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Police Press Release May 23, 2017

Northern District

CDS Arrest                                                                                                    Glen Burnie

 

     On May 22, 2017 at 10:10 p.m., detectives conducted a traffic stop on southbound Ritchie Hwy at I 695 for failing to yield right-of-way to another vehicle.  Detectives made contact with the driver and passenger and noticed the odor of marijuana emanating from within the vehicle.  Detectives asked the female occupants to exit the vehicle. As they did so, the passenger handed a detective a partially smoked ‘blunt’ suspected marijuana cigarette.

 

     A search of the vehicle resulted in the discovery of a baggy which belonged to the passenger containing 323 empty green/clear gel caps.  The passenger was also found to have multiple types of CDS concealed on her person to include the following:

 

·         3.7 grams of marijuana

·         4.9 grams of crack cocaine

·         Two 5 mg tablets of oxycodone

·         Two capsules of suspected MDMA (Ecstasy/Molly)

·         19 green/clear gel caps of heroin

·         $606 U.S. currency

 

The passenger was arrested and charged with CDS possession and distribution.

 

Arrested:

Cheyenne Alexis Harris

25 YOA

Severn  

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On May 22, 2017, the Anne Arundel County Police Department was made aware of an inappropriate Facebook post regarding a homicide that recently occurred at the University of Maryland. The post was made by Welby Burgone, a former police academy recruit who is currently assigned as a civilian employee in our Communications Section.  Within hours of being made aware of the comment, the Professional Standards Unit began an investigation which resulted in the suspension of Mr. Burgone. 

 

The social media post made by Mr. Burgone about the murder of Bowie State University student Richard Wilbur Collins III by University of Maryland Student Sean Urbanski was extremely insensitive and appeared to be racially motivated.   

 

“The actions of this employee are a betrayal of the values of the Anne Arundel County Police Department. Any employee who espouses or supports hateful or racist ideology will be held accountable and we will not allow the public’s trust in their police department to be eroded”, Chief Timothy Altomare. 

 

Charges:

PWID/Possession of cocaine & heroin

Possession of MDMA and oxycodone,

Possession of paraphernalia.

 

Eastern District

 

Commercial Robbery                                                                                               Annapolis

    

On May 23, 2017 at approximately 12:45 a.m., officers responded to the 7-11 located at 703 East College Parkway in Annapolis for a commercial armed robbery that just occurred.  Officers met with the store clerk who stated that a male entered the business, implied he had a weapon beneath his sweatshirt and demanded cash and cigarettes.  The clerk complied with the suspect’s demands.  The suspect then fled from the store in an unknown direction.  Officers searched the area with the assistance of a police K-9 unit, but were unable to locate the suspect.

 

Suspect: Male, black, wearing a black hooded sweat shirt and blue jeans
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