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Date: Mar 4, 2014

UPDATE: Police have identified the male found near train tracks in the Rosedale area as 26-year-old George Thomas McAleer of the 1100 block of Quantril Way in Baltimore.

Original Release:

The Baltimore County Police Department is currently investigating the death of a male victim found near train tracks in the Rosdedale area.

On March 4, at approximately 5:48 p.m., Baltimore County Police were dispatched to the 200-block of Philadelphia Avenue, 21236 for an injured subject. The police investigation revealed that an unidentified adult male victim was standing in the area of the train tracks, when he was accidentally struck by a train that was passing by. It appears that the subject did not hear the train coming down the track at a high rate of speed. The police investigation also revealed that the victim was in possession of a stolen 4-wheel ATV that broke down on him next to the tracks just prior to the accident. 
The victim, believed to be from the Dundalk area, was pronounced dead at the scene. The victim is not being identified at this time pending the notification of the next of kin.
This accident highlights the danger of people trespassing upon railroad property. Citizens are being asked to stay away from all railway property in Baltimore County.
Train traffic through the area was interrupted and is now operating at restricted speeds through the area.
No additional information is available at this time.
Baltimore County Police are seeking the public’s assistance in locating 25-year-old Ranzino Quintal Brooks. Detectives have obtained an arrest warrant charging him in connection to the December 24 robbery of a Target store in Loch Raven.
On December 24 at 3:19 p.m., Baltimore County police officers responded to a robbery at the Target Store located in the 1200-block of Putty Hill Avenue, 21286.
The suspect approached an employee standing at one of the cash registers and demanded money from the register. The suspect implied that he had a weapon. He obtained an undisclosed amount of money and fled from the store.
Anyone with information on Ranzino Quintal Brooks is asked to call Baltimore County Police at 410-307-2020 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP.

Callers to Metro Crime Stoppers:

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

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:

Update: Jasmin Shane Wright was located safe and unharmed on March 5.

Baltimore County Police are seeking the public’s assistance in locating a 15-year-old female missing from the Owings Mills area.

Jasmin Shane Wright is a black female, she is five feet seven inches tall, weighs 125 pounds, and has black hair and brown eyes.

She was last seen on February 4 and may be somewhere in the Reisterstown area.

Anyone with information on Jasmin Shane Wright is asked to call Baltimore County Police at 410-307-2020.

Revised June 27, 2017