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The Baltimore County Police Department is seeking the assistance of the public in identifying the suspect responsible for a July 15 robbery at a Dundalk 7-Eleven.

Just after 5 a.m. on July 15, the suspect entered a 7-Eleven store in the 4000 block of North Point Boulevard 21222. He was carrying a bat and demanded money. He took an undisclosed amount of money and fled the scene.

The suspect is described as a white male, 18 to 25 years old, 6’00”, and weighing approximately 200 pounds. He was wearing a yellow sweatshirt under Carhartt bibbed overalls and a dark stocking hat. He was not wearing any shoes.

Video surveillance showed the suspect watching the store before the robbery.

This incident is under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Robbery Unit.

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 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. Your tip must be made through Metro Crime Stoppers in order to be eligible.

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

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UPDATE (July 9  12:42 p.m.):

At approximately 10 a.m. on July 8, a member of the Baltimore County Police Department Behavioral Assessment Team responded to an apartment in the Unit block of Shipping Place 21222 and met with a federal agent. The federal agent had been conducting an investigation and had come to the location to speak with the suspect. While they were inside the apartment speaking with him, the federal agent and Baltimore County officer observed several items in plain view that they suspected were hazardous.

At approximately 2 p.m., the Baltimore County Police Department Hazardous Device Unit was requested to respond to the scene. After obtaining a search and seizure warrant, Baltimore County investigators and federal agents conducted a thorough search of the apartment. Items recovered during the search warrant service included firearms, ammunition, military books, two improvised destructive devices, as well as various chemicals. Investigators recognized some of the items recovered as items that could be used in the manufacture of explosives.

Investigators identified the suspect as the person responsible for the items in the home.

The suspect has been identified as 31-year-old William Osborne who resided in the Shipping Place apartment. He has been charged with manufacture and possession of a destructive device and possession of explosive material with intent to create a destructive device. He is being held at the Baltimore County Detention Center on $1.5 million bail.

This incident remains under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Hazardous Devices Team.

Booking Photograph of William Osbourne

UPDATE (July 8  10:50 p.m.):

Members of the Baltimore County Police Hazardous Devices Unit have removed some hazardous materials from the apartment in the unit block of Shipping Place. Police are now clearing the scene.

One person has been taken into custody but that person has not been officially charged yet.

Further information on this incident will be released as it becomes available.

Original release (July 8  8:46 p.m.):

Baltimore County Police are at an apartment in the Unit block of Shipping Place investigating possible hazardous materials.

At this time, police do not believe that there is an imminent danger to the community. However, the Hazardous Devices Unit has been called in to evaluate the scene as a precaution.

Further information on this incident will be released as it becomes available.

UPDATE (June 30  2:16 p.m.):

Baltimore County Police have charged a suspect in connection with a homicide on Cameron Drive in Dundalk.

Michael Anthony Huth (58) of the 2100 block of Cameron Drive 21222 has been charged with first-degree murder and is being held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center.

Police responded to an apartment in the 2100 block of Cameron Drive just after 1 p.m. Monday afternoon after receiving a call from a concerned family member who asked police to check on a resident. When police and maintenance staff entered the apartment, 59-year-old John Thornton was found with trauma to his upper body. He was declared deceased at the scene.

The investigation into this incident has indicated that Huth and Thorton lived in the apartment together for approximately six years. Huth had approached Thornton with a baseball bat and struck him multiple times in the upper body. Exactly what prompted the assault remains unknown.

This incident remains under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Homicide Unit.

Booking Photograph for Michael Anthony Huth

Original release (June 29  10:21 p.m.):

Just after 1:00 p.m. on June 29, Baltimore County Police received a call to check on a person in an apartment in the 2100 block of Cameron Drive, 21222. When officers entered the apartment, they found a man suffering from significant injuries. The man was pronounced deceased by Baltimore County Fire Department personnel at 1:51 p.m. The victim was identified as John Thomas Thornton (59) of the 2100 block of Cameron Drive, 21222.

Homicide investigators were able to identify and arrest a suspect a few hours later. The suspect has not been officially charged, therefore additional details cannot be released at this time. Police do believe that the victim was targeted. Additional information may be released once charges are filed by detectives.

If anyone has any information concerning this homicide, please contact the Baltimore County Police at (410) 307-2020.

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