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UPDATE (May 17, 2016  10:49 a.m.):

Baltimore County Police have charged a suspect in connection with the burglary of a Family Dollar store in Essex on April 28.

Samuel Phillip Lewis III (45) of the 12100 block of Eastern Avenue 21220 has been charged with second-degree burglary, theft less than $100, and destruction of property. He is being held at the Baltimore County Detention Center on $25,000 bail.

After a previous media release about this case, tips came in that led to the identification and capture of the suspect.

Booking Photograph of Samual Phillip Lewis III

Original release (May 10, 2016  8:33 a.m.):

Baltimore County Police need the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect who broke into a store in Essex.

On April 28 at 1:55 a.m., the suspect gained entry to the Family Dollar Store in the 300 block of Eastern Boulevard 21221 by breaking the door glass with a rock. The suspect then took food, candy, and cigars from the store.

Pictures of the suspect were captured on the store’s video surveillance system.

The incident is being investigated by the Baltimore County Police Burglary Unit.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call police at 410-307-2020 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP.

Video clips from the store's video surveillance system are available on our YouTube page.

https://youtu.be/u6-NbuqVwa0

https://youtu.be/sKf1V-1Swg0

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.

You can remain anonymous.

Phone: 1-866-7LOCKUP

Text message: Text "MCS" plus your message to "CRIMES" (274637)

Web tip: www.metrocrimestoppers.org

UPDATE (May 16, 2016  8:21 p.m.):

The Baltimore County Police Department has released more information on the hatchet attack in Middle River that left two people injured. 

Further investigation has indicated that the suspect and a woman had come to the Wampler Road location and were watching television. At some point, the suspect went into the bathroom and when he came out, he was holding a hatchet. He attacked a man and a woman at the location with the hatchet and took the woman’s purse before fleeing the scene.  The hatchet and the woman’s purse were located nearby. There was $150 in cash missing from the purse.

Both victims were treated at an area hospital and have since been released.

An officer, along with one of the suspect’s relatives, located him in the basement of a home where he stayed in the 300 block of Grovethorn Road 21221. The suspect appeared from under some steps and was holding a large knife which he used to cut his own neck. The suspect fell and dropped the knife, but then lunged toward the knife and the officer. Fearing for her safety and the safety of the relative, the officer fired one shot at the suspect.

The suspect has been identified as 22-year-old Travis Jay Hunt of the 300 block of Grovethorn Road 21220.

Monday afternoon, Baltimore County Police obtained an arrest warrant for Hunt. The arrest warrant charges him with attempted first-degree murder, first-degree assault, armed robbery, and related charges. Hunt remains in critical but stable condition at the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center and has not been served with the arrest warrant yet.

The officer involved in this shooting incident has been identified as Officer Andujo who is assigned to the Essex Precinct. She has been with the Baltimore County Police Department for a year and a half.

UPDATE (May 15, 2016  1:24 p.m.):

Baltimore County Police are continuing to investigate an officer involved shooting in Middle River Saturday night.

Further investigation has indicated that sometime before 7 p.m., the suspect went to a home in the 200 block of Wampler Road 21221 with a woman. While the suspect was there, he assaulted a man and a woman with a hatchet. Neither victim knew the suspect. The victims were transported to an area hospital for treatment. The woman was later released, but the man remains hospitalized.

Further investigation has also indicated that police determined that the suspect lived in a home in the 300 block of Grovethorn Road 21221. An officer arrived at the home and was let inside by a relative. The relative led the officer downstairs to where the suspect stayed. The suspect appeared from under some steps and was holding a large knife which he used to cut his neck. The suspect fell and dropped the knife, but then lunged toward the knife and the officer. Fearing for her safety and the safety of the relative, the officer fired one shot at the suspect.

Other officers arriving at the scene rendered aid to the suspect until EMS personnel arrived. The suspect was transported to the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center where he is in critical but stable condition.

The officer is on administrative status while the incident is reviewed.

The identity of the suspect is not being released at this time because he faces possible charges in connection to the incident.

This incident is under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Homicide Unit. The Homicide Unit investigates all police involved shootings. When the investigation is complete, the results will be sent to the Baltimore County State’s Attorney’s Office for review.

Original release (May 14, 2016  11:22 p.m.):

The Baltimore County Police Department is investigating an officer involved shooting in Middle River.

Just before 7 p.m. tonight, Baltimore County Police responded to a home in the 200 block of Wampler Road 21220 for an assault. The preliminary investigation into that incident has indicated that the suspect (an adult male) assaulted a man and a woman at the location. Both victims were transported to an area hospital for treatment and are expected to survive.

The suspect was later located in the basement of a home in the 300 block of Grovethorn Road 21220. The preliminary investigation has indicated that during an interaction between the suspect and an officer, the officer shot the suspect once. The suspect had a knife and some cut marks on his neck which investigators believe to be self-inflicted.

The suspect was transported to the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center for treatment.

The officer will be placed on administrative status while the incident is reviewed.

This incident is under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Homicide Unit. The Homicide Unit investigates all police involved shootings. When the investigation is complete, the results will be sent to the Baltimore County State’s Attorney’s Office for review.

Original release (April 12, 2016  8:43 a.m.):

Baltimore County Police are investigating a April 7 homicide in an Essex motel.

Just before noon on April 7, police were called to the Super 8 Motel in the Unit block of Stemmers Run Road 21220 for a cardiac arrest. When officers arrived on the scene, they found 45-year-old Rhonda Lynn Garrison of the Unit block of McCormick Avenue 21206 lying in the bathtub suffering from multiple injuries. She was declared deceased at the scene.

This incident is being investigated as a homicide. Police do not believe that there is any danger to the community.

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

 
 

Revised April 6, 2016