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Original release (April 28, 2016  8:09 a.m.):

Officers with the Baltimore County Police Department Dundalk Precinct will be holding the First Annual Baltimore County Police Department Baseball Camp from July 25 to July 29 at CCBC Dundalk - free for underprivileged or at risk youth in south-eastern Baltimore County.

The camp is the idea of Officer Spike McElfish, a 22-year-veteran of the Baltimore County Police Department currently assigned to the Dundalk Precinct. Before becoming a police officer, McElfish played baseball for a minor league team in the Cleveland Indians organization. When he is not serving the citizens of Baltimore County as a police officer McElfish is the head coach for the Eastern Technical High School baseball team and a coach for American Legion Post 38’s baseball team.

McElfish hopes that the camp will help police officers and these at risk youth connect through baseball. He stated that he wants to “help bridge the gap between youth and law enforcement officers through positive contacts”

Children will be nominated to attend the camp through local schools, recreation councils, and other programs.

Officers still need some help to make this event a success. They are still in need of equipment such as balls, bats, and baseball gloves. In addition, they would also like to provide lunches for the campers. Anyone that can help out is asked to call the Dundalk Precinct Community Outreach Team at 410-887-7337.

Original release (April 27, 2016  7:49 a.m.):

Baltimore County Police have charged two suspects in connection with sexual assaults on two men.

On March 6 at 2:35 a.m., detectives responded to a Dundalk home in reference to an assault investigation.

The investigation has indicated that early in the morning of March 6, an adult male victim left his work at a hair salon and stood at the corner of East Monument Street and Milton Avenue attempting to get a ride. He offered two men in a dark colored SUV $10 for driving him to his Dundalk home. After they arrived at their destination, but before they got out of the SUV, the driver pointed a handgun at the victim and threatened to kill him unless he cooperated. After the three men entered the victim’s home, the man who had been driving the SUV restrained the victim, assaulted him, and then sexually assaulted him. The man who had been the passenger in the SUV took a television, clothing, and money from the home before both men from the SUV left the location in an unknown direction.

On March 7 at 4:29 a.m. officers responded to a home in Woodlawn for an assault call. When officers arrived at the scene, they found the adult male victim with his hands and feet restrained.

The investigation into that incident has indicated that the victim had met a man on the Internet and they agreed to meet at the victim’s home. When the man arrived at the victim’s home, he brought a second man with him. After both men were inside, they displayed handguns. The victim became involved in a physical altercation with both men. The men then restrained the victim and one of the men sexually assaulted him. Before fleeing the location, the two men took a game system and money.

The investigation led detectives to identify 23-year-old Shakir Agyei Mitchell of the 200 block of South Penn Street in York, Pennsylvania and 27-year-old James D Johnson of the 3000 block of Chesterfield Avenue 21213 as the suspects responsible for these crimes.

Both Mitchell and Johnson have been charged with first-degree assault, first-degree sex offense, and related charges. Both men are being held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center.

These incidents remain under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Special Victim’s Team. Detectives will be working to determine if Mitchell and Johnson are responsible for any other similar crimes.

Anyone with information on these incidents, other similar incidents, or either suspect are asked to call police at 410-307-2020.


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Original release (April 19, 2016  7:46 p.m.):

Just before 5 p.m. this afternoon, Baltimore County Police and Fire personnel responded to the 100 block of Ventnor Terrace in Dundalk for a report of a crash involving a pedestrian.

The preliminary investigation into the crash has indicated that a 7-year-old boy was crossing Ventnor Terrace when he was struck by a vehicle that remained at the scene.

The boy sustained serious injuries and was flown to Johns Hopkins Pediatrics by Maryland State Police Medivac helicopter. His current condition is unknown.

This crash is under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Crash Team. The investigation is expected to take several weeks.


Revised April 6, 2016