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Police Press Release February 5, 2018 (Update)

Eastern District

Serious Injury Pedestrian Crash - Pasadena (Update)

On February 4, 2018 at approximately 6:56 p.m., an officer on patrol operating a marked police vehicle struck a pedestrian crossing the roadway on Ft. Smallwood Road near Elizabeths Landing Way in Pasadena. A witness driving northbound reported just missing the pedestrian apparently trying to cross the roadway just before he saw the southbound police car strike the pedestrian. The pedestrian was taken to Shock Trauma in Baltimore with critical injuries. As of February 7, 2018 he remains in stable condition. The officer driving the car was taken to
BWMC with minor injuries and released.

The primary cause of the crash was the pedestrian’s failure to yield to vehicular traffic when crossing the roadway outside of a crosswalk or intersection.  Neither speed nor alcohol is believed to be contributing factors.  The officer is a five year veteran with the police department. The Traffic Safety Section is handing the investigation.

Vehicle:           2015 Ford Taurus


Officer Beavers                       Assignment: Bureau of Patrol (Eastern District)

204 Pasadena Road                Pasadena         MD      21122


Anne Arundel County Maryland

8435 Maxwell Frye Road       Millersville MD 21108

Kenneth Scott White DOB: 11/12/17 stable condition - Shock Trauma
8200 block Beach Road, Clearwater Beach, MD 21226  


Fatal Accident  -  Pasadena

On February 2, 2018 at approximately 7:59 p.m. officers responded to a single vehicle accident on Pinehurst Road near Oakdale Road in Pasadena. Initial investigation found that the vehicle was northbound on Pinehurst Road at a high rate of speed when the driver lost control, left the roadway, and struck a tree. All three occupants were transported to Shock Trauma in Baltimore. The driver and front passenger suffered non-life threatening injuries, the rear passenger died as a result of her injuries while being treated at Shock Trauma.   

The primary cause of this collision is excessive speed while alcohol is suspected to be a contributing factor. The Traffic Safety Section is handing the investigation and charges, if any, will be after review by the State’s Attorney. 

Vehicle:           2013 Honda Civic


Emily C. Teare            DOB: 11-21-96           Non-life threatening - Shock Trauma

1800 block Wharf Creek Ct                            Pasadena                      MD   21122

Front Pass:                                                                              

Sara P. Marquardt       DOB: 07-25-94           Non-life threatening – Shock Trauma

900 block Forest Terrace                                 Annapolis                     MD   21409

Rear Pass:                                                                             

Hannah L. Dilda         DOB: 04-06-96           Fatal Injuries – Shock Trauma

8400 block Bussenius Road                            Pasadena                      MD   21122


Western District

Fatal Accident - Crofton

On February 5, 2018 at approximately 2:01 a.m., officers responded for a pedestrian struck on southbound Crain Highway (MD-3) at Transportation Boulevard (just south of MD-424) in Crofton. Initial investigation found that a vehicle was traveling southbound on MD-3 when a pedestrian tried crossing the roadway and was struck by the vehicle.  The pedestrian was declared dead at the scene by fire department personnel.  The driver of the vehicle was not injured. 

The preliminary cause of the crash was the pedestrian’s failure to yield to vehicular traffic when crossing the roadway outside of a crosswalk or intersection.  Neither speed nor alcohol is believed to be contributing factors.  The Traffic Safety Section is handing the investigation.

Vehicle:           2013 Toyota Yaris                                                                                                            


Rebecca A. Arden                  DOB: 09/09/1989       No Injuries

120 block Heatherwood Road                                                Haverton         PA       19083


Jesse Brent Ezzell                   DOB: 12/26/1986       Fatal injuries

100 block Parkway                                                     Greenbelt        MD      20770


Carjacking - Laurel             

On February 4, 2018 at approximately 3:48 a.m., officers responded to a carjacking at the Garden Inn located at 3400 Rt. 198 in Laurel. The adult male victim reported that while sitting in the passenger seat of his Hyundai Alantra, the suspect entered the driver’s side of his vehicle, struck him in the head, and pushed him out of the car. The suspect then drove away in his vehicle.

The victim was treated at the scene for a small cut above his eye and an abrasion to his lower back but refused further medical attention. Several officers canvassed the area but were unable to locate the suspect or vehicle.

Suspect: Black male, medium build with a goatee, wearing all dark clothing

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