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Police Press Release - August 6, 2022 (Suspect Arrest Update)

Donald Eugene Hood Jr.

Western District
Vandalism (Hate/Bias) - Gambrills
(Suspect Photo Update)

On August 3, 2022, at approximately 9:15 p.m., officers responded for a report of vandalism at the Kingdom Celebration Center located at 952 Annapolis Road in Gambrills. This location was familiar to officers as it had been the target of past incidents of the same/similar nature. The victim indicated that they found an offensive message inscribed onto the door of the church. Through investigative means and the assistance of a surveillance camera, officers developed a description of the suspect and subsequently identified the suspect as Donald Eugene Hood, Jr. An arrest warrant is on file for Hood, and detectives are working to locate him.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Hood is asked to call the Anne Arundel County Police Department at 410-222-8610. Hood is known to frequent the Odenton and Gambrills area.


On August 5, 2022 at 2018 hours, Western District officers responded to the area of Annapolis Road and Burns Crossing Road, Gambrills for citizens complaint of a check subject call. Officers canvassed the area and located Donald Eugene Hood, Jr and took him into custody without incident. Mr. Hood was transported to the Anne Arundel County Central Holding & Processing facility where he was served on the open arrest warrant. Mr. Hood was charged with Malicious Destruction of Property and three counts related to destruction, harassment and targeting a group/organization based on their RRESOD status for the incident reported on August 3, 2022. He was seen by the Anne Arundel County District Court Commissioner and released on his own recognizance after the hearing. The status of this case remains an open and active investigation and subject to further charges.


Donald Eugene Hood Jr.


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