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UPDATE (February 28, 2017 12:57 p.m.):

Michael Kennard Jones, the suspect wanted in connection with multiple burglaries, a home invasion robbery, and the malicious killing of a pet turtle during a burglary, is in the custody of the Baltimore City Police Department.

A citizen saw Michael Jones walking in the 1300 block of North Milton Street this morning and called the Baltimore City Police. He will be processed at the Baltimore City Central Booking facility and transferred later to the Baltimore County Police Department for service of the County warrants.

The Baltimore County Police Department would like to thank the Baltimore City Police Department and the County and City citizens who became involved and aided us in the search and capture of this felon.

Original Release (February 27, 2017 1:40 p.m.):

Baltimore County Police have obtained a warrant for the arrest of a suspect who needlessly killed a pet turtle during a burglary.

The resident returned to find her home ransacked, and her pet turtle, Donatella, dead on the floor.

The investigation determined that during the overnight hours from January 20-21, while the victim was away, two suspects entered the residence in the unit block of Barnwell Court in Parkville through an unsecured ground floor window. They stole numerous electronic devices and accessories, two television sets, gift-cards, checks, and jewelry. Before leaving, one of the suspects removed Donatella from her aquarium home, and impaled her with a knife-sharpener.

On February 17 police arrested one of the suspects, identified as Calvin Krasheen Fogg (24) of the 4400 block of Marble Hall Road, 21218.

The second suspect, believed to be the person responsible for killing Donatella, is still outstanding. He is identified as Michael Kennard Jones (23), previously known to reside in the 3200 block of McElderry Street, 21205. He is wanted on charges of 1st degree burglary, aggravated cruelty to kill an animal, and is also wanted in connection with a previous home invasion robbery with a gun.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Michael Jones is asked to contact police at 410-307-2020. Do not approach Michael Jones, as he is considered a dangerous subject.

Anyone with information on this case can also submit a tip to Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP. For more information on other ways to contact Metro Crime Stoppers, as well as information on rewards offered by or through them, check their website at Metro Crime Stoppers, an organization that is separate from the Baltimore County Police Department and Baltimore County Government, offers rewards for information in connection with felony offenses. Anonymous tips can be sent to Metro Crime Stoppers by phone, text message, or online.

This incident remains under investigation by the Baltimore County Burglary Unit.

One man is dead and another in critical condition after the truck they were in flipped over and ejected both the driver and the passenger. 

The truck, a 1994 Chevrolet C/K 1500, was traveling southbound on Wilson Point Road near Alder Drive in Essex precinct around 11:24 p.m. last night when the driver lost control, struck multiple parked cars, and rolled over. Both occupants, who police believe were not wearing seat belts, were ejected from the truck. 

Police responded and found the passenger to be deceased at the scene. He is identified as Bryan Derek Mast (28) of the 1200 block of 4th Road in Middle River. 

The driver, a 23-year-old man, was transported to an area hospital where he remains in critical condition. 

This incident continues to be investigated by the Baltimore County Crash Investigation Team. 

UPDATE (February 24, 2017 9:15 a.m.):

Booking photo of Christopher Engles, who brought a gun to Perry Hall High School.The student who brought a gun into Perry Hall High School yesterday is identified as 17-year-old Christopher James Engles of the unit block of Bellhurst Way, 21234. He is currently being held at BCDC on a no bail status.

He is charged as an adult with the following:

  • Possession of a Firearm by a Minor
  • Possession of a Dangerous Weapon on School Property
  • Carry/Conceal a Dangerous Weapon
  • Wear/Carry a Handgun on his Person

Original Release (February 23, 2017 4:42 p.m.):

A student is being charged after bringing a firearm to school today.

The School Resource Officer at Perry Hall High School was notified after one student was seen showing off a gun to other students in the hallway. He did not threaten or point the gun at anyone. Police believe the student did not have any intent to harm anyone with the firearm.

The officer located the student, who was cooperative, and recovered the gun. The student was taken into and remains in police custody pending formal charges.

This incident remains under investigation by the Precinct 9 Outreach Unit.

Revised September 27, 2016