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Keyword: precinct 6

Original release (February 4, 2016  2:02 p.m.):

Just before 1 a.m. on February 1, Baltimore County Police and Fire personnel responded to Old Court Road and Ruxton Green Court 21204 for a single vehicle crash.

The preliminary investigation into the crash has indicated that a 2012 Lexus RX350 had been traveling north-bound on Old Court Road in the area of Ruxton Green Court. The vehicle crossed the center line, went off of the roadway, and wound up in a ravine. The passenger, 23-year-old Zachary Wolfe Pressman of the Unit block of Nobility Court 21117, was declared deceased at the scene. The driver was taken to an area hospital for treatment. His current condition is unknown.

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

UPDATE (December 14, 2015  9 a.m.):

Baltimore County Police have identified the suspect charged in connection with this case and another area robbery as 21-year-old Rashard Louis Williams (21) of the 2500 block of Henson Valley Way 20744.

December 7: 300 Block of Garden Road 21286

At approximately 7:50 p.m. on December 7, a woman was in her apartment in the 300 block of Garden Road 21286 when the male suspect entered through an unlocked door. He displayed a handgun and demanded her debit card, debit card pin number, and cell phone. The suspect used the debit card at an ATM at Dutch Liquors in the 2300 block of Cleanleigh Drive 21234. His image was captured on surveillance video.

After the surveillance pictures were released to the media, tips were received that led to the suspects identification.

Williams has been charged with armed robbery and related charges. Williams is being held at the Baltimore County Detention Center on $150,000 bail for this case.

September 28: 300 Block of Aigburth Road 21204

Just after 11 p.m. on September 28, the victim was walking to her vehicle in the area of the 300 block of  Aigburth Rd 21204. As she approached her vehicle, the suspect stepped out of the shadows, displayed a handgun, and stated "Give me your bag, give me your phone.  I have a gun. I'll kill you.  I'll shoot you." The suspect took a laptop, cell phone, camera, and other items before fleeing the scene.

Williams was later seen on surveillance video using the victim’s bank card at a 7-Eleven in the 6000 block of Harford Road 21214.

Williams has been charged with armed robbery and related charges. Williams is being held at the Baltimore County Detention Center on $150,000 bail for this case.

Booking Photograph for Rashard Williams

UPDATE (December 11, 2015  8:40 p.m.):

Detectives have taken one person into custody in connection with this incident. He will be identified once he is officially charged.

Original release (December 9, 2015  11:21 a.m.):

The Baltimore County Police Department seeks the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect responsible for robbing a woman in her apartment.

The investigation into the incident has indicated that at approximately 7:50 p.m. on December 7, a woman was in her apartment in the 300 block of Garden Road 21286 when the male suspect entered through an unlocked door. He displayed a handgun and demanded her debit card, debit card pin number, and cell phone. The suspect fled the scene after the victim gave him the items.

The victim was not injured during the incident.

Investigators found that the suspect used the debit card at an ATM at Dutch Liquors in the 2300 block of Cleanleigh Drive 21234. His image was captured on surveillance video.

This incident is under investigation by the Precinct 6 Investigative Services Team.

Anyone who recognizes the suspect or has any information on this incident is asked to call police at 410-307-2020.

UPDATE (December 23, 2015, 11:15 a.m.):

The second suspect in this liquor store robbery has been charged with armed robbery, first degree assault and related charges. He is Hayes Sample Jr., 25, of the 600 block of W. Hoffman St., 21201.

He is held at the Baltimore County Detention Center on $3.5 million bail. His booking photo is posted below.

UPDATE (December 8, 2015  4:03 p.m.):

Baltimore County Police have released information on two of the handguns involved in this case.

The handgun used by the store clerk was legally purchased and registered to him. The handgun used by the suspect the clerk shot did not show as being reported stolen when databases were checked. The gun is an older model and further investigation is being done dy detectives.

UPDATE (December 8, 2015  8:37 a.m.):

Baltimore County Police have identified a robbery suspect that died after being shot by a liquor store clerk Monday night as 25-year-old Claude Edward Mayo of the 900 block of Arlington Avenue 21217.

Just before 7 p.m., Mayo and a second suspect entered Towson Wine and Spirits in the unit block of Pennsylvania Avenue 21204. Both suspects displayed handguns and announced a robbery. Mayo aimed his handgun at the clerk’s head at which time; the clerk produced a handgun and shot Mayo multiple times.

Mayo and the second suspect both fled the store without getting anything. Mayo collapsed close by and the second suspect continued to flee on foot.

Mayo was declared deceased at the scene. His body was taken to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for an autopsy. Police recovered Mayo’s handgun.

This incident remains under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Homicide Unit with assistance from the Robbery Unit. When the investigation is complete, the report will be sent to the Baltimore County State’s Attorney’s Office for review.

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

Original release (December 7, 2015  9:55 p.m.):

A suspect who attempted to rob a Towson  liquor store is deceased after being shot by the clerk.

Shortly before 7 p.m. Monday night, two male suspects entered Towson Wine & Spirits in the unit block of Pennsylvania Avenue 21204 and announced a robbery.  One of the suspects produced a handgun at that time.

Instead of retrieving money out of the register, the clerk produced his own handgun.  The clerk, a 68-year-old man, shot one of the suspects multiple times in the upper body.  Both suspects fled the liquor store on foot.  The injured suspect collapsed a short distance from the liquor store, while the other suspect continued to flee on foot from the area and was still outstanding at the time of this release.

The injured suspect was declared deceased at the scene. Police continue to search the area for the second suspect; there is no description at this time.

This incident remains under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Homicide and Robbery units.

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

Booking photo of Hayes Sample Jr.

Booking photo of Hayes Sample Jr., charged in the robbery of a Towson liquor store.

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