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Police Press Release for March 21, 2016

Missing person investigation in Baltimore County leads to a murder investigation and arrest in Anne Arundel County 

Mark Hatmaker, of the 3100 block of Freeway 21227 was last seen on November 24, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. when he left home to meet someone. Relatives reported him missing to Baltimore County Police two days later when they could not get in touch with him.  Baltimore County investigators subsequently learned that on November 24, 2015, Hatmaker met with 50-year-old Richard Wayne Brooks at the Empire Towers in the 7300 block of Richie Highway 21061. Brooks had a motor-home that had been located close to the location of their meeting but was moved around November 26.

Investigators also learned that Brooks got someone to rent a U-Haul truck for him around the time of Brook’s meeting with Hatmaker. They located the truck and when they examined it, they found that there had been human blood in the truck that someone had cleaned up. Blood samples from the truck were matched to Hatmaker.

Investigators were able to locate Brooks’ motor-home and found a large amount of suspected human blood and pieces of suspected human tissue inside. Testing later revealed that the blood belonged to Hatmaker.  Detectives from the Anne Arundel County Police Department obtained an arrest warrant for Richard Wayne Brooks charging him with second-degree murder. He is being held without bail on those charges. Mark Hatmaker’s body was never found.

Mark Hatmaker is described as 50-year-old white male, approximately 5’11” and 245 pounds, bald, and wears glasses. 

The homicide remains under joint investigation by the Anne Arundel County Police Department and the Baltimore County Police Department. Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call police at 410-887-3943.

Pedestrian Struck Brooklyn Park

On March 21, 2016 at approximately 8:11 a.m., officers responded to a crash involving a pedestrian and a dump truck.  Witnesses reported the dump truck was northbound on Ritchie Hwy. at Townsend Avenue when a pedestrian, who was standing on the median, suddenly ran into the path of the dump truck.

The pedestrian suffered severe head trauma and was transported to Harbor Hospital, then to Maryland Shock Trauma.  The driver of the dump truck was not injured.  The preliminary cause of the crash appears to be pedestrian error. Speed and alcohol do not appear to be a factor on the part of the dump truck driver in this crash.

The pedestrian is currently at Maryland Shock Trauma in serious/critical condition.  The Traffic Safety is handling the investigation.

2000 Peterbuilt Dump Truck, red/silver

Theran Spencer Gaither
DOB: 11/03/70 (45yoa)
436 Queenstown Rd
Severn, MD 21144

Gerald Lee Testerman
DOB: 10/20/83 (32yoa)
4004 5th St
Baltimore, MD 21225    



Theft from Auto Arrest - Glen Burnie

On March 21, 2016 at approximately 4:33 a.m., officers responded to the area of Summer Wind Way in Glen Burnie for a report of theft from autos in progress.  Upon arrival, officers approached the area on foot in an attempt to catch the suspects in the act.  As the officers got near the suspects, the suspects ran to a vehicle and fled the scene.  The officers were able to run back to their vehicles in time and attempted to stop the suspect vehicle.  

When the vehicle stopped a short distance away, one suspect fled on foot and another was taken into custody without incident.  A perimeter was set up for the outstanding suspect with negative results.  Stolen items (GPS, cell phones, etc.) and burglary tools were located within the vehicle.  The suspect was transported to Eastern District for processing.  

Suspect and Charges:   

1) Curtis Lee Dorsey, DOB: 01/28/1969, 1158 Bay Highlands Drive, Annapolis, Maryland  
-Rogue & Vagabond
-Possession of Burglary tools

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