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    Patapsco High School was on lock-down in reference to wanted subject in area. Now on alert status. http://ow.ly/DeTRF ^JW
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    Gwynn Oak Man Charged With Distribution of Child Pornography

    34-year-old Roger W. Woods of the 5900 block of Queen Anne Street 21207 has been charged with possession and distribution of child pornography. He is being held at the Baltimore County Detention Center on $350,000 bail.

    The full release is available on our news blog:
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    Road Closures and Detours for Komen Race for the Cure
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    Baltimore County is host once again for the 22nd Annual Susan G. Komen Maryland Race for the Cure. On Sunday, October 26, runners from around the...
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Nearly three months ago, 16-year-old Elise Fellner of Forest Hill was trying out for volleyball at a school in Kingsville when she collapsed from sudden cardiac arrest. Her coach and the athletic director immediately began CPR; BCoFD EMS crews followed up with defibrillation using an automatic external defibrillator. Elise has recovered fully.

Today, Elise and her family joined Baltimore County Fire, EMS and elected officials at the Parkville Fire Station to raise awareness of the dangers of sudden cardiac arrest and the importance of immediate use of cardiopulmonary resuscitation and defibrillation in giving victims a chance at survival.

“It’s incredibly rewarding and moving to see people who are here today because someone cared enough to learn how to provide CPR and use an AED,” said County Executive Kevin Kamenetz.

Other local survivors of cardiac arrest also shared their stories at today’s event: Richard Beverage, 61, of Parkville; Chris Malczewski, 32, of Parkville; Bob Pollack, 53, of Middle River; Ann January, 44, of Parkville; and Kim Barranco, 48, of Towson.

“Hands Only CPR”

Today’s event was an opportunity to promote BCoFD’s “hands only” CPR program, “Lend a Hand, Save a Life.”

Hands-Only CPR is CPR without mouth-to-mouth breaths. It consists of two easy steps:

1. Call 911.
2. Push hard and fast in the center of the chest.

BCoFD’s online resource, www.baltimorecountymd.gov/handsonlycpr, provides guidelines and training opportunities around the county.

The use of CPR and AEDs is absolutely essential to preventing deaths from sudden cardiac arrest – the leading cause of death in the U.S. Each year, 350,000 Americans succumb to this condition.

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) consists of rescue breathing and chest compressions delivered to cardiac arrest victims. When cardiac arrest occurs, the heart stops pumping blood. CPR can support a small amount of blood flow to the heart and brain to buy time until normal heart function is restored.

Defibrillation sends an electrical current through an erratic heart to restore the normal heart rhythm. The sooner a sudden cardiac arrest patient is defibrillated, the greater the chances of survival.

Local Resources

The Baltimore County Fire-Rescue Academy offers monthly CPR classes, open to the public; a brochure with the 2014 schedule is available at www.baltimorecountymd.gov/fire/academy. In addition, many volunteer fire companies offer CPR training, as does the American Heart Association, www.americanheart.org.

On September 20, a detective with the Baltimore County Police Department Crimes Against Children Unit was conducting a check of the Internet for persons sharing child pornography. During this investigation, the detective identified a source that was sharing pornographic images of children.

Further investigation indicated that this source was located in a home in the 5900 block of Queen Anne Street 21207. Detectives served a search and seizure warrant on that home and recovered a desktop computer and external hard drive that contained images of child pornography.

The investigation has indicated that 34-year-old Roger W. Woods of the home in the 5900 block of Queen Anne Street 21207 was responsible for the images on the computer devices and that he knowingly and willfully possessed and distributed child pornography.

When detectives arrested Woods, they recovered a tablet computer and cell phone from his car. These items have not yet been examined.

Roger W. Woods was found to be employed in a position for a government contractor that required top secret security clearance. His employer has been notified of the arrest.

At this time, there is no evidence that Roger W. Woods has had any sexual contact with children.

Roger W. Woods has been charged with possession and distribution of child pornography. He is being held at the Baltimore County Detention Center on $350,000 bail.

Booking photograph of Roger W. Woods

UPDATE (October 22 6:17 p.m.):

Baltimore County Police have identified the person that died after a tree hit her car on Falls Road as 52-year-old Rebecca Lowery of Joppa. She was driving a 2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser south-bound on Falls Road when a tree fell and hit the vehicle. The car continued south-bound for a short distance before coming to rest. She was declared deceased at the scene.

Original release (October 22 2:55 p.m.):

Just after 9 a.m. this morning, Baltimore County Police and Fire personnel responded to the area of Falls Road and Old Pimlico Road for a report of a vehicle that had been hit by a tree.

The initial investigation into this incident has indicated that a vehicle had been traveling south-bound in the 7000 block of Falls Road when it was struck by a falling tree. The vehicle continued south-bound and later came to rest. The driver of the vehicle was declared deceased at the scene. There were no other people in the vehicle.

The identity of the driver and further description of the vehicle will be released after notification of next-of-kin.

This incident remains under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Crash Team.

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