ANNE ARUNDEL POLICE BEAT / Accused heroin dealer Jacob Caldwell charged in overdose death of Jared Weddle; Armed black male suspect assaulted and robbed pizza delivery man in broad daylight

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ANNE ARUNDEL POLICE BEAT / Accused heroin dealer Jacob Caldwell charged in overdose death of Jared Weddle; Armed black male suspect assaulted and robbed pizza delivery man in broad daylight

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SEVERN, MD. — A pizza driver working for a living was robbed in broad daylight by an armed black male suspect in a residential community in Severn, reports Anne Arundel Police.

Police say that on January 4, 2018, at approximately 2:52 p.m., officers responded to the Pizza Boli’s located in the 1600 block of Annapolis Road for a robbery of a delivery driver.

The driver, an adult male, stated at approximately 2:30 p.m., he was making a delivery in the 8200 block of Coatesbridge Court, Severn, Md., when he was approached by the black male suspect who produced a handgun and demanded money. He advised the suspect struck him in the head, took his money, and fled on foot.  The suspect was described as being slim, about 5’ 10” tall wearing dark clothing.

The victim then drove himself back to the business and notified police. Numerous officers, to include police canine responded to the location of the robbery to canvass the area but did not locate the suspect. The victim was treated on scene for a head injury but refused further medical treatment.


HEROIN HIGHWAY TO HELL / Jared Weddle died of overdose of heroin; Jacob Caldwell charged with manslaughter for selling him the heroin

Jacob Caldwell charged with manslaughter for dealing heroin to a junkie that died from an overdose. Anne Arundel Police

PASADENA, MD. — With 154 heroin overdose deaths in Anne Arundel County, Maryland in 2017, police have tracked down one more alleged heroin dealer and brought him to justice. 

Anne Arundel Police report that on October 8, 2017, at approximately 10:51 a.m., officers responded to a fatal overdose at 228 Meadow Road in Pasadena. When officers arrived, they located 28-year-old Jared Weddle deceased from an apparent heroin overdose. Detectives from the Fatal Overdose Unit responded and began an investigation. 

Jared Weddle died of heroin overdose sold to him by Jacob Caldwell, now charged with manslaughter and drug distribution.

During the course of their investigation, detectives were able to identify Jacob Zachariah Alle Caldwell, 27, of 228 Meadow Road, Pasadena, Md., as the suspect that sold the fatal heroin overdose to the victim. On December 4, 2017, detectives submitted charges to the Anne Arundel County Court Commissioner charging Caldwell with involuntary manslaughter, distribution of heroin, and possession of heroin. 

Police say that on December 29, 2017, Caldwell was located and placed under arrest. Caldwell was jailed pending a hearing. In spite of having a revenue stream of selling heroin, Caldwell has applied for representation by a free public defender paid for by the hapless taxpayers of Maryland.

Drugstore loaded up trash bag with drugs when dirtbag implied he had a weapon

ARNOLD, MD. – Look for the trusty bullet-proof glass to be installed in drug stores if clerks are going to keep giving away the store when some bozo bounces in and claims he and Rocket Man have a nuclear weapon and will use it if the store doesn’t fill up his trick or treat bag with drugs.

Anne Arundel Police report that on January 3, 2018, at approximately 2:20 p.m., officers responded to a robbery at the CVS Pharmacy located at 1500 Ritchie Highway in Arnold, Md. A store employee stated the suspect entered the business, implied he had a weapon, and demanded several different narcotics be placed into a trash bag. The employee complied, and the suspect fled from the store. Several officers, including a police K9 unit, responded to canvass the area but the black male suspect was not located. Police say he was 6’2” to 6’ 5 inches tall, skinny and wearing dark clothing. Police did not release a photo of the robber.

Joel El-Sheikh Kabore charged with slicing woman in
Motel 6

Joel Kabore charged with slicing woman with knife in Maryland City motel Anne Arundel Police

MARYLAND CITY, MD. – The slice and dice of a woman by a man caused him to go to the slammer while the victim refused treatment.

Anne Arundel Police report that on January 3, 2018, at approximately 11:00 p.m., officers responded to a domestic assault at the Motel 6 located at 3510 Old Annapolis Road in Laurel/Maryland City. Investigation showed that during a domestic dispute, Joel El-Sheikh Kabore, 38, of 4612 Nannie Helen Burroughs Ave., N. E., Washington, D.C., cut the female victim with a kitchen knife.  The victim sustained a minor injury to her arm.  She was treated on scene and refused any further treatment.  The suspect was arrested by Officer Cataldi and charged with felony first-degree assault, second-degree assault, and reckless endangerment.


DWI HIT PARADE: Driver faces DUI charges when he got a tree-in-one in Riva Road crash

DAVIDSONVILLE, MD. — Anne Arundel Police report that on January 2, 2018, at approximately 7:17 p.m., officers responded to a single-vehicle crash on Riva Road, north of Beards Point Road in Davidsonville. Investigation showed that a 2013 Volkswagen Passat was traveling southbound on Riva Road when it left the right side of the roadway and struck a tree.  Fire Department personnel were able to extricate the driver who was transported to Maryland Shock Trauma in Baltimore with serious injuries. 

Police say that the primary cause of this collision is the driver failing to remain in a single lane.  Alcohol is believed to be a contributing factor.  The Traffic Safety Section is handling the investigation and charges, if any, will be after being reviewed by the Anne Arundel State’s Attorney.

Police say the operator of the Volkswagen was Christopher Lawrence Austell, 55, of 4439 Claybrooke Drive, Lothian, Md.      

