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UPDATE (September 19, 2016  8:41 p.m.):

The man who was found in the 6200 block of Foxhall Farm Road in Catonsville Friday night has been reunited with his family.

Original release (September 16, 2016  9:05 p.m.):

Police at the Wilkens precinct are looking for information about a man of Asian descent found walking at about 6 p.m. tonight in the 6200 block of Foxhall Farm Road in Catonsville. He speaks virtually no English, and police are having trouble communicating with him.

Police believe the man is Xin Lan Zhuang, 33. Motor Vehicle Administration records list a Hyattsville, Maryland address for him, but efforts to reach anyone in that area have been unsuccessful.

A photo of Zhuang is attached to this post. Please contact police as soon as possible if you have information about this man; 410-307-2020.

UPDATE (May 10, 2016  6:38 p.m.):

A Federal Criminal Complaint has been filed against 52-year-old Brian Keith Wallen by the United States Attorney for Maryland. The complaint alleges Wallen's involvement in a mail fraud scheme.

Wallen was reported missing from Lutherville on April 28 and was the subject of an intense search by Baltimore County Police.

Further information on the Federal Criminal Complaint can be found on the United States' Attorney's website:

Anyone with information on Brian Keith Wallen is asked to call police at 410-307-2020.

Original release (May 6, 2016 2:10 p.m.):

Baltimore County Police seek the public's help finding a Lutherville man missing since last week despite an extensive search by law enforcement.

Brian Keith Wallen, 52, of the 500 block of Wyngate Rd., is considered a "critical" missing person because investigators believe he may be suicidal.

Wallen, who is white, is 6' tall and 190 pounds; he is bald and has blue eyes. He was last seen wearing khaki shorts, a ball cap, blue T-shirt and sweatshirt of unknown color.

Police began searching for Wallen on April 28 after Wallen's lawyer called to report that he had received what sounded like a "goodbye" letter from his client. Police responded to the Wyngate Road home, where they found a suicide note.

Police also found Wallen's silver Jeep, unoccupied and locked at the Fire Trail at Loch Raven Reservoir between Surrey and Old Bosley roads. An exhaustive search of the reservoir and surrounding area has since been conducted by BCoPD's Tactical Unit, K-9 Unit, Air Unit, Baltimore Environmental Police and search dogs from Mason Dixon Rescue Dogs Inc. and Chesapeake Search Dogs. This search has revealed no trace of Wallen.

Anyone with information about this case should contact BCoPD as soon as possible, 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.


Revised September 27, 2016