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UPDATE (August 8 10:49 a.m.):

Gilbert Black has been located unharmed.

Original release (August 8 9:21 a.m.):

Police need your help finding a critical missing 85-year-old man with dementia who apparently became lost last night after leaving his home in Precinct 1/Wilkens.

Gilbert Black, 85, was last seen at his home in the 900 block of Regina Drive, 21227, around 8:30 p.m. when he drove away in  his car. He said he was going to watch the Orioles game at Schaefers Bar and Grill in the 100 block of W. Randall Street in Baltimore City. His wife heard from him by phone at about 3 a.m. Saturday, when he called to say he was lost; and again at about 7:20 a.m. Police do not know where Black was calling from. He has not been heard from since.

Black is white, 5'9" and 135 pounds, with gray hair and blue eyes. He should be wearing black dress pants and a light blue, long-sleeved dress shirt.

He was driving a red, 2011 Buick Lucerne, MD licence plate #MTB783.

If you have seen Gilbert Black or have information that may help police find him, call BCoPD as soon as possible at 410-307-2020.

UPDATE (December 10):

Baltimore County Police have identified the man that died in the fire on Tricount Court early Tuesday morning as 75-year-old John Clark Johnson. He resided in the apartment in which the fire occurred.

The current conditions of the other people injured as a result of the fire are not known.

This incident remains under investigation by Baltimore County Police Department fire investigators. Investigators believe that there is nothing suspicious about the fire.

Original release (December 9):

An early morning apartment fire in Owings Mills has left one man deceased.

At 2 a.m., the Baltimore County Fire Department responded to the unit block of Tricount Court, 21117, in the Painters Mill Apartments, for a report of an apartment fire. When first-arriving fire personnel arrived on the scene, they found fire showing on the second floor and several people trapped.

Firefighters rescued a man and a woman from an apartment on the second floor. The woman, who firefighters helped walk from the building, was transported to Johns Hopkins Bayview Burn Center for treatment of serious injuries. Her current condition is unknown. The injured man was not conscious when firefighters carried from the apartment. He was transported to Northwest Hospital Center, where he later died. Police have not yet identified him.

Two other people drove themselves to Northwest Hospital Center for treatment of non life-threatening injuries. A volunteer firefighter was treated at the scene for minor injuries.

Residents of other units were not displaced.

The fire was relatively small and contained to the second floor apartment. It was brought under control at 2:50 a.m. About 15 pieces of fire equipment and 60 firefighters responded to this scene.

This incident remains under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Department fire investigators. Police  do not believe this fire involved criminal activity.

Baltimore County Police are investigating a stabbing in the Loch Raven area.

On July 25 at 8:55 p.m., Baltimore County Police were dispatched to the 8400 block of Loch Raven Boulevard, 21234 for a stabbing. Police investigation revealed that an unknown male suspect stabbed the victim and fled in an unknown direction from the scene. The motive for the crime is unknown at this time.

The unidentified male victim has been transported to an area hospital for treatment. His condition is unknown at this time.

Anyone with information about this crime is being asked to call the Baltimore County Police Department at 410-307-2020.

No additional information is available at this time.

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