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Keyword: 21234

Original release (December 29, 2016  10:20 a.m.):

The Baltimore County Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect responsible for a December 18 burglary at the Poplar Jewelry store in the 1700 block of East Joppa Road 21234.

Officers responded to the business just before 4:30 a.m. on December 18 for a burglar alarm. When officers arrived, they found that one of the windows had been broken out as well as the glass on several cases inside the store.

Investigation indicated that the suspect gained entry to Poplar Jewelry by breaking out a window with a hammer. He then used the hammer to break the glass on several display cases. The suspect took jewelry before leaving the store.

Images of the suspect were captured on video surveillance.

The incident is under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Burglary Unit.

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

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.


Original release (November 23, 2016  7:50 a.m.):

A man was injured Tuesday night after being shot by an acquaintance. 

Two men met up on the parking lot of the Parkway Crossing Shopping Center in the 2400 block of McClean Boulevard in Parkville at approximately 10:54 p.m. Tuesday night. The two men had some sort of an exchange that led to one man being shot at least one time in the lower portion of his body. That adult male victim was transported to an area hospital and is expected to survive his injuries. 

The suspect fled the area and remains outstanding at this time. 

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

Anyone with information is asked to contact Baltimore County 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 is an organization that is separate from the Baltimore County Police Department and Baltimore County Government.

Original release (November 15, 2016  9:31 a.m.):

Baltimore County Police have identified the man that died in a vehicle fire in Parkville on November 10.

Just after 1:30 p.m. on November 10, Baltimore County Police and Fire personnel responded to a shopping center in the 2300 block of Cleanleigh Drive 21234 for a vehicle fire. When officers arrived on the scene, they found a 2004 Dodge Caravan on fire.

After Fire Department personal put the vehicle fire out, the body of 73-year-old Lewis Purvin Courts of the 1700 block of Hartsdale Road 21239 was found inside.

Baltimore County Police Fire Investigators are continuing to investigate the fire. Criminal activity is not suspected.

Revised June 27, 2017