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Original release (December 8, 2015  2:35 p.m.):

A Tuesday morning crash in Middle River has left a man deceased.

The preliminary investigation into the crash has indicated that at approximately 4:52 a.m., a 2005 Suzuki ATV had been traveling north-bound on Crossroad Circle 21220 when it ran into an equipment trailer that was parked on the side of the road.

The operator of the ATV, 59-year-old John Leo Le Brun Sr of the 400 block of Earls Road 21220, was declared deceased at the scene.

This crash remains under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Crash Team.

PM Kelsey Adams and EMT Vincent Tabares, assigned to newly deployed Medic 116 in Golden Ring.The Baltimore County Fire Department this week significantly expanded emergency medical services, adding four advanced life support medic units to meet the growing demand for EMS.

The additional units were placed into service Monday at the Pikesville, Middle River, Golden Ring and Woodlawn career stations. This brings the number of career medical units in Baltimore County to 35.

The decision to invest $800,000 to expand EMS operations was announced last April, when County Executive Kevin Kamenetz unveiled his Fiscal 2016 budget. EMS calls account for the overwhelming majority of calls handled by the Fire Department; about 92,500 of the 119,000 calls handled each year are medical calls. Moreover, the number of EMS calls continues to grow.

"This fundamental public service is a top priority," Kamenetz said. "When our citizens call for help because of a medical emergency, they deserve to know that qualified help will respond as quickly as possible."

The four medic units will be in service Monday through Friday, 3 to 11 p.m. -- hours of peak demand. BCoFD plans to expand these hours some time in the future.

In addition to medic units operating out of the County's career station, 20 advanced life support and two basic life support medic units are run by Baltimore County volunteer fire companies.

UPDATE (May 15):

The Baltimore County Police Department has identified the fourth suspect that was taken into custody after a shooting incident in Middle River on Tuesday afternoon.

Curtis Edward Williams Jr (38) of the 1500 block of Durham Street 21213 is charged with firearms violations, CDS violations, and related violations. He is being held at the Baltimore County Detention Center on $500,000 bail.

Booking Photograph of Curtis Edward Williams Jr

UPDATE (May 13):

Baltimore County Police have identified the three of the men arrested after a shooting incident at a Middle River gas station yesterday afternoon.

  • Kevin Tywon Leach (18) of the 300 block of South Herring Court 21231
  • Ja’ron Maurice Laws (24) of the 300 block of South Herring Court 21231
  • Desmond Aaron Moore (22) of the 300 block of South Herring Court 21231

All men are charged with firearms violations and related charges. They are being held at the Baltimore County Detention Center: Leach on $50,000 bail, Laws on $50,000 bail, and Moore on $100,000 bail.

The fourth suspect that was taken into custody remains hospitalized; being treated for injuries he sustained in the crash.

The incident began just after 1 p.m. when an officer on patrol observed a Dodge Van in the parking lot of the BP Fuel in the 600 block of Compass Road 21220. He saw a passenger of the van hold a gun out the window and fire several shots in the direction of the BP Fuel store. The van then drove away, speeding down Compass Road toward Martin Boulevard. As the van approached the intersection with Martin Boulevard, it lost control and struck a car and a light pole. All four occupants of the van fled the scene.

Police quickly apprehended three of the van’s occupants. The fourth occupant was later apprehended behind a home in the Unit block of Box Circle. A handgun was recovered in the area.

There were no reports of injuries as a result of the shooting. What prompted the shooting remains unknown.

This incident remains under investigation by the Precinct 11/Essex Investigative Services Team.

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

Booking Photograph of Kevin Tywon Leach

Booking Photograph of Ja’ron Maurice Laws

Booking Photograph of Desmond Aaron Moore

Original release (May 12):

Baltimore County Police have taken four people into custody after shots were fired at a Middle River Gas Station.

At 1:18 p.m. this afternoon, a Baltimore County Police responded to the BP gas station at Compass Road and Middle River Road 21221 after shots were fired at the business from a van. There were no reports of injuries at the BP gas station.

The van fled the scene, but crashed into a car and a pole at Compass Road and Martin Boulevard. All four occupants of the van fled the scene. Officers quickly took three of them into custody. At approximately 3:43 p.m., a fourth suspect was taken into custody.

Victory Villa Elementary School, Orems Elementary School, and Middle River Middle School were placed on alert status while police searched for the fourth suspect. Both schools have since dismissed students.

This incident remains under investigation by the Precinct 11/Essex personnel.

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Revised April 6, 2016