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  1. Update - Police Identify Victim in Lochearn Homicide Baltimore County Police h...

    Update - Police Identify Victim in Lochearn Homicide

    Baltimore County Police have identified the victim in the Saturday, September 20, homicide in Lochearn. His name is Jonathan Michael Watkins, 20, last known address in the 100-block of Village of Pine Court, 21244.
    Police ask anyone that might have information about this crime to call (410) 307-2020.

    Original - Homicide in Lochearn

    The Baltimore County Police Department is investigating a homicide that occurred in Lochearn.

    On September 20, at 2:06 a.m., Baltimore County police responded to the area of Lantern Hill Drive and Sedgemoor Road, 21207 for a check on subject call. Police found an unidentified young male subject suffering from severe trauma to the body. The victim was pronounced deceased at the scene.

    Baltimore County police homicide detectives are investigating the case. Police are asking anyone with information about this crime to call (410) 307-2020. Witnesses can also contact Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7-Lockup, where they may qualify for a reward up to $2,000.00, if there information leads to the arrest and conviction of the suspect.
    2014-09-21T23:44:31+01:00http://www.facebook.com/BaltimoreCountyPoliceandFire/posts/858249527518513
  2. Investigating O.J. (other jurisdiction) police shooting. At 12:35 am off duty B...

    Investigating O.J. (other jurisdiction) police shooting. At 12:35 am off duty Baltimore officer attacked by 2 males. He shot 1 suspect who will survive. ^RM
    2014-09-20T13:23:19+01:00http://www.facebook.com/BaltimoreCountyPoliceandFire/posts/857331807610285
  3. Investigating homicide @ Lantern Hill Dr & Sedgemoor Rd (PC2). At 2:06 am male v...

    Investigating homicide @ Lantern Hill Dr & Sedgemoor Rd (PC2). At 2:06 am male victim found suffering from trauma. Seeking info. ^RM
    2014-09-20T13:15:54+01:00http://www.facebook.com/BaltimoreCountyPoliceandFire/posts/857329884277144
  4. On September 28, the Baltimore County Fire Service remembers career and voluntee...

    On September 28, the Baltimore County Fire Service remembers career and volunteer members who passed away during the past year.

    http://www.baltimorecountymd.gov/News/PoliceNews/iWatch/AnnualFireServiceMemorialCeremonyScheduledSeptember28


    Annual Fire Service Memorial Ceremony Scheduled September 28
    www.baltimorecountymd.gov
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    2014-09-19T16:15:39+01:00http://www.facebook.com/BaltimoreCountyPoliceandFire/posts/856980984312034

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UPDATE (September 3):

A building inspector from Permits, Approvals and Inspections is issuing a correction order today requiring the owners of the apartment complex to have a structural engineer inspect every balcony and elevated walkway in the complex within 30 days.

Original release (September 2):

At 6:18 p.m. Monday evening, Baltimore County Fire and Police personnel responded to the Unit block of Clybourne Court in Towson for a report of a deck collapse. When firefighters arrived on the scene, they found that a second-story apartment balcony of a unit on Kenlawn Court had collapsed and had fallen approximately eight feet. There were multiple injured persons.

Police identified seven people who were transported to area hospitals:

  • Sean Michael Dahlen (19) of the 19500 block of Halmos Road 20837 was transported to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center with serious injuries.
  • Roxana Veronica Ramirez (26) of the 8400 block of Loch Raven Boulevard 21234 was transported to Sinai Trauma Center with serious injuries.
  • Owen James Woodcock (21) of the Unit block of Kenlawn Court 21204 was transported to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center with serious injuries.
  • Siobhan Grace Allmendinger (20) of the Unit block of Donna Place 11730 was transported to Greater Baltimore Medical Center with minor injuries.
  • Alexandra Bonie McVey (20) of the Unit block of Knuster Drive 08559 was transported to Greater Baltimore Medical Center with minor injuries.
  • Michael Walter Bowers (25) of the 8300 block of Dalesford Road 21234 was transported to Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center with serious injuries.
  • Jacob Ryan Shows (19) of the 16500 block of Rolling Tree Road 20607 was transported to Sinai Hospital with minor injuries.

