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Police Press Release for January 17, 2017

Southern District

Homicide (Update) - Annapolis

On January 2, 2017 at approximately 1:44 pm, officers responded to the 1800 block of Kimberwicke Place, Annapolis, Maryland for a call of shots heard in the area.  Responding officers arrived on scene and located an adult male victim suffering from apparent gunshot wound(s) lying outside of his residence.  The officers administered cardiopulmonary resuscitation until fire department personnel took over lifesaving procedures.  

The victim, identified as Terry Paul Crouse, a fifty-five year old male from the 1800 block of Kimberwicke Place, Annapolis, Maryland succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene.  Southern District patrol units secured the scene as homicide detectives and evidence technicians checked the area for items of evidentiary value.  Mr. Crouse’s remains were transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner located in Baltimore Maryland for an autopsy to be performed to determine the exact cause and manner of death. 

On Tuesday, January 3, 2017, the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner ruled Mr. Crouse’s cause of death as “gunshot wound(s) with the manner being homicide”.  The Anne Arundel County Police Recruit Class assisted in the investigation by conducting a large scale search of the crime scene.  Detectives continue to canvass the area and interview witnesses in an attempt to piece together the chain of events that led to the suspicious death of Mr. Crouse.  

This is a very fluid and active investigation where the Anne Arundel County Police are urging anyone with information to come forward by calling the Anne Arundel County Homicide Unit at 410-222-4731.  If people with information wish to remain anonymous they can also contact the Anne Arundel County Police Tip Line 410-222-4700 or Metro Crime Stoppers.

UPDATE:

Over the past two weeks, homicide detectives worked diligently and tirelessly in regards to the murder of Terry Crouse.  As a result of numerous interviews and the forensic examination of many pieces of evidence collected at the crime scene, homicide detectives were able to identify a suspect in the murder of Mr. Crouse.  The recovered evidence placed the below named suspect at the scene of the murder and identified him as being the alleged shooter. 

The suspect was identified as Calum Jeramiah Thomas, a nineteen year old male from the 10th block of Washington Drive, Annapolis, Maryland.  On Monday, January 16, 2017 Homicide detectives obtained an arrest warrant charging Calum Thomas with the following in regards to Mr. Crouse’s murder:  First Degree Murder, Second Degree Murder, First Degree Assault, Second Degree Assault, Handgun on a Person, Firearm Use in a Crime of Violence, Regulated Firearm Illegal Possession and Illegal Possession of Ammunition.  At approximately 8:00 p.m. on January 16, 2017, detectives located Calum Thomas in the 700 block of Bestgate Road, Annapolis, Maryland and took him into custody without incident.

Homicide detectives executed search warrants throughout the night and early morning hours collecting items of evidentiary value.  Investigation revealed this was not a random act of violence.  As the investigation continues, the Anne Arundel County Police Department urges anyone with information about the murder of Terry Crouse to contact the Anne Arundel County Homicide Unit at 410-222-4731.   If people with information wish to remain anonymous they are encouraged to contact the Anne Arundel County Police Tip Line 410-222-4700 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 866-7LOCKUP.

Arrested:        Calum Jeramiah Thomas, 19 yoa, 14 Washington Drive, Annapolis, MD

Charges:         First Degree Murder

                        First Degree Assault

                        Second Degree Assault

                        Handgun on a Person

                        Firearm Use in a Crime of Violence

                        Illegal Possession of Regulated Firearm

                        Illegal Possession of Ammunition

 

Eastern District

CDS PWID/SEARCH WARRANT - Pasadena

On January 16, 2017, detectives from the Northern District Tactical Narcotics Team and Tactical Patrol Unit executed a search and seizure warrant at the 3620 Robin Air Court in Pasadena. 

As a result of the investigation and search of the residence, a total of 244 grams of marijuana were recovered along with a .380 caliber pistol and $5,770.  Erik Jones, 19, of Pasadena was taken into custody and charged. 

Arrested:        Erik Wyatt Jones, 19 yoa, 3620 Robin Air Court, Pasadena, MD

Charges: 

Possession and possession with intent to distribute marijuana

 Distribution of marijuana

Drug trafficking with a firearm

Use of a firearm in the commission of a felony

Possession of a handgun under the age of 21

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