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UPDATE (January 29, 2016 10:48 a.m.):

A 13-year-old boy has been charged as a juvenile in connection with slashing vehicle tires in a Pikesville area apartment complex on January 17.
Sometime between 4 and 6 p.m. on January 17, the suspect slashed the tires of at least 41 vehicles in the area of the 1900 block of Rambling Ridge Lane 21209 (Twin Ridge Apartments). Investigators were able to obtain images of the person they believed to be the suspect off of two different video surveillance cameras.
After the information on this case was released to the media, tips started coming into the Pikesville Precinct. With the assistance of those tips from the public; investigators were able to positively identify the suspect. The suspect was charged and released to the custody of his parents.
During the investigation, the suspect was also found to be responsible for cutting the fabric on some seats at the Pizza Blitz restaurant in the 2600 block of Quarry Lake Drive 21209 on January 19.
The Baltimore County Police Department extends its thanks to the many citizens who provided information on this case. Without the assistance of the public and the media, we would not have been able to identify the suspect.

Original release (January 26, 2016  10:48 a.m.):

Baltimore County Police are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect responsible for slashing vehicle tires in a Pikesville / Precinct 4 area apartment complex.

The investigation has indicated that sometime between 4 and 6 p.m. on January 17, a white male between the ages of 13 and 16 slashed the tires of at least 41 vehicles in the area of the 1900 block of Rambling Ridge Lane 21209 (Twin Ridge Apartments). Images of the person who is believed to be the suspect were captured on video surveillance.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call the Pikesville Precinct at 410-887-1279.

Tips can also be sent to the Baltimore County Police Department online or by email.

The pictures below are of the person that police believe is responsible for this incident

UPDATE (September 30):

Baltimore County Police are continuing to investigate this incident.

When investigators re-interviewed the three male victims in this case, the victims stated that the man pulled up to them in a car, rolled the window down, and pointed something at them. The man did not say anything to them. They did hear a popping noise and believe that the man in the car shot something at them.

The damage to a synagogue window that was initially believed to be from a BB gun that the suspect fired was found to be old damage.

None of the victims were injured during this incident. The man in the vehicle remains unknown.

This incident remains classified as a bias incident. One of the victims reported that he believed that they were targeted because of their religion.

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

UPDATE (September 29):

Baltimore County Police continue to investigate the Thursday night bias incident in Pikesville. There is nothing new to report at this time.

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call Baltimore County Police at 410-307-2020.

Original release (September 26):

Just after 5:30 p.m. Thursday night, Baltimore County Police were notified of a bias incident  in the 6800-block of Old Pimlico Road, 21209.

Police learned that three male victims were walking on Old Pimlico Road when they were approached by a vehicle coming from Green Summit Road. As the vehicle came closer, the driver held a weapon outside the car window. The weapon appeared to be some type of BB or air gun. The driver yelled “Jews, Jews, Jews” at the victims and fired the weapon in their direction. The suspect fled the area. The victims were not struck and did not suffer any apparent injuries. Officers did find a hole in the glass of a window of the Bais Hamedrash and Mesivta of Baltimore.

The suspect is described as a white male, brown hair, dark complexion, possibly of Middle Eastern descent. The suspect was driving a black and white Toyota Corolla or Prius with tinted windows. The top portion of the car was black and lower portion white.

If anyone has any information about this crime, please call the Baltimore County Police at (410) 307-2020.

On January 24 at 10:05 p.m., Baltimore County Police and Fire Personnel responded to Old Pimlico Road and Woodbox Lane in Pikesville 21209 for a report of a serious automobile accident. Upon arriving at the scene, officers found that there was a single vehicle involved.

The driver was transported by Baltimore County Medic to Sinai Hospital where he was declared deceased. He has been identified as 23-year-old Phillip Maxim Podin of Brampton Court in Reisterstown.

The initial investigation into this incident by the Baltimore County Police Department Crash Team has indicated that a Lexus IS300 had been traveling at a high rate of speed on north-bound Old Pimlico Road just south of Woodbox Lane.  The vehicle left the roadway, struck a BGE pole, struck a tree, started to roll, struck two more trees, and came to rest back on north-bound Old Pimlico Road. The driver was ejected from the vehicle before it came to rest on the road.

This incident remains under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Department Crash Team.

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