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UPDATE (August 4, 2017 10:37 a.m.):

The 14-year-old child tragically killed when a tree fell onto the car she was traveling in during last night's storm in Lutherville-Timonium has been identified as Ahjee S. Lawrence of the unit block of Hogarth Circle in Cockeysville. She was an 8th grade student at Cockeysville Middle School.

Original Release (August 3, 2017 8:54 p.m.):

Shortly after 5:30 p.m. on August 3, 2017, Baltimore County Police and Fire Departments received calls for a fatal car crash on Pot Spring Road at Deer Fox Lane, 21093. Responding personnel saw that a tree had fallen on top of a Hyundai Sonata, traveling southbound on Pot Spring Road, with four people inside the car. Due to the extensive damage to the car, Lutherville Volunteer Fire Co., Squad 303 used a crane to remove the tree from a top the car. A landscaper also assisted the Fire Department in removing the tree.

A 14 year-old girl seated in the rear of the car was pronounced dead at the scene. The other two passengers, a 6 year-old girl and a 13 year-old girl were injured and transported to the Johns Hopkins Children Center by Cockeysville Volunteer Fire Co., Medic 395, with non-life threatening injuries. The driver, who is the mother of the deceased child, was transported to a local hospital, also with non-life threatening injuries.

Police are continuing their investigation into this crash and will release additional details as they become available. 

UPDATE (July 7, 2017 11:20 a.m.):

Jesse Lee Fisher was located and arrested at a motel in McConnellsburg, Pennsylvania early this morning. Baltimore County detectives were assisted by the Pennsylvania State Police in making the apprehension.

Fisher will be extradited to Baltimore County to face charges in connection with the following armed robberies:

  • June 29 - 7-Eleven at 200 Back River Neck Road in Essex precinct
  • July 4 - 7-Eleven at 204 Bowleys Quarters Road in Essex precinct
  • July 5 - Hallmark at 43 West Aylesbury Road in Cockeysville precinct
  • July 5 - Belair Cleaners at 7950 Belair Road in Parkville precinct

He also faces charges in Carroll County in connection with an armed robbery of a gas station convenience store on July 2 and charges in Baltimore City for a robbery of a dry cleaning store on July 5.

BCoPD is grateful to the citizens of Baltimore County for all of the tips and information that made identifying and apprehending this dangerous criminal possible.

UPDATE (July 6, 2017 4 p.m.):

Thanks to all of the community feedback this suspect has been identified and a warrant issued for his arrest. Detectives are now asking for the public’s help in locating this suspect.

He is 28-year-old Jesse Lee Fisher. He is approximately 5’10” tall and 160 pounds.

He was last seen traveling in a blue 2005 Chevrolet Equinox bearing MD registration ‘8BZ3951’ and may be in the company of a white female identified as Ashley Marie Wetherbee.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of either Jesse Lee Fisher or Ashley Marie Wetherbee is asked to contact police at 410-307-2020 or dial 9-1-1.

​Original Release (July 5, 2017 3:40 p.m.):

Baltimore County Police are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect who has committed multiple robberies in just the last week.

The suspect has been targeting commercial businesses in the Cockeysville, Parkville and Essex precincts, even striking multiple businesses in a single day. Police were able to capture surveillance images from a 7-Eleven on Bowleys Quarters Road in Middle River when he struck around 9 p.m. last night.

Anyone with information on the identity of this suspect is asked to contact police at 410-307-2020.

The Baltimore County Police Robbery Unit continues to investigate these related incidents.

Reward Offered

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.

Phone: 1-866-7LOCKUP

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

Web tip:

Two people were stabbed early this morning in Cockeysville after a domestic related argument turned violent.

Around 2 a.m. police responded to the unit block of Cedar Tree Court in Cockeysville (Precinct 7) after a verbal argument between the suspect and his girlfriend escalated, resulting in him pulling out a knife and stabbing her. Another man, attempting to intervene, was also cut during the incident.

The woman, 30, suffered a life-threatening stab wound to her upper body and was transported to a local hospital for treatment, where she remains in stable condition. The man, 27, suffered a superficial cut to his upper body and was transported to a local hospital for treatment. He has since been released.

Police believe the suspect, Ricardo Terrell Saunders, Jr. (30) of the unit block of Cedar Tree Court, was intoxicated by drugs and alcohol during the incident. He was placed under arrest and transported to a local hospital for treatment. He is charged with Attempted 2nd Degree Murder, 2 counts of 1st Degree Assault, and 2 counts of 2nd Degree Assault. He has since been released from the hospital and is currently being held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center.


Revised June 27, 2017