Police Press Release March 3, 2017
Sexual Assault Severna Park
On Thursday, January 12, 2017, at approximately 6:30 p.m. the Anne Arundel County Police Department responded for a call of a sexual assault. Officers met the adult female victim who advised earlier in the afternoon she was at the Hand and Stone Spa located in the 500 block of Governor Ritchie Highway, Severna Park, Maryland. The victim stated while receiving a massage she was sexually assaulted by an employee.
The Anne Arundel County Police Sex Crimes Unit began investigating the assault. Sex Crimes Detectives interviewed the victim who advised as she was getting a massage she had fallen asleep. She stated when she awoke the massage therapist was sexually assaulting her. Detectives identified the massage therapist as Larry Donnell Doye, a thirty three year old male from the 6500 block of Pennsylvania Avenue, District Heights, Maryland.
Detectives conducted interviews and reviewed evidence in regards to this investigation. In working in conjunction with the Anne Arundel County State’s Attorney’s Office, an arrest warrant was obtained on February 21, 2017 charging Larry Doye with a Third and Fourth Degree Sex Offense and Second Degree Assault.
On Thursday, March 2, 2017 at approximately 8:21 a.m., members of the Fugitive Apprehension Team assisted by the Montgomery County Police located the suspect, Larry Doye, in the 1100 block of University Boulevard, Silver Spring, Maryland. Larry Doye was taken into custody without incident. The staff at the Hand and Stone Spa cooperated fully with this sensitive law enforcement investigation. Once notified of the incident the Hand and Stone Spa relieved Larry Dove of all duties at the business as the investigation continued.
The Anne Arundel County Police Department is seeking the community’s assistance with identifying any other possible victims of abuse that may have occurred while receiving treatment/therapy at the Hand and Stone Spa. As the investigation continues to unfold the Anne Arundel County Police Department urges anyone with information on Larry Doye to contact the Anne Arundel County Sex Offense Unit at 410-222-4732. 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.
Larry Donnell Doye
6000 Block Pennsylvania Ave.
District Heights, MD
Third Degree Sex Offense
Fourth Degree Sex Offense
Second Degree Assault
On March 2, 2017 at approximately 11:59 a.m., officers responded to a shooting in the 1800 block of Falcon Court in Severn. When officers arrived they quickly determined that an unknown suspect(s) had shot into an occupied home through the front door. Inside the home officers located an adult female that had a non-life threatening gunshot wound to her upper body. She was transported to Maryland Shock Trauma and is listed in stable condition. Western District Detectives are still actively investigating this case as a targeted act and are following up on leads. There is no further information being released at this time. Updates will be provided when available.
Traffic Safety Section
Aggressive/Distracted Driving Enforcement Annapolis/Edgewater
On March 2, 2017, from 7:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m., the Traffic Safety Section with the assistance of the Maryland Transportation Authority Police motor unit conducted a third coordinated high intensity patrol on Solomons Island Rd and West Street in Annapolis and Edgewater. These patrols are in support of Chief Altomare’s goal of reducing roadway crashes in Anne Arundel County.
Utilizing six police motorcycles as well as marked and unmarked cars, officers made 52 traffic stops for various offenses ranging from talking/texting on a cell phone, negligent driving, and failing to stop for a traffic signal. Additionally, two commercial vehicles were inspected after being stopped for distracted driving offenses. In total, 11 citations and 43 warnings were issued.
Anne Arundel County has experienced an increase in distracted and aggressive driving related crashes and these enforcement waves are intended to reduce the instances of those types of behaviors. Drivers are reminded that ANY distraction can increase the chances of a crash and ask drivers to “get your head out of your apps” and concentrate on the road.
There will be additional coordinated enforcement waves throughout the county during 2017 focused on aggressive/distracted driving and commercial vehicle enforcement utilizing allied agencies, covert vehicles and police motorcycles. Citizens observing any vehicles operated in a careless or reckless manner are asked to contact the police department by calling 911 or the non-emergency number- 410 222-8610.