White Sands Drive

Lusby, Maryland

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