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UPDATE (April 20, 2017 10:56 a.m.):

Hallie Smith has been located and returned home safely. BCoPD thanks everyone who shared her information in an effort to find her.

Original Release (April 18, 2017 4:56 p.m.):

Baltimore County Police are actively searching for an endangered missing 77-year-old woman from Cockeysville.

Hallie Jean Smith from the unit block of Sandspring Court in Cockeysville left her home today around 12:40 p.m. in a white 4-door 1992 Acura Legend with Maryland registration plate '2DJE67' after having not driven for a few years due to a medical condition.

Hallie is fair skinned, 5'2", 145 pounds, has blue eyes and short dark blonde hair. She was last seen leaving for a hair appointment in a tan trench coat, but she never arrived at her destination.

Anyone with information on her whereabouts is asked to contact police at 410-307-2020. This case is actively being investigated by the Cockeysville Precinct.

UPDATE (February 16, 2017 11:40 a.m.): John Robert Dolan has been located unharmed. Thank you to everyone who shared his information.

Original Release (February 15, 2017 11:59 a.m.): Police are asking for assistance in locating a missing adult. John Robert Dolan was last seen today around 5 a.m. in the 300 block of Lord Byron Lane, 21030.

John Robert Dolan is a 77-year-old white male and was last seen wearing a brown plaid shirt, dark blue jacket, black pants and glasses. Mr. Dolan has a medical condition and police are concerned for his safety.

If you see John Robert Dolan or have any information about his location, please call the Precinct 7/Cockeysville station at 410-887-1820.

Photos of John Robert Dolan

Photo of missing man John Robert Dolan.Photo of missing man John Robert Dolan.

This year marks the 15th annual "Shop with a Cop" program in Baltimore County. At 7:30 a.m. on December 10, 100 police officers and 110 children will leave precincts from around Baltimore County to participate in the event.

Officers and children will drive to the Walmart store in Cockeysville. Members of the Optimist Clubs will greet them as holiday music is performed by Dulaney High School students.

The children and their officer “buddies” will do holiday shopping with money provided by the Optimist Clubs of Baltimore County. Each child receives $100 to spend as he or she chooses. Usually, the children buy presents for family and friends.

After shopping, the officers and children will drive to the Outback restaurant in the Hunt Valley Towne Centre for breakfast. (Outback provides the breakfast.)

A special Baltimore County Police Department tradition, the BCoPD “Shop with a Cop” event is the largest in the state.

The Department looks forward each year to doing its part to give families a happy holiday. The event also gives children a chance to know their local police officers.

Revised September 27, 2016