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Keyword: 21234

Original release (October 4, 2015  10:36 a.m.):

Just before noon on October 3, 2015, Baltimore County Police received a call for an armed robbery in the parking lot of Pappas Seafood Restaurant in the 1700 block of Taylor Avenue, 21234.

Police were able to learn that the owner of the restaurant, Markos Pappas (83), parked his car in the front parking lot of the restaurant and then was bent over inside the passenger side of his car in order to get a bag out of his car. At that point, the suspect came up to Mr. Pappas and struck the owner on the head with a handgun. The victim fell to the ground after being struck but was able to get up and flee into the restaurant. The suspect grabbed the bag containing money and drove off from the area.

Several witnesses observed the incident and provided information leading police into Baltimore City. A County officer observed the suspect's car traveling west on Northern Parkway and followed the car until the suspect hit a parked car near the intersection of Greenmount and Venable Avenues. Baltimore City police assisted County officers and the County Police helicopter in finding and placing the suspect under arrest, in the 3300 block of Greenmount Avenue. The suspect's handgun was recovered on Pappas' parking lot.

Mr. Pappas was taken to an area hospital where he was treated for his injuries.

The suspect has been identified as Darrell Lamar Burns (25) of the 1300 block of Apple Ridge Court, 21040. Burns has been charged with armed robbery, first-degree assault, being a convicted felon in possession of a handgun, use of a firearm in a crime of violence and illegal possession of a regulated firearm. Burns is being held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center.

Booking Photograph of Darrell Lamar Burns

UPDATE (September 3  8:06 p.m.):

Esther Emami has been located unharmed in Baltimore County. 

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

Original release (September 3  11:28 a.m.):

The Baltimore County Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating a 17-year-old girl missing from the Parkville area.

Esther Emami is a white female, 5’04”, 128 pounds, with brown eyes and brown hair. She was last seen wearing a white shirt, blue jeans, and carrying a black purse.

Emami was last seen at noon on August 30 at her home in the 9600 block of Summit Avenue 21234. She is believed to be in the company of a 21-year-old black male by the name of Cornelius Allen Young 3rd.

The search for Esther Emami is being led by the Baltimore County Police Crimes Against Children Unit.

Anyone with information on Esther Emami is asked to call police at 410-307-2020.

UPDATE (June 13):

The pedestrian that died after being struck by a vehicle on Harford Road Thursday night has been identified as 67-year-old Kaven David Donnelly of the 7900 block of High Point Road 21234.

Original release (June 12 11:13 a.m.):

A Thursday night crash in Parkville has left a man deceased.

The initial investigation into this incident has indicated that an adult male pedestrian was on Harford Road at Dubois Avenue 21234 when he was struck by a Honda Pilot that had been traveling north-bound on Harford Road. The Honda Pilot remained at the scene.

The pedestrian was transported to Franklin Square Hospital where he was later declared deceased.

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

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