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Date: Dec 2016

Original release (December 29, 2016  10:20 a.m.):

The Baltimore County Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect responsible for a December 18 burglary at the Poplar Jewelry store in the 1700 block of East Joppa Road 21234.

Officers responded to the business just before 4:30 a.m. on December 18 for a burglar alarm. When officers arrived, they found that one of the windows had been broken out as well as the glass on several cases inside the store.

Investigation indicated that the suspect gained entry to Poplar Jewelry by breaking out a window with a hammer. He then used the hammer to break the glass on several display cases. The suspect took jewelry before leaving the store.

Images of the suspect were captured on video surveillance.

The incident is under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Burglary Unit.

Anyone with information on the suspect or the incident is asked to call police at 410-307-2020 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP.

Metro Crime Stoppers, an organization that is separate from the Baltimore County Police Department and Baltimore County Government, offers rewards for information in connection with felony offenses. Anonymous tips can be sent to Metro Crime Stoppers by phone, text message or online.

 

UPDATE (December 29, 2016  8:56 a.m.):

Burglary detectives continue to seek the identity of a suspect who is using stolen credit cards taken from a home in the 1200 block of Ridgeshire Road, 21222, on December 12, 2016.

The credit cards were taken on December 12, 2016 from a home in the 1200 block of Ridgeshire Road, 21222. The suspect used the stolen credit cards on the same day at the Shoppers located in the Middlesex Shopping Center, 1200 Eastern Boulevard, 21221.

He also attempted to remove money from an ATM located at the Middlesex Shopping Center at approximately 7 a.m. that morning.  Attached is a still photo from the ATM surveillance video.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 410-307-2020.

Original Release (December 21, 2016  10:33 a.m.):

Burglary detectives are seeking the identity of a suspect who is using stolen credit cards.

The credit cards were taken on December 12, 2016 from a home in the 1200 block of Ridgeshire Road, 21222. The suspect used the stolen credit cards on the same day at the Shoppers located in the Middlesex Shopping Center, 1200 Eastern Boulevard, 21221.

The suspect walks with a limp and uses a cane. It is believed the suspect regularly frequents the shopping center.

If you have any information about the suspect, please contact police at 410-307-2020.

UPDATE (December 28, 2016  2:32 p.m.):

After a review by the Baltimore County State’s Attorney, the Baltimore County Police Department has released video from two Body Worn Cameras worn by officers during the December 23 incident in which a man was shot by an officer after he moved at police in a threatening manner.

Just before 11:00 p.m. on December 23, Baltimore County Police officers responded to an apartment in the 4600 block of Debilen Circle 21208 for a disturbance call. Officers knocked on the door of the apartment, which was the source of the call.

A man answered the door with a knife in his hand and moved towards the officers in a threatening manner. One of the officers fired his service weapon at the suspect, striking him once in the upper body.

The suspect was taken to an area hospital for treatment. He has also been charged with several counts of first-degree assault.

The incident remains under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Homicide Unit. The Homicide Unit investigates all police involved shootings. After the investigation is complete, the incident will be reviewed by the Baltimore County State’s Attorney’s Office.

The officer involved in the shooting will be on administrative status while the incident is being reviewed.

The Body Worn Camera footage can be found on the Baltimore County Police Department YouTube Channel at the links below.

Officer Remmers’ Body Worn Camera footage.

Body Worn Camera footage from another officer.

UPDATE (December 27, 2016 10:20 a.m.):

The Baltimore County Police Department has identified the officer involved in the shooting incident December 23 in Pikesville as Officer Remmers, a 7-year-veteran of the Baltimore County Police Department assigned to the Pikesville Precinct. He has not been involved in any previous shooting incidents.

The suspect shot in this incident has been identified as 48-year-old Bryant Junious Palmer who resided in the apartment where the incident occurred. He has been charged via an arrest warrant with three counts of first-degree assault and related charges. Bail information and Palmer’s current condition are not known at this time.

The incident remains under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Department Homicide Unit. After the investigation is complete, the incident will be reviewed by the Baltimore County States Attorney’s Office.

UPDATE (December 24, 2016 11:40 a.m.):

The suspect shot by County Police suffered non-life threatening injuries and is expected to survive. He continues to receive treatment at Sinai Hospital

Original release (December 24, 2016  2:56 a.m.):

Just before 11:00  p.m. on December 23, Baltimore County officers responded to the 4600 block of Debilen Circle, 21208 for a disturbance call. Officers knocked on the door of the apartment, which was the source of the call. A man answered the door with a knife in his hand. After exchanging word, the man moved towards the officers in a threatening manner. One of the officers fired his service weapon at the suspect. The man suffered a single wound to the upper body and was transported to a local hospital. The suspect's current condition is unknown. The officer will be placed on routine administrative leave. The investigation will be reviewed by the State's Attorney's office, once its completed. 

 
 
Revised September 27, 2016