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Date: Jun 16, 2014

UPDATE (June 17):

Brandice J. Irving was located at 4:48 a.m. this morning in the 1900 block of Wilson Point Road 21220. She was taken to Johns Hopkins Bayview Hospital for evaluation.

Original release (June 16):

The Baltimore County Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating a critical missing person in the Middle River area.

Brandice J. Irving is a 23-year-old black female who resides in the 600 block of West 11th Street in Chester, Pennsylvania. She is 5’2”, 130 pounds, with brown shoulder length hair that is pulled back (possibly in a ponytail), and hazel eyes. She should be wearing a white dress and brown cowboy boots.

Brandice J. Irving should be operating a silver 2005 Honda Accord with New Jersey Tags of YRF80B.

Brandice J. Irving was last seen at the Freestate Gun Range in the 11500 block of Crossroads Circle 21220 at 4:23 p.m. Monday afternoon. Employees of the range called police after Brandice J Irving acted in a manner which suggested that she might be in some sort of emotional distress while in the facility. The employees allowed her to leave before police arrived.

Anyone with information on Brandice J Irving is asked to call Baltimore County Police at 410-307-2020.

Baltimore County has noted a recent increase in the number of serious pedestrian crashes -- and contrary to public perception, the pedestrian is at fault in about 80 percent of these incidents.
This Thursday, June 19 at 11:30 a.m.,  Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz, Police Chief Jim Johnson and Fire Chief John Hohman will discuss the issue of pedestrian crashes along roadways in Baltimore County and announce a coordinated public awareness campaign for pedestrians. BCoPD and BCoFD handle about 420 pedestrian-vehicle crashes each year. The number of fatal pedestrian crashes increased in 2013 against each of the previous five years. 
The event will be held at the Randallstown Fire Station, 3610 Brenbrook Rd., 21133.
Attendees will include officers from BCoPD and BCoFD who have been working together on this issue; representatives from the Department of Public Works involved in engineering changes designed to improve pedestrian safety; and representatives from the Baltimore Metropolitan Council and MVA's Maryland Highway Safety Office.

On June 14 at 6:36 p.m., Baltimore County Fire Department personnel responded to the Virginia Towers apartment building in the 500 block of Virginia Avenue in Towson for an alarm. Arriving units found smoke on the tenth floor of the building.

Firefighters then found a fire in an apartment on the tenth floor. That fire was placed under control at 7 p.m..

There were no civilians or fire personnel injured by the fire but 13 residents were displaced.

There were 24 pieces of Baltimore County Fire Department equipment dispatched to the scene.

Revised June 27, 2017