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Police Press Release November 2, 2016

WESTERN DISTRICT

Commercial Burglary with Arrest - Odenton

On Wednesday, November 2, 2016 at 2:53 a.m., officers were dispatched to 1692 Annapolis Road for a burglar alarm. When officers arrived they began checking the complex and noticed the door to a utility room slightly ajar. While checking the room, officers noticed what appeared to be a hole in the wall behind two 6 foot water holding tanks.   

Officers began checking the area and subsequently stopped a male and female that was walking in close proximity on Charter Oaks Blvd near Route 175. The responder opened the business, where it was revealed that a subject(s) had entered the utility room, squeezed between the two holding tanks and used a sheet rock saw to cut a hole in the wall. The male subject was found to have wet dry wall on his clothing and shoes consistent with the burglary.

Based on the totality of the evidence, both subjects were placed under arrest and charged with burglary.

Suspects:

1)      John Edward Dixon

DOB 01/15/1970

1473 Berger Street Lot A

Odenton Maryland

2)      Dawn Marie Laster

DOB 12/09/1982

1473 Berger Street Lot A

Odenton Maryland

Criminal Investigation Division Major Crime Section
  
 

Attempted Murder  - Annapolis                                                                                                                   
On Sunday, October 23, 2016 at approximately 10:20 p.m. members of the Annapolis Police Department and Anne Arundel County Police Department responded to a disturbance call in 100 block of Hillsmere Drive, Annapolis, Maryland. When officers arrived and began searching the area, they located an adult male victim behind the shopping center who appeared to be suffering from severe trauma.  As the investigation continued, officers located a second adult male victim in the 700 block of Annapolis Neck Road also suffering from severe trauma.  Both victims were transported to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center with life threatening injuries.

As officers continued to canvass the area, an Annapolis Police Department Canine Unit located a suspect attempting to hide in a wooded area near Annapolis Neck Road and Hillsmere Drive. Anne Arundel County police officers arrested this suspect who has been preliminarily identified as Fermin Gomez Jimenez, 19, of Annapolis. Gomez Jimenez is currently in Anne Arundel County police custody and awaiting his initial hearing before the District Court Commissioner for charges including attempted murder.

This is an active and fluid investigation involving both the Annapolis Police Department and Anne Arundel County Police Department.  The area where these crimes occurred is where the city and county lines meet.  Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Annapolis Police Department detectives at 410-260-3439.  You can also call Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-877-7LOCKUP and submit an anonymous tip.  If your tip leads to an arrest or indictment you may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000.

UPDATE:

The Anne Arundel County Police Department worked with the Annapolis Police Department as the investigation into these violent attacks continued.  The victims were identified as a 19 year old male and 28 year old male and they are both from Annapolis Maryland.  Both victims are still currently hospitalized and being treated for their life threatening injuries.

During the initial investigation on Sunday, October 23, 2016 Fermin Gomez Jimenez, a nineteen year old male, was taken into custody hiding in a nearby wooded area.  Anne Arundel County Homicide detectives charged Fermin Jimenez with two counts of Attempted First Degree Murder, two counts of Attempted Second Degree Murder, two counts of First Degree Assault, and two counts of Second Degree Assault.  He is still being held in the Anne Arundel County Detention Center pending trial at this time.

As Anne Arundel County Homicide Detectives worked jointly with Annapolis Police Department detectives several interviews were done with witnesses and victims.  The police departments were able to piece together the chain of events leading to this violent confrontation and identify multiple suspects.  Information developed advised during the attack the victims were robbed of various items to include an automobile.  The automobile has since been recovered as evidence.  Armed with this information Anne Arundel County Homicide detectives obtained arrest warrants for four additional suspects. 

With the assistance of the Annapolis Police Department a large scale operation took place during the early morning hours of Thursday, October 27, 2016.  Annapolis Police Detectives worked with Anne Arundel County Homicide detectives, the Fugitive Apprehension Team, and members of the Western District Tactical Patrol Unit to locate several suspects wanted in connection with the attack.

