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UPDATE (June 6, 2017 4:24 p.m.):

Charlotte Slifker has been located safe. Thank you to all for your efforts in finding her.

Original Release (June 5, 2017 12:18 p.m.):

Baltimore County Police are seeking the public's assistance in locating a woman missing from Essex.

Charlotte Slifker was last seen by her husband in their home in the 700 block of Norris Lane around 3 a.m. on Sunday morning. When he got up in the morning he found that she was gone. She has not been seen or heard from since. She is believed to have left on foot as she does not have a driver's license.

Charlotte Slifker is a 44-year-old white female, 5'5", 260 pounds, with brown eyes and long brown hair. She was last seen wearing a blue shirt and blue pants but may have changed clothing since she was seen.

Anyone with information on Charlotte Slifker's whereabouts is asked to contact police at 410-307-2020 or at the Essex precinct at 410-887-0220.

The 2nd Annual Sergeant Marvin T. Haw IV Boating Safety Day (PDF) is set for Saturday, June 3 at Wilson Point Park, 950 Beech Drive, Middle River 21220. The event is sponsored by the Baltimore County Police Marine Unit, the Essex Precinct, the Natural Resources Police, the United States Coast Guard and other agencies.

Families, boaters and non-boaters are invited to the event that begins at 11 a.m. and finishes at 5 p.m.

While this year’s “Sober Boater, Safe Boater” theme focuses on the dangers of mixing alcohol and operating a boat, we encourage everyone to think about safety in all aspects of boating. That includes wearing flotation devices while on the water.

Visitors are encouraged to participate in water safety demonstrations, enjoy food from local food vendors and meet with local marine businesses. There will be prizes and an opportunity to participate in the MR SUP (Middle River Stand Up Paddle) Family Fun Paddle.

Join us. It’s time to go boating!

Police have charged a suspect in the Saturday afternoon shooting of a man on Sugarwood Circle in Essex.

Police responded to the 1200 block of Sugarwood Circle around 1:57 p.m. last Saturday for a call of a shooting. They located the victim, 26, with a single gunshot wound to the upper body. He was transported to an area hospital for treatment. The suspect fled the area prior to the arrival of officers, but the investigation led detectives to identify Montez Deonta Harrell (25) of the Unit block of Kinwall Place in Nottingham, 21236 as the shooter.

Harrell is charged with the following:

  •         Attempted 1st Degree Murder
  •         1st Degree Assault
  •         2nd Degree Assault
  •         Use of a Firearm in the Commission of a Felony
  •         Handgun on Person

Police are still uncertain as to what led to the shooting, but believe that the victim and Harrell are known associates. The victim continues to be treated at an area hospital.

This incident remains under investigation by the Baltimore County Violent Crimes Unit.

Montez Deonta Harrell

Revised September 27, 2016