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Police Press Release August 24, 2017

Southern District

Fatal Crash - West River

On August 23, 2017 at approximately 20:57 p.m., officers responded to a vehicle crash involving a motorcycle on Muddy Creek Road (MD 468), just west of Chalk Point Road in West River. Investigation showed that a Jeep was traveling eastbound on Muddy Creek Road when a Harley Davidson motorcycle (traveling westbound on Muddy Creek Road) attempted to turn left into Swamp Circle Road directly in front of the Jeep.  As a result, the Jeep struck the motorcycle. The rider of the Harley Davidson was transported to Anne Arundel Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.  The driver of the Jeep was not injured. 

The preliminary cause of the crash is the Harley Davidson’s failure to yield on left turn.  Alcohol was also likely a contributing factor.  Toxicology results are pending an autopsy by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. The Traffic Safety Section is handing the investigation and any charges are pending review by the State’s Attorney.

Vehicle 1: 2001 Harley Davidson MC

Matthew Thomas Riggleman
Fatal Injuries
5974 5TH ST.
Deale, Maryland 20751

Vehicle 2: 2007 Jeep Wrangler TK

Jennifer Williams Reese
No Injuries
4926 Dogwood St.
Shady Side, Maryland 20764


Northern District

Abduction/Auto Theft (Arrest Update) Glen Burnie

On August 14, 2017, at approximately 5:21 p.m., officers responded for an abduction/stolen vehicle at the Royal Farms Store, located at 200 Oak Manor Road in Glen Burnie. When officers arrived, the adult female victim stated that a man had taken her vehicle, with her five year old child in the back seat.  Further, she stated that while standing next to her vehicle talking to a friend, the suspect approached her and asked her for spare change or a ride. The victim stated that she had no money and continued talking with her friend. The suspect then jumped into her vehicle and speed away.

While responding officers along with canine and police helicopter searched the area, it was learned that the child was recovered by Baltimore City Police in the 1100 block of N. Fetter Street when a citizen observed him walking on the sidewalk.  The child was unharmed from the incident and was reunited with his mother. The vehicle was later recovered in the area of 1500 North Fulton Avenue in Baltimore City and processed by evidence technicians. Northern District Detectives responded and took charge of the investigation.  There is no further information available at this time.

Suspect: Male, approximately six feet tall, skinny build, wearing a black and white baseball cap, a black shirt with the writing “Island Quizine” on the back, black and white Adidas style pants, and black and white shoes.

 If you have information about this incident, please contact the Northern District Detective Unit at 410-222-6135


Update – August 24, 2017

The investigation into this case resulted in tips from citizens identifying the male as Eric Dewayne Arnold.  Detectives applied for and received an arrest warrant charging Arnold with motor vehicle theft and abduction.  On August 23, 2017 at approximately 4:10 p.m., officers responded to the Target located at 2384 Brandermill Boulevard in Gambrills for a report of a panhandler in the parking lot.  Officers located a male who was soliciting money from customers.  The subject was identified as Eric Dewanye Arnold.  Arnold was arrested without incident.


Eric Dewayne Arnold

DOB: 06/22/1987

306 Mountain Ridge Ct. #J

Glen Burnie, MD 20601

Kidnap-Child Under 16
Motor Vehicle Theft
Theft: $10,000 to Under $100,000
Unauthorized Removal of Property
False Imprisonment

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