Reporting Kai Jackson
ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY, Md. (WJZ)– A Maryland tow truck operator is killed by a hit-and-run driver. More than two months later, that driver is still on the loose. Now, there’s a new push for information and a $10,000 reward.
Kai Jackson explains, the tow company and the victim’s family want to catch the killer.
The money being offered is significant. Yet, police and the family say it would be much simpler if the person responsible would come forward.
The search for a hit-and-run driver intensifies in Anne Arundel County.
Thirty-eight-year-old James Schrieber, a tow truck driver for Ted’s Towing, was killed in Glen Burnie on August 24.
“It’s very lonely when you lose the person that you love,” Jenna Schreiber, James Schreiber’s widow, said.
Police say James Schreiber was on the side of the road helping a stranded sewage truck when he was hit and killed. Sky Eye Chopper 13 was over the scene as Anne Arundel County Police investigated.
Now, the reward for money to find the person responsible has been increased from $2,000 to $12,000.
“We feel that maybe offering up some more money might make the public or somebody come forward about the person that killed Jim,” said Martin Ziegler, general manager of Ted’s Towing.
Witnesses reported seeing a 1987 to 1995 maroon or burgundy Nissan Pathfinder. And later video captured a vehicle matching that description on North Hospital Drive close to the accident scene.
“It was being operated by a white male with a thin build, early- to mid-30s with short brown hair,” Justin Mulcahy of the Anne Arundel County Police said.
Loved ones say James Schreiber was a family man committed to those who counted on him at home and at work.
“If the person would still come forward that did this, I would still appreciate that gesture,” Jenna Schreiber said. “If they could just come forward and do the right thing.”
James Schreiber is survived by a 3-year-old daughter and a 1-year-old son. Those that WJZ talked with said he loved his family and loved his job, and there’s no question they in turn loved him.
Anyone with information is urged to call Anne Arundel County Police at 410-222-8700.