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A BCoPD investigation of a viral video depicting child abuse is ongoing.

Detectives in the Crimes Against Children Unit began an investigation this morning, after the viral video surfaced on YouTube and other social media platforms. The video shows a woman and several children. The investigation focuses on a household in the Essex/Middle River area.

No charges have been filed at this time. The children have been transferred to the  Department of Social Services and are now in the care of family members.

Additional information will be provided as it becomes available.

Update: 3/16/17 8:00 p.m.

Baltimore County Police have confirmed that Mr. Monahan has been located and he is unharmed. Thank you to those who shared the information concerning this missing man. 

 

Photo of Zachery Monahan, missing from the Essex area.

Police are seeking the public's assistance in locating a man missing in the Essex area. Zachery Monahan is a white male, 28 years old, 5'11" with brown eyes and black hair.

Police are concerned because he has critical medical issues. He was known to be on the way to Franklin Square Hospital but has not arrived.

If you have any information on the location of Zachery Monahan, please call Baltimore County Police at 410-307-2020.

UPDATE (March 3, 2017 4:12 p.m.):

The driver of a truck that lost control on Wilson Point Road and rolled over, ejecting both the driver and a passenger, has died.

Christopher Andrew Fike (23), of the 1200 block of 2nd Road in Middle River, succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased late Monday night, February 27.

The cause of the crash is still under investigation by the Baltimore County Crash Investigation Team.

Original Release (February 24, 2017 11:07 a.m.):

One man is dead and another in critical condition after the truck they were in flipped over and ejected both the driver and the passenger. 

The truck, a 1994 Chevrolet C/K 1500, was traveling southbound on Wilson Point Road near Alder Drive in Essex precinct around 11:24 p.m. last night when the driver lost control, struck multiple parked cars, and rolled over. Both occupants, who police believe were not wearing seat belts, were ejected from the truck. 

Police responded and found the passenger to be deceased at the scene. He is identified as Bryan Derek Mast (28) of the 1200 block of 4th Road in Middle River. 

The driver, a 23-year-old man, was transported to an area hospital where he remains in critical condition. 

This incident continues to be investigated by the Baltimore County Crash Investigation Team. 

 
 
Revised September 27, 2016