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Police Press Release October 30, 2017

Criminal Investigation Division


Recovered Human Remains                                                                                   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 are that of a young adult male with evidence of trauma and the manner of death being homicide.  The Anne Arundel County Police Department is working with the OCME and neighboring jurisdictions in an attempt to positively identify the remains. 


            Over the last several weeks the Anne Arundel County Homicide Unit has been working on getting the recovered remains from the wooded area of Open View Lane positively identified.  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.  Neris Bonilla-Palacios went missing from his residence on Saturday, August 5, 2017 and was reported missing to the Annapolis Police Department on August 7, 2017.


Since the discovery of the remains homicide detectives have been working with the OCME and States Attorney’s Office in regards to the trauma received by the victim and the ruling of homicide.  Evidence leads homicide detectives to believe that he was murdered around the time of his disappearance.  Homicide detectives are confident that this is a gang related targeted crime and not a random act of violence. 




These are very fluid and active investigation where the Anne Arundel County Police is urging anyone with information to come forward by calling the Anne Arundel County Homicide Unit at 410-222-4731.  Anyone wishing to remain anonymous can also contact the Anne Arundel County Police Tip Line 410-222-4700 or Metro Crime Stoppers.




Northern District


Commercial Robbery                                                                                   Brooklyn Park


On October 29, 2017 at 2:30 p.m., officers responded for a commercial robbery at the 7-Eleven store located at 4000 Ritchie Highway in Brooklyn Park. A store employee stated the suspect entered the store, displayed a handgun and demanded money. The employee complied and the suspects fled from the store. Officers searched the area however were unable to locate the suspect.  No injuries were reported as a result of this incident.




1)      Black, male, mid 30s thin build, wearing dark sweatshirt and blue jeans




Eastern District


Pedestrian Struck                                                                                                      Pasadena


On October 29, 2017 at 7:43 pm officers responded for two pedestrian struck at Mountain Road near Sagamore Way in Pasadena. Initial investigation found that a Chevrolet Spark was traveling eastbound on Mountain Road when two pedestrian attempted to run across Mountain Road. As a result, the pedestrians ran into the path of the vehicle and were struck.  One pedestrian was transported to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma with critical injuries. The other suffered minor injuries, and the driver of the Chevrolet was uninjured.  Alcohol consumption by the pedestrians is believed to be contributing factor.  The Traffic Safety Section is handing the investigation and charges, if any, will be after review by the State’s Attorney. 



Vehicle #1:      2014 Chevrolet Spark                                                




Joan Anita Weller                   08/23/1943      Uninjured

213 Hickory Point Road             Pasadena                       Maryland   21122





Cody James Wallace   09/12/1991      Critical injuries - Shock Trauma

8031 Green Forest Drive          Pasadena                      Maryland   21122 


Howie Malek  07/14/98          Minor injuries – Shock Trauma

7970 Catherine Avenue          Pasadena                     Maryland 21122




Western District


Commercial Robbery                                                                                               Laurel


On October 29, 2017 at approximately 4:00 a.m., officers responded for a robbery at the 7-Eleven store located at 3393 Laurel Fort Meade Road in Laurel. A store employee stated that the suspect entered the store, implied he had a weapon, and demanded cash. The employee complied and the suspect fled from the store in an unknown direction. Officers searched the area however were unable to locate the suspect.




1)      Black, male, 6’2”, medium build, 35-40 years old, goatee and mustache, light colored hooded sweatshirt, dark pants





Pedestrian Struck (UPDATE)                                                                                             Severn


On October 28, 2017 at approximately 2:10 a.m. officers responded to a report of a pedestrian struck in the 7900 block of WB&A Road near Thompson Rd in Severn.  Witnesses reported that the pedestrian had left a ‘house party’ in the 7800 block of WB&A Rd and was walking southbound in the northbound lane with a group of people.  The suspect vehicle, believed to be occupied by attendees of the same party, was driving northbound at a high rate of speed and struck the victim who was apparently unable to get out of the vehicle’s path.


The pedestrian was taken to Shock Trauma in Baltimore with critical, life threatening injuries. As of 10:00 a.m. on today’s date October 30, 2017 she remains in critical condition.   The driver and vehicle did not remain at the scene.  The primary cause of the crash is still under investigation by the Traffic Safety Section. 



Anyone with information about the incident or a possible vehicle is asked to call 410-222-8573 or 8082.



Vehicle            Silver vehicle with broken headlight assembly (clear portion) and windshield damage.  Should also have tinted windows.









W/F       (17yoa) critical injuries – Shock Trauma

From the Brooklyn Park Area of Anne Arundel County      





Handgun Violation                                                                                                    Severn


On October 27, 2017 at approximately 4:24 p.m., an officer was patrolling the area of Pioneer Drive and Reece Road when he observed an individual that matched the description of a suspect from a citizen robbery that occurred on October 26, 2017 in the same area. The officer then observed the individual cross Reece Road in heavy traffic without using the crosswalk.


The officer eventually made contact with the individual as he was cutting through the side parking lot of Van Bokkelen Elementary School. After making contact, the individual became irate and uncooperative. As the officer attempted to place the individual under arrest, the individual began to resist but was taken into custody. 



A search of the individual revealed a loaded semi-automatic handgun in his jacket pocket and a knife in his pants pocket. It was also discovered that he had several open warrants in Anne Arundel County, Baltimore County, and through the Maryland Transit Administration. Further investigation also determined that he is prohibited from possessing firearms and/or ammunition.




1)      Lewis Hamlin Jr

DOB 07/21/1995   

2949 Parham Ct

Severn, Maryland 21144

-Unsafe crossing in path of vehicle


-Handgun on person

-Illegal possession of firearm

-Weapon on school property

-Trespassing school property

-Served warrants




National Prescription Drug Take-Back Initiative Results


The Anne Arundel County Police Department would like to thank all of the citizens who participated in a very successful Prescription Drug Take Back initiative. The event was held on Saturday, October 28, 2017 and was sponsored by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and the Anne Arundel County Police Department.  


Several hundred bottles of expired and unused medications were collected.  Collection sites were established at each of the county’s four police districts and police headquarters.  Approximately 231 pounds of various prescription medications were collected. These medications were turned over to the DEA for proper disposal.  Each collection site was staffed with a representative from the Police Department as well as a DEA investigator to answer any questions or concerns about medications getting into to the wrong hands and the abuse of prescribed medication.  Citizens were informed of the harm caused by flushing the unused medication down the toilet and how it affects the water, septic systems, the environment and overall public safety.   


This event was held on a national level and the Anne Arundel County Police Department was proud to assist the Drug Enforcement Administration and the local community in this program.  Citizens are reminded that there are drop boxes for unused medication in the lobby of each of the four police districts.  These drop boxes are available to the public 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  Police Headquarters also has a drop box in the lobby available Monday – Friday from 8:00am to 4:00pm.  The boxes are provided so that unused medications can be disposed of in a safe manner.

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