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UPDATE (July 15, 2016  2:26 p.m.):

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

Detectives became aware of the incident on May 18 after a woman reported that she had been victimized in November 2015. She contacted police after seeing a previous media release about 30-year-old Brian Keith Cooper Jr of Dundalk.

The investigation has indicated that during the last week of November 2015, the victim was walking on Bethlehem Avenue in the area of Graceland Avenue. A man pulled up to her in a dark blue, four door vehicle, and asked her if she needed a ride or wanted some “company”. After she got into the vehicle, he asked her how much she would charge for a sexual act and she said $20. The man then displayed a badge and handcuffs, read her Miranda rights, and said he was taking her to the precinct up the street. Instead of going to a police precinct he drove her to a dead-end street where he forced her to perform a sexual act on him. The man dropped her off where he had first picked her up.

Further investigation indicated that the man was Brian Keith Cooper Jr.

Cooper has been charged with first-degree sex offense, impersonating a police officer and related offenses. He is being held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center.

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.

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

UPDATE (July 12, 2016  8:56 a.m.):

Detectives with the Baltimore County Police Violent Crimes Unit have charged a suspect in connection with a July 6 assault in Dundalk that left a man seriously injured.

Shane Michael Williams (24) of the 8100 block of Dundalk Avenue 21222 has been charged with attempted first-degree murder, first-degree assault, and second-degree assault. He is being held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center.

Just before 3:30 a.m. July 6, police responded to the 3600 block of North Point Road 21222 for an urgent welfare check. When officers arrived, they found a 20-year-old man lying next to the roadway suffering from traumatic injuries. He was taken to an area hospital where he is still receiving treatment. His current condition is unknown.

The investigation led detectives to identify Williams as the suspect responsible for the assault. Williams and the victim knew of each other but the exact cause of the assault remains unknown.

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

Booking Photograph of Shane Michael Williams

Original release (July 7, 2016  10:11 a.m.):

Baltimore County Police are investigating after a man was found seriously injured along North Point Road in Dundalk early yesterday morning.

Just before 3:30 a.m. Wednesday morning, police responded to the 3600 block of North Point Road 21222 for an urgent welfare check. When officers arrived, they found a 20-year-old man lying next to the roadway suffering from traumatic injuries. He was taken to an area hospital for treatment.

Detectives have not been able to interview the man yet due to the severity of his injuries. They believe that the man was assaulted.

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

Anyone with information on this incident 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.

You can remain anonymous.

Phone: 1-866-7LOCKUP

Text message: Text "MCS" plus your message to "CRIMES" (274637)

Web tip:
www.metrocrimestoppers.org

Original release (June 5, 2016  11:12 a.m.):

Baltimore County Police are investigating after an ATV operator is seriously injured in a crash in Dundalk last night.

The preliminary investigation has indicated that just after 11 p.m., an ATV had been traveling west-bound on German Hill Road near Hillshire Road when it struck a parked car. The operator of the ATV, 50-year-old Robert Edward Marston of the 7300 block of Manchester Road 21222, was transported to Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center for treatment of serious injuries. His current condition is unknown.

The parked car was not occupied.

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

 
 

Revised June 28, 2016