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Keyword: precinct 1

The Baltimore County Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect in a March 2 robbery of Selma Liquors in the 4600 block of Washington Boulevard 21227.

At approximately 7:30 p.m. the suspect entered the store holding a knife, went behind the counter and told the cashier to open the register. The suspect fled the store with an undisclosed amount of money.

The suspect is described as a black male in his 30’s, 6’02” to 6’03”, with a medium build. Images of the suspect were captured on the store’s surveillance system.

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

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call 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)

Web tip: www.metrocrimestoppers.org

The Baltimore County Police Department seeks the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect in a home invasion and rape that occurred March 26, about 2 a.m., in the 4000 block of Colchester Road 21229 in Precinct 1/Wilkens. The suspect is described as a black male, 20 to 30 years of age, medium build, approximately 5'10", mustache/beard, last seen wearing glasses and blue coveralls.

The image attached to this release is a composite sketch of the suspect developed during the investigation. The suspect is not known to the victim, a 26-year-old woman. He forcibly entered her home and assaulted her.

The Baltimore County Police Department takes violent crimes such as this seriously and have adjusted operations to ensure the safety of the community.

This incident is under active investigation by the Baltimore County Police Special Victims Unit.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call 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)

Web tip: www.metrocrimestoppers.org

UPDATE (April 10):

Baltimore County Police have identified the shoplifter that hid from police above a ceiling in a Giant food store on Wilkens Avenue 21228 as 24-year-old Megan Elizabeth Kestner of the 800 block of Giles Street 21078. She has been charged with theft, CDS possession, and second-degree assault. She was released on her own recognizance.

Just before 3 p.m. Tuesday afternoon, police responded the store for a shoplifting call. When police arrived on the scene, they could hear someone moving around above the ceiling of the store.

The investigation has indicated that Kestner was stopped by Giant loss prevention agents when she took a bag of Utz chips ($2.50) and various hair accessories ($6) and attempted to leave the store without paying for them.

The loss prevention agents took Kestner to the loss prevention office but she ran off when agents found needles in her purse. They were able to stop her again in the middle of the store, but she fought the agents: biting one of them in the back. Kestner escaped, climbed up onto a catwalk, and disappeared into the ceiling.

Just after 10 p.m. Kestner was located above the ceiling area in the front of the store. She was safely recovered and taken to the Wilkens precinct for processing.

Booking Photograph of Megan Elizabeth Kestner

UPDATE (April 8 1:56 p.m.):

The suspect taken into custody yesterday after hiding from police for hours above the ceiling of a Giant on Wilkens Avenue has not had a bail hearing yet. The suspect's information will be release once the bail hearing is completed.

Original release (April 7):

Just before 3 p.m. this afternoon, police responded to a Giant food store in the 4600 block of Wilkens Avenue 21229 for a shoplifting call.

Officers learned that loss prevention personnel at the store had detained an adult female for shoplifting. She ran from them, climbed on top of some items, and made her way into the area above the ceiling. The store was closed for the safety of the public while police searched for the suspect.

Just after 10 p.m. the suspect was located and taken into custody. She will be taken to the Wilkens precinct for processing.

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