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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 7

Original release (June 29 1:36 p.m.):

A Sunday morning fire in Hampton Village has left a woman deceased.

At 7:34 a.m., Baltimore County Police and Fire personnel responded to a home in the 500 block of Valley View Road 21286 for a report of a fire. When fire personnel arrived on the scene, they saw smoke coming from the home.

Firefighters rescued the sole occupant of the home, a 58-year-old female, and transported her to St Josephs Medical Center where she was later declared deceased.

The fire was brought under control at 8:15 a.m. There were no reports of injuries to firefighters. Approximately 16 pieces of Baltimore County Fire Department equipment responded to the scene.

Based on results of the initial investigation, detectives believe the female rescued from the home intentionally started the fire.

Photograph courtesy of the Providence Volunteer Fire Company

UPDATE (June 29  2:30 pm.):

Ricky Tolson, the man wanted in connection with the attempted robbery of a BP gas station in Lutherville, has been taken into custody. He is charged with armed robbery and related charges.

Tolson is being held at the Baltimore County Detention Center on $50,000 bail.

Booking Photograph of Ricky Calvin Tolson

Original release (June 19):

The Baltimore County Police Department has obtained an arrest warrant for a suspect in connection with a June 17 attempted robbery in Lutherville.

The initial investigation into the incident has indicated that on June 17 at approximately 2 p.m., the suspect entered the store at a BP gas station in the 1600 block of York Road 21093. He approached the counter with a hand under his shirt as if he had a gun and demanded money and lottery tickets.

The suspect then came around the counter and tried to take the register but was pushed away by the cashier. After two customers entered the store, the suspect fled without taking anything.

The investigation led detectives to identify 36-year-old Ricky Calvin Tolson as the suspect.

Tolson is described as a white male, 5’07”, 170 pounds, with two tear drop tattoos under his left eye and one tear drop tattoo under his right eye. He also has tattoos all the way down his left arm and a DMI tattoo on the left side of his neck.

The arrest warrant charges Tolson with armed robbery and related charges.

This incident remains under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Robbery Unit.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call 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 (June 13):

Nancy Cofiell Freeland, the 69-year-old woman missing from Cockeysville, has been located unharmed in New Jersey.

The Baltimore County Police Department thanks everyone who shared her information on social media.

Original release (June 12):

The Baltimore County Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating a 69-year-old woman missing from the Cockeysville area.

Nancy Cofiell Freeland is a white female, 5’04”, 230 pounds, with hazel eyes and gray hair. It is unknown what she might be wearing. She should be operating a brown 1997 Dodge Caravan with Maryland tags of 13594HV.

Freeland was last seen at 1 p.m. Thursday afternoon at her home in the 10700 block of Tyrie Avenue 21030. She is in the early stages of dementia.

The Maryland State Police have activated a Silver Alert for Freeland.

Anyone with information on Nancy Cofiell Freeland is asked to call Baltimore County Police at 410-307-2020.

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