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Baltimore County Police have charged a 17-year-old male in connection with six incidents of graffiti and one second degree burglary in the Towson and Cockeysville areas.

An investigation was initiated on January 26 after three different incidents of graffiti were reported in the Towson and Cockeysville precincts. In the week following, three additional similar graffiti incidents were reported in the Towson area.

The incidents involving the vandalism include the following:

  • On January 25 at St. Pius School in the 6000 block of York Road, 21212, a swastika was painted on a dumpster and graffiti was painted on the backboard of a basketball hoop
  • On January 25 at Valley Fields Park South in the 8500 block of Wellington Way, 21093, a swastika and graffiti was painted on the sidewalk and the front of the restroom building
  • On January 25 in the 600 block of York Road, 21204, a swastika was painted on a resident's driveway
  • On January 25 in the 1800 block of Landrake Road, 21204, a swastika and graffiti was painted on the front and side of a resident's vehicle
  • On January 27 in the 500 block of Woodbine Avenue, 21204, graffiti was painted on the side of a resident's vehicle
  • On February 1 at the Baltimore County Human Resource Building in the 300 block of Allegheny Avenue, 21204, graffiti was painted on the side of the building

Detectives from the Towson Precinct's Investigative Services Team obtained surveillance video from one of the incidents. With that, along with the cooperation of community groups and neighbors, they were able to develop information that led them to identify the juvenile as one suspect involved in all of these cases.

In addition, working with Burglary detectives, they were also able to link the same suspect to a burglary of Graul's Wine and Spirit Shop in the 7700 block of Bellona Avenue, 21204 on January 30 where he broke a window to gain access to the business, then took a bottle of alcohol from the shelf.

The combined efforts from the initial responding officers collecting evidence and initiating the reports, the detectives continuing to work the cases and link them together, to the invaluable support and cooperation of community groups and neighborhood residents resulted in a successful end to the vandalism of our community buildings and residents' property.

A man was injured early Christmas morning after an altercation escalated into gunfire.

Police were called to the 8300 block of Pleasant Plains Road in Precinct 6 at approximately 3:22 a.m. Sunday morning after an argument between two acquaintences outside of a residence resulted in a struggle, ending with one man shooting the other man.

The victim, a 34-year-old man, was struck in an upper extremity and was taken to an area hospital for treatment.  He is expected to survive his injury.

The suspect, identified as Purnell Samuel Summerville (34) of the 1700 block of Waverly Way in Baltimore City, has been charged with Attempted 1st Degree Murder, 1st and 2nd Degree Assault and Firearms charges. He is being held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center.

UPDATE (July 26, 2016  12:08 p.m.):

Baltimore County Police have charged two suspects in connection with a shooting yesterday that left a man injured.
 
Shyheim Alshameek McCoy (18), of the 2400 block of Perring Manor Road 21234, and Andre Malik Dukes (21) of the 1200 block of Halstead Road 21234, have been charged with attempted first-degree murder and related offenses. Both men are being held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center.
 
The investigation into this incident has indicated that McCoy and Dukes followed the 19-year-old male victim into an alley in the 1100 block of Pelhamwood Road 21234. While in the alley, McCoy produced a handgun and shot the victim several times. Investigators believe that the shooting was the result of a dispute between the suspects and the victim.
 
The victim was treated at an area hospital and is expected to survive.
 
This incident remains under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Violent Crimes Unit.

Original release (July 25, 2016  3:45 p.m.):

The Baltimore County Police Department's Violent Crimes Unit is investigating a non-fatal shooting that occurred this afternoon in the Parkville area.

Police and Fire personnel responded to the 1100 block of Pelhamwood Road in Precinct 6/Towson for a report of a shooting. The investigation shows that the victim, a man, was walking along an alleyway off of Pelhamwood Road when he noticed three people following him. One of those people was armed with a gun.

The victim ran as the armed suspect fired several shots. The victim was struck in the thigh and transported to a local hospital for treatment of non life-threatening injuries.

No arrests have been made at this time. The investigation is ongoing. Additional information will be provided as it becomes available.

 
 
Revised September 27, 2016