Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Alexander Kinyua of Joppa, who was initially deemed unfit to stand trial, has a plea hearing set for June.
The Joppa man accused of killing his housemate and eating part of the dead man's heart and brains has a June plea hearing scheduled in Harford County Circuit Court. Alexander Kinyua, 22, of the 500 block Terrapin Terrace, was indicted in June 2012 on charges of first-degree murder and use of a dangerous weapon in the slaying of Kujoe Bonsafo Agyei-Kodie. According to charging documents, Kinyua—a former Morgan State University student—allegedly told detectives that he killed Agyei-Kodie, cut him up with a knife then ate part of the dead man's heart and brain before hiding body parts in his basement. In August, Kinyua was deemed temporarily unfit to stand trial in the case. Court records show Harford County State's Attorney Joe Cassilly …
Friday, February 22, 2013
The following information was supplied by the Harford County Sheriff's Office. In cases where a criminal charge is noted, the information provided does not indicate a conviction.
From the Harford County Sheriff's Office: __ Joppa Farm Road, 500 block, 8:05 a.m. on Feb. 19. A fight that began on Twitter resulted in assault charges for two Joppatowne High School students. A 16-year-old and 14-year-old were charged with second-degree assault and distrubance of school operations following the fight in a first floor hallway. Police said despite a number of punches thrown, no injuries were reported, and both teenagers were released to their guardians. Police said the altercation was initiated with insults on Twitter beginning on Feb. 15. Fort Hoyle Road, 200 block, 12:32 p.m. on Feb. 15. Police assisted with a disturbance reported at Magnolia Middle School. A 12-year-old student was removed from the cafeteria by school…
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
The fire caused about $6,000 damage.
A stolen car was found ablaze Monday night in Joppa and investigators believe the fire could be an act of arson. Around 8:24 p.m. a passerby noticed a car aflame in the 2700 block of Winters Run Road in Joppa, according to a release from the Maryland State Fire Marshal's Office. Five firefighters from the Joppa-Magnolia Volunteer Fire Company controlled the fire within 15 minutes, but not before the flames and smoke caused about $6,000 damage to the vehicle, the release states. The 2007 Toyota four-door vehicle was reported stolen in in the middle of December 2012. Members of the Harford County Sheriff's Office joined deputy state fire marshals and firefighters at the scene. Anyone with information about the fire can contact the fire …
Saturday, December 15, 2012
Police responded to the Love Craft store on Pulaski Highway, south of the Harford County line and north of White Marsh, Saturday evening.
Thursday, July 5, 2012
The robbers attacked two employees and stole cash, police said.
Two men robbed a Royal Farms store in Joppa on Independence Day, and police are asking the community for help in finding suspects. Around 4 a.m. on Wednesday, two men walked into the Royal Farms located at 500 Joppa Farm Road, according to a release from the Harford County Sheriff's Office. The men allegedly attacked two store clerks, stole an undisclosed amount of money and fled the store, according to the release. Detectives believe the men in the above pictures may be responsible for the robbery. Those with information about the crime can share that information with law enforcement in the following ways:
Friday, June 1, 2012
Kujoe Agyei-Kodie's roommate has admitted to his murder.
Police have confirmed the identity of the victim in the alleged cannibalism murder that shocked the Joppa community this week. The human remains found in two locations along Trimble Road in Joppa on Wednesday were identified as those of Kujoe Agyei-Kodie, according to a statement from the Harford County Sheriff's Office. Agyei-Kodie's roomate, Alexander Kinyua is the only individual to have been charged in connection with the death. Kinyua, 21, admitted to police that he killed Agyei-Kodie, 37, before eating parts of his heart and brain, according to charging documents. Police located a relative of Agyei-Kodie in the United States before confirming his identity. Harford County Sheriff L. Jesse Bane said he thinks residents are in shock. "…
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
The burglaries took place in the 2400 block of Taylor Brook Road in Joppa on March 26, police said.
Police said they are seeking a person of interest in connection with two crimes in Joppa last month. The individual is described as a 5-foot-5, 150-pound male with a tattoo on the left side of his neck, according to the Harford County Sheriff's Office. See the image with this article for a composite drawing of the person of interest. The crimes occurred between 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. on March 26, according to a statement from the Harford County Sheriff's Office. An attempted burglary occurred in the 2400 block of Taylor Brook Road, followed by a burglary in the 2800 block of Mountain Road. See the map image with this article for the location of the crimes. Anyone with information should contact Det. Joseph Peters of the Harford County Sheriff…
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Harford County police held a crime prevention meeting outside a Joppa church on Wednesday night.
UPDATE (6:45 p.m.)—Police are investigating at least 12 recent home burglaries in the Kingsville and Joppa areas within the past week, according to Harford County Sheriff's Office spokesperson Monica Worrell. Harford County and Baltimore County police officials said they are investigating likely connections between these and a string of at least six similar burglaries in Perry Hall. Most of the recent Perry Hall incidents occurred during nightime hours while residents were inside. Last week, police released a composite sketch of the suspected burglar, described as a white male with brown hair, 24 to 25 years old, 5-foot-11 to 6-foot and 150 to 160 pounds. The Joppa and Kingsville burglaries were reported between March 28 and April 2, …