At 2:35 p.m.., a male suspect took a shopping bag that the victim had placed on a bench. The victim chased the male suspect and confronted him. The male suspect implied he had a gun and the victim grabbed her shopping bag back. The female suspect then assaulted the victim and tried to take her purse. Police responded and took both suspects into custody.
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The Baltimore County Police Department is aware of the messages on social media talking about gatherings at locations in Baltimore County. The department is taking these messages seriously and has gathered appropriate resources should the need for them occur. At this time, there is no evidence that a gathering is imminent.
The Baltimore County Police Department also has assistance available for the Baltimore City Police Department. Tactical, Aviation and K-9 units are available to respond to calls for service in Baltimore City if needed. Extra personnel are also on standby. In addition, Baltimore County Police are handling duties normally handled by the Maryland State Police in Baltimore County.
Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenitz and Police Chief James Johnson will be holding a press conference at 1 p.m. today at the Public Safety Building (700 E Joppa Rd 21286) to address community concerns about the social media messages.2015-04-28T17:04:44+01:00http://www.facebook.com/BaltimoreCountyPoliceandFire/posts/974065755936889
Public Safety Bldg located at 700 E. Joppa Rd, Towson. Media should report to security in the lobby. EA2015-04-28T16:53:43+01:00http://www.facebook.com/BaltimoreCountyPoliceandFire/posts/974060602604071
Press briefing 1 p.m., Public Safety Bldg; #BCoPD Chief Johnson, CE Kamenetz will update re: @BaltoCoGov’s public safety efforts EA2015-04-28T16:52:34+01:00http://www.facebook.com/BaltimoreCountyPoliceandFire/posts/974060035937461
#BCoPD investigating multiple social media rumors re: civil disobedience in the county. These remain unconfirmed rumors. EA2015-04-28T16:43:46+01:00http://www.facebook.com/BaltimoreCountyPoliceandFire/posts/974057155937749
Precinct 6 - Towson
Precinct 6 - Towson
Sometime between 8:30 a.m. and 2 p.m., an unknown suspect gained access to an office at St Pius X Church by cutting a window screen. Taken from the location was a bag of Hershey Kisses.