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Original release (August 29, 2016  2:01 p.m.):

The person involved in the barricade situation in the 2000 block of Stratton Court in Harford County this morning has been identified as Officer First Class James L. Ward, a Baltimore County Police Officer.

Baltimore County Police Chief James Johnson stated “I was greatly saddened to hear about one of our officers taking his own life after being involved in a barricade situation for the second time. It is fortunate that no one else was hurt.”

Officer First Class James L. Ward is a 19-year-veteran of the Baltimore County Police Department assigned to Precinct 9/White Marsh. At the time of this incident, he was suspended without pay in connection to an April barricade incident at the same location.

Original release (August 24, 2016  11:56 a.m.):

The Baltimore County Police Department is investigating after a body is found in a Rosedale home.

At 11:11 p.m. Tuesday night, police responded to a home in the 1500 block of Chapel Hill Drive 21237. A relative called police after not being able to contact the resident of the home for several weeks. Officers became concerned for the resident’s safety when they learned that no one has seen her in at least a week. After making forced entry into the home, officers located a decomposing body.

The body found in the home is being transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for identification and an autopsy.

The Baltimore County Police Homicide Unit is conducting an investigation into this incident. At this time, it is classified as a death investigation.

Further information is not available at this time. Information will be released as it becomes available.

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

   

Joint News Release
June 14, 2016

Cooperation among area law enforcement agencies has led to a suspect being charged in numerous convenience store robberies.

It all started just before 1 a.m. on May 24, when a male suspect walked into a Royal Farms Store in the 7200 block of York Road 21212. He displayed a handgun and demanded that the clerk open the register. The man fled the store with an undisclosed amount of money and cigarettes.

During the next 15 days, the suspect robbed at least six convenience stores spread across several different counties.

The Baltimore County Police Department, Baltimore City Police Department, Harford County Sheriff’s Office, Howard County Police Department, and the FBI Baltimore Violent Crimes Task Force routinely share information and work together on cases. Working together, detectives from these agencies were able to identify the suspect as 28?year?old Mark Eugene Peters (no fixed address). Peters was taken into custody on June 9.

Peters has been charged with multiple counts of armed robbery in connection with the Baltimore County incidents. He is being held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center. He has not yet been served with the arrest warrants from other jurisdictions.

The joint investigation has indicated that Peters is responsible for the robberies listed below:

Baltimore County
    May 24 12:45 a.m.     Royal Farms Store  - 7200 block of York Road 21212
    May 24 2:45 a.m.       Royal Farms Store  - 7900 block of Pulaski Highway 21237
    May 25 2:26 a.m.       Royal Farms Store  - 1000 block of Eastern Boulevard 21221
    June 4 3:37 a.m.        Royal Farms Store  - 4300 block of Hollins Ferry Road 21227

Harford County
    May 30 12:27 a.m.     Royal Farms Store  - 2000 block of Mountain Road 21085

Howard County
    May 29 3:19 p.m.       Royal Farms Store  - 8600 block of Washington Boulevard 20794

Detectives are continuing to work to see if the suspect is involved in the below listed robberies in Baltimore City.
    May 25 1:49 a.m.       Royal Farms Store - 6100 block of Holabird Avenue 21224
    May 26 12:10 a.m.     Royal Farms Store - 3700 block of Fleet Street 21224
    May 26 12:42 a.m.     7-Eleven - 600 block of West 33rd Street 21211
    June 2 1:21 a.m.        Royal Farms Store - 200 block of West Coldspring Avenue 21210
    June 2 2:08 a.m.        Royal Farms Store - 1000 block of West 41st Street 21211
    June 6 12:55 a.m.      Royal Farms Store - 3600 block of Keswick Avenue 21211
    June 8 2:16 a.m.        Royal Farms Store - 1000 block of West 41st Street 21211
    June 8 4:24 a.m.        7-Eleven - 6200 block of Belair Road 21206

All of the incidents remain under investigation.

Booking Photograph of Mark Eugene Peters

 
 

Revised June 28, 2016