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  1. Baltimore County health officials have put out this warning about a rabid cat in...

    Baltimore County health officials have put out this warning about a rabid cat in the Reisterstown area:

    The Baltimore County Department of Health is urging residents near Delight Road in Reisterstown (21136) to be aware of possible exposure to a cat which tested positive for rabies on Monday, September 29. he cat was a male, grey striped tabby that may have had a limp.

    In light of this incident, area residents are urged to contact the Health Department if they have had direct exposure to this cat AND to take actions to protect themselves, their families and pets from rabies exposure. Contact health officials at 410-887-6092.
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  2. *** MISSING PERSON *** Have you seen 29-year-old Thandar Htwe? Thandar Htwe is...

    *** MISSING PERSON ***
    Have you seen 29-year-old Thandar Htwe?

    Thandar Htwe is a 29–year-old Asian female, 5’07”, 160 pounds, shoulder length black hair and brown eyes. It is unknown what she might be wearing. Thandar Htwe goes by the nicknames of “Mimi” and “Saraha”.

    More information is available on our news blog:
    http://www.baltimorecountymd.gov/News/PoliceNews/iWatch/PoliceLookingForMissingCockeysvilleWoman


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  3. #BCoPD, #BCoFD on the scene of a worker that has been injured by a piece of cons...

    #BCoPD, #BCoFD on the scene of a worker that has been injured by a piece of construction equipment in the 600 Block of Belfast Road 21152.
    2014-10-01T19:59:27+01:00http://www.facebook.com/BaltimoreCountyPoliceandFire/posts/862804570396342
  4. Man transported to Sinai Trauma after accident at GBMC. http://ow.ly/C9Kf5 ^JW

    Man transported to Sinai Trauma after accident at GBMC. http://ow.ly/C9Kf5 ^JW
    2014-10-01T15:01:31+01:00http://www.facebook.com/BaltimoreCountyPoliceandFire/posts/862688337074632

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Baltimore County Police and Fire News

Official News Blog of Baltimore County police, fire, homeland security and emergency management. Call 911 to report crimes in progress and emergencies.
Keyword: precinct 6

With the help of alert citizens, police caught an armed robbery suspect three minutes after they were dispatched to an armed robbery call at a Parkville convenience store.

Just before 5 p.m. Wednesday night, a suspect wearing a black sweatshirt and holding a knife approached a cashier at the 8 Days a Week store in the 1700 block of Taylor Avenue 21234. The suspect pointed a knife at the cashier and demanded money. He took cash and then ran from the store.

What the suspect did not know was that people in the community were watching him.

When police arrived on the scene, witnesses pointed them in the direction of the suspect. One witness told police that the suspect had taken his sweatshirt off. Officers found the suspect in the backyard of a home in the 8100 block of Oakleigh Road. He had a black hoodie in one hand and cash in the other. Officers also recovered a small knife.

The suspect has been identified as 42-year-old George William Phillips of the 7600 block of Hillendale Road 21234. He has been charged with armed robbery and first degree assault and is being held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center.

Captain Jay Landsman, the commander of Precinct 6, stated that this case is "an excellent example of cooperation between the community and the police department. Witnesses provided real-time information on the suspects direction of travel and his description. Criminals do not stand a chance when the community and the police work together."

Citizens are reminded that they can help police keep their neighborhoods safe by reporting suspicious persons, vehicles, or activity. People can call their local precinct or Baltimore County communications at 410-887-2222. Persons calling police to report suspicious activity do not have to give their names.

Booking photograph of George William Phillips

UPDATE (September 11):

Baltimore County Police have charged four men in connection with the August 17 shooting at the Welcome Inn that left a man deceased. 

  • Umar Hydeem Amin Foust (22) of the 4700 block of Wards Chapel Road 21117
  • Nathaniel Martin Lawrence (20) of the 5800 block of Waycross Road 21206
  • Pompey Olivon Lawrence (21) of no fixed address
  • Jermell Lamont Foster (19) of the Unit block of Mercury Court 21234

Umar Hydeem Amin Foust, Nathaniel Martin Lawrence, and Pompey Olivon Lawrence are charged with first degree murder. Jermell Lamont Foster is charged with first degree murder, use of a handgun during a felony, and a handgun violation. All four men are being held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center.

Just before 11 p.m. on August 17, Baltimore County Police and Fire personnel responded to the Welcome Inn (8700 block of Loch Bend Drive 21234) for a report of a shooting. Upon arriving at the location, officers discovered 30-year-old Ramel Keith Baker lying in an alley suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. He was transported to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center where he was declared deceased.

The initial investigation into this incident has indicated that the victim was in an alley when he was approached and shot by the suspects. Investigators believe that the victim and the suspects were involved in some sort of on-going dispute.

Booking photo of Jermell Lamont Foster

Booking photo for Pompey Olivon Lawrence

Booking photo of Nathaniel Martin Lawrence

Booking photo of Umar Hydeem Amin Foust

Original release (August 18):

At 10:48 p.m. Sunday night, Baltimore County Police and Fire personnel responded to the 8700 block of Loch Bend Drive 21234 for a report of a shooting. Upon arriving at the location, officers discovered an adult male victim lying in an alley suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.

The victim was transported to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center where he was declared deceased. He has been identified as 30-year-old Ramel Keith Baker of the 8700 block of Loch Bend Drive 21234.

The initial investigation into this incident has indicated that the victim was in an alley when he was approached and shot by the suspect.

This incident is under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Homicide Unit. Detectives will be working to determine if this was a targeted crime.

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

Callers to Metro Crime Stoppers

If your tip to the Metro Crime Stoppers hotline leads to the arrest and/or indictment of a suspect, for a felony crime, you may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000 from Metro Crime Stoppers.

If you have information on the above crime/suspect please call, text, or e-mail: Metro Crime Stoppers hotline available 24-hours a day toll free.

Phone: 1-866-7LOCKUP

Text message: Text "MCS" plus your message to "CRIMES" (274637)

Web tip: www.metrocrimestoppers.org

UPDATE (September 11):

The Office of The Chief Medical Examiner has ruled the manner of death for 18-year-old Julia Margaret Ratnaraj as accidental. The cause of death has been determined to be head and neck injuries. The investigation has indicated that she fell backwards into a sliding glass door which caused the head and neck injuries. There was no evidence of foul play.

At 11:38 p.m. September 6, Baltimore County Police and Fire personnel responded to an apartment in the 300 block of East Joppa Road 21286. When Fire Department personnel arrived on the scene, they found Julia Margaret Ratnaraj unresponsive. She was transported to St Josephs Medical Center where she was declared deceased.

Persons in the apartment told police that Julia Margaret Ratnaraj had been drinking.

The investigation into this incident continues.

UPDATE (September 9):

Investigation has indicated that Julia Margaret Ratnaraj lived on Towson University's Campus in Richmond Hall. The apartment on Joppa Road was a friend's.

Original release (September 8):

At 11:38 p.m. Saturday night, Baltimore County Police and Fire personnel responded to an apartment in the 300 block of East Joppa Road 21286. When Fire Department personnel arrived on the scene, they found an unresponsive 18-year-old woman.

Persons in the apartment told police that the woman had been drinking.

The woman was transported to St. Joseph Medical Center where she was later declared deceased. She has been identified as 18-year-old Julia Margaret Ratnaraj of the 100 block of Quail Hollow Drive 08080.

Julia Margaret Ratnaraj’s body was transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for an autopsy. That autopsy will determine the cause and manner of death.

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