     DWI HIT PARADE Boozing bozo Christina Hall charged with DUI after ramming and injuring Anne Arundel Police Officer

Christina Hall, 33, of Glen Burnie, was pulled over after a lookout for a possible drunk driver on Mountain Road Anne Arundel Police Dec. 30, 2017

PASADENA, MD. — Evidently warming up for a firecracker of a drunk she would throw the next night to celebrate the New Years, Crazy Christina Hall decided if she couldn’t outrun the cops, she would join them by ramming a police car with her vehicle.

Anne Arundel Police report that on December 31, 2017, at approximately 7:43 p.m., a lookout was broadcast for a possible intoxicated driver on Mountain Road traveling towards Edwin Raynor Blvd. 

Police say that the Officers located the vehicle traveling on Mountain Road and conducted a traffic stop in the parking lot of the Rite Aid located at 3400 Mountain Road in Pasadena. During the stop, officers made contact with the female driver and observed that she smelled of alcohol and appeared to be intoxicated.

When officers asked her to exit her vehicle, she quickly placed the vehicle in drive and accelerated out of the parking lot onto Edwin Raynor Blvd. 

Officers pursued the vehicle for a short distance to the 8300 block of Country Grove, which is a dead-end street. 

The driver then turned her vehicle and intentionally rammed a marked Anne Arundel County police vehicle as the officer was attempting to exit his vehicle. This caused the officer’s door to strike him causing injuries to his face, and mouth. 

The suspect vehicle continued onto Edwin Raynor Blvd being pursued by officers. Due to the suspect vehicles inoperability, it came to a stop in the area of Jumpers Hole Road at Obrecht Road where the driver was arrested without further incident.

The injured officer, a 23-year veteran of the department was transported to BWMC with non-life-threatening injuries where he was treated and released.

 Christine Brooke Hall, 34, of 225 Margate Drive, Glen Burnie, Md., was charged with first-degree assault, second-degree assault on a police officer, reckless endangerment, DUI, and numerous traffic-related offenses.

Hall entered a guilty plea to possession of drugs other than pot on Dec. 19, 2017, in Frederick County District Court. THE DEAL: Hall was given Probation Before Judgement for 18 months.


David Leon Brooks, 50, 201 Cherry Lane, Glen Burnie, Maryland. On December 30, 2017, officers received a call for a commercial burglary at Smith & Company HVAC

PASADENA, MD. – Anne Arundel police report that two Dirtbags that decided to break into a business and steal metal for selling to scrap dealers were caught by the owner of the business who watched the burglary on video. They were on live video and were brought to justice by live Anne Arundel Police officers.

Police say that on December 30, 2017, at approximately 10:50 p.m. officers received a call for a commercial burglary at Smith & Company HVAC located at 2406 Mountain Road in Pasadena.

The owner advised he was watching the two suspects breaking into his business, from his security camera system that he viewed by remote images.

Prior to the Anne Arundel Officers arriving, the suspects fled in a black Chevrolet truck after taking various pieces of HVAC metal from the business. Several officers canvassed the area and located the vehicle traveling on Outing Avenue. A traffic stop was conducted, and property of Smith & Company HVAC was located in the back of the vehicle. Both the driver and passenger were arrested.  Police identified the bozo burglars as David Leon Brooks, 50, of 201 Cherry Lane, Glen Burnie, Md., and Karl Lawrence Johnson, 40, of 46 Hill Road, Severna Park, Md.

Brooks entered a guilty plea to a drug conspiracy charge on Dec. 13, 1990, and was given two years in jail. As part of the plea deal with the Anne Arundel County States Attorney, distribution charges were dropped.

Johnson was convicted of rape on Aug. 25, 1999, and sentenced to 15 years in prison with all but 18 months suspended, found guilty of the violation of probation and sentenced to 8 years in prison.


DIRTBAG ROUNDUP: Two charged in string of armed robberies

From December 14, 2017, to December 17, 2017, officers responded to five commercial armed robberies/attempts in the Glen Burnie and Linthicum Heights areas. 

1-      Attempted Robbery                          Linthicum Heights

On December 14, 2017, at approximately 9:30 p.m. officers responded to the BP Gas Station located at 6830 Baltimore Annapolis Blvd in Linthicum Heights.

2-      Commercial Robbery                      Linthicum Heights               

On December 14, 2017, at approximately 10:20 p.m. Exxon located at723 Nursery Road in Linthicum Heights.

3-      Commercial Robbery                         Glen Burnie

On December 16, 2017, at approximately 4:00 a.m., Royal Farms located at 200 Oakwood Road in Glen Burnie.

4-      Commercial Robbery                     Glen Burnie

On December 17, 2017, at approximately 8:00 p.m., Rite Aid located at 7967 Baltimore Annapolis Boulevard in Glen Burnie.

5-      Commercial Robbery                         Glen Burnie

On December 17, 2017, at approximately 11:45 p.m., Shell/Dash Inn located at 6616 Ritchie Highway in Glen Burnie.

Update (12/29/17)

As a result of the investigation into the above incidents, the suspects involved in these robberies were identified as Jimmy Joseph Samuel Lane and Bena Mel-Lasse Forrester. Lane was located by Detectives and taken into custody on December 20, 2017. Forrester was still wanted and has an active arrest warrant in reference to these robberies.

Update (01/01/17)

On December 30, 2017, the second suspect Bena Forrester turned himself in at Northern District Police Station.


1)      Bena Mel-Lasse Forrester

DOB: 7-28-1983


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