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    Silver Alert-Wilson Woodrow Wallace b/m, 85, 5-3, 115lbs. Driving silver Dodge van MD Reg. 32177M0. Wearing blue suit, white shirt & tie.^RM
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    One firefighter was transported to a local hospital with minor injuries.

    BCoFD determined that the fire began as the result of a backyard grill fire that spread to the townhome.
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    Information posted online:
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Photo of Glen Treslar, charged in the murder of his wife in their Monkton home.An 81-year-old man has been charged with first degree murder in the killing of his wife in their Monkton home yesterday.

Glen Henry Treslar, of the 16500 block of Garfield Avenue, is held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center.

Police responded at 3:07 p.m. yesterday to a "check on subject" call at the Garfield Avenue home. A friend of the Treslars called 911, concerned that something might be wrong.

At the scene, Treslar told officers that he had just shot his wife, Yvonne Treslar, 78. Police found Yvonne Treslar lying on the floor of a bedroom, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. She was pronounced dead at the scene by BCoFD medical personnel.

Treslar told police that he and his wife had had an argument earlier in the day, but did not elaborate on the nature of the argument. He did not explain why he also shot and killed the family dog, which police found in the kitchen.

UPDATE (March 27): Police now believe that Donald Wayne Richards died as a result of being struck by a vehicle and the investigation is now being handled by the Baltimore County Police Crash Team.

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

UPDATE (previous):

Police have identified the man found deceased at Deboy Avenue and North Point Road March 5 as 44-year-old Donald Wayne Richards of the 1900 block of Dineen Road in Dundalk.

The autopsy was inconclusive. The medical examiner is waiting on toxicology test results which may take some time.

Original release (March 6):

The Baltimore County Police Department is investigating the death of man found Wednesday evening, lying along the roadway in North Point. 

At approximately 7:38 p.m., police were dispatched for a man lying unconscious in the roadway at Deboy Avenue and Old North Point Road. The investigation revealed that the unidentified male subject was deceased and was suffering from trauma to his head. Crash Team and Homicide investigators were summoned to the scene. The investigation is being handled by the Homicide Unit. The facts surrounding the death of the man are unclear at this time. 

The victim's body will be transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, where an autopsy will be conducted. Anyone with information is being asked to call Baltimore County Police at (410) 307-2020.  

 No additional details are available at this time.

Fourteen years after the murder of 24-year-old Heidi Bernadzikowski in her Dundalk townhome, Baltimore County Police homicide detectives have arrested and charged her boyfriend with hiring someone to kill her.

This week, Stephen Michael Cooke Jr., 43, of the 1000 block of Englishman Harbour, Pasadena, 21122, was charged with first-degree murder. He was arrested in Anne Arundel County and is held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center.

Police have believed almost from the beginning of this case that Cooke -- who was the victim's boyfriend and lived with her in the 2000 block of Codd Avenue -- conspired to kill Ms. Bernadzikowski, but detectives have been unable to prove his involvement. A breakthrough came recently, when one of the co-conspirators -- Alexander Charles Bennett, 34, of Greeley, Colorado -- identified Cooke as the person behind the murder. Bennett is in the Baltimore County Detention Center, awaiting trial.

Bennett was charged with first-degree murder in January 2012 after police discovered DNA evidence linking him to the crime. The investigation shows that Cooke hired Bennett and another conspirator, Grant A. Lewis, also of Colorado, to kill Bernadzikowski. Cooke wanted to collect a $700,000 insurance policy he had purchased on the victim months earlier, police believe.

Lewis, 35, of the 2500 block of Locust Street, Denver, Co., was arrested in Baltimore this week and is charged with conspiracy to commit murder. He is held without bail at BCDC.

The investigation shows that Cooke contacted Bennett and Lewis via the Internet and entered into a murder-for-hire agreement with them. Lewis was the middle man and remained in Colorado, coordinating Bennett's actions; Bennett traveled to Maryland and committed the murder, strangling Bernadzikowski and cutting her throat.

Homicide detectives do not believe there are any additional suspects in this case.

"We have been seeking justice in this case for a long time," said Police Chief Jim Johnson. "Our Homicide detectives deserve credit for never giving up on these cold cases. They never forget these victims and their families, and they tirelessly pursue leads over many years. This time, their work has paid off."

Photos of Suspects

Stephen Michael Cooke Jr.

Photo of Stephen Michael Cooke Jr., charged in a cold case homicide from 2000.

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

Grant A. Lewis

Photo of Grant A. Lewis, charged in a cold case homicide from 2000.

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

Alexander Charles Bennett

Photo of Alexander Charles Bennett, charged in a cold case homicide from 2000.

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