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Date: Mar 2017

The Baltimore County Fire Department's annual Commendations Ceremony will be held tonight, 7 p.m., at Loch Raven High School, 1212 Cowpens Ave., Towson. The ceremony honors first responders and civilians who have performed exceptionally over the past 12 months.

The night's highest award will be the Citizen's Medal of Honor. There are three recipients tonight; two are children.

  • An 11-year-old who fell into a well, along with another boy, and used courage and ingenuity to get out as quickly as possible and bring help.
  • A 9-year-old girl who saved her little sister from drowning at a White Marsh pool.
  • A man who saw his co-worker electrocuted at a MARC train station location, pulled him from danger, burning his hands.

The highest award given tonight for Fire personnel is the Bronze Star. Two recipients will receive that award.

  • An EMT who was on his way home when he came along a crash on I-695 involving a mother and two small children. He helped save them from a dangerous situation.
  • A Fire Lieutenant who rescued two children from an apartment fire.

Many others will be recognized with awards. Numerous citizens, including a County housing inspector, will receive recognition for performing life-saving CPR.

County Executive Kevin Kamenetz and Fire Chief John Hohman will attend.

The Fire Department Commendations Board, comprised of career and volunteer personnel, considers nominations for awards based on specific criteria including intelligent decision making, skill, bravery and risk.

A young man was discovered deceased in the rear yard of his townhome by a relative early Wednesday morning.

Police were called to the 1400 block of Dartmouth Avenue in Precinct 6 around 1:16 a.m. after a relative returning home found the man in the yard. He is identified as 18-year-old Emmanuel Ime Enyam. The initial investigation reveals he suffered at least one gunshot wound to the upper body and was pronounced dead at the scene. Police are unsure how long the man was there before he was discovered.

Baltimore County Homicide detectives continue to investigate this incident.

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

Anyone with information on this case can also submit a tip to Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP. For more information on other ways to contact Metro Crime Stoppers, as well as information on rewards offered by or through them, check their website at 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 (March 22, 2017  11:20 a.m.):

Thanks to the public assistance in locating this witness valuable information was obtained, leading detectives to identify an 11-year-old boy as the suspect.

The boy is charged with Attempted 1st Degree Arson, 1st Degree Malicious Burning, Reckless Endangerment,  and 2nd Degree Malicious Burning after setting multiple fires in the Arbutus Wal-Mart, causing a store-wide evacuation. One Wal-Mart employee was transported to a local hospital for treatment of minor smoke inhalation. Wal-Mart estimates a loss of $10,000 in destroyed property from the fires, including perishable food items that were discarded due to the smoke from the fires.

Original Release (March 21, 2017  4:03 p.m.):

Baltimore County Police are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a witness who may have information on an unknown suspect who set multiple small fires inside an Arbutus Wal-Mart this morning.

Fire and police personnel responded to the Wal-Mart at 3601 Washington Boulevard at 11:08 a.m. after the business was evacuated when multiple small fires were set in different areas of the building. The fires were extinguished by employees. One person was transported to an area hospital for smoke inhalation.

Police believe the woman depicted below, wearing a white sweatshirt with “Vermont” printed on the front, may have unwittingly been witness to a portion of the events and have valuable information. She was seen leaving in what is believed to be an older model Chevrolet Malibu with an unknown Maryland tag.

Anyone with information on the identity of this witness or possible suspect information is asked to contact police at 410-307-2020.

This incident continues to be investigated by the Baltimore County Police Fire Investigation Division.

Revised September 27, 2016