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Original release (June 17, 2016  3:54 p.m.):

Baltimore County Police are advising motorists about traffic delays in the Towson and Timonium areas on Saturday afternoon.

At 1 p.m. on Saturday, a Vietnam Veterans Bike Ride will depart the American Legion in the 100 block of York Road 21204. The ride is in memory of those who lost their lives in the Vietnam War. The expected 1,000 riders will follow the route below:

  • North on York Road to Bosley Avenue
  • Left on Bosley Avenue to Joppa Road
  • Left on Joppa Road to Falls Road
  • Right on Falls Road to Padonia Road
  • Right on Padonia Road to York Road
  • Right on York Road
  • Finish at the Maryland State Fair Grounds

There will be partial or full road closures as the ride progresses through the route.

Original release (June 14, 2016  2:32 p.m.):

Two Towson Precinct School Resource Officers have been named as School Resource Officers of the Year. Officer Gregory Suber, the School Resource Officer at Loch Raven Academy, and Officer Timothy Fiedler the School Resource Officer at Towson High School, were given the awards at ceremonies at their schools.

Captain Jay Landsman, Commander of the Towson Precinct, stated: 

As the Commander of the Towson Precinct, I am honored to have these outstanding officers working in our schools. The role of School Resource Officer is so important to public safety and community engagement. Officer Suber and Officer Fiedler embrace their unique role as police officers and as role models for young students. In some cases, their positive influence may be the key to diverting a child away from negative influences that rob us of so much young talent every year. Thank you to Officer Suber and Officer Fiedler for their dedicated service. They are true law enforcement professionals and inspirational figures in our community.

Baltimore County currently has School Resources Officers assigned to every middle school and high school in Baltimore County.

Officer Timothy Fiedler, School Resource Officer at Towson High School (third  - from left)

Officer Gregory Suber, School Resource Officer at Loch Raven Academy (fourth – from right)

   

Joint News Release
June 14, 2016

Cooperation among area law enforcement agencies has led to a suspect being charged in numerous convenience store robberies.

It all started just before 1 a.m. on May 24, when a male suspect walked into a Royal Farms Store in the 7200 block of York Road 21212. He displayed a handgun and demanded that the clerk open the register. The man fled the store with an undisclosed amount of money and cigarettes.

During the next 15 days, the suspect robbed at least six convenience stores spread across several different counties.

The Baltimore County Police Department, Baltimore City Police Department, Harford County Sheriff’s Office, Howard County Police Department, and the FBI Baltimore Violent Crimes Task Force routinely share information and work together on cases. Working together, detectives from these agencies were able to identify the suspect as 28?year?old Mark Eugene Peters (no fixed address). Peters was taken into custody on June 9.

Peters has been charged with multiple counts of armed robbery in connection with the Baltimore County incidents. He is being held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center. He has not yet been served with the arrest warrants from other jurisdictions.

The joint investigation has indicated that Peters is responsible for the robberies listed below:

Baltimore County
    May 24 12:45 a.m.     Royal Farms Store  - 7200 block of York Road 21212
    May 24 2:45 a.m.       Royal Farms Store  - 7900 block of Pulaski Highway 21237
    May 25 2:26 a.m.       Royal Farms Store  - 1000 block of Eastern Boulevard 21221
    June 4 3:37 a.m.        Royal Farms Store  - 4300 block of Hollins Ferry Road 21227

Harford County
    May 30 12:27 a.m.     Royal Farms Store  - 2000 block of Mountain Road 21085

Howard County
    May 29 3:19 p.m.       Royal Farms Store  - 8600 block of Washington Boulevard 20794

Detectives are continuing to work to see if the suspect is involved in the below listed robberies in Baltimore City.
    May 25 1:49 a.m.       Royal Farms Store - 6100 block of Holabird Avenue 21224
    May 26 12:10 a.m.     Royal Farms Store - 3700 block of Fleet Street 21224
    May 26 12:42 a.m.     7-Eleven - 600 block of West 33rd Street 21211
    June 2 1:21 a.m.        Royal Farms Store - 200 block of West Coldspring Avenue 21210
    June 2 2:08 a.m.        Royal Farms Store - 1000 block of West 41st Street 21211
    June 6 12:55 a.m.      Royal Farms Store - 3600 block of Keswick Avenue 21211
    June 8 2:16 a.m.        Royal Farms Store - 1000 block of West 41st Street 21211
    June 8 4:24 a.m.        7-Eleven - 6200 block of Belair Road 21206

All of the incidents remain under investigation.

Booking Photograph of Mark Eugene Peters

 
 

Revised June 28, 2016