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Police Press Release for February 24, 2016




Suicide                                                                                                                        Pasadena


On February 20th 2016 at approximately 2:47 a.m., officers responded to the report of a single vehicle crash on Ft Smallwood Rd near Russell Ave in Pasadena.  Investigation revealed that a Chevrolet pickup was eastbound on Ft Smallwood Rd when it drifted off the right side of the roadway and struck a tree.  The driver was pronounced dead at the scene and taken to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore for autopsy.  


There were no witnesses to the crash and it first appeared the driver may have fallen asleep.  The Medical Examiner’s autopsy found a single self-inflicted gunshot wound in the driver’s head.  There was also a small revolver found in the truck with one spent round and as a result, the Medical Examiner has ruled the cause of death a suicide, not a fatal crash.


Traffic Safety has consulted with the Homicide unit and closed the case as a suicide.




1990 Chevy pickup, blue




Thomas Wayne Bello 27 years old from the 3600 Block of Chadwick Court in Pasadena













CDS Violation                                                                                                           Hanover


On February 22, 2016, the Western District Tactical Patrol Unit (TPU) Detectives were conducting surveillance of the Homewood Suites Hotel, 7491 New Ridge Road in Hanover.  Detectives were in that area due to multiple complaints of loitering and drug dealing from the hotel. 

During surveillance, detectives observed a vehicle matching the description of the reported drug dealer enter the hotel’s parking lot.  Detectives observed the suspected drug dealer pull next to another vehicle that was waiting in the hotel’s parking lot.  Detectives checked the approached the vehicle, and interrupted the operator who they believe was about to sell heroin to a male inside the other vehicle. The subject was taken into custody without incident.  From the suspect, detectives seized 58 baggies of heroin (29.9 grams, street value $3,588) and $1,855 of US Currency.


Suspect and Charges:

Dominic Raphael Barnes 

21 years old

8500 block of Imperial Drive.

Laurel, Maryland 20708

-CDS: Distribution heroin

-CDS: Possession with intent to distribute heroin

-Possession of CDS heroin

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