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UPDATE (June 27, 2017 3:10 p.m.):

Crash investigators have determined that the vehicle of a citizen who came forward to police last week is involved in the crash sequence, but is not the first vehicle to strike the cyclist on Charles Street that night.

Police have released an additional video from the Exxon Station that depicts a vehicle traveling in the same direction as the cyclist, Aaron Laciny, just after he passed through the same intersection. It is believed that this vehicle may be involved in the hit-and-run crash that resulted in Aaron Laciny's death.

The vehicle of interest is seen stopped at the traffic light at the top of the video, then begins to travel to the left side of the screen. It is believed to be a lighter colored sedan type vehicle. Anyone with information on this vehicle is asked to contact police at 410-307-2020.

UPDATE (June 21, 2017 3:26 p.m.):

Crash Investigators continue to search for answers after a citizen came forward to report that they may have been involved in the hit-and-run crash that fatally injured a cyclist on Charles Street Monday night.

Police were called to the 300 block of Overbrook Road this morning after the citizen saw media coverage of the crash and recalled striking what they believed to be debris left in the roadway Monday night. Crash investigators believe that the citizen’s vehicle may be a participant in the crash sequence, but continue working to identify all possible leads.

Crash investigators were also able to locate surveillance video from a nearby Exxon Station that depicts the cyclist passing by just prior to the crash. A second video depicts vehicles traveling away from the crash site just after the crash occurred. Police are asking anyone with information on any driver or vehicle they believe may have been involved in this crash to contact police at 410-307-2020.

Original Release (June 20, 2017 9:45 a.m.):

A 20-year-old bicyclist was killed when he was struck by a hit-and-run driver last night in the 6200 block of Charles Street in Precinct 6/Towson.

Aaron Michael Laciny, 20, of the 1300 block of S. Charles Street, 21230, was transported last night with life-threatening injuries to Greater Baltimore Medical Center, where he was pronounced deceased. Investigators believe he was struck by two separate vehicles.

The Baltimore County Police Crash Team was called to the scene just after 10:30 p.m. for a bicyclist struck by a vehicle in the 6200 block of Charles Street in Towson.

Preliminary investigation shows that Laciny was operating a bicycle in the southbound  lane on Charles Street when he was struck by a motor vehicle. Charles Street is a four-lane road, and Laciny was riding his bicycle in the left lane, nearest to the center  line.

Investigation indicates that the vehicle that first struck the bicyclist failed to remain at the scene of the crash.

The bicyclist was struck by a second vehicle, a Cadillac automobile, as it came upon  the crash scene in the dark. The operator of that vehicle contacted police immediately and remained at the scene.

Investigators seek the public's assistance in locating the vehicle that initially struck Aaron Laciny's bicycle. Investigators believe the collision may have taken place somewhere near the area of North Charles Street and Charlesbrooke Road.

The vehicle involved in this collision may have front end damage to its bumper. Police ask anyone with other descriptive information about the suspect vehicle -- or with any other information about this incident -- to come forward as soon as possible. Contact police at 410-307-2020.

Laciny's bicycle was not equipped with reflectors or lights, and the bicyclist was not wearing reflective clothing. He was wearing a helmet.

The Baltimore County Crash Team continues to investigate this crash.

UPDATE (May 10, 2017 9:20 p.m.):

Michelle Miller and Donte Farago have been located.

The Baltimore County Police Department thanks you for your assistance.

Original Release (May 10, 2017 9:04 p.m.):

Baltimore County Police are seeking your assistance tonight in locating Michelle Miller (40) and Donte Andrea Farago (46). Michelle Miller has not been since since May 9, 2017 at 1:02 a.m.

It is believed that Michelle Miller was taken against her will by Donte Farago. Farago is known to operate a tan Ford Freestyle with Maryland registration 5CR0368. Both of these individuals are known to frequent the Towson, Parkville & Cockeysville areas of Baltimore County, as well as the Northern District of Baltimore City.

Police are concerned about Michelle Miller's well being and actively searching for her tonight. If you have seen either Michelle Miller or Donte Farago, or have any additional information to provide, please contact police immediately at 410-307-2020.​

A young man was discovered deceased in the rear yard of his Parkville area townhome by a relative early Wednesday morning.

Police were called to the 1400 block of Dartmouth Avenue in Precinct 6 around 1:16 a.m. after a relative returning home found the man in the yard. He is identified as 18-year-old Emmanuel Ime Enyam. The initial investigation reveals he suffered at least one gunshot wound to the upper body and was pronounced dead at the scene. Police are unsure how long the man was there before he was discovered.

Baltimore County Homicide detectives continue to investigate this incident.

Anyone with information 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 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.

Revised June 27, 2017