Skip Navigation

Baltimore County iWatch Logo

Public Safety News


Baltimore County Police and Fire News

Official News Blog of Baltimore County police, fire, homeland security and emergency management. Call 911 to report crimes in progress and emergencies.
Keyword: rosedale

Baltimore County Police are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a burglar in the Precinct 9 Rosedale area.

On Wednesday, June 14, between the hours of 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. the suspect attempted to gain access to at least 11 homes in the areas of Van Dyke Road, Whitby Road, Utrecht Rd, and Cynthia Terrace by trying door handles. The suspect was able to gain access to one home on Cynthia Terrace through an unlocked door but doesn’t appear to have taken anything. He broke a window to gain access to a home on Van Dyke Road but was scared off by an alarm, then stole a bicycle from another yard on Van Dyke Road but later abandon it in a yard on Utrecht Road. He was last seen fleeing responding police on Whitby Road.

The suspect is believed to be from that area. He is described as a white male, approximately 6’0”, 170 pounds, with dark shaggy hair and a beard. He was wearing a black t-shirt with some sort of decal on the front and blue cargo shorts. At one point he was also seen wearing a baseball cap. A local surveillance camera was able to capture an image of the suspect.

If you have any information on the identity of this suspect or any additional information in reference to his crimes contact police at 410-307-2020.

UPDATE (May 26, 2017  4:49 p.m.):

Francine Sturms has been found unharmed.

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

Original release (May 26, 2017  1:21 p.m.):

Police are actively searching the Rosedale area of White Marsh Precinct 9 for a missing elderly woman who walked away from her home in the 8000 block of Old Philadelphia Road around 9:30 a.m. this morning, possibly headed towards MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center.

Francine Sturms (73) suffers from medical conditions that may cause her to become confused or disoriented. She left her home on foot, last seen wearing a black shirt, pink shorts, white socks and tennis shoes. She had previously made statements that she was going to walk to the hospital to see her husband, but he is not hospitalized, and he returned home to find her missing.

Francine is 5'3", 109 pounds, has brown eyes and long hair dyed dark red. Anyone with information on her whereabouts is asked to contact police at the White Marsh precinct at 410-887-5000 or dial 9-1-1.

UPDATE (January 31, 2017 10:44 a.m.):

Emanuel Combs has been located and safely returned home.

Original Release (January 4, 2017 3:21 p.m.):

The Baltimore County Police Department is seeking the public's assistance in locating a missing 28-year-old man from Rosedale in Precinct 9.

Emanuel Combs was last seen on December 31 at approximately 1:53 p.m. leaving his residence in the 9300 block of Beowulf Circle in Rosedale. He is known to frequent Baltimore City near North Avenue.

Mr. Combs is approximately 5'3", 125 lbs., has black hair and brown eyes.

Anyone with information on Mr. Combs' whereabouts is asked to contact police at 410-307-2020.

Revised June 27, 2017