APRIL 23, 2019
In February, Gary Martin, an employee of the Henry Pratt Company in Aurora, Ill,, sensed he was about to be terminated. He brought a .40 caliber pistol to work and when he was terminated in the Human Resources Office, he opened fire. The Plant Manager, Human Resources Manager and three other employees lay dead when Martin stopped shooting. Martin then went to the business's lobby and lay in wait to ambush responding police officers. Five officers were subsequently wounded, two seriously, in the melee. Martin died in the exchange with the officers. Below you will see actual surveillance video of Martin lying in wait and engaging first arriving officers.
Ibraheem Musaibli, a U.S. born citizen from Dearborn, MI has been arrested on the battlefield in Syria. Musaibli is one of two Americans captured fighting as an ISIS fighter. He was captured by pro-American Syrian forces while trying escape as they destroyed remaining resistance. Musaibli has been charged with supporting a known terrorist group.
Customs officials in Kuwait have intercepted a hollowed out book containing an improvised explosive device. The book contained batteries, an explosive paste and TNT. It was reportedly being sent via courier to a "military office" in Washington,D.C. Kuwaiti authorities are investigating the incident.
The Al-Saqri Foundation for Military Sciences has produced a one page summary that provides a list of materials and instructions on how to manufacture an explosive using SolidOX pellets, which are readily available. The guide produced in in Arabic and English has been posted via instant message and intended for prospective attackers outside of conflict zones. WE WILL NOT POST A COPY OF THE BULLETIN.
Federal authorities has arrested Rondell Henry of Germantown, MD for planning to plow a stolen U-Haul truck through crowds visiting National Harbor in Oxon Hill, MD. Henry was arrested at the complex with the truck he had stolen from a parking garage in Alexandria, VA. Henry who admitted to his plot said he harbored hatred for non-believers who do not practice Islam. Before he arrived at National Harbor, Henry spent several hours at Washington Dulles Airport assessing crowds but found there were too few people to carry out the attack that he envisioned. Once he arrived at National Harbor, he found the crowds to be too thin. He parked the stolen truck and broke into a boat and hid overnight. Henry was arrested after police found the stolen van and located him. Prosecutors allege Henry stole the van to "commit mass murder." He has been charged with transporting the stolen van over state lines and terrorism charges are being explored.
Federal authorities in Montana have arrested Fabjan Alameti and charged him with a weapons charge and making false statements involving domestic and foreign terrorism. Alameti, an Albania foreign national, was arrested at a gun range inn Bozeman, MT after he rented a rifle for target practice. Alameti moved from the Bronx in New York to Montana indicating he hated life in New York City and it was easier to buy a gun in Montana. He has had continuing conversations with an informant about joining fighters in Iraq or Syria, as well as attacking a military facility, recruitment center, government building, gay club or Jewish temple. Alameti also told the informant that he would attack random people to avenge the blood after the Churchchrist, New Zealand mosque attacks. Allegedly he went to the firing range to practice with a rifle like one he had observed in a pawn shop.
Michael Messer of Greenville, SC has been sentenced to 10 years in federal custody after entering a guilty plea to being a felon in possession of a firearm. Investigation revealed that Messer professed an interest in joining ISIS and volunteered to become a suicide bomber. During a search of his home, authorities found Messer was in possession of a .38 caliber pistol which he was forbidden to possess. During a second search of his home, investigators recovered a second .38 caliber pistol and ISIS related items.
Waheb Dais, a permanent legal U.S. resident born in Israel, has plead guilty to attempting to provide material support to ISIS. Dais, a Wisconsin resident, hacked a series of Facebook accounts and encouraged supporters to launch terror attacks and share plans for explosives. She told an undercover FBI agent to "Remember the Boston Marathon Bombing" and reminded him of how easy it was to make a pressure cooker bomb. Dais faces up to 20 years of federal incarceration.
Click on the picture to the right to review the latest booklet produced by the National Counterterrorism Center relating to radicalization indicators of those preparing to engage in violent activities.
A still unidentified man parked his white Bentley on the street in front of the Church of Scientology in Inglewood, CA. He entered the church carrying a large samurai sword and immediately began to make "a scene" in the lobby. Police were summoned and during a confrontation the assailant was fatally wounded and two officers injured. The incident is reminiscent of a 2008 incident where a man entered the Church of Scientology in Hollywood, CA. He threatened security officers and was also shot dead.
New Jersey resident Marc Lamparello parked his car on Fifth Avenue and walked around the area. When he returned to his car, Lamparello retrieved two cans of gasoline, two bottles of grill lighter fluid and butane lighters. He walked to St. Patrick's Cathedral and attempted to enter. Lamparello was confronted by cathedral security officers and held for law enforcement authorities. His motives are still unknown, but his conduct is obviously very concerning.
