Police Press Release - June 22, 2018
On June 22, 2018 from approximately 3:10 a.m. to 4:20 a.m., officers responded for a series of three burglaries at businesses in Hanover, Severn and Odenton. Investigation revealed entry was made into the following businesses and property tampered with or stolen:
- Black Lotus Tattoo, 7466 New Ridge Road, Hanover - Front door pried open. Cash box stolen
- AT&T, 404 George Clauss Blvd., Severn – Front door pried open. Bill-pay machine/kiosk stolen
- CVS, 1102 Annapolis Road, Odenton – Vehicle used to breach entrance. Suspects attempted to remove ATM
These incidents are being investigated as being related due to the similarities and contemporaneous nature. Detectives continue to investigate and any suspect description will be provided when available.
Departmental Shooting Severn
On June 21, 2018 at approximately 8:38 p.m., officers responded to a report of an armed subject with a gun in the 8100 block of Meade Village Road in Severn. A citizen advised the 911 call taker that the armed suspect was displaying a handgun, possibly a revolver, to several kids in the area while sitting in a vehicle. The citizen provided a description of the suspect and the suspect vehicle.
Two officers arrived and located the suspect sitting inside the vehicle described by the 911 caller. The officers approached the suspect vehicle and gave several commands for the suspect to exit the vehicle with his hands up. The suspect refused to comply with their commands and began reaching into the center console of the vehicle. At that time, one officer deployed their departmental Taser which had no effect on the suspect. The suspect continued to refuse officer’s numerous commands to put his hands up and again began reaching into the center console and towards his waistband area. As the suspect was making these movements, the second officer discharged his departmental firearm twice at the suspect. The suspect then fled on foot into a nearby residence. Moments later an unknown male then fled on foot out the back door of the residence. The suspect then exited the residence and surrendered to the officers.
Per departmental policy the suspect was transported to a local hospital due to the Taser deployment. He was uninjured and was not struck by the officer’s gun fire. The officer that discharged his firearm is being identified as Corporal Reynolds #1882, a 6 year veteran of the police department and is assigned to the Patrol Bureau. He has been placed on routine administrate leave. Detectives still continue to investigate the incident. At this time no charges have been filed. Additional information will be provided as it become available.
Suspect: 32 year old male from Severn, Maryland
Criminal Investigation Division
Recovered Human Remains (Update/Arrest) Annapolis
On Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at approximately 9:00 a.m., acting on a tip, members of the Anne Arundel County Police Department located human remains. The remains were located in a wooded area near Open View Lane, Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, Maryland. Anne Arundel County Police Homicide Unit Detectives responded to the scene and assumed command of the investigation.
The remains were recovered and transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner (OCME) in Baltimore. Preliminary examination by the OCME indicates the remains were that of a young adult male with evidence of trauma and the manner of death being homicide. The Anne Arundel County Police Latent Print Section was able to positively identify the remains as Neris Goivani Bonilla-Palacios a seventeen year old male from 600 block of Severn Island Court, Annapolis, Maryland.
Since the discovery of Neris Bonilla-Palacios body, homicide detectives investigated several leads in the case and identified 17 year-old Marcos Antonio Melendez-Gamez as a suspect. Homicide detectives obtained an arrest and on June 18, 2018, Melendez-Gamez was located by detectives in the 3600 block of Everett Street in Baltimore and taken into custody. Melendez-Gamez was served his arrest warrant charging him as an adult with first and second degree murder of Neris Bonilla-Palacios. He is currently being held without bond in the Anne Arundel County Detention Center.
This remains a very active investigation and the Anne Arundel County Police is asking anyone with information to call the Anne Arundel County Homicide Unit at 410-222-4731. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous can call the Anne Arundel County Police Tip Line 410-222-4700 or Metro Crime Stoppers.
1) Marcos Melendez-Gamez
17 years old
1000 block of Martha Court