Dog walk leads to Assault and Handgun Charges in Glen Burnie

February 16, 2014

On February 15, 2014 at approximately 9:30 p.m. officers from the Northern District responded to the area of the 6500 block of Home Water Way, Glen Burnie in reference to an armed person with a handgun.  Police Communications advised that the suspect pointed a handgun at the victim and the victim’s dog.


Upon arrival, officers met with the victim, a 21 year old female from Glen Burnie, who advised that while she was walking her dog she came upon a man who was also walking a dog in the area of Home Water Way and Rain Water Way in the Cromwell Fountain Apartment Complex.  As the victim approached the man, she observed that he was pointing a black handgun at her dog and in her direction.


The victim and male suspect exchanged words. She immediately left the area and went to her home. However, she was able to observe the apartment that the suspect entered. The victim described the suspect as a white male, in his 40’s, wearing a dark jacket and blue jeans in possession of a small black handgun.


The victim escorted officers to 6511 Clear Drop Way which was the building she observed the suspect enter after their altercation involving the handgun.  Officers entered the building and upon reaching the third floor observed a man, matching the suspect’s description, standing in the stairwell.  Officers asked the man if he had just been walking his dog to which he replied “yes”.  Based on the suspects reply and description, the officer’s advised him that they were going to pat him down for weapons.


As the officer began conducting his pat down, the suspect advised that he knew what they were looking for. At that point, he pulled a handgun out of his waistband.  The officer took control of the suspects hand and disarmed the suspect removing the handgun from his possession and taking him to the ground.  Once on the ground the suspect was taken into custody without further incident.  A check of a backpack in the suspect’s possession revealed a set of Nunchaku.


The recovered handgun was a Ruger .22 caliber handgun loaded with six (6) live rounds.  No live rounds were discharged from the .22 caliber Ruger during this incident.


The Evidence Collection Unit was contacted and responded to the scene and took possession of the handgun and Nunchaku.  Neither the victim nor the officers were injured during this incident.


The suspect was transported to Northern District for processing.  The suspect was charged with two counts of 1st and 2nd degree assault, reckless endangerment as well as several handgun charges.


Suspect: Norman William Walter Wieland, 46, of the 7200 block of Ohio Ave, Hanover, MD


(AACoPD Press Release 2-15-14)

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