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Police Press Release 1/1/2018

Western District


Shooting                                                                                                                     Severn


On January 1, 2018, at approximately 1:01 a.m., officers responded to a shooting at 7814 Bastille Road in Severn.  Upon arrival, officers found there was a large party at the address and located an adult male victim with a gunshot wound to his back. He was transported to shock trauma and treated for non-life threatening injuries. While investigating the incident, officers learned of a second victim, a 17 year old male who left prior to police arrival. That victim was shot in the arm and driven to St Agnes Hospital by a friend where he was treated for his non-life threatening injury.    


            Detectives are investigating and currently attempting to identify the suspect(s) and motive for the incident. Updates will provide when they are available. Anyone with information is asked to call the Western District Detective Unit at 410-222-6155.



Northern District


Commercial Robbery                                                                                               Baltimore


     On December 29, 2017 at approximately 9:22 p.m., officers responded to the Village Liquor Store located at 720 Church Street in Baltimore for a robbery. A store employee stated the suspect entered the store, displayed a handgun, and demanded money. The clerk complied and the suspect fled the store on foot. Several officers, to include police canine responded and canvassed the area but the suspect was not located. There were no injuries.  


Suspect: Black male wearing red hoodie, blue jeans


Eastern District


Injured Officer/DWI                                                                                                Pasadena


On December 31, 2017 at approximately 7:43 p.m., a lookout was broadcast for a possible intoxicated driver on Mountain Road traveling towards Edwin Raynor Blvd.  Officers located the vehicle traveling on Mountain Road and conducted a traffic stop in the parking lot of the Rite Aid located at 3400 Mountain Road in Pasadena. During the stop, officers made contact with the female driver and observed that she smelled of alcohol and appeared to be intoxicated. When officers asked her to exit her vehicle, she quickly placed the vehicle in drive and accelerated out of the parking lot onto Edwin Raynor Blvd.  


Officers pursued the vehicle for a short distance to the 8300 block of Country Grove, which is a dead end street.  The driver then turned her vehicle and intentionally rammed a marked Anne Arundel County police vehicle as the officer was attempting to exit his vehicle. This caused the officer’s door to strike him causing injuries to his face, and mouth.  The suspect vehicle continued onto Edwin Raynor Blvd being pursued by officers. Due to the suspect vehicles inoperability, it came to a stop in the area of Jumpers Hole Road at Obrecht Road where the driver was arrested without further incident.


The injured officer, a 23 year veteran of the department was transported to BWMC with non-life threatening injuries where he was treated and released.  The vehicle operator was charged with first degree assault, second degree assault on a police officer, reckless endangerment, DUI, and numerous traffic related offenses.




1)       Christina Brooke Hall

DOB: 02/01/84

225 Margate Drive

Glen Burnie, Maryland



Commercial Burglary                                                                                               Pasadena


On December 30, 2017 at approximately 10:50 p.m. officers received a call for a commercial burglary at Smith & Company HVAC located at 2406 Mountain Road in Pasadena. The owner advised he was watching the two suspects breaking in his business, from his security camera system (he was not at the business). Prior to officers arriving, the suspects fled in a black Chevrolet truck after taking various pieces of HVAC metal from the business. Several officers canvassed the area and located the vehicle traveling on Outing Avenue. A traffic stop was conducted and property of Smith & Company HVAC was located in the back of the vehicle. Both the driver and passenger were arrested.




1)      David Leon Brooks

DOB: 11/01/67

201 Cherry Lane

Glen Burnie, Maryland

2)      Karl Lawrence Johnson

DOB: 02/07/78

46 Hill Road

Severna Park, Maryland



Criminal Investigation Division


Multiple Armed Robberies / Attempts (Arrest Update)                Linthicum / Glen Burnie

From December 14, 2017 to December 17, 2017, officers responded to five commercial armed robberies / attempts in the Glen Burnie and Linthicum Heights areas.  Please see update below.


1-      Attempted Robbery                                                                          Linthicum Heights


On December 14, 2017 at approximately 9:30 p.m. officers responded to the BP Gas Station located at 6830 Baltimore Annapolis Blvd in Linthicum Heights.



2-      Commercial Robbery                                                                        Linthicum Heights                

On December 14, 2017 at approximately 10:20 p.m. Exxon located at723 Nursery Road in Linthicum Heights.



3-      Commercial Robbery                                                                                   Glen Burnie


On December 16, 2017 at approximately 4:00 a.m., Royal Farms located at 200 Oakwood Road in Glen Burnie.



4-      Commercial Robbery                                                                                   Glen Burnie


On December 17, 2017 at approximately 8:00 p.m., Rite Aid located at 7967 Baltimore Annapolis Boulevard in Glen Burnie.



5-      Commercial Robbery                                                                                   Glen Burnie


On December 17, 2017 at approximately 11:45 p.m., Shell/Dash Inn located at 6616 Ritchie Highway in Glen Burnie.


Update (12/29/17)

As a result of the investigation into the above incidents, the suspects involved in these robberies were identified as Jimmy Joseph Samuel Lane and Bena Mel-Lasse Forrester. Lane was located by Detectives and taken into custody on December 20, 2017. Forrester is still wanted and has an active arrest warrant in reference to these robberies. Anyone with information on Forrester is asked to contact the Commercial Robbery Unit at 410-222 4720.


Update (01/01/17)

On December 30, 2017, the second suspect Bena Forrester turned himself in at Northern District Police Station.




1)      Bena Mel-Lasse Forrester

DOB: 7-28-1983

      Fixed Address

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