Police report that there were 100 to 150 people in the area when officers arrived on the scene. A witness stated that 4 to 6 people had been standing on the deck when it collapsed.

Police discovered that Jacob Shows, Sean Dahlen, Owen Woodcock, Siobhan Allmendinger, and Alexandra McVey were students at Towson University.

A Baltimore County Building inspector will check the building some time today. The Baltimore County Police Department will not conduct a follow-up investigation because there is no evidence of criminal activity.

Approximately 24 pieces of Baltimore County Fire Department equipment were dispatched to this incident.

UPDATE (August 14 3:15 p.m.):

After a bail review, Jessica Lynn Maranto and Brandon Joseph Johnson are now being held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center.

UPDATE (August 14 10:19 a.m.):

Baltimore County Police have charged the parents of a six-year-old boy that was left alone in a room at the Welcome Inn on Loch Raven Boulevard on August 7.

  • Jessica Lynn Maranto (33) of the 8700 block of Loch Bend Drive 21234
  • Brandon Joseph Johnson (32) of the 8700 block of Loch Bend Drive 21234

Both have been charged with first-degree child abuse, child neglect and related charges. They are being held at the Baltimore County Detention Center on $200,000 bail.

On August 7 at 8:26 a.m., police responded to a room at the Welcome Inn for an injured person. A maintenance worker had entered the room because of a complaint about bed bugs and found a small child on the floor of the kitchen.

The male child appeared to be two years old and was transported to an area hospital for treatment. It was later learned that the child was six years old and suffering from severe malnutrition.

The child remains hospitalized.

The parents of the child were located and identified as Jessica Lynn Maranto and Brandon Joseph Johnson. The investigation indicated that the parents had left the home and were looking at other places to stay.

Booking photo of Jessica Lynn Maranto

Booking photo of Brandon Joseph Johnson

UPDATE (August 8):

Baltimore County Crimes Against Children Unit detectives are continuing to investigate the incident at the Welcome Inn on Thursday where a six-year-old child was left alone. A maintenance worker called police after finding the child alone in a room at the motel.

The child remains hospitalized for severe malnutrition at an area hospital.

The initial investigation has indicated that the parents left the child alone while they looked for a new home.

When the Crimes Against Children Unit completes the investigation, the report will be turned over to the Baltimore County State’s Attorney’s Office for review. The State’s Attorney’s Office will determine if any charges will be brought.

UPDATE (August 7 3:17 p.m.)

Investigators believe that the mother and father of the six-year-old found alone in a room at the Welcome Inn had been gone between two and five hours.

Original release (August 7 10:19 a.m.)

Baltimore County Police are investigating an incident where a child was left alone in a Baltimore County Motel.

At 8:26 a.m. this morning, Baltimore County Police responded to a room at the Welcome Inn in the 8700 block of Loch Bend Drive 21234 for a report of an injured person. When officers arrived on the scene, they found a six-year-old male at the location by himself.

The child was taken to an area hospital to be evaluated.

This incident is under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Crimes Against Children Unit and the Baltimore County Department of Social Services.

Investigators have determined the identity of the child and have spoken with his parents.

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

Further information will be released as it become available.

At 5:22 a.m. this morning, Baltimore County Police responded to the 8300 block of Loch Raven Boulevard 21286 for an automobile accident with injuries.

The initial investigation into this incident has indicated that a 2014 Toyota Camry was traveling north-bound in the 8300 block of Loch Raven Boulevard. The vehicle left the roadway, struck a tree north of Glen Keith Boulevard, and came to rest against an apartment building.

The operator of the vehicle, 27-year-old Eviakwa Etuh of the 300 block of Belle Avenue 21215, was declared deceased at the scene. There were no other persons involved in this incident.

This incident is under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Crash Team.

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