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Original release (March 22, 2016  9:44 a.m.):

The Baltimore County Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating a man missing from the Cockeysville area.

Gregory Simpson is a 46-year-old African American man, 6’4”, and weighs 270 pounds. It is not known what he might be wearing.

Simpson should be operating a silver Chrysler 300 with Maryland license plates of 2BE0003.

Simpson was last seen on March 5 at the Walmart on Frankel Way in Cockeysville. He resides in the Unit block of Lake Ridge Place 21030.

The search for Gregory Simpson is being led by the Baltimore County Police Missing Persons Unit.

Anyone with information on Gregory Simpson is asked to call police at 410-307-2020.

This year marks the 14th annual "Shop with a Cop" program in Baltimore County. At 7:30 a.m. on December 12, 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.

Mother Nature only postponed “Shop With a Cop.” This Saturday, December 21 at 7:30 a.m., 110 officers and as many children will leave precincts from around Baltimore County to participate in the 12th Annual “Shop With a Cop” event.

Officers and children will drive to the Walmart store in Cockeysville. Once there, the children and their police officer “buddies” will do some holiday shopping with money provided by the Optimist Clubs in Baltimore County. Each child gets $100 to spend as they choose. Typically, however, most kids buy presents for friends and family.

After shopping, the officers and children will drive to the Outback restaurant in the Hunt Valley Towne Centre for breakfast. The breakfast is provided by Outback.

Largest Event

Baltimore County’s “Shop With a Cop” was started by Officer Michael Schmitz, Precinct 11/Essex, in 2001 and is the largest “Shop With a Cop” event in the state. This is a special Baltimore County Police Department tradition.

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

 
 

Revised April 6, 2016