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Baltimore County Police are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect who has stolen thousands of dollars worth of copper wiring from street lamps in Dundalk.

The ramp loops to and from I-695 at Eastern Avenue have become a bit darker since the beginning of April, when an unknown suspect began removing the copper wiring feeding the street lamps inside the ramp loops, rendering the lights inoperable. Not only does this pose a danger to drivers during the overnight hours, but the wires being taken are live, causing the potential for a fire or electrocution.

There have been at least 5 incidents of this occurring since April 3rd, most of them happening during the early evening hours, the latest of which occurred last night. Area cameras were able to capture images of the suspect, including a brief surveillance video.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 410-307-2020. These crimes remain under investigation by the Baltimore County Pawn, Precious Metals and & Scrap Metal Team.

Reward Offered

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.

Phone: 1-866-7LOCKUP

Text message: Text "MCS" plus your message to "CRIMES" (274637)

Web tip: www.metrocrimestoppers.org

UPDATE (April 25, 2017 2:11 p.m.):

Baltimore County Robbery detectives have arrested a suspect in the robbery of the Nature Care Pharmacy in Reisterstown.

Timothy Smallwood (48) of the 8700 block of Town and Country Road in Ellicott City was arrested on Saturday after numerous citizens' tips led police to identify him as the suspect in the surveillance video images released just one day earlier.

Booking photo of Timothy Smallwood, arrested in robbery.

He is charged with Armed Robbery, 1st Degree Assault, Use of a Dangerous Weapon with Intent to Injure, and Misdemeanor Theft. He is currently being held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center.

The Baltimore County Police Department would like to thank all of the citizens who became involved by responding with tips, ultimately leading to the identification and arrest of this criminal.

 

Original Release (April 21, 2017 10:24 a.m.):

Baltimore County Police are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a robbery suspect.

Around noon on March 25, the suspect depicted below walked behind the pharmacy counter in Nature Care Pharmacy on Main Street in Reisterstown, pointed a handgun at the clerk, and ordered the clerk to give him various pharmaceuticals. He then fled the location on foot towards Village Center Road.

The suspect is described as a taller, thin man with longer graying hair, pulled back into a ponytail in the images captured on video surveillance.

Anyone with information regarding this man’s identity is asked to contact police at 410-307-2020.

Anyone with information on this case can also submit a tip to Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP. For more information on other ways to contact Metro Crime Stoppers, as well as information on rewards offered by or through them, check their website at www.metrocrimestoppers.org. 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.

This crime continues to be investigated by the Baltimore County Police Robbery Unit.

Update:

The officer involved in this shooting has been identified as Officer Downs, assigned to Precinct 6/Towson. He joined BCoPD in June 2013 and has no prior combat shootings.

Original release:

On April 12, 2017 just before 4:30 a.m., Baltimore County Police received a call for a suspect breaking into cars in the area of Hillendale Road and Northview Road, 21234.

A Baltimore County officer arrived in the area of the call and observed a man attempting to conceal himself from the officer's view, turning his back towards the officer. The officer approached the man and called out to him. As the officer walked in his direction, the man turned around facing the officer and reached for a gun inside of the waistband of his pants. The officer observed the suspect reaching for the gun and yelled for the man to stop. The suspect continued to pull the gun and the officer fired multiple shots from his service weapon.

The suspect was struck and suffered a wound to the lower body. A handgun was recovered at the scene of the shooting. 

The suspect, a 27-year-old man, was transported to R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center for treatment. The suspect's condition is unknown at this time.

The Baltimore County Police Department is conducting its investigation and will submit the case to the Baltimore County State's Attorney's Office for their review. 

Updates will be provided as additional information is made available. 

 
 
Revised June 27, 2017