Police Press Release August 23, 2017
Citizen Robbery -Glen Burnie
On August 22, 2017 at approximately 8:53 p.m., officers responded to 600 block of Crain Hwy. N., in Glen Burnie for a citizen robbery. The adult male victim stated that while he was riding his bike on Crain Highway, the suspect knocked him off his bike, held him on the ground, and took his wallet. The suspect then fled the area on foot. Several officers canvassed the area but were unable to locate the suspect. The victim was uninjured.
Suspect: Hispanic Male, mid 30's, 5'8, medium build, wearing a dark tee shirt with "Vans" on the back, jeans and black shoes.
Fatal Crash - 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
Sha’nika Shantrice Miller
6455 Colonial Knolls, Glen Burnie, Maryland 21061
Vehicle #2: 2008 Chevy
Stephen John Kotchen Jr 07/23/1960 SERIOUS injuries Shock Trauma
8 12th Avenue Brooklyn Park Maryland 21225
Helen Marguerite Kotchen 10/15/1926 FATAL injuries - OCME
8 12th Avenue Brooklyn Park Maryland 21225
Indecent Exposure - Severna Park
On August 12, 2017 at approximately 1:45 p.m., officers responded to the area of the B&A Trail near Jumpers Hole Road for an indecent exposure. The adult female victim reported she had a conversation with a male near the trail. As they were speaking the male exposed his penis to her. The male suspect then fled the area on foot. Officers and park rangers canvassed the area but were unable to locate the suspect.
On August 18, 2017 at approximately 12:00 p.m., officers responded to the area of the B&A Trail near Jumpers Hole Road for an indecent exposure. An adult female bicyclist stated as she passed a male on the trail he exposed his penis to her. The victim was able to retrieve her cell phone and capture an image of the suspect. An officer saw the photograph and was able to positively identify the suspect.
Detectives responded to the suspect’s address and he was arrested without incident. The suspect was charged on juvenile citations with two counts of indecent exposure and released to his parents.
Suspect: 17 years old male from Pasadena, Maryland
Commercial Robbery Arrest- Pasadena
On August 22, 2017 at approximately 8:58 a.m., officers responded to an armed robbery at the John’s General Store located at 812 Duvall Highway in Pasadena. The employee stated that the suspect entered the business with his face covered, displayed a handgun and demanded currency. A citizen in the store at the time of the robbery was also robbed of his lottery tickets.
Numerous officers and detectives, as well as a canine unit and aviation canvassed the area. A suspect was located nearby, along with property taken from the business. The suspect was arrested and charged with the robbery of the business and the citizen.
Anyone with additional information on this incident is asked to contact the Commercial Robbery Unit at 410-222-4720.
1) Joseph Robert Mitchell Willis
3 Guy Ave.
Severna Park, MD 21146
Critical Injury Crash (UPDATE) Pasadena
On August 20, 2017 at approximately 9:07a.m., officers responded to a single vehicle crash into a pole on North Shore Road at Mountain Road in Pasadena. Investigation showed that a Chevy truck was traveling outbound on North Shore Road when it left the right roadway and struck a utility pole just before Mountain Road. The driver was in critical condition and was taken to Baltimore Washington Medical Center.
The preliminary cause of the crash was the driver’s failure to remain in a single lane. Neither speed nor alcohol/drug use is believed to be a factor. Based on witness statements, a medical event may have incapacitated the driver prior to the crash. The Traffic Safety Section is handing the investigation.
Vehicle #1 1993 Chevrolet Pickup Truck
David Aaron Netzer 03-28-58 (Fatal injuries)
8470 Bussenius Road Pasadena Maryland 21122
Michael D. Williams 03-14-66 No Injuries
34 Luke Drive Pasadena Maryland 21122
UPDATE: On August 21, 2017 the Anne Arundel County Police Department was notified by medical staff at Shock Trauma that Mr. Netzer had died. At this time it appears that his death was due to a medical incident.