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UPDATE (August 12):

On August 10 at 7:25 p.m., Baltimore County Police responded to a home in the 300 block of Church Lane 21208. The caller into 911 stated that a body had been found outside of the location. When police arrived on the scene, they discovered the body of an adult female. It appeared that she had been deceased for some time. The body of the female was taken to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.

Today, the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner identified the woman as Irene Kuperstein. The autopsy is not yet complete but there are no signs of foul play.

UPDATE (August 4):

Baltimore County Police are continuing to look for 88-year-old Irene Kuperstein of Pikesville.

Irene Kuperstein was seen on video surveillance leaving a Giant Grocery store in the 6600 block of Reisterstown Road 21215 at 9:21 p.m. Saturday night. At that time she appeared to be unharmed.

Irene Kuperstein has difficulty hearing, and only speaks Polish.

Anyone with information on Irene Kuperstein is asked to call Baltimore County Police at 410-307-2020.

Surveillance photographs of Irene Kuperstein entering and leaving a Reisterstown Road Giant:

Original release (August 3):

Baltimore County Police are asking for the public's help locating a missing 88-year-old woman from the Pikesville area. Irene Kuperstein was last seen at approximately 5 p.m. after going for a walk near the Reisterstown Road Shopping Center. She is a white female, 5'2", 80 pounds, with brown eyes and gray hair worn in a ponytail. She was last seen wearing a beige and purple windbreaker over a white blouse with an orange and green pattern, dark sweat pants, gray socks and blue sneakers.

Irene Kuperstein has difficulty hearing, and only speaks Polish.

She does not have access to a vehicle or any known direction of travel. She lives in the 6900 block of Marsue Drive, 21208.

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

A memorial visitation for Baltimore County firefighter Robert Fogle III will be held at the Pleasant Valley Community Fire Company (near Westminster) on Wednesday, June 4, 2 to 8 p.m. Funeral services also will be held at the Pleasant Valley Community Fire Company on Thursday, June 5 at 10 a.m.

While Fogle will receive full Fire Service honors, the Fogle family has not chosen a full, ceremonial funeral; there will be no interment and no procession.

The Pleasant Valley Fire Community Company is located at 2030 South Pleasant Valley Road, 21158. 

Fogle, 58, held the rank of Fire Apparatus Driver Operator (FADO). He went into cardiac arrest during a training exercise Friday afternoon at the Fire-Rescue Academy in Sparrows Point, and was transported to Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center where he was pronounced deceased.
FADO Fogle is a 27-year veteran of the Baltimore County Fire Department, stationed at Pikesville Station #2. 

A Westminster resident, he volunteered for more than 30 years at the Pleasant Valley Community Fire Co. He was a past member of the Taneytown Volunteer Fire Co.

Fogle also was a fire/rescue instructor with the Maryland Fire and Rescue Institute.

He is survived by his wife, Carol Ann, and two adult children, Garrett W. Fogle and Casey J. Fogle, both of Westminster.


BCoFD standard operating procedures call for an internal investigation for all line-of-duty deaths. An internal investigation team is being assembled.

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health also investigates most fire service deaths. A preliminary conference with representatives from Maryland Occupational Safety and Health has taken place, and BCoFD will cooperate fully as the process continues.

Baltimore County Police are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect responsible for a robbery at a Radio Shack store on Reisterstown Road on May 6.

At 10:30 a.m., the suspect entered the Radio Shack in the 1200 block of Reisterstown Road 21208. The suspect implied that he had a gun and demanded money. He fled the scene with an undisclosed amount of money.

The suspect is described as a black male between 20 and 30 years old, 5’10”, 180 pounds, with a dark complexion and a full beard. The suspect was wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, light colored basketball shorts, white tennis shoes, and rose colored glasses.

This incident remains under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Robbery Unit.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call Baltimore County 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 Metro Crime Stoppers.

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)

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