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Police Press Release - February 10, 2021

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Northern District
Fatal Crash (Update) / Glen Burnie

On February 8, 2021, at approximately 11:55 pm, officers responded to MD Route 10 S/B in the area of the Dover Road overpass, for a multiple vehicle crash. A white Jeep Wrangler was traveling southbound on MD Route 10 approaching the Dover Road overpass. A black Mercedes E400 was traveling in the same direction, approaching the Jeep Wrangler. For unknown reasons, the Mercedes struck the rear of the Jeep Wrangler as both vehicles traveled south. The Jeep Wrangler lost control, overturned and struck the right shoulder guardrail ultimately coming to rest in the southbound travel lanes. The Mercedes rotated and came to rest in the southbound shoulder. The driver of the Mercedes fled the scene on foot and was later apprehended in the area of Route 2 and Ordnance Road. The driver of the Jeep Wrangler suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene by Anne Arundel County Fire Department Paramedics.  

The primary cause of the crash is the Mercedes failing to control its speed to avoid a collision. Preliminarily, speed and alcohol are believed to be factors in this crash. The crash is currently under investigation by the Traffic Safety Section.  

Update: The Anne Arundel County Police - Traffic Safety Section is seeking information regarding anyone who may have witnessed or has information regarding the collision below. If you have any information contact the Anne Arundel County Police - Traffic Safety Section at (410) 222-8573 or contact the Police Non-Emergency number (410) 222-8610 if no answer or voicemail is reached.

Vehicle #1:

2018 Mercedes E400

Guarav Rawal (Minor Injury)
37 YOA
8100 block of Meadowgate Circle
Glen Burnie, Maryland

Vehicle #2:

2008 Jeep Wrangler


Anthony Jean-louis (Fatal Injuries)
37 YOA
8100 block of Poinsett Terrace
Pasadena, Maryland

Eastern District
CDS Violation (Arrest) / Glen Burnie

On February 10, 2021 at approximately 12:05 a.m., an Eastern district officer observed a suspicious vehicle that was the subject of an earlier CDS distribution complaint call in the area of Hidden Brook Drive and Crain Highway in Glen Burnie. Upon speaking with the driver, the officer obtained information which led to a search of the vehicle resulting in the recovery of capsules containing suspected heroin, three small containers containing suspected heroin, a clear bag containing suspected heroin and two smoking devices with suspected CDS residue. A starter pistol was also recovered from the vehicle. The driver was arrested and charged. 


Robert M. Smith Jr.
DOB: 6/13/1963
243 Arundel Road
Pasadena, Maryland

Eastern District
CDS Violation (Arrest)/ Glen Burnie

On February 10, 2021 at approximately 2:10 a.m. Eastern District Detectives conducted a traffic stop of a green GMC SUV at Crain Highway and Crainmont Drive in Glen Burnie. An investigation led to a search of the vehicle which resulted in the recovery of 38 gel capsules of suspected heroin/fentanyl mixture, 1.34 grams of suspected heroin/fentanyl mixture in powder form, 13 vials of suspected crack cocaine and 1.13 grams of suspected MDMA. Both occupants were placed under arrest and charged.


1)Tracey Cole Hutchison 
DOB: 9/13/1978
24000 block of Ruther Glen Road
Ruther Glen, Virginia 

2)Brian Jamal Wanzer 
DOB: 2/20/1991
7300 block of Brunson Circle 
Gainsville, Virginia​

Western District
1st Degree Assault (Arrest) / Laurel

On February 9, 2021 at approximately 1:10 p.m. Western District officers responded to the McDonald’s located at 3383 Laurel Fort Meade Road in Laurel for a report of an assault. Upon arrival, officers met with the adult female victim who advised the suspect had wrestled her to the ground and held a knife to her throat. The victim’s husband and other individuals intervened in the assault. The suspect was detained. No injuries were reported by the victim. No weapon was recovered at the scene. The suspect was transported to an area hospital for treatment of minor injuries sustained during the altercation. Further investigation revealed the suspect and victim had a prior altercation stemming from a neighbor dispute. Upon release from the hospital, the suspect was arrested and transported to central booking for processing. 


Nicolau Estavo Platt
DOB: 1/10/1982
12500 block of Carland Plane
Laurel. Maryland

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