On September 29, 2015, at 7:50 a.m., Officers responded for a report of vandalism at the Ritchie Highway Shopping Center, located in the 5600-5700 block of Ritchie Highway Brooklyn, MD. Upon arrival officers discovered that an unknown person had spray painted “Killing AAC Cops Coming Soon” on three separate exterior walls of the shopping center. Officers canvased the area and located additional vandalism at 200 Hammonds Lane on a directional sign which read, “Kill Cops”.
“As police officers we are always vigilant and realize that these types of threats, whether credible or not, are unfortunately part of this job in today’s society. Every police officer, from the Chief of Police to a police recruit in the academy knows that they are always in harm’s way, and willingly take on that burden to protect the citizens we serve. I am relying on our strong community bonds and respected partnerships within the Brooklyn community to help find the individuals responsible for these acts” said Police Chief Timothy Altomare. “these kind of threats will not be tolerated in Anne Arundel County,” said County Executive Steve Schuh. “Our police put their lives on the line to protect our citizens, and we stand with them against this cowardly attempt at intimidation.”
District Detectives are currently conducting an investigation into this incident. Any person will information is asked to contact the Northern District Detective Unit at 410-222-6135. A $500 reward is being offered to anyone who has information leading to the arrest and conviction of the individual(s) responsible.