Two men and a women stand accused of planting imitation explosives at two Louisiana schools and a check cashing business. Lacentrusa Mayweather, Paul Nash Jr. and Tabitha Gray are charged with placing a fake bomb at a local high school and then calling in a bomb threat. Investigators are investigating the possibility that the hoax may be tied to a bank robbery that occurred on the same day. The trio is also charged with robbing another local bank after placing another hoax device at a nearby school and calling in a bomb threat. They are also charged with utilizing a fake bomb to rob the check cashing business. Investigation is continuing and more charges are expected.
Washbun, ND resident Chad Isaak is being held on one million dollars bail charged with the deaths of four employees of the RJR Maintenance and Management Company. The employees were all found shot and stabbed to death inside the business. The motive for the killings still remains unclear, however Issak lives in a trailer park managed by RJR. It's not known if there was some type of dispute. Surveillance video showed Isaak's car at the business prior to the deaths and evidence was uncovered in his vehicle that led to his arrest when he was stopped by police officers.
New York Police are reporting that two Amtrak employee became engaged in a verbal dispute. As the supervisor entered his vehicle and started to drive away, the employee opened fire striking the supervisor in the leg. The employee then fled the lot. After an intensive search he was found dead about one mile away. The employee died of a self inflicted wound. Neither employee has been identified.
Nestor Ortiz DeLeon was shot and killed as he arrived for work at Customized Distribution Services in Upper Macungie Township, PA. He died of a single gunshot wound to the head. Investigation revealed DeLeon was shot by Gustavo Velez-Hernandez in the parking lot. Both had dated the same women in the past and had recently exchanged threats. Velez-Hernandez has been charged with homicide and being a felon in possession of a firearm.
Following a dispute at G&W Foods in Cherryvale, KS, Assistant Manager Jamal Brown shot Manager Luke Emmot twice. He was taken to a local hospital where he underwent surgery and is expected to survive. When police arrived they learned that Brown was holding Emmot in a back room. As they approached, gunfire rang out and they found Emmot wounded and Brown deceased from a self inflicted gunshot wound.
Police in Saint Petersburg, FL have arrested Dorian Golej after threatening "to shoot up" his former workplace. Golej was terminated from the Raytheon Corporation in late March after it was found he was creating a hostile work environment. Golej sent multiple emails threatening violence. In one email he wrote "No choice but to contemplate killing. I probably would have slaughtered everything today. I think about it every day." Golej was charge with making threatening communications and threats of mass shooting.
David Wittman confronted his wife, Anna Wittman, at Tampa Bay Imaging. They engaged in a verbal dispute and Wittman forced his wife outside at gunpoint where he shot her four times in the parking lot. She subsequently died. Wittman fled the scene and went to his home where he was confronted by police officers. After a six and a half hour standoff, Wittman was killed by SWAT Team members after a confrontation.
Authorities responded to Southern Parallel Forest Products in Albertville, AL for a fight. They found employee Alex Wheeler in the parking lot suffering from multiple stab wounds. A second employee, Charles Meade suffered from facial injuries and a broken jaw. A third employee, Jason Smith was taken into custody. A dispute among the three over a cut air hose erupted into a physical confrontation. Investigation into the incident continues.
Allison Johnson has been arrested by police in Norman, OK and charged with spraying racist graffiti on the Norman Democratic Party office and a Native American Nation building. The epithets included "Gas the Jews" and Nazi swastikas.
A racist symbol was spray painted near a building recently destroyed by fire in New Market, TN. Authorities said the notorious symbol is connected to the white power movement and was found spray painted in the parking lot of the Highlander Education and Research Center. The Center, internationally known social justice organization, was destroyed by fire which remains under investigation.
Corbin Kauffman of Lehighton, PA has been charged with interstate transmission of threats after posting hundreds of racist, anti-Semitic and Islamophobic messages, images and videos. The postings included multiple specific threats and included a digitally created image of Kauffman holding an assault rifle aiming at a group of praying Jewish men. Kauffman expressed a desire to commit genocide and displayed several pictures of acts of vandalism including the defacement of a display case at the Chabad Jewish Center in Ocean City, MD. Currently Kauffman is facing five years of federal incarceration.
Hate crime charges have been placed against James Descant of Jefferson Parish, LA after he purposely accelerated his truck towards an interracial couple in a convenience store parking lot. Descant's vehicle struck the woman causing injuries to her hip, wrist and foot. The couple, a black man and a white woman, had apparently interacted with Descant at a local motel within a week of the incident. Descant allegedly attacked the couple because he was upset over their interracial relationship.
You've may gotten one of these calls. They say it is the IRS and they're filing a lawsuit against you for back taxes. They threaten to arrest or deport you. What do you do? Watch this video to learn more:
Scammers pretending to be from the Social Security Administration (SSA) are saying your Social Security number (SSN) has been suspended because of suspicious activity or being involved in a crime. Sometimes, the scammer wants you to confirm your SSN to reactivate it or will ask for money or gift cards to keep your SSN or bank account safe.
Here's what to know:

