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Police Press Release 12/26/2017

Western District


Stabbing/Shooting                                                                                                     Odenton


On December 25, 2017 at approximately 4:53 p.m., officers responded to the 300 block of Eagle Landing Court in Odenton for the report of a shooting. Upon arrival officers found a 17 year old female suffering from a gunshot wound to the leg. The investigation revealed that the female had gotten into a physical altercation with her ex-boyfriend’s new girlfriend. During the altercation, the juvenile stabbed the new girlfriend. The ex-boyfriend then, produced a handgun and fired one shot at the 17 year old striking her in the leg.


The male and the female victim fled from the scene and later arrived at Laurel Regional Hospital to seek treatment for the female’s stab wound to her back. She was admitted and treated for the non-life threatening injury. The male was placed under arrest at the hospital and transported to Western District where he was charged with attempted murder, 1st and 2nd degree assault, and firearm related charges.


The 17 year old female was transported to Shock Trauma where she was treated and released for the non-life-threatening injury to her leg.. She was placed under arrest and transported to Western District, where she was charged with attempted murder, 1st and 2nd degree assault, and other related charges.




1)      17 year old female

Odenton, Maryland 21113


2)      John Sebastian Lopez

DOB 12/21/97

7621 Quicksilver Court

Bowie, Maryland 20720


Southern District


Vehicle Crash (Update)                                                                                  Churchton


On December 24th, 2017 at 5:31 p.m. officers responded to a report of a crash involving three vehicles on Deale Churchton Road near Franklin Manor Road in Churchton.


Initial investigation found that Vehicle #1 was northbound on Deale Churchton Rd at a high rate of speed when it drifted across the centerline and sideswiped vehicle #2 before striking vehicle #3 head on in the southbound lane. 


The primary cause of this collision is the driver failing to remain right of center.  Alcohol, speed and wet roadway conditions are suspected to be contributing factors. The Traffic Safety Section is handing the investigation and charges, if any, will be after review by the State’s Attorney.



In the early morning hours of December 25, 2017, Jean Elizabeth Dieux died as a result of her injuries. The at fault driver, James Houle is now expected to survive.




Vehicle #1                   2006 Volk Golf GTI               


James Wilfred Houle   29yoa  Shock Trauma –  (Upgraded to expected to survive)
2721 Courtney School Rd      

Midland VA 22728


VEHICLE #2                2016 Lincoln Navigator


Brian Jay Heller                       39yoa              AAMC- Minor Injuries - AAMC
5993 Deale Beach Rd              

Deale, MD   20751



Front Passenger

Richard Waring Mccann Jr      35yoa              Minor Injuries – Refused Treatment

5604 Vancouver Ct                

Churchton, MD            20733


Rear Passenger                                                                      

Victoria Lee Mccann               34yoa              Minor Injuries – Refused Treatment
5604 Vancouver Ct

Churchton, MD   20733



VEHICLE #3               2004 Ford F-150 PU   


Michael James Bernhardt         62yoa              AAMC - Minor Injuries

1199 Bay View Ave

Shady Side, MD   20764 


Front Passenger

Gracon Cooper                                    7yoa                DC MedStar  - Minor Injuries

1199 Bay View Ave

Shady Side, MD 20764


Front Passenger                       

Kelly Dieux                             40yoa              AAMC- Minor Injuries

1199 Bay View Ave

Shady Side, MD 20764


Rear Passenger          

Julie Ann Dieux                       62yoa              PG Trauma – Minor Injuries

1199 Bay View Ave

Shady Side, MD 20764


Rear Passenger                                                                      

Jean Elizabeth Dieux               87yoa              DC MedStar – (Died from her injuries on 12/25/17)
16000 Sycamore Ln

Rockville, MD 20853


Rear Passenger                                                                      

Ann Whittaker Burger              85yoa              PG Trauma – Serious Injuries

1199 Bay View Ave

Shady Side, MD 20764

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