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Keyword: barricade

Update, May 3, 2016:

Booking photo of Charles Muchanic, charged with trespassing.The suspect in this case is Charles J. Muchanic, 43, of the 800 block of Cove Mountain Road, Gladstone, VA, 24553. He is charged with one count of trespass. Muchanic was released from the Baltimore County Detention Center on $7,500 bond.

Original release:

A man is in custody following a barricade in the 10900 block of Notchcliff Road in Parkville. The man was not armed and there were no injuries.

At 11 a.m., a security alarm was activated in the building that houses the armory at the Maryland National Guard property. Army personnel responded to the alarm, and after observing a male subject they called police. Because of the sensitive location, police dispatched the Negotiations Team and the Tactical Unit.

The man exited the armory without incident after speaking with police and was immediately taken into custody. The suspect will be sent for evaluation, and charges are pending.

At no point did the suspect have access to the weapons in the armory, which are stored in a secure vault.

Update (March 18, 2016  10:17 a.m.):

Police have released the identities of the victim and suspect in yesterday's murder-suicide on Fenor Road. The victim is Kristina Burris, 42. The suspect is Enrico Anthony Brillantes, 49. Both lived in the 4400 block of Fenor Road, at the home where the barricade occurred.

Original release (March 17, 2016  2:30 p.m.):

At 8:49 a.m. today, Baltimore County Police responded to a home in the 4400 block of Fenor Road 21227 for an assault call. While en route, officers received information that an armed man at the Fenor Road home had shot a woman. When officers arrived on the scene, they set up a safe perimeter and called for specialized resources.

At approximately 10:45 a.m., tactical officers recovered the body of a female from the front of the home.

Negotiators made contact with the suspect and attempted to get the him to give himself up, but the man would not give himself up.

At approximately 1:30 p.m., the man was seen lying on the floor, suffering from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. He was declared deceased at the scene.

The Baltimore County Police Department Homicide Unit is now investigating the incident at the home as a murder/suicide. The suspect and victim are boyfriend/girlfriend.

Baltimore Highlands Elementary School was placed on alert status during this incident.

Further details on this incident will be released as they become available.

An Essex man wanted in connection with two robberies barricaded himself inside his home on Saturday.

At 7:31 a.m., officers responded to a vacant home in the Unit block of West Kingston Park Lane for a report of a subject with a gun.

The complainant advised officers that he had been inside the vacant property when he encountered the suspect. The suspect pointed a black handgun at him and demanded money. The suspect took his wallet before fleeing the scene. He was not injured during the incident and recovered his wallet, which never had any money in it, outside on the ground.

A second victim advised police that she had been in the 2200 block of Southorn Road when she observed the suspect walking towards her. The suspect displayed a gun and demanded money. She screamed which caused people to come out of their homes. The suspect then ran away without taking anything from her.

Officers observed the suspect in a black Acura two times. Both times, he sped off. The Acura was later found unoccupied behind a home in the 2100 block of Sunnythorn Road. One officer observed the suspect exit the location, but quickly go back inside.

The initial investigation indicated the identity of the suspect, verified that the suspect was responsible for both incidents, and indicated that he resided at the location on Southorn Road. A starter pistol that looked like a real gun was recovered in 400 block of Waters Watch Court. This is where the first officer encountered the suspect.

The suspect barricaded himself in the Southorn Road home for several hours before surrendering to police.

There no reports of serious injuries as a result of this incident.

The suspect has been identified as 33-year-old Dennis Keith Taylor Jr of the 2100 block of Sunnythorn Rd 21220. He has been charged with two counts of armed robbery and related offenses. He is being held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center.

Booking photo of Dennis Keith Taylor Jr


Revised June 28, 2016