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Original release (January 7, 2016  9:04 p.m.):

It was mid-afternoon in late December 2015 in Essex. A light rain was falling as officer Canup, an eight-year veteran of the Baltimore County Police Department, was patrolling Eastern Boulevard. He noticed a car off to the side of the road and an elderly woman who needed help with a flat tire. He stopped to help the woman, and was joined by officer Campbell, a 19-year veteran of the department. Officer Canup changed the tire with the assistance of officer Campbell and the woman was able to drive away.

Officer Canup and officer Campbell did not think they were doing anything special. It was their duty as police officers to help others. Don Crocket, a resident of Essex, witnessed their good deed and thought what they did for the woman deserved recognition.

Don went to police officials as well as elected officials and arranged a small awards ceremony for the officers. He had a lot of praise for the Canup, Campbell, and the other members of the Baltimore County Police Department stating “We have the best department in the United States”.

On January 7, a ceremony was held at the Essex Precinct station. In attendance were Captain Andre Davis, the new precinct commander, Major Steven Hlavach, the former precinct commander and current Major of the Operations Bureau, Lieutenant Joe Jamerson, County Councilman Todd Crandell, State Delegates Robin Gramer, Bob Long, and Rick Metzgar, as well as Don Crocket and members of the Essex Precinct staff. The elderly motorist lives out of state and did not attend the ceremony. Officer Canup and Officer Campbell were presented with several certificates of appreciation.

Major Hlavach thanked the officials presenting the certificates stating that what the officers did “fits with our values” and that the Essex precinct area was a “special place” where officers have a good relationship with the community.

Captain Andre Davis stated “Officer Canup, Officer Campbell, and the other officers in the Essex Precinct are dedicated to building positive relationships with the communities that they protect and serve. What Officer Canup and Officer Campbell did is part of that and I am proud of them all”.

More pictures of the ceremony are available on our Facebook page.

UPDATE (October 4  8:38 p.m.):

Victoria Carrion-Gillette, the eight-year-old girl missing from Essex, has been located and returned home unharmed.

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

Original release (October 4, 2015  7:02 p.m.):

Baltimore County Police are searching for an eight-year-old girl who has been missing since 4:30 p.m. today.

Victoria Carrion-Gillette was with a babysitter inside a laundromat located at 430 Eastern Boulevard in Essex. Surveillance video shows Carrion-Gillette walking out of the front door of the store. Police are searching the area but have been unable to locate the young child.

Victoria is described as a Hispanic female, 4'4", 42 pounds, brown hair, and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a pink jacket with a grey hooded sweatshirt and purple pants.

If anyone has any information as to Victoria's whereabouts, please call the Baltimore County Police at (410) 307-2020.

Original post (September 15  9:53 p.m.):

Police are investigating after skeletal remains were found in Essex.

Just after 7 p.m. on Tuesday police were called to the area of Route 702 and Eastern Boulevard in Essex precinct when a pedestrian discovered the decomposed skeletal remains of a human in a nearby wooded area.

Homicide detectives responded to the scene for further investigation. The remains will be taken to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for identification purposes and to determine the cause and manner of death.

This incident will remain under investigation by the Baltimore County Homicide Unit.


Revised April 6, 2016