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UPDATE (June 21, 2017 4 p.m.):

Police have identified the suspect who died while being detained for police after breaking into a vehicle in Halethorpe as 45-year-old Shawn William Dotterweich with no fixed address.

The homicide unit continues to investigate this incident. Autopsy results remain pending.

Original Release (June 18, 2017 11:56 a.m.):

Baltimore County Police are investigating a death in the Halethorpe area.

Just before 8:30 am, a man was in the parking lot of a business -- the Family Dollar Store -- in the 4300-block of Annapolis Road, 21227, when he saw another man breaking into a car on the lot. The witness walked up to the suspect and confirmed that the suspect was in fact breaking into the car. The witness attempted to hold the suspect and call for police.

The suspect resisted the witness the entire time.

Officers arrived and shortly determined that the suspect was unconscious and not breathing. Medical personnel responded and pronounced the suspect deceased.

Police are investigating this incident as a suspicious death. An autopsy will be performed on the suspect by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. Upon conclusion of the Medical Examiner's investigation, detectives will submit their findings to the Baltimore County State's Attorney's Office for review.

Names of those involved in this incident cannot be released at this time, pending notifications of next of kin.

Update (April 3):

Gary Richard Dimemmo, missing from Halethorpe, has been located and is safe. The Baltimore County Police Department would like to thank everyone who made an effort to help us locate him.

Original Release (March 31):

Officers from the Wilkens precinct are searching for an endangered adult man from Halethorpe this evening.

Gary Richard Dimemmo, a 61-year old man from the 2500 block of Gehb Avenue, was last seen when he was dropped off at a senior center in the unit block of Winters Lane in Catonsville around 9:50 a.m. He was last seen wearing a black jacket, tan and white scarf, blue jeans, and white tennis shoes.

Gary Dimemmo takes medications for conditions that may cause him to be confused. He does not have any identification, money, or a phone in his possession and he is unfamiliar with the area of the senior center.

 Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to contact police at 410-307-2020 or dial 9-1-1.

Update 2/17/17 11:45 p.m.

Mr. Shore has been located and returned home unharmed.

Original Post 2/17/17 1:00 a.m.

Baltimore County Police seek the public's help in locating a missing man. John Shore, 31, was last seen on February 16, 2017 at 11:30 a.m. in the 3100-block of Freeway, 21227. Mr. Shore is a white male, 5'0", 135 pounds, with black hair, hazel eyes, and a full beard. He was last seen wearing a white T-shirt and black pants. Mr. Shore has several medical problems and relies on a wheel chair for mobility. If anyone has information about John Shore's whereabouts, please call the Baltimore County Police at (410) 307-2020. 

Revised September 27, 2016