OCTOBER 24, 2019
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Stephen Balliet attempted to carry out a mass attack at a synagogue in Halle, Germany. His attack coincided with services being conducted in celebration of Yom Kippur. Sixty parishioners were worshiping at the time of the attack, but Balliet failed to breach the locked doors. He fired multiple rounds into the doors and attempted to open them using an improvised explosive device. He also threw what is believed to be a homemade grenade into the synagogue's garden. Having failed to gain entry, Belliet then shot and killed an elderly woman passerby before shooting two men in a nearby kebab shop. At the time of the attack Balliet wore tactical gear and carried several firearms. Following far-right anti-Semitic beliefs Balliet live streamed his attack similar to the attack on the mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand. Prior to the attack, Balliet posted a manifesto and a "pre-action report" detailing his weapons arsenal and outlining his objectives:

  • Prove the viability of improvised weapons
  • Increase the moral of suppressed whites by spreading his combat footage
  • Kill as many anti-Whites as possible, Jews preferred
  • Bonus - Don't die
The pro-ISIS Al-Thabaat Media Foundation has published a graphic warning to the West that martyrdom seeking attacks will reach "your lands."
As an example that it's not just men, Safiyya Shaikh has been arrested by British authorities and charged with preparation of terrorist acts. It's alleged that Shaikh was planning to plant bombs at Saint Paul's Cathedral and a hotel in London. Investigation revealed that Shaikh was in contact with someone she thought could build the bombs and for the past several months conducted surveillance to determine the best place to plant the devices. She also prepared a "pledge of allegiance" to ISIS and shared terrorist documents via social media.
Naif Alfallaj, a Saudi citizen and former Oklahoma resident has been sentenced to 12 years in federal custody for lying to authorities about his attendance at an al-Qaida training camp and committing Visa fraud. Alfallaj was identified after American authorities analyzed al-Qaida files collected in Afghanistan. In addition Alfallaj made on-line inquiries about fighting in Afghanistan and Chechnya.
Francisco Ramirez of Miami, FL has plead guilty to shipping a cache of weapons inside of air conditioner compressors to a foreign terror organization, ELN or National Liberation Army in Columbia. ELN, a leftist group, was responsible for the deadly bombing of a Bogata police academy, although none of Ramirez's weapons were used in that attack. Ramirez faces up to 20 years federal imprisonment.
Nayef Qashou, a dual American and Jordanian citizen, has been arrested on charges of lying to the FBI and destruction of records. Qashou arrived in the United States in 2015 and planned to study at an Alabama community college. An FBI investigation determined that Qashou used encrypted phone apps to communicate with suspected terrorists who told him he should carry out an attack in the United States. During investigative interviews Qashou told agents that while he does not believe in violence and the only way he could justify any attack is for it to be against U.S. Armed Forces personnel on U.S. soil.
Federal officials were waiting for Kaleb Cole at Chicago's O'Hare Airport when he returned from Europe. In his luggage authorities found a folded Atomwaffen Division flag, a violent neo-Nazi group. Located on his phone was a picture of Cole and another person posing at the Auschwitz death camp. Federal authorities have now moved to seize a cache of weapons from his home in Washington State. A Washington prosecutor said "This is an individual who had access to firearms and was preparing for a race war."
Daniel Dzerepak stands accused of scouting security at the George Washington Bridge in New York and possibly plotting attacks at various other locations in New York and New Jersey. Dzerepak attempted to gain access to a restricted area of the bridge using a fraudulent construction company identification. He is known to have also visited several other high profile bridges and tunnels in the area. In a search of his home, a number of high capacity magazines were recovered.
U.S. Coast Guard Lt. Christopher Hasson plead guilty to illegally stockpiling weapons and compiling a list of political and media figures he sought to kill. Hasson, a self-professed "white nationalist" was obsessed with the 2011 terror attacks in Norway that killed 77 people. In a search of his home, authorities found 15 firearms, more than a thousand rounds of ammunition and a computer spreadsheet listing 15 prominent citizens he wanted to attack.
The FBI has arrested Jarrett Smith, a U.S. Soldier, after he discussed plans to bomb a major American news network. He also planned to travel to the Ukraine to fight with the far-right group Azov Battalion. Smith also stands accused of distributing information on-line on how to building bombs. In conversations with an FBI source, Smith discussed his plans to bomb the news network by using a vehicle filled with explosives. Smith was stationed at Ft. Riley, KS at the time of his arrest.
Grant Stevenson of Nampa, ID has plead guilty to state felony terrorism charges as part of a plea agreement. Stevenson admitted to sending on-line messages to the Nampa Police Department threatening to release nerve agents and detonate improvised explosive devices throughout the town. Stevenson apparently had a history of making false bomb threats and did not have access to nerve agents.
Javier Garcia of Palatine, IL allegedly crashed his SUV into the Woodfield Mall and then drove on the ground level until subdued by shoppers. Several people were treated for minor injuries. Garcia's specific motive remains unknown, but investigators have determined that he had conducted over 100 on-line searches of the mall that include aerial photographs. He is charged with state terrorism charges.
Steve Droter of Abbington, MD has been charged with making a bomb threat directed against a local church. Police officer were initially called to the Prince of Peace Church for a suspicious truck in the parking lot. Officers determined the truck had been reported stolen and when they confronted Droter he claimed the truck contained explosives. After an area shutdown, it was determined there were no explosives in the truck.
Ruby Montoya and Jessica Reznicek face 20 years of federal confinement after being charged with fire related violations. The women allegedly conspired to damage portions of the DAPL pipeline throughout Iowa and South Dakota. They used oxy-acetylene torches to cut through the pipeline to delay completion of the project. They also used tires and gasoline soaked rags to burn multiple valve sites, electrical units and heavy equipment. They professed their involvement and said they acted to fight a private corporation running rampant across the country.
Wilmauma, FL resident Michelle Knotts has been charged with making destructive devices after authorities found 24 pipe bombs in her bedroom. Police were alerted after her parents found the explosive devices. Knotts became known to local authorities after a printing company reported she had ordered several manifestos and anarchist instructions. It's reported that Knotts was consumed with the Columbine shooting and Oklahoma City bombing. Police also found bomb making materials, 23 knives, two hatchets, 2 BB rifles, six BB pistols and dozens of books about murder, mass killing, domestic terrorism and making bombs.
In response to a shots fired call, Sheriff's Deputies found Javoka Toland suffering from fatal gunshot wounds in the parking lot of Valmont Industries in Newberry, SC. Toland and co-worker Shunolon Renwick had engaged in an ongoing dispute. It is alleged that Renwick shot Toland in the parking lot. He later turned himself in and has been charged with murder.
Antwann Brown, a new employee at Dyke Industries in Tallahassee, FL has been charged with five counts of attempted murder. On the morning of the incident, Brown confronted his supervisor after he heard rumors that he might be let go. That turned into a confrontation where Brown stabbed five co-workers. After his arrest, Brown told investigators that he had a gift which allowed him to see into a persons soul and was able to see demons in the persons he stabbed. In addition to the criminal charges he has been ordered to undergo a psychiatric evaluation.
The State of Maryland has enacted a new hate crime law which went into effect on October 1, 2019.

