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UPDATE (August 8 10:49 a.m.):

Gilbert Black has been located unharmed.

Original release (August 8 9:21 a.m.):

Police need your help finding a critical missing 85-year-old man with dementia who apparently became lost last night after leaving his home in Precinct 1/Wilkens.

Gilbert Black, 85, was last seen at his home in the 900 block of Regina Drive, 21227, around 8:30 p.m. when he drove away in  his car. He said he was going to watch the Orioles game at Schaefers Bar and Grill in the 100 block of W. Randall Street in Baltimore City. His wife heard from him by phone at about 3 a.m. Saturday, when he called to say he was lost; and again at about 7:20 a.m. Police do not know where Black was calling from. He has not been heard from since.

Black is white, 5'9" and 135 pounds, with gray hair and blue eyes. He should be wearing black dress pants and a light blue, long-sleeved dress shirt.

He was driving a red, 2011 Buick Lucerne, MD licence plate #MTB783.

If you have seen Gilbert Black or have information that may help police find him, call BCoPD as soon as possible at 410-307-2020.

UPDATE (May 15):

Detectives with the Baltimore County Police Department are continuing to search for the suspect responsible for a home invasion and rape that occurred March 26 in the 4000 block of Colchester Road 21229.

The Baltimore City Police Department is looking for the same suspect for a sexual assault that occurred on January 2 in the same apartment complex in the 1000 Block of Arion Park Road. City detectives are working in conjunction with county detectives on this case.

Anyone with information on these incidents is asked to call police at 410-307-2020 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP.

Original release (April 17):

The Baltimore County Police Department seeks the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect in a home invasion and rape that occurred March 26, about 2 a.m., in the 4000 block of Colchester Road 21229 in Precinct 1/Wilkens. The suspect is described as a black male, 20 to 30 years of age, medium build, approximately 5'10", mustache/beard, last seen wearing glasses and blue coveralls.

The image attached to this release is a composite sketch of the suspect developed during the investigation. The suspect is not known to the victim, a 26-year-old woman. He forcibly entered her home and assaulted her.

The Baltimore County Police Department takes violent crimes such as this seriously and have adjusted operations to ensure the safety of the community.

This incident is under active investigation by the Baltimore County Police Special Victims Unit.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call police at 410-307-2020 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP.

Callers to Metro Crime Stoppers

If your tip to the Metro Crime Stoppers hotline leads to the arrest and/or indictment of a suspect, for a felony crime, you may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000 from Metro Crime Stoppers.

If you have information on the above crime/suspect please call, text, or e-mail: Metro Crime Stoppers hotline available 24-hours a day toll free.

Phone: 1-866-7LOCKUP

Text message: Text "MCS" plus your message to "CRIMES" (274637)

Web tip:

UPDATE (March 10):

Tyreke Anthony Cooke has been located unharmed and returned home.

Original release (March 9):

Police are searching for Tyreke Anthony Cooke, a missing 12-year-old.

Police are asking the public's help finding a 12-year-old boy missing from Precinct 1/Wilkens since this morning, when he left for school but never got on the bus.

Tyreke Anthony Cooke is black, 4'10" tall and 82 pounds. He was last seen wearing a gray and orange jacket, a Denver Broncos shirt and blue jeans. This morning he left his home in the 4400 block of Alan Drive, 21229, to go to Halethorpe Elementary, but he never got on the school bus and has not been seen since.

Tyreke has health issues and takes medicine regularly.

If you have any information about Tyreke Cooke, contact police as soon as possible at 410-307-2020.

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