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Police Press Release - September 14, 2021

  • 21-730469
    Eastern District Armed Subject (Update) / Cape St. Claire 21-730469
  • 21-730469
    Eastern District Armed Subject (Update) / Cape St. Claire 21-730469
  • 21-730570
    Eastern District Weapons Violation 21-730570
  • 21-730125
    Western District Weapons Violation / Laurel 21-730125

Eastern District
Armed Subject (Update) / Cape St. Claire
21-730469

On September 13, 2021, officers responded to the area of Blue Ridge Drive and Hilltop Road in Cape St. Claire for the report of an armed subject in the woods. The complainant advised she was walking in the woods when she came across a subject carrying a revolver with a wooden handle in his right hand. She described the subject as a 15 to 17-year-old white male, 5 feet 5 inches, in a brown and white camo-style jacket. She asked him what he was doing, and he advised that he was shooting animals. The complainant walked home and immediately called 911. Numerous officers, detectives, and specialty units converged on the area, set up a perimeter, and began a methodical search. One of the officers on the perimeter was sitting in his vehicle when he heard a loud “pop,” and his rear windshield shattered. The vehicle was in park, and the officer did not see anyone when the window shattered. Through investigative means, detectives developed a person of interest yesterday afternoon and interviewed him yesterday evening. The 18-year-old male stated he was shooting a pellet gun in the woods and admitted to speaking with the original complainant. Detectives located the handgun, which was confirmed to be a pellet gun. Detectives are still investigating what caused the window to shatter, at this point it is believed to be an unrelated circumstance. No charges have been filed, and there is no believed public safety threat. Anyone with any information is asked to call 410-222-6145 or the Tip Line at 410-222-4700. We want to thank the community and our school partners for their patience and support while sorting through this chaotic scene. We also want to thank the outside agencies that responded and assisted with searches.

Eastern District
Weapons Violation
21-730570

On September 14, 2021, at approximately 2:20 a.m. an officer conducted a traffic stop of a silver Ford Focus on Crain Highway at Nolpark Court in Glen Burnie. Upon approaching the vehicle the officer noticed the odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. The investigation led to a search of the vehicle resulting in the seizure of 13.9 grams of suspected marijuana and a GSG FireFly handgun found tucked between the driver’s seat and the center console. 

Arrested:

DeShawn Olaguawn Hart
27-year-old
4700 block of Elison Avenue
Baltimore, Maryland

Western District
Weapons Violation / Laurel
21-730125

On September 10, 2021, at approximately 11:55 a.m., an officer conducted a traffic stop of a blue Chevrolet Malibu on Laurel Fort Meade Road and Russett Green East in Laurel. The driver fled in the vehicle, driving through an intersection against a red signal and striking two other vehicles. The driver exited the vehicle and fled on foot but was apprehended on the Baltimore Washington Parkway after a foot pursuit. The driver was found to be in possession of a .40 caliber Beretta PX4 Storm handgun loaded with 15 rounds of ammunition and had an outstanding arrest warrant. The driver was arrested and charged accordingly. 

Arrested:
Patrick Malia Yansane
39-year-old
7900 block of Riggs Road
Hyattsville, Maryland

Western District
Attempted Robbery / Laurel
21-730317

On September 12, 2021, at approximately 1:40 a.m. officers responded for a report of an attempted citizen robbery in the parking lot of the Travelodge located at 3380 Laurel Fort Meade Road in Laurel. The 39-year-old male victim was walking through the parking lot when an unknown male suspect exited a maroon Hyundai driven by a second suspect, implied he had a handgun, and demanded cash from the victim. The suspect grabbed the victim by the arm, but the victim was able to break free and run to the front door of the business where he called for help. The suspects fled in an unknown direction. Western District detectives are investigating and ask anyone with information to call 410-222-6155 or the Tip Line at 410-222-4700.

Suspects:

1) Black male, 6’2, 230 lbs, goatee, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and black pants

2) Black male with dreadlocks

Western District
Assault / Severn
21-730311

On September 12, 2021, at approximately 1:00 a.m. officers responded for an assault in the 8300 block of Jacobs Road in Severn. A 12-year-old juvenile victim heard music coming from the rear of his residence and went outside to see where the noise was coming from. He located a group of juvenile males in the wooded area behind his house. When the victim told the suspects to leave, one of the suspects pointed a gun at the victim. The victim then returned home. Officers searched the area with the assistance of the police canine unit but were unable to locate the suspects. Western District detectives are investigating and ask anyone with information to contact 410-222-6155 or the Tip Line at 410-222-4700.

Suspect: Black male, late teens, slim build

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