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UPDATE (December 2,2015  3:02 p.m.):

The suspects in this case have been charged by the Harford County Sheriff's Department in connection with a homicide.

Link to Harford County Sheriff's Department release: http://ow.ly/VoDCd

Original Release (December 2, 2015  11:26 a.m.):

Baltimore County Police have charged a man in connection with six robberies in Baltimore County. His girlfriend is also being charged in connection one of the robberies.

Walter McMillan Dorsey (33) of the 100 block of Fuller Avenue 21206 has been charged with two counts of robbery and four counts of armed robbery. He is being held at the Baltimore County Detention Center on $5 million bail.

Lauren Paulette Valiquet (28) of the 100 block of Fuller Avenue 21206 has been charged with one count of robbery and is being held at the Baltimore County Detention Center on $1.5 million bail. Valiquet is Dorsey’s girlfriend.

Police Chief Jim Johnson stated "These arrests are a result of the hard work done by our Robbery detectives and I am proud of them."

Dorsey is charged in connection with the following robberies. Valiquet is only charged in connection with the robbery of the 7-Eleven in the 7600 block of Belair Road 21236 on November 5.

November 5, 2015:  7-Eleven, 7600 block of Belair Road 21236
Just before 11:30 p.m. a male suspect and female suspect entered the store, walked up to the soda fountain machine, and got sodas. The female then walked up to the counter to pay for her soda. As the cashier opened the register, the male walked around the counter, told the cashier to keep the register open, and took money from the register. Both suspects then fled the scene.

The full release for this incident is on our news blog: http://ow.ly/VoERH

November 7, 2015: 7-Eleven, 8000 block of Belair Road 21236
At approximately 4 a.m., the suspect walked into the store, picked up some donuts, and put them on the counter. He then displayed a handgun and demanded money. He fled the scene with an undisclosed amount of money.

November 11, 2015: Baskin Robbins, 2300 block of East Joppa Road 21234
Just before 8:30 p.m., the suspect entered the store and approached an employee. He grabbed the employee and pressed something against her side that she thought was a gun. The suspect then took the employee to a register and told her to open it or he would shoot her. He took money from the register and fled the store.

The full release for this incident is on our news blog: http://ow.ly/VoF7C

November 13, 2015: Subway, 1600 block of East Joppa Road 21234

Just after 8 p.m., the suspect entered the store. He grabbed an employee, took him behind the counter, and told him to open the register. The male fled the scene with an undisclosed amount of money.

November 14, 2015: 7-Eleven, 8600 block of Pleasant Plains Road 21286
The suspect entered the store just before 6 a.m. The suspect displayed a knife and demanded that the employee open the register. The suspect fled the store with an undisclosed amount of money.

November 15, 2015: Dunkin Donuts, 6300 block of Kenwood Avenue 21237
The suspect entered the store just before 8:30 p.m. He looked around, and then went into the bathroom. The suspect later exited the bathroom, went behind the counter, and approached the cashier. The suspect put a knife to the cashier’s side and demanded that the cashier open the register.  After obtaining an undisclosed amount of money, the suspect fled the scene.

These incidents remain under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Robbery Unit. Detectives continue to work to see if the male suspect in this case is responsible for any other robberies in the area.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 410-307-2020.

Booking Photograph of Walter McMillan Dorsey
Booking Photograph of Lauren Paulette Valiquet

UPDATE (February 13):

The woman who died in a house fire on February 5 has been identified as 74-year-old Roberta S McFarland.

The fire remains under investigation.

Original release (February 6):

A fire in a Fullerton home late Thursday night has left a woman deceased.

At 11:38 p.m., Baltimore County Fire and Police Department personnel responded to a home in the 4500 block of Kenwood Avenue 21206 for a report of a house fire. When Engine 8 out of the Fullerton Fire Station arrived, they found a three-story structure with fire showing. Additional fire equipment was requested to respond.

When firefighters entered the home to fight the fire, they found that the inside of the home was extremely cluttered.

A woman, believed to be in her 70’s, was found deceased on the third floor of the home. Her body has been taken to the Office of The Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore for an autopsy. Investigators have not yet been able to confirm her identity.

The majority of the fire equipment sent to the scene was released at 3:24 a.m. Approximately 23 pieces of Baltimore County Fire Equipment were assigned to the incident.

Investigators remain on the scene of the fire, working to determine the cause. At this time, criminal activity is not suspected.

Pictures courtesy of the Kingsville Volunteer Fire Company

Since September 1, there have been three armed commercial robberies at the Advance Auto Parts Store located in the 6200 block of Kenwood Avenue 21237. All three incidents were on Saturdays at or near closing times. 

  • September 1
  • December 14
  • February 15

The suspect description has been the same in all three incidents; one white male and one black male.  Employees are forced to the back of the store by one suspect and the other suspect takes one employee to obtain money from the safe and cash register. 

Anyone with information on these incidents is asked to call 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 MCS.

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

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