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Updated Release 9/25/16 1:00 p.m.

Baltimore County Police have identified the second man involved in the September 23rd robbery of a Pikesville bank. Michael Eugene Stratton, 45, of the 500-block of West Presstman Street, 21217 has been charged with two counts of robbery. Stratton is currently being held at the Baltimore County Detention Center on denied bail status. This suspect is believed to have been involved in several bank robberies in the Baltimore area during the month of September. More information will be released as it becomes available. 

Below is the booking picture of Michael Eugene Stratton: 

Michael Eugene Stratton

Updated Release 9/24/16 6:30 p.m.

Baltimore County Police have identified the man who was killed during the September 23rd robbery of a Pikesville bank. Oddis Bernard Colvin, Jr, 33, of the 8400 blk Winands Rd, 21208, was pronounced deceased shortly after the incident. An officer fired his service weapon when the vehicle operated by Colvin drove towards the officer. Additional information will be released once it becomes available. 

Original Release 9/23/16 3:00 p.m.

A suspect who had just participated in a Pikesville bank robbery was fatally shot by police this afternoon as he and a second suspect fled the scene in a car.

Both suspects are male. The suspect who was fatally shot was driving the car. The second suspect -- believed by police to be the "Aviator" serial bank robber wanted by the FBI --  suffered non-life threatening injuries; charges against him are pending.

The robbery occurred at 1:08 p.m. at the Wells Fargo bank in the 1500 block of Reisterstown Road in Pikesville. Information that the suspects had fled the scene in a vehicle was transmitted immediately to law enforcement. Officers shut down traffic in the area of Old Court and Falls roads in order to impede the suspects' flight along a likely escape route.

The investigation by the Homicide Unit is in its preliminary stages. This preliminary investigation indicates that officers were on foot on Old Court Road along the line of stopped traffic when a Ford Taurus traveling east on Old Court pulled out of the line of stopped traffic, crossed the center line and drove toward one of the officers. At about 1:20 p.m., as the vehicle was coming toward the officer, the officer fired into the front windshield of the car, striking the driver.

The car went through the intersection with Falls Road, continuing onto Ruxton Road and striking a civilian vehicle. This vehicle in turn struck a second civilian vehicle. No serious injuries are reported to the people in these vehicles.

The bank robbery was committed by passing a note, a common tactic among bank robbers. Police recovered money and bank property from the Taurus. Police have not recovered a weapon from the suspects or the suspect vehicle.

An administrative review is conducted for all police-involved shootings. The officer who fired his weapon will be placed on administrative status, a standard procedure. BCoPD intends to release his last name about 48 hours after the shooting, in accordance with its agreement with the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #4.

In addition to the  Homicide investigation and the administrative review, the Baltimore County Firearms Discharge Review Board examines every shot fired by police for compliance with agency policy.

There is body camera footage from a responding officer at this scene. This footage does not capture the shooting itself. The officer who fired his weapon was not equipped with a camera; BCoPD's body camera program launched in July, and to date about 100 of the more than 1,400 officers who eventually will wear them have been assigned cameras.

Original release (February 5,2016  9:01 a.m.):

The Baltimore County Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect responsible for a December 31 robbery in Owings Mills.

The initial investigation into the incident has indicated that on December 31, 2015 between 10:30 and 11 p.m., the victim, a 31-year-old woman, went into the store portion of an Exxon station in the 10500 block of Reisterstown Road 21117. She presented the cashier a $100 bill to get changed, but the cashier could not change the bill so she left. A man behind her in line followed her outside and said that he could change her $100 bill. The man then grabbed the $100 bill from her hand and ran off without giving her anything. She tried to grab him, but he pushed her down and tried to take her purse but was not successful.

An image of the man was captured on the store’s video surveillance system.

This incident is under investigation by the Franklin / Precinct 3 Investigative Services Team.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call police at 410-887-6979.


Baltimore County Police are investigating a crash in Pikesville that injured two people.

Just before 9:30 a.m. this morning, police responded to a Rite Aid store in the 1400 block of Reisterstown Road 21208 for a report of a crash.

The initial investigation into this incident has indicated that a Toyota 4Runner was backing out of a parking space when it backed into a Chrysler Minivan. The 4Runner then pulled forward, and backed up again but hit a Dodge truck. When the 4Runner went forward again, it drove into the front of the Rite Aid store.

The driver of the 4Runner and a person in the store were transported to Sinai Hospital for treatment of what are believed to be minor injuries.

This incident is under investigation by the Precinct 4/Pikesville traffic team.

 
 

Revised September 26, 2016