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  1. Read our blog on keeping your home safe if you plan to be away for the holidays.

    Read our blog on keeping your home safe if you plan to be away for the holidays.


    Not home for the holidays? Check this list twice.
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    If you’re planning to take a vacation this holiday season, it’s important for you to add home security to your travel safety checklist. There are simple precautions you can take to keep your home protected from both theft and damage. Just a few extra
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  2. As you deck the halls this season, #BCoFD offers these tips to be fire smart. ^NL

    As you deck the halls this season, #BCoFD offers these tips to be fire smart. ^NL


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  3. Unidentified homicide victim found in Maryland may have ties to Massachusetts

    It was a gruesome discovery on an access road near a Maryland cemetery: A young female had been beaten, sexually assaulted and strangled. Her body was wrapped in a white sheet, her hands tied behind h
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  4. Have you seen this man? Baltimore County detectives are seeking the public’s as...

    Have you seen this man?

    Baltimore County detectives are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect responsible for a December 1 robbery at a Royal Farms store on Edmonson Avenue.

    The full release is available on our news blog:
    http://www.baltimorecountymd.gov/News/PoliceNews/iWatch/PoliceLookingForSuspectinDecember1RobberyofRoyalFarmsStore


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UPDATE (October 6):

At 10:45 a.m. on Friday, Baltimore County Police and Fire personnel responded to the Unit block of Eiffel Court in Essex for a report of a shooting.

The initial investigation into this incident has indicated that the adult male victim was outside of his home when he was approached by two suspects. The victim and the suspects got into an altercation. During the altercation, one of the suspects shot the victim once in the lower body.

The victim was transported to an area hospital for treatment. He is expected to survive.

The Baltimore County Police Violent Crimes Unit is investigating this incident. Detectives will be working to determine if this was a targeted crime.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call Baltimore County 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 (October 3 11:47 a.m.):

The alert status at Deep Creek Middle School and Deep Creek Elementary School has been lifted.

Police are continuing to look for suspects.

Anyone with information 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

Original release (October 3 11:06 a.m.):

At 10:45 a.m., Baltimore County Police and Fire personnel responded to the Unit Block of Eiffel Court 21221 for a report of a shooting.

At this time we have one person with at least one gunshot wound. That person will be taken to an area hospital for treatment.

Deep Creek Middle School and Deep Creek Elementary School have been placed on alert status. More information on a school being on alert status can be found at: http://www.baltimorecountymd.gov/Agencies/police/community/schoolemergency.html

The Baltimore County Police Violent Crimes Unit is responding to the scene.

No further information is available at this time.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call police at 410-307-2020.

UPDATE (September 23):

Baltimore County Police have identified the man taken into custody after a barricade in Essex yesterday as 30-year-old Samuel Leon Partlow Jr who lived at the home where the incident occurred.

At 11:33 a.m. yesterday morning, police responded to a home in the 1600 block of Poles Road 21221 for a report of a violent domestic. The caller into 911 stated that her child’s father had threatened her and was holding a knife. When officers arrived at the location, they observed Samuel Leon Partlow Jr on the front porch holding a knife and a small child. He then went into the home with the child.

One of the responding officers began speaking with Samuel Leon Partlow Jr through a window. That officer was able to convince Partlow to give police the small child that he had been holding.

When officers were not able to convince Samuel Leon Partlow Jr to surrender peacefully, the Hostage Negotiation Team was called in. Negotiators were able to get Partlow to surrender peacefully after several hours.

The initial investigation into this incident has indicated that Samuel Leon Partlow Jr had been arguing with his 33-year-old wife. During the argument, he assaulted her and she fled from the home to call police. He then began to pace outside with their six-month-old son in one hand and a knife in the other.

The victim did not have any injuries which required transportation to a medical facility. The six-month-old boy was not injured.

Samuel Leon Partlow Jr has been charged with first degree assault and related charges. He is being held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center.

Original release (September 22):

At 11:33 a.m. this morning, Baltimore County Police responded to a home in the 1600 block of Poles Road 21221 for a report of a violent domestic. The caller into 911 stated that her child’s father had threatened her and was holding a knife. 

When officers arrived at the location, they observed a male on the front porch holding a knife and a small child. The subject did not hold the knife to the child and took the child into the home.

Officers were able to establish communication with the subject and convinced him to give them the child. That child was returned to its mother. When officers could not convince the subject to give himself up peacefully, the Hostage Negotiation Team was called in.

Hostage Negotiation Team members were able to convince the subject to give himself up peacefully and police now have him in custody.

The child’s mother did not have any injuries which required transportation to a medical facility. The child involved in this incident was not injured.

Further information will be released as it becomes available.

Booking photograph of Samuel Leon Partlow Jr

UPDATE (September 16):

Baltimore County Police have identified the person found deceased in the 9000 block of Pulaski Highway Saturday as 66-year-old Clinton Edward Russell, a homeless person who frequented the area.

At 2:45 p.m. Saturday afternoon, Baltimore County Police and Fire personnel responded to the area of the 9000 block of Pulaski Highway for a report of a cardiac arrest. When officers arrived on the scene, they found Clinton Edward Russell lying on top of a pile of rocks, covered by a blanket. A portion of the victim’s head appeared to be under a part of a rock.

An officer that responded to the scene recognized Clinton Edward Russell as a homeless person that frequented the area.

Clinton Edward Russell’s body was transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for an Autopsy. While the autopsy is not yet final, investigators do not suspect foul play.

Original release (September 13):

At 2:45 p.m. this afternoon, Baltimore County Police and Fire personnel responded to the area of the 9000 block of Pulaski Highway in Middle River for a report of a cardiac arrest. When officers arrived on the scene, they found a person deceased in a wooded area.

The identity of the person is not known at this time. The body was taken to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for an autopsy.

At this time, the investigation is only classified as a suspicious death. Investigators will be working to determine the events leading up to the death and whether or not foul play was involved.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call police at 410-307-2020.

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