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UPDATE (June 18, 2016  10:15 p.m.):

Timothy Smith has been located unharmed in Baltimore City.

The Baltimore County Police Department thanks everyone who shared his information.

Original release (June 18, 2016  7:44 p.m.):

The Baltimore County Police Department is actively looking for 11-year-old Timothy Smith, who was last seen walking away from his foster mother’s place of employment in the 4000 block of Hollins Ferry Road, Precinct 1 - Wilkens, at approximately 2:30 p.m. today.

He is a lighter skinned black male, 5 feet tall, 130 pounds, and resides in the 1300 block of Carey Street, 21217, in west Baltimore. He was wearing an orange tee-shirt, black sweatpants and black Under Armour tennis shoes.

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


Joint News Release
June 14, 2016

Cooperation among area law enforcement agencies has led to a suspect being charged in numerous convenience store robberies.

It all started just before 1 a.m. on May 24, when a male suspect walked into a Royal Farms Store in the 7200 block of York Road 21212. He displayed a handgun and demanded that the clerk open the register. The man fled the store with an undisclosed amount of money and cigarettes.

During the next 15 days, the suspect robbed at least six convenience stores spread across several different counties.

The Baltimore County Police Department, Baltimore City Police Department, Harford County Sheriff’s Office, Howard County Police Department, and the FBI Baltimore Violent Crimes Task Force routinely share information and work together on cases. Working together, detectives from these agencies were able to identify the suspect as 28?year?old Mark Eugene Peters (no fixed address). Peters was taken into custody on June 9.

Peters has been charged with multiple counts of armed robbery in connection with the Baltimore County incidents. He is being held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center. He has not yet been served with the arrest warrants from other jurisdictions.

The joint investigation has indicated that Peters is responsible for the robberies listed below:

Baltimore County
    May 24 12:45 a.m.     Royal Farms Store  - 7200 block of York Road 21212
    May 24 2:45 a.m.       Royal Farms Store  - 7900 block of Pulaski Highway 21237
    May 25 2:26 a.m.       Royal Farms Store  - 1000 block of Eastern Boulevard 21221
    June 4 3:37 a.m.        Royal Farms Store  - 4300 block of Hollins Ferry Road 21227

Harford County
    May 30 12:27 a.m.     Royal Farms Store  - 2000 block of Mountain Road 21085

Howard County
    May 29 3:19 p.m.       Royal Farms Store  - 8600 block of Washington Boulevard 20794

Detectives are continuing to work to see if the suspect is involved in the below listed robberies in Baltimore City.
    May 25 1:49 a.m.       Royal Farms Store - 6100 block of Holabird Avenue 21224
    May 26 12:10 a.m.     Royal Farms Store - 3700 block of Fleet Street 21224
    May 26 12:42 a.m.     7-Eleven - 600 block of West 33rd Street 21211
    June 2 1:21 a.m.        Royal Farms Store - 200 block of West Coldspring Avenue 21210
    June 2 2:08 a.m.        Royal Farms Store - 1000 block of West 41st Street 21211
    June 6 12:55 a.m.      Royal Farms Store - 3600 block of Keswick Avenue 21211
    June 8 2:16 a.m.        Royal Farms Store - 1000 block of West 41st Street 21211
    June 8 4:24 a.m.        7-Eleven - 6200 block of Belair Road 21206

All of the incidents remain under investigation.

Booking Photograph of Mark Eugene Peters

Original release (April 4, 2016  10:36 a.m.):

A Glen Burnie man has been charged after he took a car from the dealership where he worked and took it for a ride.
Just after 12:20 a.m. on March 27, a Baltimore County Police officer was patrolling in a marked vehicle in the 500 block of Edmonson Avenue 21228. She observed a black Hyundai Elantra pull out of a Royal Farms store with no headlights on. The vehicle then began to drive in a reckless manner so the officer pulled it over and found the suspect to be the driver. The suspect, who had a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage on his breath, told the officer that he just put an engine in the vehicle and was test driving it. He worked at Antwerpen Hyundai on Baltimore National Pike and the car belonged to a customer.
After performing poorly on field sobriety tests, the suspect was taken into custody. It was learned that the suspect did not have permission to take the vehicle from Antwerpen Hyundai, and his driver’s license was revoked.
The suspect has been identified as 44-year-old Michael Linwood Cox of the 300 block of Dark Star Way 21060. He has been charged with auto theft, DUI, driving on a revoked license, and related charges. He is being held at the Baltimore County Detention Center on $25,000 bail.
Booking photograph of Michael Linwood Cox

Revised April 6, 2016