HB 240 —It will be illegal to threaten hate crimes — not just to commit them. Threats will be assessed the same misdemeanor penalty of a maximum of three years in prison and/or a $5,000 fine. 
19 year old Bryan Blancas of Los Angeles, has entered a no contest plea to a hate crime involving the assault of a 16 year old special needs African-American teenager. Blancas and five friends chased down the teenager and jumped him. He was repeatedly kicked in the head, face and torso. Blancas acknowledged the attack was hate based and has been sentenced to eight years imprisonment.
We will once again be collecting unwanted/unneeded prescription drugs. The Take-Back Initiative will be held on Saturday, October 26th from 10 am until 2 pm at the following convenient locations:

Police Headquarters
8495 Veteran's Highway
Millersville, MD 21108

Northern District
939 Hammonds Lane
Baltimore, MD 21225

Eastern District
204 Pasadena Road
Pasadena, MD 21122

Western District
8273 Telegraph Road
Odenton, MD 21113

Southern District
35 Stepney's Lane
Edgewater, MD 21037

  • Intra-venous solutions, injectibles, and syringes will not be accepted due to potential hazard posed by blood-borne pathogens.

  • Illicit substances such as marijuana or methamphetamine are not a part of this initiative and should not be placed in collection containers. If an individual attempts to surrender an illicit controlled substance, law enforcement personnel should handle such material as abandoned property in accordance with department policy
$10,000 REWARD
Javier Rodriguez (DOB 6-3-1999) was reported missing on August 7, 2015. Javier was 16 at the time of his disappearance and was last seen leaving the Burger King on West Street in Annapolis. He had just finished his shift at 9:00 p.m. on August 6, 2015 and was still wearing his uniform. Javier left on a skateboard and has not been seen or heard from since.

David Rivera (DOB 11-15-2000) was reported missing on August 30, 2017. He was also 16 at the time of his disappearance. David was last seen at his house in the 200 block of Janwall Street in Annapolis at 10:00 a.m. on August 29, 2017. He was last seen wearing a hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans and New Balance sneakers. David has not been seen or heard from since that date.

The Anne Arundel County Police Department is announcing a $10,000 reward for information resulting in the missing teenagers being located. 

Anyone with ANY information is asked to call the Homicide/Missing Persons Unit at 410-222-4731 or the TipLine 410-222-4700. Anyone who would like to give information in Spanish is asked to call Cpl. Jose Cruz-Miranda at 410-222-0786
Javier Octavio Rodriguez
DOB 6-3-1999
200 block of Center Street
Annapolis, Maryland 21403

David Rivera
DOB 11-15-2000
200 block of Janwall Street
Annapolis, Maryland 21403

1 (800) 492- TIPS (8477)