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Baltimore County Police are asking for additional victims of a specific type of “date” robbery to come forward after two suspects are charged, with additional suspects still outstanding.

Matthew Austin Bauer (21) of the 1900 block of Denbury Drive, 21222 and Paul William James Keve (18) of the 1700 block of Searles Road, 21222 are charged with Armed Robbery, Robbery, 2nd Degree Assault, and Misdemeanor Theft after they robbed a man (24) they scheduled a meeting with on a cell phone based dating application called “Jack’d” on March 31. When the victim responded to a designated location in the 7500 block of Westfield Road in Dundalk he was surrounded by Bauer and Keve, who threatened him with a knife and stole his cash and cell phone.

In an earlier case on March 2, another man (22) was robbed and beaten when he set up a meeting with someone called “Josh” on a similar type of cell phone based dating application called “Grindr.” When the victim responded to the designated meeting place in the 1600 block of Four Georges Court in Dundalk, he was approached by a black male suspect wearing all dark clothing and a ski mask who demanded his money and cell phone. When the victim attempted to flee he was surrounded by two other black male suspects who began beating him. The three suspects fled with the victim’s cash and phone. Keve has been identified as one of these suspects and is also charged in this case.

Anyone with information on either of these incidents, a similar type incident, or anyone who may have been victimized under similar circumstances by either Bauer or Keve is asked to contact police at 410-307-2020.

Anyone with information on this case can also submit a tip to Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP. For more information on other ways to contact Metro Crime Stoppers, as well as information on rewards offered by or through them, check their website at www.metrocrimestoppers.org. Metro Crime Stoppers, an organization that is separate from the Baltimore County Police Department and Baltimore County Government, offers rewards for information in connection with felony offenses. Anonymous tips can be sent to Metro Crime Stoppers by phone, text message, or online.

These cases continue to be investigated by Detectives of the Dundalk precinct Investigative Services Team.

Update: 

Photo of David Paul Thomas, charged with manslaughter.The victim from the Dundalk homicide has been identified as Richard William Zenobia, 35, of the 3300-block of North Point Road, 21222. 

The suspect has been identified as David Paul Thomas, 16, of the 2800-block of Henley Avenue, 21001. Thomas has been charged as an adult with one count of manslaughter. He is currently being held at the Baltimore County Detention Center on a denied bail status. His booking photo is posted to the left.

 

Original Release:

Baltimore County Police are investigating the homicide of a 35-year-old man in the Dundalk area. On January 7 at 6:50 p.m., County police responded to the 3300-block of North Point Road, 21222 for an assault call. When officers arrived they found the 35-year-old victim lying in the back yard of the house, suffering from multiple stab wounds. The man was transported to Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, where he was pronounced deceased just after 9:30 p.m.

Police determined that the man was involved in an argument with his live-in girlfriend. The argument continued into the backyard of the house between the man and his girlfriend’s 16-year-old son. During the fight between the man and his girlfriend’s son, the 16-year-old produced a knife and stabbed the man several times.

The 16-year-old is awaiting a bail hearing at this time. The names of the victim and suspect will be released once the suspect is officially charged with this incident. 

UPDATE (December 28, 2016  2:32 p.m.):

After a review by the Baltimore County State’s Attorney, the Baltimore County Police Department has released video from two Body Worn Cameras worn by officers during the December 23 incident in which a man was shot by an officer after he moved at police in a threatening manner.

Just before 11:00 p.m. on December 23, Baltimore County Police officers responded to an apartment in the 4600 block of Debilen Circle 21208 for a disturbance call. Officers knocked on the door of the apartment, which was the source of the call.

A man answered the door with a knife in his hand and moved towards the officers in a threatening manner. One of the officers fired his service weapon at the suspect, striking him once in the upper body.

The suspect was taken to an area hospital for treatment. He has also been charged with several counts of first-degree assault.

The incident remains under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Homicide Unit. The Homicide Unit investigates all police involved shootings. After the investigation is complete, the incident will be reviewed by the Baltimore County State’s Attorney’s Office.

The officer involved in the shooting will be on administrative status while the incident is being reviewed.

The Body Worn Camera footage can be found on the Baltimore County Police Department YouTube Channel at the links below.

Officer Remmers’ Body Worn Camera footage.

Body Worn Camera footage from another officer.

UPDATE (December 27, 2016 10:20 a.m.):

The Baltimore County Police Department has identified the officer involved in the shooting incident December 23 in Pikesville as Officer Remmers, a 7-year-veteran of the Baltimore County Police Department assigned to the Pikesville Precinct. He has not been involved in any previous shooting incidents.

The suspect shot in this incident has been identified as 48-year-old Bryant Junious Palmer who resided in the apartment where the incident occurred. He has been charged via an arrest warrant with three counts of first-degree assault and related charges. Bail information and Palmer’s current condition are not known at this time.

The incident remains under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Department Homicide Unit. After the investigation is complete, the incident will be reviewed by the Baltimore County States Attorney’s Office.

UPDATE (December 24, 2016 11:40 a.m.):

The suspect shot by County Police suffered non-life threatening injuries and is expected to survive. He continues to receive treatment at Sinai Hospital

Original release (December 24, 2016  2:56 a.m.):

Just before 11:00  p.m. on December 23, Baltimore County officers responded to the 4600 block of Debilen Circle, 21208 for a disturbance call. Officers knocked on the door of the apartment, which was the source of the call. A man answered the door with a knife in his hand. After exchanging word, the man moved towards the officers in a threatening manner. One of the officers fired his service weapon at the suspect. The man suffered a single wound to the upper body and was transported to a local hospital. The suspect's current condition is unknown. The officer will be placed on routine administrative leave. The investigation will be reviewed by the State's Attorney's office, once its completed. 

 
 
Revised September 27, 2016