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Police Press Release - October 25, 2019

  • Larry Mereal Witcher, Jr.
    Larry Mereal Witcher, Jr.
Northern District
Shooting/Brooklyn Park
 
On October 24, 2019 at approximately 7:30 p.m., officers responded to the area of Audrey Avenue and Ruth Street in Brooklyn Park for a report of a shooting. Upon arrival, officers found a 45 year old male victim lying on the sidewalk suffering from apparent multiple gunshot wounds. The victim was transported to an area hospital for non-life threatening injuries. A witness described the suspect as an African American male wearing dark clothing. The witness was unable to provide any additional information. Officers conducted a thorough search of the area but were unable to locate any suspects. The Northern District Detective Unit is investigating this incident. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call 410-222-6135 or the TipLine at 410-222-4700.
Eastern District
Handgun Arrest/Glen Burnie
 
On October 24, 2019 detectives from the Gang and Firearms Investigations Unit were conducting pro-active enforcement in the Glen Burnie area of Eastern District when they observed an occupied suspicious vehicle on Gentle Breeze Court in Glen Burnie. Upon approaching the vehicle officers observed in plain view suspected CDS. The vehicle occupant was detained. A search of the vehicle resulted in the recovery of a loaded Glock 19 9mm handgun. Also recovered were 15 loose rounds of 9mm ammunition, a plastic bag containing suspected marijuana (less than 10 grams), and several items of CDS paraphernalia.  
 
This investigation was a coordinated effort of the Anne Arundel County Police under the Maryland Criminal Intelligence Network (MCIN). The Governor’s Office of Crime Control and Prevention (GOCCP) provides grant funding and strategic support to MCIN member sites to identify, disrupt, and dismantle criminal organizations through inter-agency collaboration and data sharing to make Maryland safer.
 
The Governor’s Office of Crime Control and Prevention funded this project under sub-award number, BJAG-2009-9000. All points of view in this document are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the official position of any Maryland State office or agency.
 
Arrested:
Larry Mereal Witcher, Jr.
DOB: 2/27/1995
7900 block of Gentle Breeze Court
Glen Burnie, Maryland
 
Charges:
  • Loaded Handgun in Vehicle
  • Handgun in Vehicle

 

Western District
Armed Robbery/Laurel
 
On October 24, 2019 at approximately 11:40 p.m., officers responded for a robbery of a citizen in the 3400 block of Whispering Hills Place in Laurel. The adult female victim was was approached by an unknown male who displayed a handgun and demanded property. The victim complied and the suspect fled in an unknown vehicle. Officers searched the area but did not locate any suspects. The Western District Detective Unit is investigating this incident. Anyone with information is asked to call 410-222-6155 or the TipLine at 410-222-4700.
 
Suspect: Black male, 20's, wearing light colored clothing
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