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Police Press Release - January 13, 2021

Northern DistrictCDS Violation; Weapons Possession (Arrest) / Pasadena21-701377
Northern District CDS Violation; Weapons Possession (Arrest) / Pasadena 21-701377

On January 13, 2021, information was brought to the attention of Chief Amal Awad by a member of the department regarding an incident involving a use of force by a member of the Anne Arundel County Police Department. Upon reviewing the information regarding the use of force, Chief Awad immediately initiated an internal affairs investigation and suspended the officer with pay. The Anne Arundel County Police Department is committed to demonstrating transparency and building trust within the Anne Arundel County Community. This investigation is a personnel matter and no further information can be released at this time.


Northern District
CDS Violation; Weapons Possession (Arrest) / Pasadena

On January 12, 2021 at approximately 11:18 p.m. Northern District officers were on patrol in the area of the 7900 block of Liberty Circle in Pasadena when they observed a gray Toyota Sienna van make an abrupt stop, blocking a sidewalk and the travel portion of the roadway. Several subjects exited the vehicle and began to flee. Officers were able to detain two of the subjects. Further investigation resulted in the recovery of 10 grams of suspected cocaine from one of the subjects (Watkins). Recovered from the vehicle was 14 grams of suspected marijuana and a 9mm Polymer 80 handgun loaded with 15 rounds. Both subjects were arrested and charged accordingly. 


1) Markell Watkins
DOB: 4/3/1999
500 block of Dogwood Drive
Glen Burnie, Maryland

2) Montrelle Musa
DOB: 10/14/1997
7900 block of Liberty Circle 
Pasadena, Maryland

Eastern District
Theft (Arrest) / Severna Park

On January 12, 2021 at approximately 9:51 a.m. Eastern District officers responded to The Big Bean coffee shop located at 558 Baltimore Annapolis Boulevard in Severna Park for a theft and subsequent assault. The victim advised the business has a rear door which is used by the community members utilizing the recreational Baltimore Annapolis trail. The suspect entered the business through the rear door, approached the counter and leaned into the staff only area, opened the cash register, and grabbed a handful of money. The suspect fled the business out of the rear entrance, mounted his bicycle and rode south on the Baltimore Annapolis trail. The victim chased the suspect and attempted to pull him off his bicycle at which time the suspect kicked the victim, causing her to fall to the ground. Officers responded to the area, and with the assistance of the community, the subject was located and placed under arrest. 


David Joseph Ruppert 
DOB: 10/20/86
No Fixed Address

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