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Original release (April 12, 2016  1:37 p.m.):

The Baltimore County Police Department is investigating two home invasions in a Pikesville area apartment complex (Milbrook Park Apartments).
 
The first home invasion occurred just before 2:30 p.m. on April 2, when the suspect followed the victim into his apartment in the 6900 block of Brookmill Road 21215. The suspect demanded money, implied he was armed, and stated he would start shooting everyone if he didn't get it. The suspect took an undisclosed amount of money and left the location in an unknown direction.
 
The suspect is described as an African American man, 35 to 50 years-of-age, 180 pounds, wearing a black knit hat, black polyester jacket, and black long sleeve shirt.
 
The second home invasion occurred between 3:30 and 4:15 p.m. on April 9. The suspect knocked on an apartment door in the 6900 block of Marsue Drive 21215. When the resident answered the door, the suspect pushed his way into the apartment. He assaulted the victim and took his jacket before fleeing the scene. The victim was transported to an area hospital for treatment of his injuries.
 
The suspect in this case is described as an African American man, 40 to 50 years-of-age, 6’00”, 215 pounds, wearing a gray t-shirt and gray sweat pants.
 
Both victims were older people who spoke primarily Russian with minimal English speaking skills. Both incidents occurred on Saturday afternoons.
 
Police have deployed additional resources into the area to catch the suspect responsible for these crimes and to protect the community.
 
Both incidents are under investigation by the Pikesville Precinct Investigative Services Team.
 
Anyone with information on the incidents is asked to call police at 410-307-2020 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP.

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Original release (March 28, 2016  11:58 p.m.):

A call from an alert citizen led to the arrest of two people for trying to break into homes.
     
On March 22 at 3:15 a.m., Baltimore County Police responded to the 2300 block of Blackberry Road 21209 for a report of suspicious persons walking through the neighborhood pulling on door handles.
 
When officers arrived in the area, they observed a black Dodge Avenger and a dark colored SUV. An officer shined his light into the Dodge Avenger and was able to see two of the occupants inside. The SUV then made an abrupt turn down a road and the Dodge Avenger accelerated and turned onto another road. The Dodge stopped nearby and three people were seen running from the car. After searching the area with the assistance of K-9 and Maryland State Police Aviation, officers were able to take two of the three people that fled from the Dodge into custody.
 
Police discovered that the Dodge had been stolen from the 1400 block of Rosewick Avenue 21206 on March 21. The dark colored SUV was found crashed into parked car and abandoned. That vehicle, a 2001 BMW X5, had been stolen from the 4200 block of Star Circle 21133 on March 22.
 
The investigation further indicated that the suspects had also attempted to break into two residences in the 2300 block of Blackberry Road 21209 and a vehicle in the 2300 block of Sweet Meadow Road 21209.
 
The first suspect, and the driver of the Dodge Avenger, is a 17-year-old male from Baltimore. He is being charged as a juvenile and has been released to the custody of relatives.
 
The second suspect, a passenger in the Dodge Avenger, has been identified as 19-year-old Michael Jermaine Williams of the 3200 block of Ramona Avenue 21213. He has been charged with auto theft, attempted burglary, and related charges. He is being held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center.
   
This incident remains under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Burglary Unit and Auto Theft Task force. Detectives will be working to determine if the suspects in this case are responsible for any other crimes.
     
Anyone with information on this case or similar cases is asked to call police at 410-307-2020 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP.
   
The Baltimore County Police Department urges citizens to help protect their communities by reporting any suspicious persons, vehicles, or situations to police immediately.
     
Booking photograph of Michael Jermaine Williams

UPDATE (March 18, 2016  2:34 p.m.):

Baltimore County Police have identified the man killed in the March 15 hit and run crash in Lochearn as 29-year-old Matthew Dennis Robinson of the 6000 block of Liberty Road 21207.

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.

UPDATE (March 16, 2016  1:46 p.m.):

Baltimore County Police have identified the pedestrian that was killed in this incident. His information will be released after his family is notified.

Original release (March 16, 2016  11:08 a.m.):

At 8:25 p.m. last night, Baltimore County Police responded to the area of Liberty Road and Essex Road 21207 for a serious crash.
 
The initial investigation into the crash has indicated that a 2001 Mercedes E430 was traveling west-bound on Liberty Road approaching Sedgemoor Road. The vehicle struck an adult male pedestrian that was in the center lane and continued west-bound. As the vehicle continued on Liberty Road, it lost control and struck a 2014 Honda Accord that was traveling east-bound and ran head-on into an MTA bus.
 
The driver of the Mercedes, believed to be a male, exited the vehicle and fled the scene after the crash.
 
The pedestrian was declared deceased at the scene. He has not been identified yet. The driver of the Honda Accord, the driver of the MTA bus, and at least three bus passengers were transported area hospitals for treatment.
 
This crash is 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 April 6, 2016