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Update, May 3, 2016:

Booking photo of Charles Muchanic, charged with trespassing.The suspect in this case is Charles J. Muchanic, 43, of the 800 block of Cove Mountain Road, Gladstone, VA, 24553. He is charged with one count of trespass. Muchanic was released from the Baltimore County Detention Center on $7,500 bond.

Original release:

A man is in custody following a barricade in the 10900 block of Notchcliff Road in Parkville. The man was not armed and there were no injuries.

At 11 a.m., a security alarm was activated in the building that houses the armory at the Maryland National Guard property. Army personnel responded to the alarm, and after observing a male subject they called police. Because of the sensitive location, police dispatched the Negotiations Team and the Tactical Unit.

The man exited the armory without incident after speaking with police and was immediately taken into custody. The suspect will be sent for evaluation, and charges are pending.

At no point did the suspect have access to the weapons in the armory, which are stored in a secure vault.

Original release (April 23, 2016  8:27 p.m.):

At 1 p.m. this afternoon, Baltimore County Police and Fire personnel responded to the 13200 block of Bottom Road 21082 for a serious crash.
The preliminary investigation into the crash has indicated that a Dodge Ram was traveling south-bound in the 13200 block of Bottom Road 21082. It lost control, went off the roadway, struck a pole, flipped, and struck a tree.
The Dodge Ram’s 17-year-old male driver and the 16-year-old male front seat passenger were transported to Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center for treatment. Both are expected to survive. The back seat passenger, 16-year-old Kyle Snow of the 4600 block of Woodlea Avenue 21206, was declared deceased at the scene.

This crash is under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Crash Team. The investigation is expected to take several weeks.

UPDATE (March 26, 2016  10:30 p.m.):

Joshua Smith has been located unharmed.

The Baltimore County Police Department thanks everyone who shared his information.

Original release (March 26, 2016  4:10 p.m.):

Baltimore County Police are actively searching for an 11-year-old boy in Parkville. 
Joshua Smith is an African American male,4'11", 78 pounds, has short black hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a black zipper front spring jacket with a hood, an unknown color cargo shorts, tall black socks pushed down to his ankles and gray tennis shoes. 
Just before 10:00 a.m. he and his brother were in the basement laundry room of their apartment complex on Shawnee Court in Parkville. His brother watched Joshua leave the apartment complex and walk toward Summit Avenue and has not seen him since. 
Anyone with information on Joshua's whereabouts is asked to call Baltimore County Police at 410-307-2020 or call 9-1-1.

Revised April 6, 2016