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Police Press Release - August 6, 2021

  • 21-725892
    Northern District DUI; CDS Violation / Glen Burnie 21-725892
  • 21-725812
    Western District CDS; Weapons Violation / Hanover 21-725812
Northern District
DUI; CDS Violation / Glen Burnie
On August 6, 2021, at approximately 3:20 a.m., an officer was patrolling the area of Harding Road and Bunch Avenue in Glen Burnie when he observed a vehicle stopped on the side of the road with the driver’s door ajar. The car was running and the headlights were on. The officer noticed the driver was slumped over in the vehicle and stopped to check on the driver’s welfare. The officer awakened the driver and, upon observing signs of impairment, had the driver perform several field sobriety tests, which he failed to perform satisfactorily. The driver was arrested and found to be in possession of approximately 249 grams of marijuana and $1891.00 U.S. currency. The driver was charged with impaired driving and possession with the intent to distribute a controlled dangerous substance.
Russell Neill Hemstetter
DOB: 02/14/1994
100 block of N. Carolina Avenue
Pasadena, Maryland
Eastern District
Motor Vehicle Tampering (Arrest) / Pasadena
On August 5, 2021, at approximately 10:25 p.m., officers responded for a report of a motor vehicle tampering in progress in a commercial parking lot in the 8600 block of Fort Smallwood Road. A witness observed the suspect looking into vehicles and pulling on door handles. A responding officer observed the suspect at the front of the business, who immediately fled from the scene. The officer quickly stopped the suspect a short distance away. The suspect was identified by the witness and found to be in possession of a Chevrolet emblem and a bag containing a folding knife, screwdriver and a pry bar wrapped in a pair of socks. The suspect was arrested and charged accordingly.
Anthony Richard Cox
DOB: 12/08/1979
400 block of Laura Avenue
Linthicum, Maryland
Western District
CDS; Weapons Violation / Hanover
On August 5, 2021, at approximately 1210 p.m,, a Western District officer was patrolling the area of Parkway Drive and National Drive in Hanover when he observed a vehicle being driven with the front bumper dragging on the ground. The officer stopped the vehicle, and upon speaking with the driver, obtained information which led to a search of the vehicle resulting in the seizure of a small amount of suspected cocaine, a capsule containing suspected heroin/fentanyl, and a loaded 9mm Fabrique Nationale pistol. The driver was found to be prohibited from possessing firearms and was arrested and charged.
Willie Michael Simms
DOB: 10/15/1988
4400 block of Manor View Road
Baltimore, Maryland


Western District
Shooting / Severn   


On August 6, 2021 at approximately 3:43 p.m., Western District officers were dispatched to the 1100 block of Reece Road in Severn for a shooting. Upon arrival officers located two adult male victims suffering from gunshot wounds. Both victims were transported to area hospitals for treatment. One victim has serious critical injuries and the other is stable with non-life threatening injuries. Officers located and recovered several items of evidence from the scene. This incident does not appear to be a random act of violence. Western District detectives are investigating and ask anyone with information to call 410-222-6155 or the anonymous tip line at 410-222-4700. Addition information will be provided as it becomes available.
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