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A pedestrian was injured in front of an Owings Mills Walmart Sunday night after being struck by a car on the parking lot.

The preliminary investigation has revealed at around 6:15 p.m. a 2012 Chevrolet Cruze was driving in the parking lot of the Walmart located at 9750 Reisterstown Road. The driver of the Chevrolet Cruze struck a 2014 Nissan Sentra, causing only minor damage, then continued toward the Walmart building where it struck a female pedestrian, throwing her several feet from the vehicle. The Chevy Cruze continued forward, striking the front of the Walmart building.

The driver of the Chevrolet Cruze, who may have been experiencing a medical emergency, was transported by medic to a local hospital for treatment. The pedestrian was transported by air to a local hospital with serious injuries.

The Baltimore County Crash Investigation Team continues to investigate this incident.

UPDATE (March 22, 2017  11:20 a.m.):

Thanks to the public assistance in locating this witness valuable information was obtained, leading detectives to identify an 11-year-old boy as the suspect.

The boy is charged with Attempted 1st Degree Arson, 1st Degree Malicious Burning, Reckless Endangerment,  and 2nd Degree Malicious Burning after setting multiple fires in the Arbutus Wal-Mart, causing a store-wide evacuation. One Wal-Mart employee was transported to a local hospital for treatment of minor smoke inhalation. Wal-Mart estimates a loss of $10,000 in destroyed property from the fires, including perishable food items that were discarded due to the smoke from the fires.

Original Release (March 21, 2017  4:03 p.m.):

Baltimore County Police are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a witness who may have information on an unknown suspect who set multiple small fires inside an Arbutus Wal-Mart this morning.

Fire and police personnel responded to the Wal-Mart at 3601 Washington Boulevard at 11:08 a.m. after the business was evacuated when multiple small fires were set in different areas of the building. The fires were extinguished by employees. One person was transported to an area hospital for smoke inhalation.

Police believe the woman depicted below, wearing a white sweatshirt with “Vermont” printed on the front, may have unwittingly been witness to a portion of the events and have valuable information. She was seen leaving in what is believed to be an older model Chevrolet Malibu with an unknown Maryland tag.

Anyone with information on the identity of this witness or possible suspect information is asked to contact police at 410-307-2020.

This incident continues to be investigated by the Baltimore County Police Fire Investigation Division.

This year marks the 15th annual "Shop with a Cop" program in Baltimore County. At 7:30 a.m. on December 10, 100 police officers and 110 children will leave precincts from around Baltimore County to participate in the event.

Officers and children will drive to the Walmart store in Cockeysville. Members of the Optimist Clubs will greet them as holiday music is performed by Dulaney High School students.

The children and their officer “buddies” will do holiday shopping with money provided by the Optimist Clubs of Baltimore County. Each child receives $100 to spend as he or she chooses. Usually, the children buy presents for family and friends.

After shopping, the officers and children will drive to the Outback restaurant in the Hunt Valley Towne Centre for breakfast. (Outback provides the breakfast.)

A special Baltimore County Police Department tradition, the BCoPD “Shop with a Cop” event is the largest in the state.

The Department looks forward each year to doing its part to give families a happy holiday. The event also gives children a chance to know their local police officers.

 
 
Revised June 27, 2017