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Original release (January 26, 2016  9:45 a.m.):

At 1:55 a.m. this morning, Baltimore County Police and Fire personnel responded to the Unit block of Valley Arbor Court 21221 for a report of a shooting. When officers arrived on the scene, they found two men that had been shot. Both were transported to area hospitals where one of them died.
 
The initial investigation into this incident has indicated that two men were involved in some sort of interaction with two suspects. During that interaction, at least one of the suspects shot both men.
 
The deceased man has been identified as 25-year-old Antonio David Truesdale of the 1100 block of Sandstone Road 21221.
 
This incident remains under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Homicide Unit. Detectives will be working to determine the exact cause of the shooting but they 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.

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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

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Original release (January 22, 2016  9:56 a.m.):

Baltimore County Police are investigating a Thursday night shooting in Essex that left a man injured.
 
The investigation has indicated that just after 9 p.m. on Thursday, a 28-year-old man was standing in front of his home in the Unit block of Honey Locust Court 21221. The suspect approached him and fired several shots at him, striking him once in the lower body.
 
The man was taken to an area hospital for treatment and is expected to survive.
 
Detectives were able to identify the suspect and take him into custody. They believe that this was a targeted crime.
 
The suspect’s information will be released after his bail hearing.
 
This incident remains under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Violent Crimes Unit.

Original release (January 7, 2016  9:04 p.m.):

It was mid-afternoon in late December 2015 in Essex. A light rain was falling as officer Canup, an eight-year veteran of the Baltimore County Police Department, was patrolling Eastern Boulevard. He noticed a car off to the side of the road and an elderly woman who needed help with a flat tire. He stopped to help the woman, and was joined by officer Campbell, a 19-year veteran of the department. Officer Canup changed the tire with the assistance of officer Campbell and the woman was able to drive away.

Officer Canup and officer Campbell did not think they were doing anything special. It was their duty as police officers to help others. Don Crocket, a resident of Essex, witnessed their good deed and thought what they did for the woman deserved recognition.

Don went to police officials as well as elected officials and arranged a small awards ceremony for the officers. He had a lot of praise for the Canup, Campbell, and the other members of the Baltimore County Police Department stating “We have the best department in the United States”.

On January 7, a ceremony was held at the Essex Precinct station. In attendance were Captain Andre Davis, the new precinct commander, Major Steven Hlavach, the former precinct commander and current Major of the Operations Bureau, Lieutenant Joe Jamerson, County Councilman Todd Crandell, State Delegates Robin Gramer, Bob Long, and Rick Metzgar, as well as Don Crocket and members of the Essex Precinct staff. The elderly motorist lives out of state and did not attend the ceremony. Officer Canup and Officer Campbell were presented with several certificates of appreciation.

Major Hlavach thanked the officials presenting the certificates stating that what the officers did “fits with our values” and that the Essex precinct area was a “special place” where officers have a good relationship with the community.

Captain Andre Davis stated “Officer Canup, Officer Campbell, and the other officers in the Essex Precinct are dedicated to building positive relationships with the communities that they protect and serve. What Officer Canup and Officer Campbell did is part of that and I am proud of them all”.

More pictures of the ceremony are available on our Facebook page.

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