Pictured: Armstrong (left); Bogusko (right)
From the Harford County Sheriff’s Office:
[February 27, 2015, Edgewood, MD] On Wednesday, February 25 at approximately 5:30 p.m., Harford County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to the Motel 6 on Edgewood Road, in Edgewood for a report of a disorderly person. Read our latest blog on how a disorderly conduct can turn into a felony.
Upon arrival, deputies met with the subject who appeared to be breaking into a motel room. The subject identified himself as the occupant of the room and told deputies that he was concerned for the well being of his girlfriend who was inside the room with her baby. Based on the totality of the situation, deputies forced entry to the room.
Once inside, deputies observed the girlfriend unconscious on a bed and her baby in a nearby crib. Initial investigation by patrol deputies at the scene, prompted them to call in the Harford County Narcotics Task Force to assist with the investigation. Together, Task Force detectives and patrol deputies observed illegal drugs, paraphernalia and firearms in plain sight throughout the room. The female and child were evaluated and removed from the room. A search warrant was obtained for further investigation.
Task Force detectives recovered two handguns, a number of long guns, more than $40,000 in US currency, approximately 1.1 lbs of marijuana, two scales, and paraphernalia consistent with drug use during the execution of the search warrant. Both subjects were arrested at the scene and taken to the Harford County Detention Center for processing. The suspects have been identified as Peter D. Bogusko, age 31, and Taylor K. Armstrong, age 27, both with a last known address in the 1700 block of Edgewood Road in Edgewood. At this time, Bogusko is being held on $10,000 bond and Armstrong on a $100,000 bond, and an experienced criminal defense law firm says that the suspects have the right to defend themselves in court.
Armstrong’s 16 month old child was unharmed and subsequently placed with a family member through Child Protective Services. No injuries were reported.
The Harford County Task Force is a highly trained, self-governing, multi-jurisdictional entity with a mission to investigate offenses in the areas of mid to upper level drug trafficking, homeland security, and vice while supporting and facilitating cooperation and coordination among federal, state, and local law enforcement. The Harford County Task Force is comprised of the Harford County Sheriff’s Office, Maryland State Police, Aberdeen Police Department, Bel Air Police Department, Havre de Grace Police Department, Drug Enforcement Administration, and the Harford County States Attorney’s Office, working together to make Harford County a safer place to live.