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Date: Jul 9, 2014

UPDATE (July 10):

At 3:02 p.m. Wednesday afternoon, Baltimore County Police responded to a home in the 7200 block of Gough St 21224. The anonymous caller into 911 stated that an argument could be heard in the home. The caller further stated that a male voice from inside in the home stated that he “has a gun” and “was going to kill everybody”.

Officers surrounded the home and repeatedly attempted to contact people inside unsuccessfully. A records check indicated that a male subject living in the home had a gun listed to him.

The Baltimore County Police Tactical Unit responded to the scene and was able to contact an adult male subject inside the home and later take him into custody without incident. The male was transported to an area hospital for an evaluation. An adult female that had also been in the home was not injured.

Original release (July 9):

Baltimore County Police are on the scene of a suspicious condition in the 7200 block of Gough Street 21224. Appropriate steps have been taken which include requesting specialized resources to ensure the safety of the community.

Police are advising people to avoid the area of the 7200 block of Gough Street until the situation is resolved. North Point Road between Connley Street and Eastbrooke Avenue as well as the 7200 block of Gough Street are closed.

Further information will be released as it becomes available.

Baltimore County Police are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the suspects in an armed robbery that occurred June 16 in the 10300 block of Reisterstown Road 21117.

The investigation into this incident has indicated that the victim and her boyfriend had been at a business in the Garrison Forrest Shopping Center and were returning to their car. As the victim was getting into the car, the first suspect approached and began speaking with her boyfriend about the location of an African Baptist Church. He offered her boyfriend $100 to drive him to the church and showed him what appeared to be a large sum of currency. A second suspect then approached and offered to help the first suspect.

The victim, her boyfriend, and the suspects got into the car and drove to a nearby Taco Bell where the second suspect stated he had to go talk to his boss. The second suspect exited the vehicle and went towards the building. While they were waiting for the second suspect to return, the first suspect asked the victim if her jewelry was real. When the second suspect returned to the vehicle, he grabbed the victim and demanded her jewelry. She gave her jewelry to the first suspect before both suspects left the location on foot.

The victim’s boyfriend told police that he saw the first suspect hand the second suspect a handgun during the robbery.

This incident is being investigated by the Precinct 3 Investigate Services Team. Detectives have obtained surveillance pictures of two subjects that they would like to talk to in reference to this incident.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call police at 410-307-2020.

Baltimore County first responders have received a financial boost from Baltimore Gas and Electric Company through a grant given to the Baltimore County Police Foundation.

The BGE Grant of $10,000, available through the BGE 2013 Emergency Responder Safety Grant Program, provides a broadband satellite system for the Baltimore County Police Department’s Mobile Unified Command Vehicle – a mobile command post for the County’s emergency operation’s team.

The broadband satellite system makes it possible for the Baltimore County Police Department’s Mobile Unified Command Vehicle to keep in touch with officers and other responders during natural and manmade disasters. History has shown that land-based systems can fail during emergencies when communication between agencies and the public is vital. It is not uncommon for cell and radio towers to go down when hit by a storm. When an emergency strikes, mobile and land-based phone communication networks can be overwhelmed and prove useless.

No Land Lines Needed

The new dedicated bandwidth system satellite does not depend upon terrestrial communications systems to keep communications flowing. Housed within the vehicle, the system provides resiliency and redundancy, ensuring that first responders can communicate during emergencies.

Uninterrupted communication is vital during emergencies. This satellite system provides safety for those who work and live in the County.

Ready To Go

The system was installed in the Baltimore County Police Department’s Command Vehicle in May and is fully functional.

The $17,500 cost of the system is shared by BGE, $10,000, and Baltimore County, $7,500.

Revised June 27, 2017