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The Baltimore County Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance identifying the suspect responsible for an August 11 robbery at a Dundalk Highs store.

Just after 11 p.m. on August 11, the suspect entered a Highs store in the 6800 block of Broening Road 21222. He displayed a gun and demanded property. The suspect fled the store with an undisclosed amount of money.

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

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

Callers to Metro Crime Stoppers

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.

You can remain anonymous.

Phone: 1-866-7LOCKUP

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

Web tip: www.metrocrimestoppers.org

UPDATE (June 30  2:16 p.m.):

Baltimore County Police have charged a suspect in connection with a homicide on Cameron Drive in Dundalk.

Michael Anthony Huth (58) of the 2100 block of Cameron Drive 21222 has been charged with first-degree murder and is being held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center.

Police responded to an apartment in the 2100 block of Cameron Drive just after 1 p.m. Monday afternoon after receiving a call from a concerned family member who asked police to check on a resident. When police and maintenance staff entered the apartment, 59-year-old John Thornton was found with trauma to his upper body. He was declared deceased at the scene.

The investigation into this incident has indicated that Huth and Thorton lived in the apartment together for approximately six years. Huth had approached Thornton with a baseball bat and struck him multiple times in the upper body. Exactly what prompted the assault remains unknown.

This incident remains under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Homicide Unit.

Booking Photograph for Michael Anthony Huth

Original release (June 29  10:21 p.m.):

Just after 1:00 p.m. on June 29, Baltimore County Police received a call to check on a person in an apartment in the 2100 block of Cameron Drive, 21222. When officers entered the apartment, they found a man suffering from significant injuries. The man was pronounced deceased by Baltimore County Fire Department personnel at 1:51 p.m. The victim was identified as John Thomas Thornton (59) of the 2100 block of Cameron Drive, 21222.

Homicide investigators were able to identify and arrest a suspect a few hours later. The suspect has not been officially charged, therefore additional details cannot be released at this time. Police do believe that the victim was targeted. Additional information may be released once charges are filed by detectives.


If anyone has any information concerning this homicide, please contact the Baltimore County Police at (410) 307-2020.

A Dundalk man has been charged with false report after he told police he was shot during a robbery.

On May 26 at 6:01 p.m., Baltimore County Police responded to a home in the 1900 block of Armco Way 21222 for a report of a shooting. The complainant told police that he had been shot in the hand at close range during an attempted robbery behind the 7-Eleven at Wise avenue and Church Road.

The complainant was taken to an area hospital where he was treated and released.

The initial investigation into this incident has indicated that the complainant had actually shot himself inside of his home.

The complainant has been identified as 38-year-old James Lee Pfarr of the 1900 block of Armco Way 21222. He has been charged with false statement to an officer and reckless endangerment. He is being held at the Baltimore County Detention Center on $30,000 bail.

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