Police Press Release - October 29, 2021
Route 32 Traffic Enforcement Effort
Members of the Anne Arundel County Police Department’s Traffic Safety Section along with several officers from the four Police Districts conducted a high-intensity traffic enforcement detail on Route 32 on October 28, 2021, in the morning hours.
Utilizing marked and unmarked cars in the three and a half hour detail, officers made 56 traffic stops and issued 19 citations and 41 warnings for various offenses ranging from cell phone usage, speeding, seatbelts, and move-over law violations. This enforcement effort also included federally certified commercial vehicle inspectors who performed 13 commercial vehicle inspections. Three of the inspected commercial vehicles were placed out of service for safety violations. This enforcement is a continuation of directed enforcement patrols conducted on various county roadways as a result of crashes, aggressive driving, and speed complaints.
Additional enforcement efforts will be conducted on various county roadways focused on deterring aggressive driving, distracted driving, speeding, and occupant protection. Citizens observing any vehicles operated in a careless or reckless manner are asked to contact the police department by calling 911 or the non-emergency number- 410 222-8610.
Robbery/Cutting - Linthicum
On October 29, 2021, at approximately 11:00 a.m., officers responded to Motel 6 located at 5179 Raynor Avenue in Linthicum for a report of a robbery. An adult male victim and two adult female victims were in their hotel room when an unknown male suspect armed with a handgun and a knife, forced his way into the room and demanded money. The male victim fought off the suspect and sustained a cut to an extremity from the suspect’s knife. The suspect fled without taking anything. The victim was treated for minor injuries. Northern District detectives are investigating and ask anyone with information to contact 410-222-6135. Individuals wishing to remain anonymous are encouraged to call the Anne Arundel County Police Tip Line at 410-222-4700.
Suspect: Black male wearing a black and gold jacket and black hat
Fatal Crash - Bristol
On October 28, 2021, at approximately 2:00 p.m., officers responded to MD Route 4 northbound near Talbot Road for a reported single-vehicle crash. The investigation revealed that a red 2006 Chevrolet Monte Carlo was traveling northbound on MD Route 4 near Talbot Road when the driver of the Chevrolet left the roadway and drove into a cluster of various sized trees. The vehicle overturned and came to rest on its roof amongst the trees. This caused serious injuries to the driver who was extricated by two witnesses to the crash: an off-duty nurse and a retired law enforcement officer. The driver of the Chevrolet was treated by Anne Arundel County Fire Department personnel but was ultimately pronounced deceased at the scene.
The driver of the Chevrolet was transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner’s Office (OCME) in Baltimore where an autopsy will be conducted to determine the cause of death. Preliminarily, the primary cause of this crash is the driver of the Chevrolet failing to stay in his lane of travel. At this time, it is unknown what caused the Chevrolet to leave the roadway. The Traffic Safety Section is investigating and anyone with any information is asked to call 410-222-4700.
2006 Chevrolet Monte Carlo
Michael Magtutu (Fatal Injuries)
Chesapeake Beach, MD
Serious Injury, Hit & Run Crash / Curtis Bay
On October 28, 2021, at 6:50 p.m., officers responded to the intersection of Fort Smallwood Road and Hilltop Road for a crash involving a motorcycle and a car.
The investigation revealed that a 2019 Yamaha YFZR3 motorcycle was traveling northbound on Fort Smallwood Road approaching Hilltop Road on a steady green signal when a 2020 Nissan Altima traveling southbound on Fort Smallwood Road Avenue attempted to make a left turn onto Hilltop Road in front of the Yamaha. The rider of the Yamaha was unable to avoid striking the Nissan and was ejected from the motorcycle. The driver of the Nissan fled the scene in the vehicle. The vehicle was located unoccupied on Hilltop Road at Stoney Beach Way.
The rider of the motorcycle was transported to an area hospital with life-threatening injuries.
Preliminarily, the primary cause of this crash is the driver of the Nissan failing to yield the right-of-way to the Yamaha. The Altima was located a short distance away unoccupied and investigators are working to identify the driver.
The crash is currently under investigation by the Traffic Safety Section. Anyone with any information is asked to call 410-222-4700.
2020 Nissan Altima
2019 Yamaha YFZR3 motorcycle
21-year-old (Life-threatening injuries)