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UPDATE (September 29, 2016  7:57 a.m.):

A suspect has been charged with murdering a woman in her Rosedale home.

Just after 11 p.m. on August 23, police were called to a home in the 1500 block of Chapel Hill Drive 21237 to check on a subject.  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 and forced their way into the home. The body of 80-year-old Bernice Virginia Washington was found inside the home.
Washington’s body was transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for identification and an autopsy. The autopsy indicated that the cause of her death was blunt force trauma and the manner of her death was homicide.
The investigation led detectives to identify 51-year-old Timothy L Washington, Bernice Washington’s son, as the person responsible for her murder. He was taken into custody on September 14.
Timothy Washington has been charged with first-degree murder and is being held without bail.
This incident remains under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Homicide Unit.

Booking Photograph of Timothy Washington










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

A 66-year-old woman died Saturday evening in a one-alarm fire at her Rosedale townhome.

Rosa Mae Mason, of the unit block of King Charles Circle, died at the scene. The victim's son told police he heard her calling from her upstairs bedroom and tried to get her out of the middle-of-group townhouse, but he was unable to do so due to heavy smoke and rapidly spreading fire.

Baltimore County fire crews responded to the King Charles Circle address at about 7 p.m. First-arriving units found heavy smoke showing from the home. Some 17 pieces of equipment fought this fire. Fire personnel brought it under control in about 35 minutes.

The son, 36, who also lived at the King Charles Circle address, was evaluated at the scene but was not transported. One firefighter from White Marsh Volunteer Fire Co. was transported to the MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center with non-lifethreatening injuries.

Baltimore County Police fire investigators have not determined a cause for the fire but have confirmed that it was not deliberately set.

UPDATE (May 9, 2016  12:26 p.m.):

An investigation into a Rosedale apartment fire on Saturday afternoon has indicated that the fire was intentionally set.

Investigators found that the suspect was a resident in the apartment complex and had an ongoing dispute with management. At 12:15 p.m. that day, the suspect went to the rental office and complained about the stove in her apartment. She wanted the stove in her apartment replaced with the stove in the model apartment. After the rental agent told her that this was not possible, the suspect left. The suspect later returned and was visibly upset but left again. The rental agent felt unsafe so she locked the office door. The suspect then banged on the office door, put a flammable liquid on the door and the floor and set it on fire.

The suspect was taken into custody at the scene.

Baltimore County Fire Department medical personnel evaluated six people at the scene. Only one person was transported to an area hospital for smoke inhalation.

A total of 27 pieces of Baltimore County Fire Department equipment were assigned to the call. The fire, which reached two alarms, was brought under control at 12:57 p.m.

All of the residents in the apartment building were displaced. The Red Cross responded to work with apartment management on relocating the displaced residents.

The suspect has been identified as 59-year-old Romaine Wilson of the 2000 block of Kelbourne Road 21237. Police have obtained an arrest warrant for her in connection with this incident that charges her with first-degree arson, attempted first-degree murder and related charges. Wilson was transported to an area hospital after the incident and has not been served with the warrant yet.

Original release (May 7, 2016  2:03 p.m.):

Baltimore County Police and Fire Departments were called to a fire at the Park East Apartments in the 2000 block of Kelbourne Road in Rosedale just after noon today. 
The fire quickly spread to 2-alarms. The Baltimore County Fire Department was able to bring the fire under control, but multiple apartments suffered enough smoke and water damage to displace their residents.  The Red Cross responded to the scene to assist those families in need. 
Baltimore County Police Department Arson Investigators also responded to the scene when the preliminary investigation indicated that the fire may have started in the rental office under suspicious circumstances. 

This incident will continue to be investigated by the Baltimore County Police Arson Unit.


Revised September 27, 2016