Police Press Release - July 9, 2024

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Southern District

Fatal Motor Vehicle Crash- Edgewater


On July 9, 2024, at approximately 6:00 am, officers were dispatched to a single vehicle crash in the wooded area near Central Avenue and Stepneys Lane in Edgewater. Officers observed that a blue Hyundai Kona left the roadway, struck a tree, and came to a rest in the ditch off the side of the road. The single occupant/driver of the vehicle was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Anne Arundel County Fire Department.

This crash is under investigation by the Traffic Safety Section.

Vehicle: 2021 Hyundai Kona


Richard Brenton Schulze

46 years old

Edgewater, Maryland

Fatal Injuries

Western District

Shooting (Non-Contact) - Severn

24-724394, 20-724405

On July 8, 2024, officers responded for reports of damage to two homes caused by fired projectiles. A homeowner in the 8300 block of Canyon Oak Drive discovered damage to an upper-level window and a projectile on the carpet. Another homeowner reported a projectile entered the rear of her home in the 7900 block of Canter Court and lodged in the shower. The residents believe this occurred between July 4, 2024, and July 8, 2024. Officers canvassed the neighborhood and found another residence on Canter Court with damage from a fired projectile to the rear of the home. Western District detectives are investigating these incidents and ask anyone with information to contact 410-222-6155 or the Tip Line at 410-222-4700.

Western District

Robbery (Citizen) - Laurel


On July 9, 2024, at approximately 12:15 a.m., officers responded to the 300 block of Ellerton South in Laurel for a report of a citizen robbery.  The 25-year-old male victim was walking home when he was approached by two suspects who implied they had weapons and demanded his property.  The victim complied, and the suspects fled in a black sedan.  Western District detectives are investigating and ask anyone with information to call 410-222-6155 or the Tip Line at 410-222-4700.


40-year-old Hispanic male wearing a black t-shirt and tan shorts
30-year-old Hispanic female wearing a green t-shirt and blue jeans