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Police Press Release September 5, 2017

Southern District

Personal Injury Crash - Lothian

On September 4, 2017 at 7:58 pm officers responded to a crash involving two vehicles on Sands Road at McPumphrey Drive in Lothian. Initial investigation found that a Saturn was traveling northbound on Sands Road when it crossed into the travel lane of a southbound Chevrolet striking it offset head-on.  The driver of the Saturn was transported to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma with critical injuries. The driver of the Chevrolet received minor injuries but refused medical treatment at the scene.

The primary cause of this collision is the Saturn driver failing to drive right of center. Speed is also likely a contributing factor. Drugs or alcohol were not believed to be contributing factors.  The Traffic Safety Section is handing the investigation and charges, if any, will be after review by the State’s Attorney. 

Vehicle #1:      2002 Saturn SL 4dr                                                    


Joseph Lee Barnes                  12/18/1945      critical injuries – Shock Trauma

9011 Spring Acres Road             Clinton                       Maryland   20735

Vehicle #2:      2016 Chevy Silverado pickup                                                 


Ronald H. Gilbert       04/17/1960      minor injuries - refused treatment

4750 Flanders Lane # C          Harwood                      Maryland   20776 


Northern District

Citizen Robbery / Shooting - Glen Burnie

On September 3, 2017 at 12:27 a.m., officers responded for a citizen robbery at 7415 Ritchie Highway. The adult male victim stated that he arranged to meet an individual in the parking lot to purchase shoes.  During the transaction with two males, one of the males grabbed the victim’s money and attempted to flee on foot.  When the victim began to chase the suspects, one suspect pulled a handgun and fired one shot towards the victim.

A short time later, the victim realized that he was shot in the torso and contacted police. The victim was transported as a precaution to Shock Trauma in Baltimore. Officers searched the area for with the assistance of the police K-9 unit, but were unable to locate the suspects. The victim has since been released from the hospital. This is an ongoing investigation.  No additional information is available at this time.  Updates will be provided when available.


1)      Unknown race male, freckles, short heavy build, dark hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans

2)      Black male, tall, thin build, black hooded sweatshirt, black jeans. 

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