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Police Press Release - October 26, 2020

  • Christie Jelich
    Christie Jelich
  • Edward Lester Barton, 4th
    Edward Lester Barton, 4th

Northern District
Shots Fired / Glen Burnie
20- 734819

On October 24, 2020 at approximately 7:55 p.m. officers responded to the 300 block of Gatewater court in Glen Burnie for a report of shots fired. Once on location officers located several spent shell casings in the parking lot but there was no victim. Two vehicles were damaged and the owners were located. Northern District detectives are investigating and ask anyone with information please call 410-222-6135 or the Tip Line at 410-222-4700.

Northern District
Armed Robbery / Brooklyn
20-7374771

On October 24, 2020 at approximately 2:55 p.m. officers responded for an armed robbery of a citizen in the parking lot of a shopping center located at 6320 Ritchie Highway in Brooklyn. The adult male victim was approached by two suspects described by the victim as black males in their 20’s wearing black shirts and jeans. One of the suspects held a sharp object to the victim’s back. The victim believed the object to be a knife, however he did not see a knife. One suspect punched the victim in his lower torso and took cash from him. Both suspects then fled. Officers searched the area but were unable to locate the suspects. Northern District detectives are investigating and ask anyone with information please call 410-222-6135 or the Tip Line at 410-222-4700.

Northern District
Fatal Crash / Glen Burnie
20-734818

On October 24, 2020, at approximately 8:00 p.m. officers responded to Furnace Branch Road E. near Langley Road N., for a crash involving a pedestrian. A blue Chevrolet Colorado was traveling westbound on Furnace Branch Road E. approaching the intersection with Langley Road N. and struck a pedestrian walking in the roadway. The pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene by Anne Arundel County Fire Department paramedics. The driver of the Colorado remained on scene and did not suffer injuries.

Pedestrian error is the primary cause of this crash. The crash is currently under investigation by the Traffic Safety Section.

Vehicle 1:

2020 Chevrolet Colorado MD

Driver:

David Marshall Simmons (Not Injured)
62 yoa
Glen Burnie, Maryland 

Pedestrian:

Joann Elizabeth Yeatts (Fatal Injuries)
55 yoa
100 block of Whip Lane
Glen Burnie, Maryland

Eastern District
Robbery of a Citizen / Glen Burnie
20-734830

On October 24, 2020 at approximately 9:35 p.m. officers responded to the 500 block of Nolwood Court for an armed robbery of a citizen. The victim was walking home from an area convenience store when he was approached from behind by two unknown suspects. One suspect, wearing a gray hoodie, face mask, and black pants, demanded the victim’s property while displaying a handgun in his waistband. The second suspect was wearing a brown hoodie and face mask. The suspect in the gray hoodie then collected the victim’s belongings and fled the scene. Officers and K9s canvassed the area but were unable to locate the suspects. No injuries were reported as a result of this incident. Eastern District detectives are investigating and ask anyone with information to contact 410-222-6145 or the TipLine at 410-222-4700. 

Suspects:

1) Black male, approximately 5’6”, thin, wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, black pants and a dark face mask

2) Black male, approximately 5’6”, thin, wearing a brown hoodie

Eastern District
Citizen Robbery / Glen Burnie
20-734830

On October 24, 2020 at approximately 9:35 p.m. officers responded to the intersection of Phrine Road and Nolwood court in Glen Burnie of a robbery of a citizen. Upon arrival officers located the victim who reported he was walking home from the Slide-In Mart when he was approached from behind by two black males suspects. One suspect was wearing a gray hoodie, face mask, and black pants and the second suspect was wearing a brown hoodie and face mask. Suspect (1) demanded the victim’s cell phone, keys, and wallet, while displaying a silver handgun in his waistband. The victim complied while suspect (2) collected the victim’s belongings. Both suspects fled the area on foot. Estern District detectives are investigating and ask anyone with information to call 410-222-6135 or the Tip Line at 410-222-4700.

Western District
Robbery by Force (Arrest) / Gambrills
20-734868; 20-734893

On October 25, 2020 at approximately 7:30 a.m. officers responded for a robbery of a citizen in the parking lot of the Wegmans located at 1413 S. Main Chapel Way in Gambrills. The adult female victim was loading her groceries into her vehicle in the parking lot when a male suspect approached her and grabbed her purse. The victim struggled for her purse, however the suspect was able to get it away from the victim and flee. Officers searched the area but were unable to locate the suspect. The victim did not report any injuries. 

At approximately 12:05 p.m. officers responded for another robbery of a citizen in the parking lot of the Target located at 2384 Brandermill Boulevard in Gambrills. The adult female was walking to her vehicle when a female suspect grabbed the victim’s purse. The suspect then threw a different purse at the victim. This purse was later determined to be the one taken in the earlier robbery at the Wegman’s parking lot. Officers searched the area but were unable to locate the female suspect. The victim did not report any injuries.

