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Police Press Release - August 27, 2020

James Chavis
James Chavis

Western District
Indecent Exposure / Odenton

On August 26, 2020 at approximately 3:30 p.m. officers responded for a report of an indecent exposure on the Piney Orchard Nature Preserve near the area of the 800 block of Thicket Court in Odenton. Two juvenile victims reported they were on the trail behind their residence when an unknown adult male pulled his shorts down, exposing his genitals. The victims ran home and informed their parents who contacted police. Officers searched the area but were unable to locate the suspect. Western District Detectives are investigating and ask anyone with information to contact 410-222-8760 or the TipLine at 410-222-4700. 

Suspect: White male 30-40 years of age wearing running clothing and wool flat-top hat


Northern District
Citizen Robbery / Glen Burnie

On August 26, 2020 at approximately 11:57 a.m. officers responded to the 500 block of Crain Highway for a robbery of a citizen. The victim advised he was physically assaulted while the suspect was demanding money. The suspect fled the scene and was located a short distance away by officers. The victim suffered non-life threatening injuries. Any witnesses are asked to call the Northern District Detective Unit at 410-222-6135 or the TipLine at 140-222-4700.


James Chavis
DOB: 5-27-1991
No Fixed Address

Eastern District
Fatal Crash / Curtis Bay


On August 26, 2020 at 10:44 p.m., Officers responded to the area of Fort Smallwood Road and Marley Neck Boulevard for a motor vehicle collision. A 2004 Acura TSX was southbound on Fort Smallwood Road approaching the intersection of Marley Neck Boulevard. At that same time, a 1985 Chevrolet Caprice Classic was travelling eastbound on Marley Neck Boulevard approaching the intersection of Fort Smallwood Road. Both vehicles collided in the intersection.

The driver of the Acura was treated at the scene for minor injuries and refused further medical treatment. The driver of the Chevrolet was transported to the R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center with life-threatening injuries. She was later pronounced deceased by Shock Trauma staff. The victim was later transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore for a postmortem examination.

The primary cause of the crash remains under investigation. Alcohol and speed are believed to have contributed to this crash. The Traffic Safety Section is handling the investigation. Anyone who witnessed this crash or who may have information is asked to call Cpl. Rosso at 410-222-8573.

Vehicle 1:
2004 Acura TSX
Mary Ann Brown (Minor Injuries)
48 yoa
1000 block of Tenant Harbor
Pasadena, Maryland

Vehicle 2:
1985 Chevrolet Caprice Classic
Nicole Lea Roggio (Fatal Injuries)
44 yoa
3720 Red Grove Road
Baltimore, Maryland

Office of the Chief

Community Involvement / Millersville

There are many different ways Anne Arundel County community members can get involved and have their voices heard with regard to public safety in their communities. The Anne Arundel County Police Department also offers various ways for our community members to volunteer and become an integral part of maintaining public safety in the county.

Want to get involved? Here are a few places to get started!

Police Community Relations Council (PCRC)

Each district has a PCRC. Prior to COVID19, the PCRCs would meet at their respective district stations once a month. Each police district has its own PCRC, which holds monthly meetings at the district station with the following objectives:

  1. To acquaint individual citizens with their responsibility in the maintenance and preservation of law and order through the implementation of various programs.
  2. To acquaint the general public with the professionalization and operation of police activities.
  3. To secure public cooperation with the police department through better understanding and communications.
  4. To promote increased cooperation between the police and other community agencies.
  5. To serve as a base for neighborhood maintenance and improvement.
  6. To assist in crime prevention.
  7. To serve as liaison between the police department and the neighborhood.
  8. To consult with district police department personnel on problems of law enforcement within the district and render suggestions for improving police service.
  9. To assist police in the education of all citizens in how to reduce opportunities for crime to occur.
  10. To reduce juvenile crime.
  11. To refer to the police department all questions involving clarification of department policy.
  12. To promote utilization of existing facilities and agencies in the district.

Please contact your respective district Executive Officers to learn how to get involved.

Northern District
Lieutenant Jon Mahaffee
939 Hammonds Lane
Baltimore, Maryland

Eastern District
Lieutenant Fred Crosse
204 Pasadena Road
Pasadena, Maryland

Western District
Lieutenant Matt Snyder
8273 Telegraph Road
Odenton, Maryland

Southern District
Lieutenant Jason Wells
39 Stepneys Lane
Edgewater, Maryland

Guardian Shield

The AACoPD Guardian Shield program endeavors to bring our private and public sectors together. Working as partners, we strengthen our community against terrorism and domestic threats, through effective communications and training.

Police Volunteer Opportunities

One of the most important aspects of the AACOPD volunteer program is the diversity of responsibilities that volunteers undertake on a daily basis. Volunteers create and maintain a delicate balance in the Department by providing essential services in both sworn and civilian-related duties. In this way, volunteers serve as a bridge between officers and civilians as they represent their communities in all aspects of Department-related functions.

Reserve Officer Program:

The Reserve Officer is a uniformed assistant to the Anne Arundel County Police in areas such as traffic control, administrative duties, dignitary details and community relations functions. The Reserve Officer is not compensated monetarily, is not authorized to carry weapons, and has no vested arrest authority from this program. Uniforms and police transportation will be furnished for official duties. Training in police procedures is conducted in both formal classroom and on-the-job training sessions.

VIPS Program:

The VIPS (Volunteers In Police Service) Program is designed to involve civilian volunteers in non-enforcement roles within the Anne Arundel County Police Department. Members of the VIPS Program share their time and talents performing such tasks as clerical assistance, computer programming, crime analysis, data processing, graphic arts, photography and other tasks as the need arises. Volunteers in Animal Control help with the animals and assist the public who visit the facility. VIPS personnel do not wear uniforms nor are they compensated monetarily. Applicants must be age 18 or older, have a Maryland Driver’s License with a good driving record, and be capable of performing a minimum of 16 hours of volunteer service per month.

Chaplain Corps:

The Police Chaplain Program provides a ministry presence to the department. The Chaplains provide pastoral care to members of the department and their families. At times they also serve members of the general public. Chaplains provide service on both a proactive and reactive basis:

Proactive Responses

  • Riding along with both Officers and Detectives while they work
  • Visitations to police personnel at the stations, hospitals, etc
  • Providing training in related law enforcement topics

Reactive Responses

  • Crisis Response - Emergency call-outs on a 24 hour / 7 day a week basis
  • Crisis Intervention - Mediation or intervention for suicide attempts or threats
  • Death Notifications - Going with an officer to notify next of kin
  • Special Services - Funerals, memorial services, special department functions, officer graduations, etc

For more information, including how to apply click here:

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