  • Your Social Security number is not about to be suspended. You don’t have to verify your number to anyone who calls out of the blue. And your bank accounts are not about to be seized.

  • SSA will never call to threaten your benefits or tell you to wire money, send cash, or put money on gift cards. Anyone who tells you to do those things is a scammer. Every time.

  • The real SSA number is 1-800-772-1213, but scammers are putting that number in the caller ID. If you’re worried about what the caller says, hang up and call 1-800-772-1213 to speak to the real SSA. Even if the wait time is long, confirm with the real SSA before responding to one of these calls.

  • Never give any part of your Social Security number to anyone who contacts you. Or your bank account or credit card number.
IT DIDN'T TAKE LONG!!! Following the devastating fire that destroyed much of the historically important Cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris, fraudulent fundraising efforts have begun. Many good hearted and generous people may decide to donate money to the rebuilding efforts - AND SCAMMERS KNOW THAT. They stand ready to take your donations.

  • Research the organization first. Search online for the name of the organization plus the word “complaint” or “scam.” Read what others say the about the organization.These organizations can also help your research

  • It’s important to ask questions. If you get a call from someone asking for money to help rebuild the Cathedral, ask them how exactly your money will be used. Do some research before donating to any organization you are not familiar with.

  • Crowdfunding sites may not monitor how donations are spent. Research any charity before you give. Online fundraisers should tell you who gets your donation and how your money gets to the charity. They should also tell you if they keep any part of your donation as a fee. These details should be clear and easy to find without hunting through fine print. If the details are not clear, consider taking your donation money elsewhere.

