Crownsville Woman Among Three Suspects Arrested Following Brooklyn Park Home Evasion
District Court Commissioner Janice E. Barnett ordered a 19-year old Crownsville woman held without bond after she and 2 co-defendants were arrested and charged following a home evasion which caused a Brooklyn Park resident to be treated at an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Destiny Dianne Riffle, of Harold Harbour Road in Crownsville, was charged with a number of offenses related to the incident, including: first degree assault, burglary and reckless endangerment.
Shortly after midnight on Wednesday, September 26, 2019, officers from the Anne Arundel County Police Department's Northern District responded to a home located on 10th Avenue in Brooklyn Park for a reported burglary. When officers arrived, four subjects were observed running from the rear of the home. After a brief foot pursuit, Ms. Riffle was one of only three subjects apprehended. Although a search continued, the fourth unidentified subject remains at large.
Out of the six offenses for which Ms. Diffle is charged, four of them are felonies. According to Maryland sentencing guidelines, First Degree Assault, for example, is considered a class-three felony that carries a maximum sentence of 25 years.
Co-Defendants Taijanique Lashawn Scott, 22, of Masters Drive in Arnold, and Randy Joshua Watts, 26, of Shirleyville Road in Arnold, were also ordered by a district court commissioner to be held without bond.
All three defendants will soon appear before a Judge for the first time since being captured and taken into custody. Each of them are being held at the Jennifer Road Detention Center, pending bail review hearings scheduled for later today at the District Court in Glen Burnie.
According to the Maryland Judiciary Case Search System, the alleged victim, 32 year old Edward Paul Mustin,Jr., plead guilty on October 15, 2015 to a single count of First Degree Burglary stemming from an arrest occurring about five months prior. Former Anne Arundel County Circuit Court Judge Michelle Jaklitsch sentenced Mr. Mustin to a 5 year suspended prison term, on the condition that he obeyed a strict supervised probation agreement for a period of 5 years. He was also ordered to pay the victim in the case nearly $7,000 in restitution. The case search system also shows that Mr. Mustin was arrested on June 24, 2019 and charged with three counts of CDS-Possession-Not Marijuana. That case is expected to go to trial on October 31.
Police have not released any potential motives or connections in this case.