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Keyword: precinct 8

Original release (September 14, 2016  8:40 p.m.):

Local law enforcement officers got treated to lunch today by a very special 8-year-old boy.

After seeing reports of officers being hurt and killed on television, 8-year-old Matten Roy went to his mother, Melissa, and told her that he wanted to do something to show the police that he appreciated them. Melissa took Matten to area business and told them about the plans. After receiving some donations, he had his first lunch for police.

Matten, who faces multiple medical challenges in his life, was not done with showing his appreciation and wanted to do something even bigger. They enlisted the help of Mission Barbeque and Texas Roadhouse who helped by donating food. The Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 4 in Parkville would serve as the event location.

This lunch was attended was attended by officers from Baltimore County, Baltimore City, Aberdeen, Montgomery County, and the State Fire Marshalls office. The Lodge 4 parking lot quickly filled to capacity and people were parking in the parking lot of Bowman’s restaurant next door.

Matten, who wants to be a K9 officer when he grows up, got to meet several K-9 dogs, sit in a Baltimore County Fire truck and sound the siren, and operate a Hazardous Devices Team robot. The Baltimore County Police helicopter did several flyovers for him. He got to meet to helicopter pilot later as well as Baltimore County Police Chief Jim Johnson.

Officers gave Matten gifts, pins, patches, shirts, and other signs of their appreciation.

Matten said that it was “better than Christmas”.

Matten’s show of support touched the hearts of many officers today.

Thank you, Matten.

  

 

UPDATE (July 18, 2016  7:57 a.m.):

Homicide Detectives have charged a suspect in connection with the death of a 91-year-old woman in her Parkville home.
 
At 7:14 p.m. Tuesday night, Baltimore County Police and Fire personnel responded to a home in the 8200 block of Evergreen Drive 21234 for a cardiac arrest call. When they arrived, they found 91-year-old Nadia Evanowicz Schaible lying on the basement floor. She was declared deceased at the scene.
 
Officers spoke with Schaible’s cousin, 72-year-old John Malko of Salt Lake City, Utah. He stated that he had been visiting Schaible and left the location. When he returned, he found the kitchen door broken, jewelry items scattered on the floor of Schaible’s room, and Schaible’s body in the basement.
 
Schaible’s body was taken to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for an autopsy. That autopsy determined that cause of her death was multiple blunt force injuries and manner of her death was homicide.
 
Further investigation indicated that Malko was responsible for Schaible’s death and had staged the burglary.
 
Malko has been charged with first-degree murder and is being held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center.
 
This incident remains under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Homicide Unit.
      
Booking Photograph of John Malko
      

Original release (July 13, 2016  9:11 a.m.):

Baltimore County Police are investigating after a woman is found deceased in her Parkville home.

At 7:14 p.m. last night, Baltimore County Police and Fire personnel responded to a home in the 8200 block of Evergreen Drive 21234 for a cardiac arrest call. When they arrived, they found a deceased 91-year-old woman.

The woman’s body was taken to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for an autopsy.

This incident is under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Homicide Unit. At this time, this incident is classified as a death investigation.

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

Original release (July 12, 2016 11:02 a.m.):

Baltimore County Police are investigating an incident in Parkville where people playing the popular game Pokemon Go were robbed.
 
The investigation has indicated that just after midnight on July 7, several people were in a home playing Pokemon Go on their cell phones. The game directed the victims to a spot on Jasper Lane near an entrance to Belmont Park. After arriving at the spot, they were approached by two suspects. One of the suspects demanded property and displayed a handgun. The suspects took the victims’ cell phones and money before fleeing the scene.
 
The victims were not injured during the incident.
 
This incident is being investigated by the Parkville Precinct Investigative Services Team. Detectives will be working to determine if the victims were targeted because they were playing the game.
 
Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call police at 410-307-2020 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP. People can also send tips to Metro Crime Stoppers by text: Text "MCS" plus your message to "CRIMES" (274637).
 
The Baltimore County Police Department offers the following advice to people who play Pokemon Go or any similar game.

  • Do not go anywhere alone. Always take a friend.
  • Do not go to any secluded area.
  • Stay in well-lit areas at night.
  • If you follow the game to an area that makes you uncomfortable, don’t continue.
  • Don’t play the game while driving.
  • Be aware of your surroundings while playing the game.
  • Playing the game does not grant the participant the right to enter onto private property. Participants should obtain the permission of the property owner before entering onto private property.
  • Report any suspicious persons, vehicles, or activity to police immediately.
 
 

Revised September 27, 2016