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Police Press Release 8/28/2017

Northern District

 

Citizen Robbery                                                                                            Glen Burnie  

 

On August 26, 2017 at approximately 7:45 p.m., officers responded to the 7200 block of Baltimore Annapolis Blvd for a robbery of a citizen. The adult male victim, a local food delivery driver, stated he made a delivery and was walking back to his vehicle when the suspect approached him, implied a weapon, and demanded money. The victim complied and the suspect fled the scene. The victim was not injured. Numerous officers including a police helicopter and canine searched the area but the suspect could not be located.

 

Suspect: Black male approximately 5'10, 160lbs wearing a black t-shirt and blue jeans

 

 

Western District

 

Carjacking                                                                                                                             Severn

 

On August 26, 2017 at approximately 12:27 p.m., officers responded to a residence in the 1800 block of LaSalle Place in Severn for the report of a carjacking. Upon arrival, officers interviewed the adult female victim who reported that she was seated in the driver’s seat of her vehicle when she was approached by a teenaged male. The male displayed a handgun and demanded the victim’s vehicle. The vehicle was turned over to the suspect at which time he fled the area. Numerous officers including a police helicopter and canine searched the area but the suspect could not be located. Detectives from the Western District Detective Unit also responded and are continuing the investigation. The victim was not injured during this incident. 

 

Suspect: Black approximately 17 years old, medium complexion, 5’7” to 5’8” 130 to 145 pounds thin build wearing a black shirt, black shorts, black shoes

 

Eastern District

 

Commercial Robbery                                                                                               Pasadena       

 

On August 25, 2017 at approximately 11:40 a.m., officers responded to Pace Pharmacy located at 8039 Ritchie Highway in Pasadena for a robbery. Employees stated the two suspects entered the store, displayed a handgun, and demanded medication and money. The employees complied and the suspects fled from the store. Numerous officers including a police helicopter and canine searched the area but the suspect could not be located.

 

Suspects: Two black males, mid 20’s, wearing jeans and masks

 

 

Commercial Robbery                                                                                               Pasadena       

 

On August 25, 2017 at approximately 11:52 a.m., officers responded to Pasadena Pharmacy located at 2932 Mountain Road in Pasadena for a robbery. Employees stated the two suspects entered the store, displayed a handgun, and demanded medication and money. The employees complied and the suspects fled from the store. Numerous officers including a police helicopter and canine searched the area but the suspect could not be located.

 

Suspects: Two black males, mid 20’s, wearing jeans and masks

 

**CID Robbery detectives are investigating both these cases as they are related. No further information available at this time**

 

 

 

Traffic Safety Section

 

Fatal Crash (UPDATE)                                                                               Brooklyn Park

 

On August 22, 2017 at 8:48 p.m., officers from the Northern District Tactical Patrol Unit (TPU) were working in the Brooklyn Park area of Anne Arundel County. At approximately 8:48 p.m., they observed a black Acura traveling on 4th Street when it failed to stop for the stop sign at 4th Street and Edison Street. The vehicle then continued on Edison Street traveling above the posted speed limit. Officers attempted to stop the vehicle at Edison Street and 2nd Street at which time the driver of the Acura accelerated to a high rate of speed, failing to yield to the officer’s lights and siren. 

 

Officers lost sight of the Acura as it crossed over Ritchie Highway and continued to accelerate south onto Morgan Road.   As officers approached the area of Morgan Road and 15th Avenue they observed the Acura had been involved in a collision with another vehicle. They also observed the driver exit the Acura and flee the accident scene on foot. Several officers including canine and police aviation unit canvassed the area but were unable to locate the driver.

 

 

 

 

The initial investigation found the Acura crossed the double yellow center line to pass another vehicle and struck a Chevy Cobalt which was attempting to turn right from 16th Avenue onto Morgan Road. The driver and passenger of the Cobalt were transported to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma with serious injuries. The female passenger of the Cobalt later died as a result of her injuries and was transported to the Medical Examiner in Baltimore for autopsy. The driver remains in serious condition.  

 

Recovered from the Acura was approximately 15.89 grams of suspected crack cocaine and $750.00 in currency. This is still very active incident being investigated by the Traffic Safety Section. Investigators are still attempting to identify the driver of the Acura. If anyone has information regarding this incident please contact the Traffic Safety Section 410-222-8755.

 

 

Vehicle #1:      2016 Acura TLX                                                        

 

Driver:

Unknown

Owner:

Sha’nika Shantrice Miller

6455 Colonial Knolls              Glen Burnie                 Maryland 21061

 

Vehicle #2:      2008 Chevy Cobalt                                                    

 

Driver

Stephen John Kotchen Jr        07/23/1960                  SERIOUS injuries Shock Trauma

8 12th Avenue                          Brooklyn Park             Maryland         21225

Passenger

Helen Marguerite Kotchen     10/15/1926                  FATAL injuries - OCME

8 12th Avenue                          Brooklyn Park             Maryland         21225

 

 

 

 

UPDATE:

 

During this investigation the suspect driving the Acura was identified as thirty six year old Maurice Purnell. On Friday, August 25, 2017, members of the Northern District Tactical Patrol Unit (TPU) located and arrested Dorsey without incident.  Dorsey was transported to Northern District Station where investigators from the Traffic Safety Section charged him accordingly.

 

Suspect:

 

1)      Maurice Purnell Dorsey

DOB: 01/29/81

8062 Solley Road

Glen Burnie, Maryland 21060

-Grossly Negligent Manslaughter

-Criminally Negligent Manslaughter

-Possession with Intent to Distribute CDS

-Second Degree Assault

 

 

 

Commercial Motor Vehicle Enforcement

 

 

Anne Arundel County Police Chief Altomare recently increased Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV) enforcement in an effort to reduce the number of motor vehicle crashes involving commercial vehicles in Anne Arundel County.  To support this directive, on August 25, 2017, a team of CMV Inspectors from the Police Traffic Safety Section were stationed in the Mt. Zion Marlboro Rd. and Sands Rd. area of the county.

 

A total of nine commercial vehicles were inspected. One of the nine inspections was on a Hazardous Materials hauler.  The inspections resulted in 11 violations being detected and reported to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.  The inspections resulted in 1 driver and 1 vehicle being placed “out of service” for commercial vehicle violations. This enforcement effort supports the Towards Zero Deaths Campaign of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Maryland Highway Safety Office (MHSO) and hopes to reduce the instances of crashes involving these vehicles.

 

            There will be additional enforcement waves conducted during rush hours throughout the county focused on aggressive/distracted driving and commercial vehicle enforcement utilizing allied agencies, covert vehicles and police motorcycles.  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.  

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