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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.

Willard Dimitri Rykowski

Update (April 29):
Baltimore County Police Homicide detectives continue to search for the person responsible for killing 80-year-old Willard Dimitri Rykowski in his Halethorpe home on April 22.

Willard Dimitri Rykowski was last seen at the 8:00 a.m. mass at St Celement’s Church on April 21.

Detectives have few leads in the case and are reaching out to the public for help.

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

Update (April 23):

Baltimore County Police have identified the elderly man found deceased in his home on Tuesday as 80-year-old Willard Dimitri Rykowski.

Police responded to his home in the 300 block of Third Avenue in Halethorpe after an acquaintance of his called and asked police to check on him. When police arrived at the home, they found Willard Dimitri Rykowski on the floor suffering from traumatic injuries. He was declared deceased at the scene.

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

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call Baltimore County Police at 410-307-2020.

Original release (April 22):

At 3:27 p.m., Baltimore County Police responded to a home in the 300 block of Third Avenue in Halethorpe to check on a subject. The caller into 911 stated that he had not had any contact with a resident of the location since last week and wanted police to check on him.

When officers arrived at the location, they found an elderly male suffering from traumatic injuries. He was declared deceased at the scene.

Homicide Detectives are investigating.

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

Callers to Metro Crime Stoppers

If your tip to the Metro Crime Stoppers hotline leads to the arrest and/or indictment of a suspect, for a felony crime, you may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000 from Metro Crime Stoppers.

If you have information on the above crime/suspect please call, text, or e-mail: Metro Crime Stoppers hotline available 24-hours a day toll free.

Phone: 1-866-7LOCKUP

Text message: Text "MCS" plus your message to "CRIMES" (274637)

Web tip: www.metrocrimestoppers.org

At 9:40 p.m. Tuesday night, Baltimore County Police and Fire personnel responded to the 2800 block of Lakebrook Circle in Halethorpe for a stabbing. When officers arrived on the scene they found an adult male suffering from multiple stab wounds.

The initial investigation into this incident has indicated that the 37-year-old victim was approached by two unknown black males who stabbed him multiple times. The reason for the assault remains unknown.

The victim was transported to a local hospital in critical condition. His current condition is unknown.

The incident is under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Department Violent Crimes Unit.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call Baltimore County Police at 410-307-2020.

 
 

Revised April 6, 2016