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A Halethorpe man has been charged with possession and distribution of child pornography.

Theron E. Weimer Jr., 37, of the 5100 block of Westland Blvd., 21227, is held on $150,000 bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center.

An investigation last month by the Crimes Against Children Unit led detectives to an IP address used by Weimer. The investigation found numerous files containing explicit images of prepubescent girls. The investigation does not show that Weimer sexually abused children.

A search and seizure warrant was executed at the Westland Boulevard address.

Baltimore County fire crews and Baltimore County police fire investigators remain on the scene of yesterday's massive three-alarm fire at a Baltimore Highlands plastics warehouse.

Photo of fire at Adell Plastics Inc.The fire at Adell Plastics Inc., in the 4500 block of Annapolis Road, 21227, remains under investigation; a cause has not been determined at this time.

The fire continues to burn. As of 1 p.m. today, three fire trucks and four engines remain on scene. County building engineers have ruled the building unsafe, and demolition crews are dismantling the building so firefighters can get to the seat of the fire.

Firefighters will be on the scene throughout the day. Annapolis Road remains closed from Nursery Road to Virginia Avenue.

Fire crews responded to Adell Plastics at 1:07 p.m. Tuesday for a report of a building on fire. All occupants of the building evacuated before crews arrived, and no civilian injuries have been reported. One firefighter was treated for heat exhaustion.

Fire at Adell Plastics Inc.The warehouse was filled with cardboard boxes and other unknown material, and the fire quickly escalated. Commanders requested a second alarm at 1:11 p.m. and a third alarm at 1:15 p.m. Heavy black smoke was visible for miles.

The fire caused wall and roof collapses, and firefighters battled the blaze defensively; conditions made it unsafe for firefighters and, later, for investigators to go inside the building. Crews worked through the night, actively fighting the fire.

A focal point of the operation was preventing the fire from spreading to an area where hazardous materials were stored. A fire wall protecting this area proved helpful in in this regard.

About 55 pieces of fire equipment -- including support from Anne Arundel and Howard counties, Baltimore City and BWI -- fought this fire. At least 200 personnel were involved.

UPDATE (March 3, 2016  1:37 p.m.):

The Baltimore County Police Department has charged a suspect in connection with a homicide in December 2016 in the 400 block of Bigley Avenue in Halethorpe.

On January 13, detectives arrested 23-year-old Doral Anthony Cooke of the 500 block of Queensgate Road 21229 and charged him with first-degree murder. On February 8, he was indicted by a Baltimore County Grand Jury for first-degree murder, first-degree assault, and a weapons violation. He remains held without bail in the Baltimore County Detention Center.

Just after 3 p.m. on December 16, 2015, Baltimore County Police and Fire personnel responded to a home in the 400 block of Bigley Avenue 21227 for a cardiac arrest call. When officers arrived, they were met by a woman who directed them into the home where they found 24-year-old Devin Josiah Crutchfield suffering from multiple stab wounds. Crutchfield was declared deceased at the scene.

The investigation indicated that Cooke and Crutchfield were acquaintances and that Cooke stabbed Crutchfield in Crutchfield’s home. The reason for the crime remains unknown.

The incident remains under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Homicide Unit.

Booking Photograph of Doral Anthony Cooke

UPDATE (December 17, 2015  10:56 a.m.):

The Baltimore County Police Department has identified the man killed in Halethorpe on Wednesday as 24-year-old Devin Josiah Crutchfield of the 400 block of Bigley Avenue 21227 (the location where the incident occurred).

This incident remains under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Homicide Unit.

Anyone with information on this case is asked to call police at 410-307-2020 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP.

Original release (December 16, 2015  7:01 p.m.):

At 3:13 p.m. this afternoon, Baltimore County Police and Fire personnel responded to a home in the 400 block of Bigley Avenue 21227 for a cardiac arrest call. When officers arrived, they were met by an adult female who directed them into the home where they found an adult male suffering from traumatic injuries.

The male was declared deceased at the scene.

The female told police that she had been upstairs when she heard a commotion from downstairs. When she went downstairs, she found the adult male injured.

The female and the male live at the home but are not believed to be in any relationship.

This incident is under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Homicide Unit. Detectives will be working to determine if this was a targeted crime.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call police at 410-307-2020 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP.

 
 

Revised September 27, 2016