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UPDATE (September 24):

Baltimore County Police have charged a person with a CDS violation in connection with the July 12 incident at the Green Turtle restaurant on York Road in Towson in which Ravens player Jimmy Smith was arrested.

Jennifer Lee Koontz (29) of the 12500 Block of Park Heights Ave 21117 has been charged on a summons with CDS possession. A December 1 court date has been set. Court records indicate that she has not been served with the summons yet.

Just after 9 p.m. July 12, officers were flagged down by the general manager of the Green Turtle restaurant. The manager told the officers that there was a female “passed out” in the bathroom of the restaurant. Officers located the woman and called for medical personnel to respond to the scene.

James Michael Smith (25) was with the woman. He was arrested after he refused to follow repeated instructions by officers to leave the area of the incident.

A substance that was suspected cocaine was found in the woman's purse. A test on the substance by the Baltimore County Police Crime Lab revealed that the substance was cocaine.

Original release (July 14):

Just after 9 p.m. Saturday night, Baltimore County Police officers were flagged down by the general manager of the Green Turtle located in the 400 block of York Road 21204. The manager told the officers that there was a female “passed out” in the bathroom of the restaurant.

The officers walked into the women’s bathroom and saw a female vomiting in the sink. There was also a man in the bathroom holding the woman, so that she did not fall to the floor. Officers requested the Baltimore County Fire Department to respond to provide medical care to the woman.

Officers asked the man in the bathroom to leave so that medical personnel could attend to the sick woman. The man did not leave, and officers asked him two more times to leave before placing him under arrest.

The man was transported to the precinct and processed. He was identified as James Michael Smith. He was charged on a criminal citation with failure to obey the lawful order of a police officer and released.

James Michael Smith identified himself as a player for the Baltimore Ravens.

Booking photo of James Michael Smith

The Baltimore County Police Crash Team is investigating a Thursday night accident between a BMW and a piece of volunteer fire apparatus that injured one person.

The initial investigation into this incident has indicated that Squad 303 from the Lutherville Volunteer Fire Company and a BMW X5 had been traveling north-bound on York Road approaching Belfast Road in Timonium.  Squad 303 was traveling in a north-bound lane, and attempted to make a left turn into the parking lot of Smyth Jewelers. The BMW X5 was traveling in the center turn only lane attempting to pass the fire truck. The BMW struck the squad unit as it attempted to make the turn.

The driver of the BMW was taken to Greater Baltimore Medical Center for treatment. Investigators determined that he was at fault for the accident and issued him several citations.

No personnel on the fire apparatus were injured.

Both vehicles received disabling damage in the collision and were towed from the scene.

Revised June 27, 2017