UPDATE (October 3, 2016 8:31 a.m.):
DNA technology has helped police identify the suspect responsible for a home invasion and rape in March 2015.
Just before 3 a.m. on March 26, 2015, police responded to an apartment in the 4000 block of Colchester Road 21229 for a rape that had just occurred.
The investigation has indicated that around 2 a.m. that day, a 26-year-old woman opened the front door of her apartment as she was leaving for work. As she opened the door, she saw the suspect standing in front of it. She immediately screamed, shut the door, and secured it with the dead bolt. The suspect began to strike the door, forced it open, and entered the apartment. He led the victim to her bedroom where he raped her.
The victim was taken to an area hospital for treatment. DNA was collected from the victim during the Sexual Assault Forensic Examination. When the DNA was entered into CODIS, it revealed a match with 36-year-old Alphonso Dewayne Owens of the 3400 block of SW Caton Avenue 21229.
Owens has been charged with first-degree rape, home invasion, and related charges. He is being held without bail.
This incident remains under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Special Victims Unit. Detectives are working to determine if Owens is responsible for any other similar incidents.
Anyone with information on Alphonso Dewayne Owens or any other similar incidents is asked to call police at 410-307-2020 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP.
Booking photograph of Alphonso Dewayne Owens
UPDATE (May 15, 2015):
Detectives with the Baltimore County Police Department are continuing to search for the suspect responsible for a home invasion and rape that occurred March 26 in the 4000 block of Colchester Road 21229.
The Baltimore City Police Department is looking for the same suspect for a sexual assault that occurred on January 2 in the same apartment complex in the 1000 Block of Arion Park Road. City detectives are working in conjunction with county detectives on this case.
Anyone with information on these incidents is asked to call police at 410-307-2020 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP.
Original release (April 17):
The Baltimore County Police Department seeks the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect in a home invasion and rape that occurred March 26, about 2 a.m., in the 4000 block of Colchester Road 21229 in Precinct 1/Wilkens. The suspect is described as a black male, 20 to 30 years of age, medium build, approximately 5'10", mustache/beard, last seen wearing glasses and blue coveralls.
The image attached to this release is a composite sketch of the suspect developed during the investigation. The suspect is not known to the victim, a 26-year-old woman. He forcibly entered her home and assaulted her.
The Baltimore County Police Department takes violent crimes such as this seriously and have adjusted operations to ensure the safety of the community.
This incident is under active investigation by the Baltimore County Police Special Victims Unit.
Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call police at 410-307-2020 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP.
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