Through reviewing video from both locations, detectives determined there were three suspects involved in these incidents. A description of the suspects was disseminated to patrol officers. At approximately 4:10 p.m., an off duty Anne Arundel County Police Officer observed one of the female suspects inside the Safeway store located at 7643 Arundel Mills Boulevard in Hanover. The off-duty officer called for additional units to respond, who, upon arrival, located the two other suspects in a blue Honda Civic in the Safeway parking lot. All three suspects were arrested and charged accordingly.

Arrested:

Christie Jelich
DOB: 04/01/1977
1300 block of Defense Highway
Crofton, Maryland

Arrested:

Troy Turner (Booking Photo Unavailable)
DOB: 03/26/1968
700 block of Sunny Chapel Road
Odenton, Maryland

Arrested: 

Christie Halkerston (Booking Photo Unavailable)
DOB: 12/04/1989
13400 Boones Chapel Court
Bowie, Maryland

Western District
Armed Carjacking / Gambrills
20-734968 / 20-7349731

On October 26, 2020 at approximately 12:30 a.m. officers responded to the Royal Farms store located at 1114 Crain Hwy N, in Gambrills for a carjacking. Investigation revealed that two black male suspects wearing dark clothing, and one armed with a handgun approached the first victim while he was in his electric vehicle charging at the electric station. The suspects pointed a gun at the victim and told him to exit his vehicle. The suspects entered the vehicle and attempted to drive away, but were unsuccessful in operating an electric car. The suspects then exited the electric vehicle and approached another vehicle where the second victim was sitting inside. The suspect pointed a gun at the second victim and demanded his car keys. The second victim exited the vehicle at which time the suspects entered the vehicle and fled the scene. The suspects were last seen driving north on Crain Highway (Rt 3). Neither of the two victims were injured during this incident. Western District detectives are investigating and ask anyone with information please call 410-222-6155 or the Tip Line at 410-222-4700. The stolen vehicle is a 2011 black Dodge Avenger with a Maryland Tag of 2AJ4754.

Southern District
Fatal Crash / Lothian
20-734844

On October 24, 2020, at approximately 10:33 pm, officers responded to Mount Zion Marlboro Road near Fiorenza Drive for a motor vehicle crash. A 2013 Honda Accord was travelling westbound on Mount Zion Marlboro Road, west of Greenock Road, when it approached a 2007 Nissan truck from the rear at a high rate of speed. The Honda then passed the Nissan on the left in a permitted passing zone at a high rate of speed. At the same time, a third vehicle was travelling in the opposite direction in the eastbound lane. The Honda reentered the westbound lane to avoid the third vehicle, sideswiping the Nissan. The Honda did not stop after this collision and continued westbound on Mount Zion Marlboro Road at a high rate of speed.  

The Honda was located by the driver of the Nissan approximately 1.5 miles away, resting partially off the roadway at Fiorenza Drive. The investigation revealed the driver of the Honda lost control of the vehicle after cresting a hill on an “S” curve. The Honda crossed into the Eastbound lane and rotated in a counterclockwise direction, striking a telephone pole. The Honda then travelled back into the westbound lane where it came to rest partially off the roadway at Fiorenza Drive. The driver was pronounced dead at the scene by Anne Arundel County Fire Department paramedics. A female passenger was transported to Prince George’s Trauma Center in stable condition. The driver of the Nissan did not suffer injuries. The deceased was transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiners (O.C.M.E.) office in Baltimore where an autopsy will be conducted.

Excessive speed and failure to maintain control of the Honda are the primary causes of this crash. The crash is currently under investigation by the Traffic Safety Section. 

Vehicle 1:

2013 Honda Accord

Driver

Deron Iasiah Fell (Fatal Injuries)
42 yoa
13800 block of Fareham Lane
Upper Marlboro, Maryland

Passenger

Erin Micah Stanard (Non-Life Threatening Injuries)
37 yoa
Upper Marlboro, Maryland

Vehicle 2:

2007 Nissan Frontier

Driver

John Curtis Bart (No Injuries)
21 yoa
Lothian, Maryland

Southern District
First Degree Assault-Shots Fired / Edgewater
20-734708  

On October 24, 2020 at approximately 12:09 a.m. officers responded to the Oyster Pier and Bar located at 48 South River Road in Edgewater for an armed subject with a handgun. Officers met with the victim who reported he and friends were in the parking lot smoking when they engaged in a verbal argument with the known suspect. The argument escalated and the suspect produced a handgun and fired several shots in the direction of the victim and others. The suspect then fled the scene on foot. Officers, K-9, and the police helicopter were utilized in locating the suspect a short distance away. The suspect was arrested and charged accordingly.

Arrested:

Edward Lester Barton, 4th
DOB: 08/30/1994
400 block of Highland Drive
Edgewater, Maryland

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