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UPDATE (September 3  8:24 a.m.):

William Charles Ellis has been located unharmed in Harford County.

UPDATE (September 1  1:10 p.m.):

Baltimore County Police are continuing to search for 59-year-old William Charles Ellis. He was reported missing from the 9100 block of Franklin Square Drive 21237 on August 27 and was seen on Friday, August 28 in the area of BWI airport. In addition, it has been reported that he was seen in the Philadelphia area.

Officials are concerned because Ellis does not have required medication with him.

The search for William Charles Ellis is being led by the Baltimore County Police Missing Persons Unit.

Anyone with information on William Charles Ellis is asked to call police at 410-307-2020.

Original release (August 27  9:12 p.m.):

Baltimore County Police are asking for the public’s help in locating a 59-year-old man with various illnesses.

William Charles Ellis, of the unit block of Sudbrook Lane in Pikesville, was last seen on August 27 around 11:20 a.m. in the 9100 block of Franklin Square Drive, 21237, in Precinct 9/White Marsh. Ellis requires medication for multiple ailments.

He is described as a white male, 6’0” tall, 270 pounds, with brown hair, and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing green scrubs and a black medical boot on one foot. He may use a walker.

Police have information that Ellis took a cab to the BWI Airport, which he is known to visit. Police at BWI Airport have been notified. He also is known to frequent the area around his Pikesville home and White Marsh Mall.

Anyone with information about William Ellis is asked to call Baltimore County Police at 410-307-2020

The next edition of Police Report, the Baltimore County Police Department’s cable TV program, runs through August.

The topic in the opening segment is Precinct 9 White Marsh. Captain Chris Kelly, commander of Precinct 9 White Marsh, discusses the daily operations and activities in the White Marsh area of Baltimore County.

The second segment focuses on home safety during the warm weather months. Sergeant Charles Fleet of the Woodlawn Precinct’s Community Outreach Team offers crime prevention tips to help prevent your family from becoming a victim of crime during the vacation and summer season.

The program airs five days a week on Cable Channel 25, only in Baltimore County. The times are:

Monday: 10:30 a.m., 3:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Tuesday: 9 a.m., 3:30 p.m. and 10 p.m.
Wednesday: 2 p.m. and 5 p.m.
Thursday: Noon, 4 p.m. and 10 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m., 5 p.m. and 9 p.m.
Saturday: 11 a.m., 4 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Sunday: 11 a.m., 4 p.m. and 8 p.m.

Police Report is available online if you would like to watch it on your own computer, on your own schedule.

UPDATE (November 18 5:43 p.m.):

A federal criminal complaint has been filed against Victor Arroyo in the Federal District Court for the State of Maryland. The complaint charges him with transportation of a minor.

UPDATE (November 17 5:11 p.m.):

Police in North Carolina have charged 22-year-old Victor Arroyo of Raleigh in connection to the Jasmine Baker case.

Baltimore County Detectives have also obtained an arrest warrant for Victor Arroyo charging him with kidnapping in connection with what happened in Baltimore County in this case. He has not been served with the arrest warrant yet.

UPDATE: November 15, 10 a.m.

Jasmine Leighlin Baker was returned to Maryland this morning by FBI agents. She will be interviewed by BCoPD's Crimes Against Children Unit as part of this ongoing investigation, after which she will be returned to the care and custody of her family.

The suspect, a North Carolina man whose identity has not yet been released, is held in North Carolina by federal law enforcement agents, who continue to question him. Charges are pending.

"It took dedication and skill on the part of our detectives and our partners at the FBI's Baltimore office to find this young girl. I am proud of the work they have done on this case," Baltimore County Police Chief Jim Johnson said.

Original post:

Jasmine Leighlin Baker, the 12-year-old White Marsh girl who disappeared Tuesday morning after she left for school, was located by federal officers in North Carolina this evening.

FBI agents, who have been assisting BCoPD with this case, found Jasmine at about 10:30 p.m. in a residence in the Raleigh area. She appears unharmed and is in North Carolina, in the care of our federal law enforcement partners. She has been taken to a hospital for a medical examination.

Jasmine was in the company of a North Carolina man, believed by police to be in his 30s. This man is being questioned by federal agents.

Detectives continue to investigate how Jasmine met this man and the nature of their interactions over the past few days. Jasmine has not yet been interviewed.

Digital forensics -- specifically, the clues provided by Jasmine's activity on her iPod and Xbox -- played a crucial role in detectives' ability to find her.

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