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Keyword: arbutus

UPDATE (August 3, 2017 11:48 a.m.):

Police have identified the victim in last night's shooting as Kavon Terrell Washington (32) of the 1500 block of North Luzerne Avenue, 21213.

The Baltimore County Homicide Unit continues to investigate this crime. Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 410-307-2020.

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Original Release (August 2, 2017 9:51 p.m.):

Just after 4:30 p.m. on August 2, 2017, Baltimore County Police received calls for a man lying near the curb of Stanley Road and Rosalie Road, 21227. Officers arrived and found the adult male suffering from gunshot wounds. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene. Investigators do not have any additional details but do believe that this is not a random act. The victim's body will be transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in order to determine the cause and manner of the victim's death. 

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

UPDATE (July 5, 2017 11:01 a.m.):

Police have charged Raymond Vladas Armalis Jr. (37) of the 1000 block of South Beechfield Avenue, 21229 with 1st and 2nd Degree murder in the shooting death of a man in Arbutus last night.

The victim is identified as Charles Edward Watson Jr. (46) of the 700 block of North Ashburton Street in Baltimore, 21216.

The victim was visiting his girlfriend when Armalis arrived home just before 8 p.m., and the two men began to argue outside of the home. At some point Armalis went inside and retrieved a gun, walked back outside and immediately shot the victim at least once in the upper body. A neighbor called 9-1-1. Police arrived and took Armalis into custody without incident.

First arriving officers began life-saving efforts on the victim, who was transported to R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma, but he was later pronounced deceased.


Armalis is held at the Baltimore County Detention Center on no bail status.

Original Release (July 4, 2017 11:29 p.m.):

Police are investigating after a man was shot earlier this evening following an argument with the suspect.

The 37-year-old suspect was taken into custody at the scene after police were called for a shooting in the 1000 block of South Beechfield Avenue in Arbutus, 21229. The victim, who is known to the suspect, was shot at least once in the upper body, suffering a life-threatening injury.

Police are withholding the name of the suspect pending formal charges.

UPDATE (May 3  5:11 p.m.):

Baltimore County Police have arrested and charged Steven Vincent Allen (56) of the 5200 block of Benson Avenue, 21227 in the robbery of a woman in Arbutus after threatening her with a taser.

Allen was identified as the suspect shortly after surveillance images of the suspect were released this morning, and he was taken into custody around 11 a.m. He is charged with Armed Robbery, Robbery, 1st and 2nd Degree Assault, Petty Theft and other relevant charges. He is held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center.

Original Release (May 3, 2017  9 a.m.):

A 66-year-old woman was able to fend off a robber who threatened her with a hand-held taser device on a Friday afternoon.

The woman parked her car on the lot of Bank of America in the 5200 block of East Drive in Arbutus around 3:30 p.m. on April 21. As she exited her car she was approached by the suspect, who appeared to be an older white man, approximately 45-60 years of age, with long, stringy brown hair, wearing a distinctive red and black Nascar jacket and racing cap. He immediately presented a black taser, which he put near her neck, and attempted to grab her purse. Much to his surprise, instead of relinquishing her purse, the woman shoved the robber, who fell to the ground, dropping the taser. Her purse also fell to the ground, spilling the contents, including $9. The suspect picked up the cash and walked away in the direction of the Dollar General store, leaving the taser behind.

Officers canvassed the area and discovered the Nascar jacket and hat discarded nearby in a storm drainage ditch, but were unable to locate the suspect. He is believed to by a homeless resident who frequents the Arbutus area. Surveillance video revealed that the suspect walks with a distinctive shuffle-type gait.

Anyone with information on the identity of this suspect is asked to contact 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, 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.

This case continues to be investigated by the Wilkens precinct Investigative Services Team.

Revised June 27, 2017