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Police Press Release - July 10, 2020

  • Deakan Alexander Koethe Jr.
    Deakan Alexander Koethe Jr.
  • Deakan Alexander Koethe Jr.
    Assault; Weapons Violation (Arrest) / Glen Burnie

Northern District
Assault; Weapons Violation (Arrest) / Glen Burnie

On July 9, 2020 at approximately 7:30 p.m. officers responded for an assault in the 200 block of 6th Avenue in Glen Burnie. Upon arrival officers met with the assault victim who stated he was assaulted by a male who pointed a handgun at him. Officers located the suspect who was positively identified by the victim. Officers detained the suspect and located a .40 caliber Kahr CW40 handgun in the front seat of the suspect’s vehicle, a white Nissan van. The suspect was arrested and charged accordingly.


Deakan Alexander Koethe Jr.

DOB: 10/3/84

400 block of 7th Avenue

Glen Burnie, Maryland


  • Handgun on Person
  • Loaded handgun on person
  • Handgun in Vehicle
  • Loaded Handgun in Vehicle
  • Firearm Use/ Fel-Viol Crime
  • Assault-1st Degree
  • Assault-2nd Degree
  • Reckless Endangerment

 Eastern District
Fatal Crash / Annapolis

On July 9, 2020, at approximately 4:22 p.m. officers responded to southbound Ritchie Highway (MD-2) at John Hanson Highway (US-50) in Annapolis for a crash involving a pedestrian. A Chevrolet pick-up truck was traveling south on Ritchie Highway entering the ramp to U.S. Rt. 50 East. A pedestrian exited a wooded area to the right of the ramp and walked into the path of the pick-up truck. The truck struck the pedestrian at the entrance to US-50.

The pedestrian, who has not yet been identified, was transported to Anne Arundel Medical Center in Annapolis where she was later pronounced dead. The body will be transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore for an autopsy. The driver of the pick-up truck, who remained on the scene, was uninjured.

The primary cause of the crash appears to be pedestrian error. Preliminarily, speed does not appear to be a factor. Drug and alcohol results are pending toxicology tests. The Traffic Safety Section is handling the investigation. 

Vehicle: 2019 Chevrolet Colorado Pick-up Truck


Philip Hansen Towles (No Injuries)

28 YOA

12000 block of Millstream Drive

Bowie, Maryland



Unknown Female (Fatal Injuries)

~30 - 40 YOA

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