Police Press Release for March 6, 2017: UPDATE
Accreditation Assessment Team Invites Public Comment
Millersville, Maryland, March 6, 2017 - A team of assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA), will arrive April 9, 2017 through April 12, 2017 to examine all aspects of the Anne Arundel County Police Department’s policy and procedures, management, operations, and support services, Chief Timothy Altomare announced today.
An assessment team assigned to the Anne Arundel County Police Department will examine all 484 standards in order to gain our re-accredited status, Chief Timothy Altomare said. The process is strictly a voluntary process to gain our re-accreditation, which is a highly respected recognition of law enforcement professional excellence, said Chief Timothy Altomare.
As part of the on-site assessment, agency employees and members of the community are invited to offer comments at a public information session on Monday evening, April 10, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. The session will be conducted in the Hein Building Auditorium located at 7480 Baltimore Annapolis Boulevard, Glen Burnie, MD 21061.
If for some reason an individual cannot speak at the public information session, but would still like to provide comments to the assessment team, he/she may do so by telephone. The public may call (410) 222-3486 on Monday afternoon, April 10, 2017 between the hours of 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.
Telephone comments, as well as appearances at the public information session, are limited to 10 minutes and must address the agency’s ability to comply with CALEA’s standards.
Persons wishing to offer written comments about the Anne Arundel County Police Department’s ability to meet the standards for accreditation are requested to write: Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA), 13575 Heathcote Boulevard, Suite 320, Gainesville, VA 20155.
Robbery - Glen Burnie
On March 5, 2017, officers responded for robbery of a pizza delivery driver at 28 Sumac Road in Glen Burnie, MD. The victim attempted to deliver pizza to the residence, however there was no answer at the door. He was approached by two males wearing masks who demanded cash and the pizzas from the victim. A third suspect approached and displayed a handgun. The victim complied with the suspects’ demands and all three suspects fled from the scene. Officers searched the area with the assistance of the K-9 unit, however were unable to locate the suspects.
1) Unknown race male wearing a mask and dark clothing
2) Unknown race male wearing a mask and dark clothing
3) Unknown race male wearing a mask, and dark clothing
Robbery of a Citizen - Brooklyn Park
On March 6, 2017 at approximately 11:37 a.m., officers responded for a citizen robbery at the parking lot of the Shoppers Food Warehouse located at 5722 Ritchie Hwy in Brooklyn Park. Upon arrival officers met with the both victims, a 75 year old female and an 81 year old white male who reported that an unknown male subject approached the victims as they entered their car in the parking lot. Before the male victim could shut the door to his vehicle, the suspect leaned into the vehicle and held a knife to his throat and demanded money. The female victim handed cash over to the suspect who then fled from the area. The suspect was described as a black male 30-40 years old wearing black pants, a black windbreaker and a black hat. No one was injured during this incident.
1) Black Male, 30-40 years old wearing black pants, black windbreaker and black hat.
Homicide - Crofton UPDATE ON 3/7/17
On Sunday, March 5, 2017 at approximately 9:24 pm, Anne Arundel County Western District officers responded to the 1700 block of Carry Place, Crofton, Maryland for a call of domestic violence. Responding officers arrived on scene and located an adult female victim suffering from apparent trauma lying inside the residence. The fire department responded to the scene and pronounced the victim, identified as Jhalandia Elaine Butler a twenty eight year old female from the 1700 block of Carry Place, deceased. The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner located in Baltimore Maryland will perform an autopsy on the victim to determine the exact cause and manner of death.
A suspect was developed as being Ryan Gregory Hollebon, a thirty eight year old male from the 1700 block of Carry Place, Crofton, Maryland. Investigation revealed Ryan Hollebon fled on foot prior to police arrival. An extensive search was conducted throughout the night utilizing Air, K-9 and multiple patrol units but was met with negative results.
Anne Arundel County Homicide Detectives assisted by their Evidence Collection Unit obtained and executed a search warrant for the address on Carry Place. Detectives and Evidence Technicians are scouring the residence for evidence in regards to the murder of Ms. Butler. Investigation revealed Ms. Butler and the suspect, Ryan Hollebon, were involved in a relationship.
Detectives interviewed several witnesses and collected several pieces of evidence during this investigation. Through the witnesses and evidence detectives were able to obtain an arrest warrant for Ryan Hollebon charging him with the following crimes in regards to the death of Jhalandia Butler: First Degree Murder, Second Degree Murder, First Degree Assault, Second Degree Assault, and Deadly Weapon with Intent to Injure. The Anne Arundel County Police is urging anyone coming in contact with Ryan Hollebon or knowing his whereabouts to call 911 immediately.
Investigation revealed this was not a random act of violence. As the investigation continues to unfold the Anne Arundel County Police Department urges anyone with information on the murder of Jhalandia Butler to contact 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.
Additional information will be provided when available.
UPDATE ON 3/7/17
On Monday, March 06, 2017 the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner performed an autopsy on the victim, Jhalandia Butler. The OCME ruled Ms. Butlers cause of death as multiple sharped edge wounds coupled with blunt force trauma and the manner being homicide.
Members of the Anne Arundel County Police Department continued their search for Ryan Hollebon throughout the night and day. Multiple resources such as the Anne Arundel County Special Operations Section, Maryland State Police, the Department of Natural Resources and various components of the Major Crimes Section along with Patrol Services were deployed to apprehend the suspect. Multiple Anne Arundel County Citizens provided several tips and possible sightings of Ryan Hollebon that were all followed up on.
During the evening hours of this date as the searches continued members of the Baltimore City Police Department located Ryan Hollebon in the 1300 block of East Patapsco Avenue, Baltimore, Maryland. At that time the suspect was taken into custody without incident and turned over to the Anne Arundel County Police Department. He is currently incarcerated at the Anne Arundel County Detention Center on a no bond status.
Even though an arrest was made the investigation continues to unfold and the Anne Arundel County Police Department urges anyone with information on the murder of Jhalandia Butler to contact 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.