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UPDATE (April 25, 2017 2:11 p.m.):

Baltimore County Robbery detectives have arrested a suspect in the robbery of the Nature Care Pharmacy in Reisterstown.

Timothy Smallwood (48) of the 8700 block of Town and Country Road in Ellicott City was arrested on Saturday after numerous citizens' tips led police to identify him as the suspect in the surveillance video images released just one day earlier.

Booking photo of Timothy Smallwood, arrested in robbery.

He is charged with Armed Robbery, 1st Degree Assault, Use of a Dangerous Weapon with Intent to Injure, and Misdemeanor Theft. He is currently being held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center.

The Baltimore County Police Department would like to thank all of the citizens who became involved by responding with tips, ultimately leading to the identification and arrest of this criminal.

 

Original Release (April 21, 2017 10:24 a.m.):

Baltimore County Police are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a robbery suspect.

Around noon on March 25, the suspect depicted below walked behind the pharmacy counter in Nature Care Pharmacy on Main Street in Reisterstown, pointed a handgun at the clerk, and ordered the clerk to give him various pharmaceuticals. He then fled the location on foot towards Village Center Road.

The suspect is described as a taller, thin man with longer graying hair, pulled back into a ponytail in the images captured on video surveillance.

Anyone with information regarding this man’s identity 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 www.metrocrimestoppers.org. 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 crime continues to be investigated by the Baltimore County Police Robbery Unit.

The next edition of Police Report, the Baltimore County Police Department’s cable TV program, runs through April.

The opening segment focuses on the abuse of opioids, a problem sweeping our nation and causing irreversible harm to the lives of persons who become addicted and their families. Captain Wes Fischer, commander of the Vice Narcotics Section, provides advice to help protect communities against overdose deaths from prescription opioids and heroin.

The topic of the second segment is burglary prevention. Corporal Christine Sisk, of the Burglary Unit, provides helpful tips to protect homes and businesses from unwanted intruders.

The program airs every day on Cable Channel 25, only in Baltimore County. The times are:

Monday: 10:30 a.m., 3:30 p.m., 7 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.
Tuesday: 9 a.m., 3:30 p.m. and 10 p.m.
Wednesday: 2 p.m. and 5 p.m.
Thursday: Noon, 4 p.m. and 10 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m., 5 p.m. and 9 p.m.
Saturday: 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m., 4 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Sunday: 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m., 4 p.m. and 8 p.m.

Police Report is available if you would like to watch it on your own computer, on your own schedule.

Kareem Courtney -- the boyfriend of Korryn Gaines, fatally shot by police Monday after she pointed a shotgun at and threatened to kill a tactical officer during a barricade in the unit block of Sulky Court -- was charged today with distributing heroin from the Sulky Court apartment.

Homicide detectives found the heroin during execution of a search warrant at the apartment; this was part of their criminal investigation of the police-involved shooting. Three bags containing 75 capsules of an off-white substance -- later determined through forensic examination to be heroin -- were found in the kitchen. The heroin totaled 26.7 grams.

Police also recovered the Mossberg pistol grip shotgun Gaines used to assault the tactical officer, as well as numerous shotgun shells.

Courtney, 39, of the unit block of Sulky Court, faces nine charges including: Possession of a narcotic with intent to distribute; possession of a Schedule I narcotic; maintenance of a common nuisance; possession of paraphernalia; and five firearms charges.

Courtney is disqualified from owning or having access to firearms and ammunition because of his previous criminal record. He was convicted of attempted murder in 1996 and sentenced to eight years. He also has prior convictions for drug distribution and firearms violations.

Courtney is held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center.

Courtney was in the Sulky Road apartment with Gaines Monday morning when police went to serve warrants on each of them; Courtney's warrant was for second-degree assault, and Gaines' was a failure to appear bench warrant for traffic violations -- including resisting arrest -- incurred during a March 10 traffic stop. Courtney was arrested Monday when he left the apartment minutes after the warrant service officers announced their presence. Gaines refused to leave and, armed with the shotgun, remained inside with her five-year-old son in a barricade that lasted about seven hours.

 
 
Revised June 27, 2017