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Original release (February 4, 2016  11:13 a.m.):

Baltimore County Police are investigating a death that resulted from an assault involving two elderly patients at a Catonsville nursing home.

On January 26 at 7:15 p.m., police responded to the Forest Haven Nursing Home in the 700 block of Edmondson Avenue 21228 for an assault report. The investigation has indicated that a 61-year-old male patient pushed 84-year-old Henri Balmadier, also a patient, causing him to fall and hit his head.

Balmadier was transported to Saint Agnes Hospital for treatment and later transferred to Gilchrist Hospice Center in Columbia, where he died on February 1. The autopsy concluded that the cause of death was complications from head trauma; the manner of death was homicide.

This incident is under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Homicide Unit. When the Homicide investigation is complete, the report will be turned over to the Baltimore County State’s Attorney’s Office, which will decide if charges will be filed.

UPDATE (February 2, 2016  4:32 p.m.):

The pedestrian that died as a result of this crash has been identified as 47-year-old Terry Gulliver with a last known address in the 600 block of North Carrolton Avenue 21217.

This crash remains under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Crash Team. The investigation is expected to take several weeks.

Original release (February 1, 2016  3:54 p.m.):

Just before 6 a.m. this morning, Baltimore County Police and Fire personnel responded to Washington Boulevard and Clarke Boulevard 21227 for a serious crash involving a pedestrian.

The initial investigation into the crash has indicated that a woman was walking south-bound in the north-bound lanes of Washington Boulevard when she was struck by a Honda Pilot that had been traveling north-bound.

The woman was declared deceased at the scene. Her name will be released after notification of next-of-kin. The Honda Pilot remained at the scene.

This crash remains under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Crash Team. The investigation is expected to take several weeks.

Original release (January 14, 2016  3:00 a.m.):

Baltimore County Police are investigating a series of early morning burglaries in the Baltimore Highlands and Lansdowne areas. Most of the locations burglarized are in the Highland Village Apartments complex. Residents of the homes were home at the time the burglaries occurred.
 
November 6 to November 7: 100 block of Twin Circle Way 21227
Sometime between 11 p.m. on November 6 and 7:29 a.m. on November 7, the suspect gained entry to a home by cutting a screen and unlocking a rear door.  Money was taken from the location.
 
November 7: 4200 block of Twin Circle Way 21227
Sometime between 1 and 8 a.m., the suspect gained entry to a home by prying open a rear window. A jar of coins was taken from the location.
 
November 20: 4300 block of McDowell Lane 21227
At approximately 4:30 a.m., a resident of a home heard a noise from downstairs. When she went downstairs, she observed the suspect leaving through the front door. She then discovered that a purse was missing. The investigation indicated that the suspect got into the home through a front window.
 
November 20: 4200 block of Twin Circle Way 21227 (Attempt)
At 4 a.m., the suspect attempted to gain access to a home by forcing a front window but was not successful.
 
November 22: 100 block of Twin Circle Way 21227 (Attempt)
At 3:53 a.m., the suspect attempted to gain access to a home by prying a front window but was not successful.
 
December 7: 4200 block of Twin Circle Way 21227
At 2:52 a.m., the suspect gained entry to a home by forcing open a front window. When the suspect was confronted by a resident, he struck the resident on the head with a flashlight and ran off. A pair of pants containing key and money was taken from the location.
 
January 2 to January 3, 2016: 4200 block of McDowell Lane 21227
Sometime between 11:30 p.m. on January 2 and 5:30 a.m. on January 3, a suspect gained entry to a home by cutting a rear window screen. The suspect took money and a purse from a room that two people had been sleeping in.
 
January 8: 600 Block of Fifth Avenue 21227

A 3 a.m., a resident of a home woke up to see the suspect looking in her bedroom door. The suspect then ran from the home, taking a purse.
 
Investigators believe that the same person is responsible for these burglaries. Each time, the suspect gains entry to a home by cutting a window screen or forcing a window.
 
Investigators have developed information on the suspect that indicates that he is an African American male, approximately 18 to 25 years-of-age, approximately 5’09” to 5’10”, thin to medium build, with a short choppy hair style.
 
These incidents are under active investigation by the Baltimore County Police Burglary Unit.
 
Anyone with information on any of these incidents is asked to call police at 410-307-2020 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP.
 
The Baltimore County Police Department recommends the following to residents to help them keep their homes safe and secure.

  • Always keep doors and windows closed and locked and double check before going to bed at night that everything is secure.
  • Keep the exterior of your home well-lit at night.
  • If you have an alarm system, keep it armed at night and double check it before going to bed.
  • Report any suspicious persons, vehicles, or activity to police immediately.

Baltimore County residents can have home security surveys done free by a Baltimore County Police officer. An officer will come to your home, walk around with you, and give you advice on how you can keep your home safe and secure. Anyone interested in a free home security survey can call the Outreach Team at their local precinct.

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