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Original release (November 18, 2016  8:33 a.m.):

Baltimore County Police are investigating after a man was shot and killed outside his home last night.

Police were called to the area of Bank Street and 54th Street 21224 at 11 p.m. after someone heard gunshots and another person screaming to call police. When officers arrived in the area, they found 43-year-old Isadore Johnson lying in front of his home in the 8000 block of Bank Street 21224 suffering from a gunshot wound. He was taken to an area hospital where he died.

Investigators believe Johnson was standing in front of his home when he was shot by an unknown suspect.

This incident is under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Homicide Unit. Detectives will be working to determine of this was a targeted crime.

Anyone with information on this case is asked to call police at 410-307-2020 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP.

Metro Crime Stoppers, an organization that is separate from the Baltimore County Police Department and Baltimore County Government, offers rewards for information in connection with felony offenses. Anonymous tips can be sent to Metro Crime Stoppers by phone, text message or online.

Original release (November 2, 2016  2:49 p.m.):

Baltimore County Police Chief Jim Johnson presented awards today at a commanders meeting. The awards went to commanders of precincts that saw a drop in overall crime in 2015. Baltimore County experienced a 4.1% drop in overall crime in 2015 when compared to the previous five year average.

  • Captain Jonathan Trentzsch (Former Commander of the Woodlawn Precinct) received an award for the .2% reduction in overall crime in the Woodlawn Precinct in 2015.
  • Captain John McGann (Commander of the Pikesville Precinct) received an award for the .2% reduction in overall crime in the Pikesville Precinct in 2015.
  • Captain Dennis Delp (Former Commander of the Cockeysville Precinct) received an award for the .2% reduction in overall crime in the Cockeysville Precinct in 2015.
  • Captain Christopher Kelly (Commander of the White Marsh Precinct) received an award for the .2% reduction in overall crime in the White Marsh Precinct in 2015.
  • Captain Orlando Lilly (Commander of the Dundalk Precinct) received an award for the 1.1% reduction in overall crime in the Dundalk Precinct in 2015.

Chief Johnson stated:

These commanders and the officers that work for them have done an admirable job in reducing crime and I am proud of them. Every day, the members of the Baltimore County Police Department go out there and face criminals who are increasingly becoming more violent against law enforcement. Despite this challenge, they do their best to make Baltimore County a safe place to live, work, and play.

 

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UPDATE (October 13, 2016  8:44 a.m.):

Metro Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of up to $2,000.00 for the tip that leads to the arrest and charges filed and family and friends of the victim are now offering an additional $3,000 reward for the tip that leads to the arrest and conviction of the suspect who hit and killed 23-year-old Keith Curtis Tawney on North Point Boulevard August 23.

Just before 1 a.m. on August 23, Tawney was in a south-bound lane of North Point Boulevard south of Cove Road. A vehicle that had been traveling south-bound on North Point Boulevard struck Tawney and fled. Tawney died at the scene.

Investigators believe that the suspect vehicle may have some damage to the front end including the headlamp, hood, and fender areas.

Anyone with information on this case is asked to call Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP.

UPDATE (October 5, 2016  11:24 a.m.):

Metro Crime Stoppers is now offering a reward in this case of up to $2000 for information that leads to the arrest and/or indictment of the suspect. For more details, see the Metro Crime Stoppers Website.

UPDATE (September 21, 2016  10:11 a.m.):

Investigators with the Baltimore County Police Crash Team are continuing to investigate a deadly hit and run accident on August 23 in Dundalk.

Just before 1 a.m. on August 23, 23-year-old Keith Curtis Tawney was in a south-bound lane of North Point Boulevard south of Cove Road. A vehicle that had been traveling south-bound on North Point Boulevard struck Tawney and fled. Tawney died at the scene.

Investigators believe that the suspect vehicle may have some damage to the front end including the headlamp, hood, and fender areas.

Crash Team investigators are working hard to identify the person responsible for this incident, but they need the public’s help. Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call police at 410-307-2020.

Original release (August 23, 2016  12:07 p.m.):

The Baltimore County Police Department is investigating a hit and run crash in Dundalk early this morning  that left a man deceased.

The investigation has indicated that at approximately 12:50 a.m., a pedestrian was in a south-bound lane of North Point Boulevard south of Cove Road. An unknown vehicle that had been traveling south-bound on North Point Boulevard struck the pedestrian and left the scene. The vehicle may have some damage to the front end including the headlamp, hood, and fender areas.

The pedestrian was declared deceased at the scene. He has been identified as 23-year-old Keith Curtis Tawney of the 2500 block of Lodge Forrest Drive 21219.

This crash remains under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Crash Team.

Anyone with information on this crash is asked to call police at 410-307-2020.

 
 

Revised September 27, 2016