  • Donations to foreign organizations generally are not tax deductible. If tax deductions are important to you, make sure the group is established in the U.S. Check the IRS’s Tax Exempt Organization Search to see if your donation would be tax deductible. Remember that donations to individuals, like in crowdfunding sites, are not tax deductible.
Cpl. Glenn Whisman, assigned to the Northern District, received a look-out for a possible intoxicated driver on Route #100 in Glen Burnie. While looking for the suspected intoxicated driver, Cpl. Whisman observed an orange glow ahead in the median strip. As he neared, Cpl. Whisman observed a vehicle that had crashed and its entire engine compartment was ablaze. As he approached the vehicle he learned from witnesses that someone was still inside. Cpl. Whisman observed significant damage to the vehicle and the rapid spread of flames. He used his fire extinguisher to beat back the flames which were now encroaching the passenger's compartment. The woman driver was drifting in and out of consciousness and seat belted in her seat. Cpl. Whisman managed to unbuckle the woman and muscled her through the broken driver's window. He carried the woman 35 to 40 yards away from the burning car, which was now becoming engulfed in flames. A true hero, Cpl. Whisman credited his actions to his training. He proffered he really wasn't thinking but just reacting and said "I was in the right place at the right time."
The Anne Arundel County Police Community Relations Council will once again host their annual Shred-A-Rama. Bring your personal documents and watch them being safety shredded. There is no cost for Anne Arundel County residents, however donations will be accepted.

0900 - 1200

Anne Arundel County Police Headquarters
8495 Veteran's Highway, Millersville

Brooklyn Park Middle School
200 Hammonds Lane, Brooklyn

Odenton Shopping Center
1155 Annapolis Road, Odenton

South River High School
201 Central Avenue, Edgewater

On Saturday, April 27, 2019, The Anne Arundel County Police Department will again participate in the National Prescription Drug Take-Back Initiative. This initiative, supervised by DEA, will coordinate a collaborative effort with state and local law enforcement agencies focused on removing potentially dangerous controlled substances from our nation’s medicine cabinets. This 17th national “take-back day” will provide a unified opportunity for the public to surrender expired, unwanted, or unused pharmaceutical controlled substances and other medications to law enforcement officers for destruction. This one-day effort will bring national focus to the issue of pharmaceutical controlled substance abuse. The program provides an opportunity for law enforcement, prevention, treatment, and the business community to collaborate and establish a safe collection site for all Americans, regardless of where they reside. 

In addition to participating in the National Prescription Pill Take Back Initiative, the Police Department will also use this opportunity to showcase its permanently installed drop boxes in each district station and police headquarters. These boxes have been installed for the purpose of assisting the public in disposing of unused or unwanted medications year round. They will also allow citizens to dispose of these medications at their convenience in a safe and secure environment. The same collection protocols established for the pill take back initiative will be in effect for the drop boxes. 
Collection Day Protocols
  • On Saturday, April 27, 2019, from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m., the Anne Arundel County Police Department will have a police representative at each of the county’s four districts and police headquarters which will serve as collection sites.

Police Headquarters
8495 Veterans Highway
Millersville, Md. 21108

Northern District                                          Eastern District
 939 Hammonds Lane                                   204 Pasadena Road
 Baltimore, Md. 21225                                  Pasadena, Md. 21122
 (410) 222-6135                                            (410) 222-6145

Western District                                           Southern District
8273 Telegraph Road                                   35 Stepneys Lane
 Odenton, Md. 21113                                       Edgewater, Md. 21037
(410) 222-6155                                            (410) 222-1961

Controlled, non-controlled, and over the counter substances may be collected. This program is anonymous and no requests for identification will be made. 

  • Participants may dispose of medication in its original container or by removing the medication from its container and disposing of it directly into the disposal box. If an original container is submitted, the individual should be encouraged to remove any identifying information from the prescription label.
  • All solid dosage pharmaceutical product and liquids in consumer containers may be accepted. Liquid products, such as cough syrup, should remain sealed in their original container. The depositor should ensure that the cap is tightly sealed to prevent leakage.
  • 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.
  • All participants must retain possession of their own medication during the surrender process. 



FEBRUARY 13, 2019 THRU JUNE 10, 2019



While the majority of people who participate in individual transactions are credible, there are a small percentage of people who use websites or social media to prey on the innocent. Transactions often require parties to meet face to face. Because of the inherent dangerous nature of these meetings, the Police Department is offering the lobbies of its four stations and headquarters as "Safe Transaction Zones." The station lobbies are available 24/7/365, while the Headquarters lobby operates utilizing normal business hours. There are certain prohibitions in place. There can be no sales of firearms, dangerous items, stolen items or contraband. All transactions are recorded via CCTV.
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