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UPDATE (June 29  2:30 pm.):

Ricky Tolson, the man wanted in connection with the attempted robbery of a BP gas station in Lutherville, has been taken into custody. He is charged with armed robbery and related charges.

Tolson is being held at the Baltimore County Detention Center on $50,000 bail.

Booking Photograph of Ricky Calvin Tolson

Original release (June 19):

The Baltimore County Police Department has obtained an arrest warrant for a suspect in connection with a June 17 attempted robbery in Lutherville.

The initial investigation into the incident has indicated that on June 17 at approximately 2 p.m., the suspect entered the store at a BP gas station in the 1600 block of York Road 21093. He approached the counter with a hand under his shirt as if he had a gun and demanded money and lottery tickets.

The suspect then came around the counter and tried to take the register but was pushed away by the cashier. After two customers entered the store, the suspect fled without taking anything.

The investigation led detectives to identify 36-year-old Ricky Calvin Tolson as the suspect.

Tolson is described as a white male, 5’07”, 170 pounds, with two tear drop tattoos under his left eye and one tear drop tattoo under his right eye. He also has tattoos all the way down his left arm and a DMI tattoo on the left side of his neck.

The arrest warrant charges Tolson with armed robbery and related charges.

This incident remains under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Robbery Unit.

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

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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:

One man has been charged following a fight that shattered a window at a York Road Subway store in Precinct 6/Towson early Saturday morning.

Police have charged 26-year-old Jonathan Tyler Pugh of the 200 block of West Seminary Avenue 21093, with disorderly conduct, destruction of property and disturbing the peace. He was released on his own recognizance.

At 1:49 a.m., an officer on foot patrol observed a fight involving two men at Subway store in the 400 block of York Rd 21286. The officer saw Pugh pushing the other man through the Subway's glass window. The officer saw the men hit a table that subsequently hit the window, breaking it.

The fight was captured on a citizen's cell phone video and has been widely circulated.

The officer helped the man that he believed to be the victim from the window and took Pugh into custody. The man who was not arrested was uncooperative and left the scene before his identity could be verified. As a result of the video and other investigation, additional charges may be pending against one or both men.

Both participants received minor injuries during the fight. Both declined transportation to a medical facility.

Booking Photo of Jonathan Tyler Pugh

UPDATE (March 3):

Baltimore County Police have released updated information concerning the crash on York Road in Hunt Valley yesterday afternoon.

At 3:50 p.m. yesterday, Baltimore County Police and Fire personnel responded to York Road and Shawan Road for a report of a serious crash. When officers arrived on the scene, they found that eight vehicles were involved and there were multiple people injured.

The initial investigation into this incident has indicated that a 2007 Lexus RX was stopped in the left turn lane from north-bound York Road to west-bound Shawan Road. Stopped behind the 2007 Lexus RX was a 2013 Toyota Ciena and a BMW 325.

Stopped on north-bound York Road at Shawan Road was a 2010 Lexus RX. Stopped behind the 2010 Lexus RX was a 1998 Toyota Avalon, a 2012 Nissan Quest, and a 2011 Jeep.

A 2009 Nissan Murano was traveling north-bound on York Road. The Murano struck the rear of the 2011 Jeep and the side of the BMW 325. This caused a chain reaction crash that involved the rest of the vehicles. Investigators believe that the Nissan Murano had been speeding.

An adult female from the BMW was transported to Sinai Hospital for treatment. Four occupants (Three adults and one juvenile) were transported to area hospitals for treatment. The current conditions of these people is unknown.

The driver of the 2011 Jeep was transported to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center where he remains hospitalized in serious condition.

The driver of the Nissan Murano, 71-year-old Robert Earl Shoulders of the Unit block of Quiet Stream Court 21093, was arrested and charged with driving while suspended, driving without a license, and failure to control speed to avoid a collision. Shoulders is being held at the Baltimore County Detention Center on $5,000 bail.

The Baltimore County Police Crash Team continues to investigate this incident.

Booking photograph of Robert Earl Shoulders

Original release (March 2):

At 3:50 p.m. this afternoon, Baltimore County Police and Fire personnel responded to York Rd and Shawan Rd in Hunt Valley for a report of a serious crash. When they arrived on the scene, officers found that a total of eight vehicles were involved.

The preliminary investigation into the crash has indicated that a vehicle had been traveling north-bound on York Rd approaching Shawan Road. The vehicle was believed to have been speeding when it struck another vehicle and started a chain reaction that resulted in damage to six more vehicles. A total of six people went to area hospitals. None of their injuries are believed to be life-threatening.

Crash Team is continuing to investigate.

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