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Police Press Release - February 15, 2019

  • Brent Faulkner 25-year-old from the 5200 block of Wasena Avenue, Brooklyn
  • Boyd, Joshua Albert 24-year-old from the 900 block of 1st Street in Baltimore
Criminal Investigation Division
Major Crimes Section
Homicide, Brooklyn
On Thursday, February 14, 2019, at 2:59 p.m., officers responded to the 5200 block of Wasena Avenue, Brooklyn, Maryland for a burglary. The 911 caller told police dispatchers that his mother had been murdered and a suspect had ran out of the residence. Upon arrival officers made contact with the 911 caller outside of the residence who was identified as Brent Ryan Faulkner, a 25-year-old male from the 5200 block of Wasena Avenue. 
Officers entered the residence to locate any victims and possible suspects. Officers discovered an adult female with apparent trauma. Fire department personnel arrived on scene and pronounced the female deceased. The deceased female was identified as Dona Lee Faulkner, a 52-year-old female of the same address and the mother of Brent Faulkner.
Brent Faulkner was transported to the Criminal Investigation Division to be interviewed. Several detectives converged on the area in order to conduct a canvass and interview witnesses. Homicide detectives assisted by the Evidence Collection Unit executed a search warrant on the residence and collected multiple pieces of evidence.
Evidence was located on Brent Faulkner’s person and clothing that he was wearing. The crime scene indicated a struggle took place in the residence where Ms. Faulkner tried to defend herself during the assault. Detectives and Evidence Technicians then identified and documented fresh injuries on Brent Faulkner’s body.
Through interviews, the crime scene and physical evidence Brent Faulkner was identified as the suspect in the murder of his mother. He was charged with the First and Second Degree murder of Dona Faulkner. Evidence indicates that this was a targeted incident and not a random act of violence.
Although an arrest has been made this is a very active and fluid investigation.  Homicide detectives are asking anyone with information to come forward by calling the Anne Arundel County Homicide Unit at 410-222-4731. If anyone with information wishes to remain anonymous, they can also contact the Anne Arundel County Police Tip Line 410-222-4700 or Metro Crime Stoppers.
Brent Faulkner 25-year-old from the 5200 block of Wasena Avenue, Brooklyn
First Degree Murder
Second Degree Murder
Narcotics and Special Investigations Section
Major Offenders Unit
CDS Investigation, Brooklyn/Baltimore
In January of 2019 the Major Offenders Unit began to investigate a CDS distribution complaint occurring in the 900 block of 1st Street, Baltimore, Anne Arundel County. Through the investigation detectives identified Joshua Albert Boyd as a suspect.
On February 14, 2019 Boyd was observed leaving his 1st Street address, where he was stopped by members of the Major Offenders Unit. A search warrant was then executed on his residence. Seized from the residence were the following items:
  • 1,164.00 U.S. Currency
  • 54.7 grams of marijuana (estimated street value $1,094.00)
  • 13.7 grams of crack cocaine (estimated street value $1,137.00)
  • Digital Scale 
1). Boyd, Joshua Albert 24-year-old from the 900 block of 1st Street in Baltimore
Possession of CDS - Cocaine
Possession of CDS with intent to distribute - Cocaine
Possession of CDS paraphernalia
Possession of CDS - marijuana
Possession of marijuana with intent to distribute.
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