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Original release (December 16, 2016  5:15 p.m.):

Burglary Detectives are investigating after two thieves stole laptop computers from a trailer at Deep Creek Elementary School.

On December 13 at 2:42 a.m., officers were dispatched to Deep Creek Elementary School in the 1100 block of East Homberg Avenue 21221 for a burglar alarm. When officers arrived, they found that a window to one of the trailers was open and the window screen was on the ground.

Further investigation indicated that 20 laptop computers, worth $1250 each, had been taken from the trailer.

Images of two suspects were caught on video surveillance.

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

Metro Crime Stoppers, an organization that is separate from the Baltimore County Police Department and Baltimore County Government, offers rewards for information in connection with felony offenses. Anonymous tips can be sent to Metro Crime Stoppers by phone, text message or online.

Original release (December 8, 2016  9:22 p.m.):

Officers in the Essex Precinct have started an outreach to the homeless.

The outreach program is the idea of Essex Precinct Commander, Captain Andre Davis. Captain Davis was concerned about the welfare of the homeless during the winter months. He also knew that it is not uncommon for officers to get complaints about homeless persons or their encampments.  He needed a way to provide the homeless with guidance towards resources and options. The answer was a partnership with local homeless assistance groups and local clergy.

At 11 a.m. this morning, officers from the Essex Precinct Community Outreach Team gathered together along with members​ of Prologue, Healthcare for the Homeless, Veterans Affairs, as well as pastors and congregants from local churches. They traveled to several homeless encampments in the Essex Precinct area and provided the homeless persons that they encountered with some personal supplies as well as options for available shelter and other services. Pastors and church members prayed with the homeless persons.

Police had transportation available in case any of the homeless encountered wanted to go to a shelter. None were transported today.

There are several shelters in Baltimore County that offer services beyond mere shelter for the night. Police want to guide the homeless towards these shelters and resources. More information is available here.

People seeking shelter services for themselves or another person should call 410-853-3000 and select option 2.

Today is just the beginning. Captain Davis plans to have more homeless outreach events in the future.












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Two Baltimore County Police officers and Essex fire crews helped rescue three people from a burning Essex home Tuesday night.

Just before midnight, Baltimore County Police and Fire personnel responded to a home in the 600 block of South Marlyn Avenue 21221 for a report of a fire. Police units arrived on the scene first and found flames coming from the home.

Engine 71 (Essex) took command quickly determined that occupants may be trapped. The engine crew rescued a 39-year-old woman from a first-floor bedroom; she was treated by BCoFD medic crews at the scene and transported to Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center for treatment of burns and smoke inhalation. She remains hospitalized in critical condition.

The two Baltimore County Police officers and a "Good Samaritan" went into the home and evacuated a 39-year-old woman and a 43-year-old man from the basement. The two people assisted by the police officers were not injured.

The two BCoPD officers were transported to Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center for treatment of smoke inhalation. Both were later released.

The incident is under investigation by Baltimore County Police Department fire investigators. The cause of the fire has not been determined and there no evidence of criminal activity at this time.

Revised September 27, 2016