Anne Arundel Police Beat: Cops followed trail of evidence to Baltimore City that pointed to suspect in attempted murder and sexual assault in flophouse

Anne Arundel Police Beat  BROOKLYN PARK, MD. — Anne Arundel Police report that Northern District Detectives responded to the scene of the stabbing and assumed responsibility for the investigation, with the assistance from the Homicide Unit, have made an arrest, charging Christopher Meredith Hutchinson.

On November 23, 2014, at approximately 6:16 a.m., officers from the Northern District responded to the 100 block of W. Edgevale Road in Brooklyn Park for a report of a stabbing.

The caller was unable to provide officers with an exact address, but they did get a description. They were then able to respond to the area and locate a house matching the description. Officers made entry into the home and determined it to be a vacant as they were not any appliances, utilities or furniture.  The victim was located in a back room on the floor suffering from multiple stab wounds to the upper body. Paramedics transported the victim to Shock Trauma in Baltimore. Homicide Detectives and Northern District Detectives responded to handle the investigation. The 31-year-old male victim was in critical but stable condition.

Additional information indicated that the victim’s girlfriend was sexually assault as well. Detectives immediately began following up on leads and were able to locate evidence that helped generate a suspect.

Through further investigative means, Detectives were able to obtain a search warrant for a suspect’s residence at 3543 5th Street in Baltimore City. Detectives executed the search warrant on the suspect’s residence with the assistance from the Baltimore City Police Department’s SWAT team.

While executing the warrant, the suspect was taken into custody without incident and transported to Northern District. Detectives were able to locate evidence directly linking the suspect to the stabbing while searching the residence.

Suspect: Christopher Meredith Hutchinson, 45, of 3543 5th Street Baltimore, Maryland. The suspect was charged with Attempted First and Second Degree Murder, Armed Robbery and Robbery, First and Second Degree Assault, First Second, and Fourth Degree Sex Offense, Reckless Endangerment, and False Imprisonment.

All he had to do was ask for the money!

Severn, Md. Anne Arundel Police say that on November 23, 2014, at approximately 7:55 p.m., officers from the Western District responded to the CVS store located in the 7800 block of Telegraph Road in Severn in reference to a commercial robbery.

The clerk reported that a male suspect entered and demanded money from the register.  No weapon was displayed during the incident. The suspect exited the store with an undisclosed amount of money and fled in an unknown direction. Numerous officers canvassed the area, but were unable to locate the suspects. The investigation is ongoing.

Suspect: Black male, approximately 6’4” with a medium build, wearing a hooded red sweatshirt, a black ski mask and blue jeans.


Armed robbers stick-up of Shell Store

PASADENA, MD. Police say that on November 24, 2014, at approximately 4:25 a.m. Eastern District officers responded to the Shell Store located in the 8600 block of Ft. Smallwood Road in Pasadena for an armed robbery that just occurred.

Investigation revealed that two male suspects entered the business armed with a rifle and demanded cash and cigarettes. The clerk complied giving the suspects an undisclosed amount of money and Newport cigarettes. The suspects fled on foot out of the business and towards the rear. Units responded and canvassed the area for the suspects, but were unable to locate them. K-9, Evidence Collection Unit and Detectives responded to assist with the investigation.

 Suspects: Two white males wearing dark clothing, a mask and gloves


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