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Baltimore County Police have charged a 17-year-old male in connection with six incidents of graffiti and one second degree burglary in the Towson and Cockeysville areas.

An investigation was initiated on January 26 after three different incidents of graffiti were reported in the Towson and Cockeysville precincts. In the week following, three additional similar graffiti incidents were reported in the Towson area.

The incidents involving the vandalism include the following:

  • On January 25 at St. Pius School in the 6000 block of York Road, 21212, a swastika was painted on a dumpster and graffiti was painted on the backboard of a basketball hoop
  • On January 25 at Valley Fields Park South in the 8500 block of Wellington Way, 21093, a swastika and graffiti was painted on the sidewalk and the front of the restroom building
  • On January 25 in the 600 block of York Road, 21204, a swastika was painted on a resident's driveway
  • On January 25 in the 1800 block of Landrake Road, 21204, a swastika and graffiti was painted on the front and side of a resident's vehicle
  • On January 27 in the 500 block of Woodbine Avenue, 21204, graffiti was painted on the side of a resident's vehicle
  • On February 1 at the Baltimore County Human Resource Building in the 300 block of Allegheny Avenue, 21204, graffiti was painted on the side of the building

Detectives from the Towson Precinct's Investigative Services Team obtained surveillance video from one of the incidents. With that, along with the cooperation of community groups and neighbors, they were able to develop information that led them to identify the juvenile as one suspect involved in all of these cases.

In addition, working with Burglary detectives, they were also able to link the same suspect to a burglary of Graul's Wine and Spirit Shop in the 7700 block of Bellona Avenue, 21204 on January 30 where he broke a window to gain access to the business, then took a bottle of alcohol from the shelf.

The combined efforts from the initial responding officers collecting evidence and initiating the reports, the detectives continuing to work the cases and link them together, to the invaluable support and cooperation of community groups and neighborhood residents resulted in a successful end to the vandalism of our community buildings and residents' property.

At 10:59 a.m. this morning, Baltimore County Police and Fire personnel responded to the 6800 block of Bellona Avenue in Govans for a report of a pedestrian that had been struck by a car.

The initial investigation into this incident has indicated that a Honda Accord was parked on the north-bound side of the 6800 block of Bellona Avenue. An adult male had just gotten into the car and was about to drive away. A Toyota Camry was traveling north-bound in the 6800 block of Bellona Avenue. The Camry struck the Accord in the rear driver’s side. The impact drove the Accord into an unoccupied golf cart which then struck a female pedestrian. After colliding with the Accord, the Camry swerved to the left, then swerved back right, went up on a curb, struck a utility pole, and came to rest next to a tree.

The 45-year-old female pedestrian was transported to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center by medic for treatment of serious injuries. The 33-year-old male driver of the Accord and the 30-year-old female driver of the Camry were transported by medic to St Josephs Hospital with minor injuries.

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

 
 
Revised June 27, 2017