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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)

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Original release (March 29, 2016  3:23 p.m.):

The Baltimore County Police Department is investigating after a Baltimore County Fire Department Medic unit was involved in a crash early this morning in Essex.

The preliminary investigation has indicated that at 12:18 a.m., Baltimore County Fire Department Medic 12 (Middle River Station) was returning to the station from a call and did not have any patients on board. It was traveling west-bound on Southeast Boulevard at Homberg Avenue. A Dodge Caravan taxi was making a left turn from east-bound Southeast Boulevard to north-bound Homberg Avenue. The Medic Unit struck the taxi when the taxi turned in front of it.

The two Fire Department personnel on board Medic 12 were transported to the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center by ground for treatment.They have since been released.

The driver of the taxi and its passenger were transported to Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. Their injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

This crash remains under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Crash Team.

Original release (March 9, 2016  11:30 p.m.):

The Baltimore County Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating a missing Essex man.

Mason Gomez is a 19-year-old African American man, 6’0”, and weighs 130 pounds. It is not known what he might be wearing.

Gomez was last seen on February 13 in the 600 block of Wilson Avenue 21224. He resides in the Unit block of Glenshannon Ct 21221.

The search for Mason Gomez is being led by the Baltimore County Police Missing Persons Unit.

Anyone with information on Mason Gomez is asked to call police at 410-307-2020.


Revised April 6, 2016