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  1. Read our blog on keeping your home safe if you plan to be away for the holidays.

    Read our blog on keeping your home safe if you plan to be away for the holidays.


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    Baltimore County detectives are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect responsible for a December 1 robbery at a Royal Farms store on Edmonson Avenue.

    The full release is available on our news blog:
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Police and Fire News

Baltimore County Police and Fire News

Official News Blog of Baltimore County police, fire, homeland security and emergency management. Call 911 to report crimes in progress and emergencies.
Date: Feb 25, 2014

Baltimore County Police have become aware of and are investigating a 2:24 video depicting an altercation between an officer and a male civilian in Towson.

Police have determined that the incident occurred at about 1:45 a.m. Sunday, February 23, when on-duty officers witnessed a disturbance among several members of a large crowd in the 400 block of York Road. Officers at the scene included Baltimore County Police, Baltimore County Auxiliary Police and Maryland State Police; it is unclear whether other agencies also were involved.

At least two people -- a male and a female -- were arrested and charged with resisting arrest, disturbing the peace, second-degree assault and  drug charges.

The video shows an officer confronting a male who is filming the arrests. The person filming the incident was not arrested and has not come forward to file a complaint. BCoPD has begun an investigation of this incident and would like to talk to the person who was filming so that a complete picture of what happened can be constructed. Recognizing that a video often represents only a small part of an incident, investigators want to know more about what happened before and after the events depicted on the video.

BCoPD recognizes and respects the right of citizens to film officers on duty, in a public place, unless the person filming has violated some law or statute.

Detectives continue to investigate the shooting in front of the Fire and Ice Hookah Lounge in Randallstown that left three people injured. The assistance of the public is needed to identify the suspect in this case.

Captain Don Roby, Commander of the Crimes Against Persons Section, stated "Information from witnesses is one of the most crucial components of a successful investigation and subsequent prosecution. Information on this case is what we need more of. We are urging members of the public who have even the smallest bit of information to call us. Even if they think that the information they have will not make a difference, it could be the bit of information that helps us solve this crime. People who contact us can remain anonymous."

On February 2 at 4:06 a.m., police responded to the Fire and Ice Hookah Lounge in the 3500 block of Brenbrook Drive in Randallstown for a report of a shooting. Upon arriving at the scene, officers discovered three adult male victims with gunshot wounds in front of the establishment. The victims were taken to area hospitals for treatment and have since been released.

The initial investigation into this incident has indicated that the victims were in front of the Fire and Ice Hookah Lounge when they became involved in an argument with another group of people. During the argument, the suspect appeared and fired several shots, striking the victims. The suspect fled the scene in an unknown direction.

The suspect is described as a black male who might have been wearing a black hoodie. He might have had short corn rows or braided hair.
 

Callers to Metro Crime Stoppers:

If your tip to the Metro Crime Stoppers Hotline Leads to the arrest and indictment, for a felony crime, you may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000 from MCS.

If you have information on the above crime/suspect please call, text, or e-mail: Metro Crime Stoppers Hotline available 24-Hours a day toll free

Phone: 1-866-7LOCKUP

Text message: Text "MCS" plus your message to "CRIMES" (274637)

Web tip: www.metrocrimestoppers.org

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