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Police Press Release for March 29, 2017

Criminal Investigation Division Major Crimes Section

Homicide  - Glen Burnie

On Tuesday, March 29, 2017 at approximately 12:26 a.m., officers responded to Medstar Harbor Hospital located at 3001 South Hanover Street in Baltimore for an injured subject.  The injured person was identified as Aaron Jamal Skipwith, a twenty-six year old male from the 200 block of Bethel Street in Baltimore. It was learned that Mr. Skipwith had been driven to the hospital by associates with life threatening injuries he received during an altercation at a bar in Anne Arundel County.  While being treated at the hospital, Mr. Skipwith succumbed to his injuries.  

Anne Arundel County Homicide Detectives were called and began their investigation.  Detectives determined that Mr. Skipwith had been at the Sidelines Sports Bar and Grill located in the 100 block of Chesapeake Center Court in Glen Burnie earlier that night.  Upon leaving the bar, an altercation occurred near the parking lot during which Mr. Skipwith received trauma to the upper body.  Associates of the Mr. Skipwith then transported him to the hospital.

Mr. Skipwith’s remains have been transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner located in Baltimore Maryland where an autopsy will be performed to determine the exact cause and manner of his death. 

As the investigation continues the Anne Arundel County Police Department urges anyone with information on the murder of Aaron Skipwith to contact the Anne Arundel County Homicide Unit at 410-222-4731.   Anyone with information that wishes to remain anonymous can also contact the Anne Arundel County Police Tip Line 410-222-4700 or Metro Crime Stoppers.


Criminal Investigation Division  Robbery Unit

Commercial Robbery (Update/Arrests)  - Hanover                                                                                                                                                       

On Thursday November 17, 2016 at approximately 10:41 am officers responded to the Timbuktu Restaurant located at 1726 Dorsey Rd. Hanover, MD 21076 for a report of a robbery that had just occurred.  It was discovered that two suspects, each armed with a handgun, entered the business and demanded money from employees.  An unknown amount of US currency was taken and the suspects fled the scene. The suspects ran out on the business on foot and were last seen running towards Route 100. 

Several officers to include Anne Arundel County K9, Anne Arundel County Aviation, and Anne Arundel County Criminal Investigations Division responded checking the area with negative results for the suspects. The female victim was struck by one of the suspects and received a minor injury. She was transported by Anne Arundel County Fire Department personnel to a local hospital for treatment. 

Suspect #1:  Male, black, 20-30 years old, 6’0” medium complexion black jacket, blue jeans, black and whites shoes, black hat

Suspect #2:  Male, black, 40-50 years old, 6'0" medium complexion, dark blue coveralls, boots, floppy hat



Criminal Investigation Division Robbery Detectives conducted numerous interviews of suspects and witnesses in the above case. Through their investigation, two suspects were identified, and a search warrant was obtained. Detectives executed the search warrant on the suspect’s residence on March 16, 2017. The two suspects have been arrested and charged with armed robbery, robbery, first degree assault, second degree assault, reckless endangerment, use of a firearm/violent crime, theft over $1,000, handgun on person.


1)      Antonio Lamar Thomas 

DOB: 9/15/1992

4004 6th Street

Baltimore, MD 21225

2)      Milton McLean

DOB: 9/4/1968

4004 6th Street

Baltimore, MD 21225

Eastern District

Reckless Endangerment/Animal Cruelty   - Annapolis                              

On March 28, 2017 at approximately 12:24 p.m., officers responded to a call of gun shots from 414 Master Derby Court in Annapolis. When officers arrived they spoke with the homeowner. The homeowner advised that his two year old German Shepherd had been sick for several days after it had ingested a foam pillow.  He stated that the dog had not eaten or drank water for days and was having tremors and vomiting. 

The homeowner stated that due to the dog’s sickness, he decided to end the dog life and shot it with his .25 caliber handgun. He then began to bury the dog in his back yard.  Animal Control was notified and responded to the scene and recovered the dog’s remains. The homeowner was arrested and charged with felony animal cruelty, discharging a firearm within a residential area, and reckless endangerment.                                                                                    


1)      William Mitchell Harrell

DOB: 8-6-63

414 Master Derby Ct

Annapolis, Maryland 21409


Northern District

CDS Arrest - Cross Street/6th Street, Baltimore 

On March 28, 2017, the Northern District Tactical Patrol Unit and Beat Officers Against Drug Trafficking Unit (BAT) conducted a traffic stop on a silver Jaguar for operating a motor vehicle with only one headlight illuminated.  A consent search of the vehicle revealed a Newport cigarette box containing 20 small bags of suspected CDS cocaine. Brian Jose Zavala was arrested and charged with possession with intent to distribute CDS. The bags of cocaine each had an approximate street value of $20 per bag.


Brian Jose Zavala
DOB: 1/29/96
16 Cedar Hill Road
Baltimore MD 21225

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