During the operation Omar Castaneda Hernandez, a twenty three year old male, from the one block of Amberstone Court, Annapolis Maryland was taken into custody without incident.  Omar Hernandez was charged with Attempted Second Degree Murder. First Degree Assault, Conspiracy to Commit First Degree Assault, Second Degree Assault, Reckless Endangerment, Armed Robbery, two counts of Conspiracy to Commit Armed Robbery, Robbery, Firearm Use in a Felony Violent Crime, Conspiracy for Firearm Use in a Felony Violent Crime, Handgun on a Person, Theft $1000.00 to under $10,000.00, Conspiracy to Commit Theft $1000.00 to under $10,000.00, Motor Vehicle Unlawful Taking and Conspiracy to Commit Motor Vehicle Unlawful Taking.  Omar Hernandez is currently being held at the Anne Arundel County Detention Center pending trial at this time.

Detectives also located and took Santos Menjivar Cortez, a seventeen year old male from the 600 block of Cutter Court, Annapolis, Maryland into custody without incident.  Santos Cortez was charged as an adult with Attempted First Degree Murder, Conspiracy to Commit First Degree Murder, two counts of Attempted Second Degree Murder, two counts of First Degree Assault, two counts of Conspiracy to Commit First Degree Assault, two counts of Second Degree Assault, two counts of Reckless Endangerment, Armed Robbery, Conspiracy to Commit Armed Robbery, Robbery, Conspiracy to Commit Robbery,  Firearm Use in a Felony Violent Crime, Conspiracy for Firearm Use in a Felony Violent Crime, Handgun on a Person, Theft $1000.00 to under $10,000.00,  Conspiracy to Commit Theft $1000.00 to under $10,000.00, Motor Vehicle Unlawful Taking and Conspiracy to Motor Vehicle Unlawful Taking.  Santos Cortez is currently being held at the Anne Commit Arundel County Detention Center pending trial at this time.

Detectives also located and took Manuel Martinez Aguilar, an eighteen year old male from the 600 block of Tripp Creek Court, Annapolis, Maryland into custody without incident.  Manuel Aguilar was charged Attempted Second Degree Murder, First Degree Assault, Conspiracy to Commit First Degree Assault, Second Degree Assault, Reckless Endangerment, Armed Robbery, Conspiracy to Commit Armed Robbery, Robbery, Conspiracy to Commit Robbery,  Firearm Use in a Felony Violent Crime, Conspiracy for Firearm Use in a Felony Violent Crime, Handgun on a Person, Theft $1000.00 to under $10,000.00,  Conspiracy to Commit Theft $1000.00 to under $10,000.00, Motor Vehicle Unlawful Taking and Conspiracy to Motor Vehicle Unlawful Taking.  Manuel Aguilar is currently being held at the Anne Commit Arundel County Detention Center pending trial at this time.

Detectives are still searching for a fourth suspect in regards to the attempted murder of Luvin Nolasco and Gonzalo Guzman.  He has been identified as Elmer Armando Guillen Marroquin, a seventeen year old male from the 200 block of Farragut Court, Annapolis, Maryland.  Elmer Marroquin has been charged as an adult with Attempted Second Degree Murder, First Degree Assault, Conspiracy to Commit First Degree Assault, Second Degree Assault, Reckless Endangerment, Armed Robbery, Conspiracy to Commit Armed Robbery, Robbery, Conspiracy to Commit Robbery,  Firearm Use in a Felony Violent Crime, Conspiracy for Firearm Use in a Felony Violent Crime, Handgun on a Person, Theft $1000.00 to under $10,000.00,  Conspiracy to Commit Theft $1000.00 to under $10,000.00, Motor Vehicle Unlawful Taking and Conspiracy to Motor Vehicle Unlawful Taking. 

The Anne Arundel County Police and the Annapolis Police Department are actively looking for the outstanding suspect, Elmer A. Guillen Marroquin, in this investigation.  At this time we are releasing the suspect’s photo in an attempt to locate him.  The suspect, Elmer Marroquin, should be considered armed and dangerous.  If a citizen comes across him please do not approach and call 911 immediately.

During the operation multiple search warrants were executed where items of evidentiary value were collected.  Also as the operation was being conducted two additional wanted persons unrelated to the crime being investigated were also arrested on outstanding warrants.  Ronald Adonay Sosa, an eighteen year old male from the 6000 block of Seventh Street, Edgewater, Maryland was located and taken into custody on an outstanding Robbery warrant.  Edwin Geovanni Menjivar Cortez was located in the 600 block of Cutter Court, Annapolis Maryland where he was arrested on an outstanding Warrant of Removal/Deportation.

Preliminarily this incident appears to be a targeted event and not a random act of violence.  As this is an ongoing and active joint investigation the Anne Arundel County and Annapolis Police Departments are urging anyone with information to come forward by calling 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.
 
 

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