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UPDATE (March 23, 2016  5:38 p.m.):

The Baltimore County Police Crash Team is continuing to investigate this crash. After the investigation is complete, the results will be presented to the Baltimore County State's Attorney's Office. The State's Attorney's Office will review the investigation and decide on any charges.

UPDATE (March 21, 2016  11:29 a.m.):

Baltimore County Police have identified the driver of the suspect vehicle in this case. Charges against him are pending further investigation.

Update (March 18, 2016   9:42 p.m.):

Baltimore County Police have located the red Mercedes Benz involved in the March 17th hit and run incident. Police are continuing their investigation. No additional details at this time.

Original Release

Police are investigating a hit and run crash in Dundalk involving a 13-year-old girl.

The girl was crossing Holabird Avenue near Searles Road when she was struck by a red Mercedes Benz. The car fled the area even though several witnesses tried to prevent the driver from leaving the scene. Witnesses said the car was displayed Maryland War of 1812 registration plates. The driver was described as a white male. There was a front seat passenger in the car, described as a white female.

The child was transported by County Fire Department personnel to Johns Hopkins Children Center for treatment. The girl is in stable condition and is expected to survive her injuries.

The Mercedes should have damage to the front hood of the car. The vehicle was last seen in the area of Lynch Road and Shore Road. If anyone has any information concerning this incident, please call Baltimore County Police at (410) 307-2020. 

UPDATE (November 24  10:26 p.m.):

Ruth Harlow has been located. The Baltimore County Police Department thanks everyone who shared her information.

Original release (Novmebr 23, 2015  3:03 p.m.):

Police are trying to find a 13-year-old girl missing since Thursday from the Cockeysville area. Photos of the missing girl are posted below.

Ruth Harlow is white, 5'8" and 170 pounds. She was last seen near Oregon Ridge Park on Thursday afternoon. Police have searched the area extensively since  then but have been unable to find her. Police believe she may have arranged transportation from the area.

Police do not know what she was last wearing. She has family in Baltimore City and connections in the Wilkens area.

Anyone with information about Ruth Harlow should call BCoPD as soon as possible, 410-307-2020.

Photo of Ruth Harlow, missing 13 year old.

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

Photo of Ruth Harlow, missing 13 year old.

UPDATE (September 1  9:36 a.m.):

After a bail review on Monday, Jonathan Fleming is now being held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center.

Original release (August 28  4:44 p.m.):

A 17-year-old Carroll County boy who raped a 9-year-old family friend Thursday at the Maryland State Fairgrounds has been charged as an adult. 

Jonathan Fleming, of the 200 block of Montgomery Avenue, 21771, has been charged with second degree rape, second degree sexual offense, perverted practice, fourth degree sexual assault and second degree assault. He is held at the Baltimore County Detention Center on $500,000 bond.

The victim is a girl from Carroll County. 

The investigation by the Crimes Against Children Unit found that Fleming has been sexually abusing the girl since she was about three years old. She told police that Fleming has forced her several times a year to engage in sex acts at different fairs in Maryland and elsewhere. 

Detectives determined that Fleming's family and the girl's family were together Thursday at the fairgrounds in the 2200 block of York Road, Timonium, preparing for the Maryland State Fair. The families often travel together to fairs. 

The girl told police that during the afternoon Fleming touched her inappropriately at the Cow Palace before moving to a more secluded area. He subsequently took her to the Swine Barn and a trailer owned by the Fleming family. The victim told police that over the course of 15 to 20 minutes Fleming forced her to perform various sex acts, including intercourse.  

The girl's father notified police after being warned by a farmer who became concerned when he saw Fleming and the girl at the Swine Barn.

The investigation into the allegations of prior abuse remains ongoing. Additional charges are possible.

Booking photograph of Jonathan Fleming

 
 

Revised June 28, 2016