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Original release (May 25, 2016  1:38 p.m.):

A Tuesday afternoon crash in Dundalk has left a man deceased.

The preliminary investigation into the crash has indicated that just after 3 p.m., a motor scooter had been traveling south-bound on North Point Road approaching German Hill Road. A 2007 Ford Taurus was traveling north-bound on North Point Road. The motor scooter crossed over into the north-bound lanes of North Point Road and was struck by the Ford Taurus.

The operator of the motor scooter, 49-year-old Robert Richard Suter of the 1900 block of Yorkway 21222, was declared deceased at the scene.

The Ford Taurus remained at the scene.

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

UPDATE (May 25, 2016  7:48 a.m.):

Baltimore County Police have charged a Dundalk man with impersonating a police officer and a sex offense.  This is the fourth sexual offense incident that police have charged him in connection with.

A woman contacted police after seeing a previous media release about Brian Keith Cooper and said that she had been victimized in October 2015.

The woman further told investigators that in the middle of October 2015, she placed an advertisement on the internet for sexual acts. She was contacted by a man and arranged to meet him on Fontana Lane 21237. He picked her up at that location in a dark 4 door vehicle and drove behind the La Quinta motel in the Unit block of Philadelphia Court 21237. At first she planned on taking the money and leaving before doing anything but after they discussed a price, the man pulled out a badge. The suspect then pulled off of the lot, drove around, and told her that he would not arrest her if she performed a sex act on him. They drove to residential community where the victim performed a sex act on the suspect. The suspect dropped her off on Fontana Lane.

The suspect has been identified as 30-year-old Brian Keith Cooper Jr of the 2000 block of Bear Ridge Road 21222. Cooper has been charged with impersonating a police officer, first-degree sex offense, and second-degree assault. He is being held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center.

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

Anyone with information on the suspect or any other similar crimes is asked to call police at 410-307-2020.

UPDATE (March 15, 2016  8:46 a.m.):

Baltimore County Police have released additional details on the Dundalk man charged with sexual offenses and impersonating a police officer.

After a previous media release, a woman came forward to police and reported that the suspect had also assaulted her. She told investigators that around August 1, 2015, the suspect approached her at Dundalk Avenue and Danville Avenue and asked her for a “date.” She got into his car and he drove them to a dead end off of Railway Avenue, where they exited the vehicle. The suspect displayed a knife, threatened to stab her, and forced her to perform a sexual act. After the victim performed the sexual act, the suspect left in his vehicle.

The suspect, 30-year-old Brian Keith Cooper Jr., was charged on March 11 in connection with this incident. He is held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center. As a result of this investigation, he has been charged with the assaults of three women.

UPDATE (March 12, 2016  1:22 a.m.):

Just before 6 p.m.  Friday night, Baltimore County Police arrested 30-year-old Brian Keith Cooper Jr in connection with an incident that occurred on August 1, 2015.

The charges Cooper faces in connection with the August 1 incident include first-degree sex offense, second degree assault, and dangerous weapon with intent to injure. He is now being held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center.

The victim in the August 1 case came forward after seeing television news coverage about Cooper’s February 28 arrest.

Further information on the August 1, 2015 incident is not available at this time.

These incidents remain under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Special Victims Team.

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

Original release (March 4, 2016  3 a.m.):

Baltimore County Police have charged a Dundalk man with impersonating a police officer and sexually assaulting two women.

On February 22, Baltimore County Police responded to an area hospital in reference to a rape. They met with a 25-year-old woman who told them that on February 21 at approximately 7 p.m., she was at Dundalk Avenue and Graceland Avenue attempting to solicit sex for money. The suspect picked her up in a car and agreed to pay her for sex. They drove to the dead end of Crafton Avenue and got out of the car. The suspect then pulled handcuffs and a badge from his pocket and told her he was with the Baltimore County Police Department. He also told her that she was going to be taken to “Precinct 12” and asked her “What would you do to stay out of jail”. The suspect then had sexual intercourse with her. She did not scream because she was afraid of the suspect. The suspect then drove her back to Dundalk Avenue and Graceland Avenue where he dropped her off.

On February 28 at 7:43 p.m., police responded to the dead end of Crafton Avenue for a suspicious vehicle. When they arrived, they found a car occupied by a man and a 34-year-old woman. The woman told officers that the man had picked her up on Dundalk Avenue and took her to the location. When they exited the vehicle, he told her that he was a police officer and was deciding if he was going to arrest her. When they got back into the vehicle, the man told her that he would release her in exchange for a sexual favor. A badge and handcuffs were recovered from the scene.

Detectives determined that the man was responsible both incidents and had never been employed as a police officer.

The suspect has been identified as 30-year-old Brian Keith Cooper Jr of the 2000 block of Bear Ridge Road 21222. He has been charged with second-degree rape, second-degree sex offense, impersonating a police officer, and related charges. He was released on $350,000 bail.

These incidents remain under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Special Victims Team.

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

Booking Photograph of Brian Keith Cooper Jr

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.

 
 

Revised April 6, 2016