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The driver who crashed into a gas pump in Parkville last Monday has died.

Ronald Lee Magsamen (64) of the 2000 block of Oakland Road in Middle River, 21220, has died after being transported to Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center with life threatening injuries after the car he was driving crashed into a gas station pump on Putty Hill Avenue near Old Harford Road and overturned.

The Baltimore County Crash Investigation Team continues to investigate this crash to determine if Mr. Magsamen suffered a medical condition that caused the crash or died of injuries resulting from the crash.

Original release (December 9, 2016  7:44 a.m.):

The Baltimore County Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect in a November 5 kidnapping and attempted robbery.

At approximately 7:30 p.m., a 34-year-old woman was in the parking lot of the Babies-R-Us in the 1200 block of Putty Hill Avenue 21286. She was putting her one-year-old daughter and two-month-old son into her car when the suspect approached her. The suspect told her that he had a gun and threatened to shoot her if she screamed. The suspect told the victim to get in the car and they drove from the parking lot.

As they drove away, the suspect told the woman to go to the bank and she told him that her wife had all the credit cards. The suspect had her to drive back to the parking lot where they waited for the woman’s wife. When the woman’s wife came up to the vehicle, the woman told her that the suspect needed money. The suspect then became involved in an altercation with the woman’s wife and later ran away without taking anything.

Fortunately, no one was seriously hurt.

Detectives had a composite sketch of the suspect done.

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

Anyone with information on this case is asked to call police at 410-307-2020 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP.​

    

     

     

  

 

 

 

    

    

    

    

   

    

   

  

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.

Original release (February 24, 2016  9:20 a.m.):

Baltimore County Police have placed speed cameras at six new locations:

  • Deer Park Elementary School - 9800 Block of Lyons Mill Road 21117
  • Reisterstown Elementary School - 200 Block of Walgrove Road 21136
  • Calvert Hall School - 1200 Block of Putty Hill Avenue 21286
  • Timonium Elementary School - 2000 Block of Eastridge Road 21093
  • McCormick Elementary School - 5100 Block of Hazelwood Avenue 21206
  • General John Stricker Middle School - 7800 Block of Trappe Road 21222

There will be a 30 day warning period when the cameras become operational.

More information on Baltimore County's Speed Camera Program can be found on our website: http://www.baltimorecountymd.gov/Agencies/police/speedcameras/

 
 
Revised September 27, 2016