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The Baltimore County Police Department’s Basketball Clinics are gearing up for two days of fun for cops and kids.

The free clinics on Thursday August 10 and Friday August 11 offer area children a chance to sharpen their basketball skills under the guidance of Baltimore County Police Officers. The clinics will be held at the Leadership Through Athletics Center (LTAC), 2900 Hammonds Ferry Road, Halethorpe 21227.

Each day from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. young people will learn the value of teamwork. They will also get to know officers from their neighborhoods in a different light. Officers are not just uniforms and a badge; the men and women are moms and dads who just happen to be police officers.

Lunch, water and snacks will be provided at the clinics.

For more information contact Officer Boone at 410-887-5165 or Officer Hicks-Wright at 410-887-5901. Walk-in registration begins at 8:30 a.m.

View video from the spring 2017 Basketball Clinic.

UPDATE (July 12, 2017 12:43 p.m.):

An astute officer on the midnight shift was making a routine check on Roses discount store in the early morning hours of July 9 when he observed a subject matching the description of the suspect involved in the recent burglaries of the store walking across the parking lot toward Roses and made an arrest.

The suspect is identified as Marquis Lamont Redd (41) of no fixed address from the Halethorpe area. He is charged with 2 counts of 2nd Degree Burglary, 2 counts of Theft Under $1000, and 2 counts of Malicious Destruction of Property. At a bail review hearing on July 10 he was released from commitment on his own recognizance.

Original Release (June 30, 2017 9:48 a.m.):

Baltimore County Police are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect who has burglarized the same store in Halethorpe four times since November.

Police have released surveillance video and still images from Roses discount store at 3450 Annapolis Road, 21227 that depict the burglar, who last struck on June 26. The same suspect has been caught on surveillance video breaking into Roses on November 24, May 23, and May 31. During the burglaries he has taken cleaning products, electronics, a television, a drink or two for himself, even the gadget commonly known as a “fidget spinner.”

The suspect appears to be a black man of significant size, approximately 5’10’, 350 pounds, with unkempt shorter black hair and beard. Anyone who may recognize this suspect or has any information on these burglaries is asked to contact police at 410-307-2020.

The Baltimore County Burglary Unit continues to investigate these crimes.

Baltimore County Crash Team investigators believe that alcohol may have been a factor in a crash in Halethorpe last night that left one man dead.

Police were called to the scene of a single vehicle crash on Southwestern Boulevard around 5:44 p.m. last night. The preliminary investigation reveals that a 2010 Nissan Armada was southbound on Southwestern Boulevard approaching the ramp to westbound I-695 when it missed the ramp and collided with a concrete bridge pier of the I-695 overpass.

The driver and front seat passenger were transported to an area hospital with life-threatening injuries and remain in critical condition at the time of this posting.

The rear seat passenger, identified as Aleksandr Nizhnikov (45) of the 3100 block of Old Post Drive in Pikesville, 21208, was transported to St. Agnes Hospital where he was later pronounced deceased.

Crash Team investigators continue to work to determine all factors that may have contributed to this crash.

Revised June 27, 2017