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Date: May 2014

A Baltimore County Firefighter has died of cardiac arrest during a training exercise.

Firefighter Robert Fogle III (58) went into cardiac arrest during a training exercise this afternoon in Sparrows Point. He was transported to Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center where he was pronounced deceased.

Firefighter Robert Fogle III is a 27 year veteran of the Baltimore County Fire Department. He was stationed at Pikesville (Station 2).

Firefighter Robert Fogle III is survived by his wife and two adult children.

UPDATE (June 2):

Alex Christopher Brooks has returned home unharmed.

Original release (May 30):

The Baltimore County Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating a male missing from the Randallstown area.

Alex Christopher Brooks is an 18-year-old black male, 5’10”, 140 pounds, short black hair, brown eyes, and has a medium complexion. He is believed to be wearing a blue T-shirt and tan khaki shorts.

Alex Christopher Brooks was last seen by his mother on May 19 at 2:45 p.m. at his home in the 3600 block of Hathaway Drive 21133. He attends Baltimore Polytechnic Institute and is supposed to graduate this coming Sunday.

This incident is under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Missing Persons Unit.

Anyone with information on Alex Christopher Brooks is asked to call Baltimore County Police at 410-307-2020.

Baltimore County Police are investigating a homicide that occurred Wednesday morning in Arbutus.
At 11:59 a.m., police responded to a home in the 100 block of Colony Hill Court 21227 to check on a subject.  When officers checked the home, they found an adult male lying on the floor suffering from traumatic injuries. He was declared deceased at the scene by medical personnel.
The initial investigation into this incident has indicated that the victim and the suspect had some sort of interaction at the location. During that interaction, the suspect killed the victim.
The victim has been identified as 25-year-old Brandon Edward Joyce of the 100 block of Colony Hill Court 21227.
At this time, detectives have no suspect information and no motive. They will be working to determine if this was a targeted crime.
This incident remains under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Homicide Unit.
Anyone with information on this incident 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.
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Revised June 27, 2017