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Police Press Release - December 23, 2019

  • Photo of Christopher Walter Kopitskie
    Christopher Walter Kopitskie
  • Guns on table
    Christopher Walter Kopitskie

Shots Fired (Arrest) / Glen Burnie

On December 21, 2019 at approximately 5:50 p.m., officers responded for multiple reports of gunshots heard in the area of the 100 block of Inglewood Drive. Witnesses identified a house as being the location where the shots were fired. Officers contacted the occupants of the residence and were able to get the two male occupants to exit the house. Through investigation, officers determined one of the males, Christopher Kopitskie, had fired two weapons into a shed at the rear of the residence. Kopitskie was arrested and transported to Northern District for processing. A search warrant was executed at the residence resulting in the recovery of eight firearms and a can of numerous rounds of ammunition. No injuries were reported as a result of this incident.

Christopher Walter Kopitskie
DOB: 6/29/88
100 block of Inglewood Drive
Glen Burnie, Maryland


  • Reckless Endangerment
  • Poss or Discharge of Firearms


Southern District
Fatal Crash / Lothian

On December 21, 2019 at approximately 10:00 p.m., officers responded to West Bay Front Road east of Southern Maryland Boulevard in Lothian for a single vehicle crash involving a pedestrian.

A Jeep Laredo was traveling east on West Bay Front Road east of Southern Maryland Boulevard. A pedestrian was walking east on West Bay Front Road. The pedestrian entered the eastbound lane directly into the path of the Jeep. The Jeep struck the pedestrian who was dressed wearing dark clothing. The pedestrian was pronounced dead on the scene. The body was transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner’s Office in Baltimore for an autopsy. The driver of the Jeep remained on the scene.

Preliminarily, the primary cause of the crash appears to be pedestrian error. Drugs and/or alcohol on the part of the driver do not appear to have contributed to this crash. Pedestrian results are pending toxicology tests. The Traffic Safety Section is handling the crash investigation.


2005 Jeep Laredo SUV


Edward Paul Bilo (No Injuries)

DOB: 08-16-1948 (71yoa)

6100 block of McKendree Road

Dunkirk, Maryland



Karrie Kreitzer Tongue (Fatal injuries)

DOB: 01-27-1982 (37yoa)

1000 block of Bayard Road

Lothian, Maryland

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