Investigators Seek Husband Of Victim

Police beat

October 03, 1991

County homicide investigators want to question the husband of a GlenBurnie woman who was found dead in her home late Tuesday night.

Police said the death of Maizella McCoy Pritchett, 35, of the 100 block of Morris Hill Court, is apparently a homicide.

Uniformed officers received a call at about 10:30 p.m. to check on the woman. When they knocked on the door, no one answered. They forced the door open and found the woman's body.

Although investigators do not know the cause of her death, police spokesman Officer V. Richard Molloy said the woman's face was badly beaten.

Police are looking for Clarence Pritchett III, 42. Investigators say he drives a white 1978 Mercedes with Maryland license plates XKY 522.

Investigators said they had received information that Maizella Pritchett was involved in several violent domestic disputes.


A Severn man has been charged with attempted murder after police said he allegedly shot a man outside a Pioneer Cityrestaurant Tuesday evening.

Investigators said Dean A. Fisher, 18, of the 7900 block of Millstone Court, turned himself in to police at the Western District station about two hours after the shooting.

According to police, James Cash, 19, of the 8300 block of Pioneer Drive in Severn, was shot three times during an argument.

Cash was flown to the Shock Trauma Center at University Medical Center, where he was in serious but stable condition yesterday.


A Glen Burnie man was seriously injured yesterday after his common-law wife allegedly stabbed him in the stomach Tuesday night, police said.

County police said officers were called tothe 200 block of Jay Jay Court by a woman who said she had stabbed her husband during a domestic dispute.

Arriving officers stopped Catherine Louise Dowling, 40, from leaving the house. Investigators charged her with assault with intent to murder.

William Carl Ottmann,46, of the 200 block of Jay Jay Court, was taken to University Medical Center, where he was in serious but stable condition.


Two Washington men have been charged in connection with the robbery of an Odenton post office last week after a postal clerk in Capitol Heights recognized a money order reported stolen during the robbery.

William Driver, 38, was charged with armed robbery and trying to pass a stolen money order. Emmanuel W. Johnson,30, was charged with money order violations.

A Federal Court judge in Baltimore ordered Driver held without bail yesterday. Johnson was ordered into a drug rehabilitation center.

Postal inspectors said the two men were trying to cash some of the 85 blank money orders reported stolen from the Odenton Shopping Center on Annapolis Road.

Police say two men, one with a snub-nosed .38-caliber revolver, walked into the office at 9:35 a.m., threatened to kill a postal worker, forced nine employees and one customer into a bathroom and got away with $2,900 in stamps.

Postal officials say one of the men is a suspect in the robbery of a Takoma Park post office Aug. 21.


Four boats at an Annapolis marina were vandalized over the weekend, county police reported.

According to the police reports, the boats were docked at the Bay Ridge Marina on East Lake Drive when someone broke into the them.

The thief ransacked some of the boats and took items such as locks and flashlights.

Investigators said they have no suspects.


A 15-year-old boy has been charged with breaking into a home Sunday.

According to the police report, Mark Thieme arrived tofind three teen-agers inside his home. He told police one boy was a relative.

He ordered the teen-agers to leave and then he called the police. He told police some jewelry and other property were taken.

After the 15-year-old was charged, police recovered some of the stolen property.

Thieme was recently released from University Medical Center after recovering from a gunshot wound he received at his home last month. His wife, Renee Thieme, 35, has been charged with attempted murder.

A compilation of some of the crimes reported to Anne Arundel County police and state police:

Brooklyn Park:

500 block of Matthews Avenue: Sept. 27, entry gained through the door. Nothing taken.

Glen Burnie:

400 block of Crain Highway: Sept. 24, entry gained through the door. Nothing taken.


1600 block of Oriole Road: Sept. 26, entry gained through the door. Televisiontaken. Total loss: $200.


6900 block of Ridge Road: Oct. 1, entry gained through the door. Nothing taken.

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