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Original release (October 21, 2016  1:53 p.m.):

Police have determined that a dispute between children led to an offensive note left on at the apartment of a Muslim family.

On October 14 at 3:37 p.m., a Baltimore County Police Officer was on patrol in the 7500 block of Ives Lane 21222 when he was approached by a man who told him about a note that was left in front of his apartment door.

The investigation indicated that a person had left a note in front of an apartment door. That note stated:

“Terrorist, Leave no one wants you here. Your kind is a disgrace. 9/11 was your fault. Can barely speak English. Stupid” b******”. Take that” s*** “off of your head”.

There was a drawing at the bottom of the paper of a person who was wearing a hijab and was holding a “cartoon bomb”.

Officers were able to identify a 14-year-old girl, whose family lives in the same building, as the person who wrote the note. When officers met with the girl and her parents, she stated that she wrote the note because two of the children in the family had “cursed at her and made offensive gestures.”

Officers explained to the girl and the family the seriousness of what she had done. The girl’s parents were cooperative and assured officers that they would handle the matter at home.

The investigation indicated that while the note was offensive, no crime had occurred.

Officers with the Dundalk Precinct Community Outreach Unit followed up with the family and provided resources on bias. A follow-up check today indicated no additional problems.

A homeowner was shot multiple times in the upper body after investigating a knock at his back door Monday evening.

Police responded to the 7900 block of Eastdale Road in Dundalk at approximately 8:20 p.m. after receiving a call for a shooting. The victim, a 35-year-old man, told police that he was shot by an unknown assailant after hearing a knock at his back door and seeing an unknown subject outside the door.

The suspect fled the scene and remains outstanding at this time.

The victim was transported to an area hospital and is expected to survive his injuries.

Baltimore County Violent Crimes Unit continues to investigate this crime.

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UPDATE (September 12, 2016  2:54 p.m.):

Detectives have determined a good address for Erika Shaffner.

The Baltimore County Police Department thanks everyone who shared her information.

Original release (September 3, 2016  11:12 p.m.):

Baltimore County Police are asking for the public's help in locating a woman from the Dundalk area.

Erika Nicole Shaffner, 28, of the 1800 block of East Avenue, 21222, has not contacted family since August 25, 2016. She is described as a white female, 28 years old, 5’4”, 110 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes.

Family is concerned for her safety and is asking anyone who has information as to the whereabouts of Erika Nicole Shaffner, to please call the Baltimore County Police at (410) 307-2020. 


Revised September 27, 2016