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Baltimore County Police have charged a 17-year-old male in connection with six incidents of graffiti and one second degree burglary in the Towson and Cockeysville areas.

An investigation was initiated on January 26 after three different incidents of graffiti were reported in the Towson and Cockeysville precincts. In the week following, three additional similar graffiti incidents were reported in the Towson area.

The incidents involving the vandalism include the following:

  • On January 25 at St. Pius School in the 6000 block of York Road, 21212, a swastika was painted on a dumpster and graffiti was painted on the backboard of a basketball hoop
  • On January 25 at Valley Fields Park South in the 8500 block of Wellington Way, 21093, a swastika and graffiti was painted on the sidewalk and the front of the restroom building
  • On January 25 in the 600 block of York Road, 21204, a swastika was painted on a resident's driveway
  • On January 25 in the 1800 block of Landrake Road, 21204, a swastika and graffiti was painted on the front and side of a resident's vehicle
  • On January 27 in the 500 block of Woodbine Avenue, 21204, graffiti was painted on the side of a resident's vehicle
  • On February 1 at the Baltimore County Human Resource Building in the 300 block of Allegheny Avenue, 21204, graffiti was painted on the side of the building

Detectives from the Towson Precinct's Investigative Services Team obtained surveillance video from one of the incidents. With that, along with the cooperation of community groups and neighbors, they were able to develop information that led them to identify the juvenile as one suspect involved in all of these cases.

In addition, working with Burglary detectives, they were also able to link the same suspect to a burglary of Graul's Wine and Spirit Shop in the 7700 block of Bellona Avenue, 21204 on January 30 where he broke a window to gain access to the business, then took a bottle of alcohol from the shelf.

The combined efforts from the initial responding officers collecting evidence and initiating the reports, the detectives continuing to work the cases and link them together, to the invaluable support and cooperation of community groups and neighborhood residents resulted in a successful end to the vandalism of our community buildings and residents' property.

UPDATE (February 14, 2017 3:45 p.m.):

Baltimore County Police have obtained images from surveillance video of the suspect involved in the sexual assault of a woman on York Road on January 5.

The suspect is seen driving onto the parking lot of Central Presbyterian Church in the 7300 block of York Road around 7:15 p.m., parking what police believe to be a silver Honda Accord. The suspect jogs off of the parking lot toward York Road, where he approaches the woman from behind and sexually assaults her. He runs from the area of the assault back to his vehicle, and at approximately 7:50 p.m. drives off the parking lot towards York Road. It is unknown which direction he travels on York Road.

Anyone who may recognize the suspect or vehicle depicted here is asked to contact police at 410-307-2020.

This crime continues to be investigated by Baltimore County Police Special Victims Team.

 

 

 

 

Original Release (January 11, 2017 3:05 p.m.):

Baltimore County Police are investigating the sexual assault of a 23-year-old woman last Thursday night in the 7000 block of York Road in Precinct 6, Towson.

The crime occurred around 7:40 p.m. when an unknown male approached a woman from behind as she was walking southbound on York Road near Dumbarton Road and sexually assaulted her. He then fled the area northbound on York Road.

The woman sought help from a nearby resident, who called police.

The woman was able to describe the suspect as a black male with a medium complexion, 5'3 - 5'5, wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt.

Anyone with information on this crime or suspect is asked to contact Baltimore County Police at 410-307-2020.

Anyone with information on this case can also submit a tip to Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP. For more information on other ways to contact Metro Crime Stoppers, as well as information on rewards offered by or through them, check their website at www.metrocrimestoppers.org. Metro Crime Stoppers, an organization that is separate from the Baltimore County Police Department and Baltimore County Government, offers rewards for information in connection with felony offenses. Anonymous tips can be sent to Metro Crime Stoppers by phone, text message, or online.

UPDATE (November 22, 2016  12:43 p.m.):

The Baltimore County Police Crash Team has completed its investigation into the April 6 school bus crash in Parkton that sent 10 people, including the driver, to area hospitals.

The crash investigation indicated that a Baltimore County School bus was traveling north-bound on York Road north of Bunker Hill Road. The bus lost control, crossed over south-bound lanes of traffic, went off the roadway, struck a utility pole, and turned on its right side.

The bus driver, 65-year-old Bonnie Faye Pessaro of Freeland, was issued the following citations:

  • Failure to drive right of center lane
  • Failure to control speed to avoid a collision
  • Failure to reduce speed on curve
  • Negligent driving
  • Operating motor vehicle when not restrained by seat belt

Pessaro is schedule to appear in District Court on January 26, 2017 in connection with the charges.

UPDATE (April 7, 2016  9:42 a.m.):

Baltimore County Police continue to investigate a school bus crash in Parkton yesterday that left 10 people injured. 

The preliminary investigation into the crash has indicated that a Baltimore County School bus was traveling north-bound on York Road north of Bunker Hill Road. The bus lost control, crossed over south-bound lanes of traffic, went off the roadway, struck a utility pole, and turned on its right side. 

There were at least 43 students and one driver on the bus. The driver, 65-year-old Bonnie Faye Pessaro of Freeland, was transported to Sinai Trauma Center for treatment. Her current condition is unknown. Nine of the students on the bus were transported to area hospitals for treatment of minor injuries. 

The crash remains under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Crash Team. That investigation is expected to take several weeks.     

UPDATE (April 6, 2016  9:31 p.m.):

The Baltimore County Fire Department has updated the number of people involved in this crash.

There were 42 people on board the bus. The driver was taken to Sinai Trauma Center and nine students were transported to area hospitals. None of the injuries are believed to be life threatening.

UPDATE (April 6, 2016  4:35 p.m.):

The Baltimore County Fire Department has updated the number of people involved in this crash.

There were 42 people on board the bus. The driver was taken to Sinai Trauma Center and eight students were transported to area hospitals. None of the injuries are believed to be life threatening.

Original release (April 6, 2016  3:49 p.m.)

At 2:36 p.m. this afternoon, Baltimore County Police and Fire personnel responded to the area of York Road and Bunker Hill Road for a crash involving a school bus. When officers arrived on the scene, they found a Baltimore County School bus on its side.

There were 39 people on board the bus. The driver was transported to Sinai Trauma Center and five students were transported to other area hospitals. The rest of the students were taken to Hereford High School.

The cause of the crash remains unknown.

The crash is being investigated by the Baltimore County Police Crash Team. That investigation is expected to take several weeks.

 
 
Revised June 27, 2017