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UPDATE (February 14, 2017 3:45 p.m.):

Baltimore County Police have obtained images from surveillance video of the suspect involved in the sexual assault of a woman on York Road on January 5.

The suspect is seen driving onto the parking lot of Central Presbyterian Church in the 7300 block of York Road around 7:15 p.m., parking what police believe to be a silver Honda Accord. The suspect jogs off of the parking lot toward York Road, where he approaches the woman from behind and sexually assaults her. He runs from the area of the assault back to his vehicle, and at approximately 7:50 p.m. drives off the parking lot towards York Road. It is unknown which direction he travels on York Road.

Anyone who may recognize the suspect or vehicle depicted here is asked to contact police at 410-307-2020.

This crime continues to be investigated by Baltimore County Police Special Victims Team.

 

 

 

 

Original Release (January 11, 2017 3:05 p.m.):

Baltimore County Police are investigating the sexual assault of a 23-year-old woman last Thursday night in the 7000 block of York Road in Precinct 6, Towson.

The crime occurred around 7:40 p.m. when an unknown male approached a woman from behind as she was walking southbound on York Road near Dumbarton Road and sexually assaulted her. He then fled the area northbound on York Road.

The woman sought help from a nearby resident, who called police.

The woman was able to describe the suspect as a black male with a medium complexion, 5'3 - 5'5, wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt.

Anyone with information on this crime or suspect is asked to contact Baltimore County Police at 410-307-2020.

Anyone with information on this case can also submit a tip to Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP. For more information on other ways to contact Metro Crime Stoppers, as well as information on rewards offered by or through them, check their website at www.metrocrimestoppers.org. 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 (December 29, 2016  10:20 a.m.):

The Baltimore County Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect responsible for a December 18 burglary at the Poplar Jewelry store in the 1700 block of East Joppa Road 21234.

Officers responded to the business just before 4:30 a.m. on December 18 for a burglar alarm. When officers arrived, they found that one of the windows had been broken out as well as the glass on several cases inside the store.

Investigation indicated that the suspect gained entry to Poplar Jewelry by breaking out a window with a hammer. He then used the hammer to break the glass on several display cases. The suspect took jewelry before leaving the store.

Images of the suspect were captured on video surveillance.

The incident is under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Burglary Unit.

Anyone with information on the suspect or the incident 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.

 

A man was injured early Christmas morning after an altercation escalated into gunfire.

Police were called to the 8300 block of Pleasant Plains Road in Precinct 6 at approximately 3:22 a.m. Sunday morning after an argument between two acquaintences outside of a residence resulted in a struggle, ending with one man shooting the other man.

The victim, a 34-year-old man, was struck in an upper extremity and was taken to an area hospital for treatment.  He is expected to survive his injury.

The suspect, identified as Purnell Samuel Summerville (34) of the 1700 block of Waverly Way in Baltimore City, has been charged with Attempted 1st Degree Murder, 1st and 2nd Degree Assault and Firearms charges. He is being held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center.

 
 
Revised September 27, 2016