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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. 

A good Samaritan stopped and held a suspect who was fleeing from a robbery yesterday afternoon in Halethorpe.

Police arrived on the scene to find the man kneeling on the suspected robber about a block from where the robbery occurred.

The initial call to police came at 4:14 p.m. from a security company when an employee pushed a holdup alarm button during the robbery.  The suspect entered Baltimore Highlands Pharmacy in the 4100 block of Annapolis Road, pointed a gun at an employee and demanded pills and pharmaceuticals that are kept in a locked area. The suspect, identified as 37-year-old Robert James Richter of the 5400 block of East Drive in Halethorpe, then fled the location on foot. During the robbery another employee was having a telephone conversation with the man who would eventually subdue the suspect. When the employee told him they were being robbed he immediately responded from a nearby location. When he arrived, the employees pointed out the suspect, who had stopped a short distance from the pharmacy. The man gave chase and, after a brief altercation with Richter, subdued him and held him until police arrived and took Richter into custody.

Police recovered the gun which was then determined to be a pellet gun.

Richter is charged with armed robbery, first degree assault, and grand theft. He is being held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center.

Two children were seriously injured this afternoon in an apartment fire in the 2900 block of Lakebrook Circle in the Lansdowne area (21227).

The children's ages are believed to be six and 10. One was transported to the Johns Hopkins Children's Center, the other to the University of Maryland Medical Center. Both were transported by Baltimore County Fire Department medical personnel as Priority 1 patients.

Fire crews were dispatched at 1:26 p.m.; commanders called a second alarm at 1:32 p.m. Engine crews quickly located the two children inside the home, and personnel from Truck 5 (Halethorpe) rescued them.

About 12 families were displaced by this fire. The Red Cross was notified to assist.

The cause of the fire is under investigation by Baltimore County Police fire investigators.

About 40 pieces of fire equipment responded to this call.

 
 
Revised September 27, 2016