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Original release (October 20, 2015  9:23 a.m.):

A Monday night shooting in Cockeysville has left a man injured.

At 8:45 p.m., police were called to the Oregon Ridge Nature Center for a subject that had been shot.

The adult male victim told police that he had gone to the closed swim area at Oregon Ridge Park to hang out with three males. While they were there, one of the males shot him once in the upper body. He then ran into the woods and eventually made it to the Nature Center.

The victim was transported to an area hospital for treatment and is expected to survive.

This incident is under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Violent Crimes Unit.

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

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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. Your tip must be made through Metro Crime Stoppers in order to be eligible.

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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Phone: 1-866-7LOCKUP

Text message: Text "MCS" plus your message to "CRIMES" (274637)

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UPDATE (August 27  11:02 a.m.):

Baltimore County Fire Department officials have determined that the incident was caused by the misuse of household cleaners that caused an irritating odor and non-life threatening symptoms.

Baltimore County Fire Department units have begun to clear the scene and residents are being allowed back into the building.

Approximately 19 pieces of Baltimore County Fire Department equipment were assigned to the incident.

Original release (August 27  10:07 a.m.):

The Baltimore County Fire Department is on the scene at a Cockeysville apartment building investigating a strange odor.

Units responded to an apartment building in the Unit Block of Snowdrift Court 21030 just before 7:30 a.m. this morning after someone smelled a strange odor in a hallway.

Approximately 15 people have been evacuated from the building and evaluated by medical personnel. No one has been transported to the hospital.

The Baltimore County Fire Department Hazardous Materials Team is at the scene as fire officials continue to investigate the cause of the odor.

Further information will be released as it becomes available.

UPDATE (June 13):

Nancy Cofiell Freeland, the 69-year-old woman missing from Cockeysville, has been located unharmed in New Jersey.

The Baltimore County Police Department thanks everyone who shared her information on social media.

Original release (June 12):

The Baltimore County Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating a 69-year-old woman missing from the Cockeysville area.

Nancy Cofiell Freeland is a white female, 5’04”, 230 pounds, with hazel eyes and gray hair. It is unknown what she might be wearing. She should be operating a brown 1997 Dodge Caravan with Maryland tags of 13594HV.

Freeland was last seen at 1 p.m. Thursday afternoon at her home in the 10700 block of Tyrie Avenue 21030. She is in the early stages of dementia.

The Maryland State Police have activated a Silver Alert for Freeland.

Anyone with information on Nancy Cofiell Freeland is asked to call Baltimore County Police at 410-307-2020.

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