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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. 

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.

 
 
Revised September 27, 2016