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At 9:20 p.m., a known suspect was attempting to force his way through the victim’s window. The suspect was apprehended at the location.

Around 11:30 a.m., two homes were burglarized by two unknown suspects. The suspects stole a game system, video games and accessories from one home. One suspect was apprehended and all items were recovered. 

Sometime between 1 a.m. and 6 p.m., an unknown suspect broke the locked wooden fence to gain entry into the backyard. The suspect then attempted to gain entry into the house through the back window, but was unsuccessful. Nothing was taken.

Around 9:05 a.m., an unknown suspect attempted to gain entry into the victim's residence by prying the front door locking mechanism and the rear sliding glass door. The home owner chased the suspect with negative results. Nothing was reported missing from the location.

A Middle River Man has been arrested after he threatened another man with a chainsaw during a fight.

Just before 7:30 p.m. on August 29, Baltimore County Police responded to a home in the 11100 block of Bird River Grove Road 21162 for a fight. When officers arrived at the scene, they located one man in front of the home with an injury to his forehead and another man in the home with a cut to his hand.

The investigation has indicated that the two men had gotten into the argument inside the home. The argument turned physical and the man who owned the home told the other man, who had been staying there, to get his things and leave. The argument continued as the two men went outside the home. The man who had been staying at the home retrieved a chainsaw from his truck, started it, and moved towards the other man.

The man who threatened the other man with the chainsaw was taken into custody. While in custody, he was transported to an area hospital for treatment of injuries that he received during the altercation. He has been identified as 43-year-old Michael Brian Dobihal of the 7000 block of Oliverwood Road 21220. Dobihal has been charged with first-degree assault and second-degree assault. He is being held at the Baltimore County Detention Center on $50,000 bail.

Booking Photograph of Michael Brian Dobihal

At approximately 2 a.m., a man was walking his 80 pound service dog on Orville Road when a black vehicle occupied by two suspects pulled up next to him. The passenger in the vehicle got out and demanded property. When the man refused to give the suspect any property, the suspect displayed a knife and cut his hand with it. The driver of the vehicle then got out and attempted to assault the man. The man told police that he and his dog were able to fight off the suspects who got in the vehicle and fled without taking anything.

At 10:45 a.m., an unknown juvenile suspect knocked on the victim's front door before walking to the back of the house. The suspect then attempted to open the rear sliding door but did not gain entry. The suspect saw the victim and then fled on foot.

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Revised September 28, 2016