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Original release (April 29, 2016  10:48 a.m.):

Baltimore County Police are looking for the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect wanted for an attempted robbery at a Royal Farms store and thefts from two other Royal Farms stores. 

On March 8, the suspect entered a Royal Farms Store in the 7200 block of York Road 21212, approached the counter with items to purchase, and asked for four cartons of Newport cigarettes.  He leaned over the counter towards the clerk and said, “I need you to kick it out”.  The suspect ran out the door and got into a silver minivan after a customer yelled at him. 

On March 15, the suspect entered a Royal Farms Store on 1500 block of East Joppa Road 21286, approached the counter, and asked the clerk for six cartons of Newport cigarettes.  When the clerk asked the suspect for identification he advised he didn’t have any and walked out of the store.  The clerk walked away from the register and the suspect ran behind the counter grabbing the 6 cartons of cigarettes. 

On April 27, the suspect entered the Royal Farms Store in the 6000 block of Falls Road 21209. He approached the counter with items to purchase and asked the clerk for four cartons of Newport cigarettes.  As the clerk walked away to retrieve cigars, the suspect reached over the counter and grabbed the cigarettes.  

These incidents are under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Robbery Unit. 

Anyone with information on the suspect or these incidents is asked to call police at 410-307-2020 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP.

Original release (April 19, 2016  10:58 a.m.):

Baltimore County Police are investigating a fatal crash this morning in Arbutus.

Just before 6:30 a.m. this morning, Baltimore County Police and Fire personnel responded to the 5100 block of Westland Boulevard 21227 for a serious crash. When personnel arrived on the scene, they found that there were two vehicles involved and both drivers were injured.

The preliminary investigation into the crash has indicated that a Chevrolet Cobalt was traveling east-bound in the 5100 block of Westland Boulevard. A Ram van was traveling west-bound in the same block. The Chevrolet Cobalt entered the west-bound side of Westland Boulevard and struck the Ram van head on. The Ram van then struck a vehicle that was parked and unoccupied.

The driver of the Chevrolet Cobalt, 24-year-old Jessica Lauren Bowen of the 4700 block of Amberly Avenue 21229, was transported to Saint Agnes hospital where she was declared deceased. The driver of the Ram van was transported to the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center. His current condition is unknown.

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

Original release (April 13, 2016  2:55 p.m.):

At 11:19 a.m. this morning, Baltimore County Police responded to the First Mariner Bank at Loch Raven Boulevard and Joppa Road for a robbery.

An officer in an unmarked car searching for suspects observed a suspicious vehicle in the area of Loch Raven Boulevard and I-695. That vehicle was driving in a suspicious manner and possibly trying to be evasive. The officer followed the vehicle onto I-695 and to Providence Road.

When marked units tried to stop the vehicle on Providence Road, the vehicle fled from police and traveled to Towson Center Mall where the occupants exited the vehicle and fled on foot. An adult female was quickly apprehended but an adult male made it into the mall. Police set up a perimeter around the mall and called in additional resources to help search for the man.

The male from the suspicious vehicle was later located hiding in the back seat of another vehicle being driven by an adult male.

A total of three people were taken into custody and police are not looking for anyone else. There is no danger to anyone in or near the mall.

Further investigation has indicated that the suspects taken into custody were not responsible for the bank robbery but detectives are continuing to investigate.

During the incident a police vehicle was involved in a crash that resulted in minor injuries.

 
 

Revised April 6, 2016