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  1. Investigation of possible hazardous devices in Parkville began with complaint fr...

    Investigation of possible hazardous devices in Parkville began with complaint from concerned citizen.
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    Police Investigate Report of Hazardous Device in Parkville
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    Residents of a Parkville community sheltered in place for several hours this afternoon as Baltimore County Police investigated a report of a possible hazardous device.
    2014-09-16T22:24:46+01:00http://www.facebook.com/BaltimoreCountyPoliceandFire/posts/855469521129847
  2. Shelter in place in Parkville has been lifted. No hazardous device found. Police...

    Shelter in place in Parkville has been lifted. No hazardous device found. Police investigation continues; #BCoPD will be o/s for awhile.^EA
    2014-09-16T20:16:36+01:00http://www.facebook.com/BaltimoreCountyPoliceandFire/posts/855400247803441
  3. #BCoFD units, including standby medic units, clearing Parkville scene. #BCoPD re...

    #BCoFD units, including standby medic units, clearing Parkville scene. #BCoPD remain o/s; investigation continues. ^EA
    2014-09-16T19:57:03+01:00http://www.facebook.com/BaltimoreCountyPoliceandFire/posts/855392197804246
  4. The shelter in place in Parkville remains active. Police continue to investigate...

    The shelter in place in Parkville remains active. Police continue to investigate possible hazardous device. No injuries. ^EA
    2014-09-16T19:51:35+01:00http://www.facebook.com/BaltimoreCountyPoliceandFire/posts/855390344471098

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UPDATE (September 12 12:33 p.m.):

Baltimore County Police have identified the suspect charged in connection with the stabbing at the Sparta Inn in Edgemere Thursday night as 60-year-old Herman Elbert Summers Jr of the 7000 block of North Point Rd 21219.

Herman Elbert Summers Jr has been charged with attempted first degree murder and first degree assault. He is being held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center.

Original release (September 12 9:31 a.m.):

On Thursday night at 9:52 p.m., Baltimore County Police and Fire personnel responded to the Sparta Inn in the 6400 block of North Point Road 21219 for a report of a stabbing. Upon arriving at the location, officers located an adult male victim that had been stabbed multiple times in the mid and upper-body.

The victim was transported to an area hospital where he is currently is in critical condition.

The initial investigation into this incident has indicated that the victim and the suspect became involved in an altercation at the Sparta Inn. During that argument, the suspect stabbed the victim multiple times.

The suspect was located by police in the parking lot and taken into custody. His information will be released once he is officially charged.

This incident is under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Violent Crimes Unit.

Booking photo of Herman Elbert Summers Jr

UPDATE (September 11):

Baltimore County Police have charged four men in connection with the August 17 shooting at the Welcome Inn that left a man deceased. 

  • Umar Hydeem Amin Foust (22) of the 4700 block of Wards Chapel Road 21117
  • Nathaniel Martin Lawrence (20) of the 5800 block of Waycross Road 21206
  • Pompey Olivon Lawrence (21) of no fixed address
  • Jermell Lamont Foster (19) of the Unit block of Mercury Court 21234

Umar Hydeem Amin Foust, Nathaniel Martin Lawrence, and Pompey Olivon Lawrence are charged with first degree murder. Jermell Lamont Foster is charged with first degree murder, use of a handgun during a felony, and a handgun violation. All four men are being held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center.

Just before 11 p.m. on August 17, Baltimore County Police and Fire personnel responded to the Welcome Inn (8700 block of Loch Bend Drive 21234) for a report of a shooting. Upon arriving at the location, officers discovered 30-year-old Ramel Keith Baker lying in an alley suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. He was transported to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center where he was declared deceased.

The initial investigation into this incident has indicated that the victim was in an alley when he was approached and shot by the suspects. Investigators believe that the victim and the suspects were involved in some sort of on-going dispute.

Booking photo of Jermell Lamont Foster

Booking photo for Pompey Olivon Lawrence

Booking photo of Nathaniel Martin Lawrence

Booking photo of Umar Hydeem Amin Foust

Original release (August 18):

At 10:48 p.m. Sunday night, Baltimore County Police and Fire personnel responded to the 8700 block of Loch Bend Drive 21234 for a report of a shooting. Upon arriving at the location, officers discovered an adult male victim lying in an alley suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.

The victim was transported to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center where he was declared deceased. He has been identified as 30-year-old Ramel Keith Baker of the 8700 block of Loch Bend Drive 21234.

The initial investigation into this incident has indicated that the victim was in an alley when he was approached and shot by the suspect.

This incident is under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Homicide Unit. Detectives will be working to determine if this was a targeted crime.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call Baltimore County 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: www.metrocrimestoppers.org

UPDATE (September 11):

The Office of The Chief Medical Examiner has ruled the manner of death for 18-year-old Julia Margaret Ratnaraj as accidental. The cause of death has been determined to be head and neck injuries. The investigation has indicated that she fell backwards into a sliding glass door which caused the head and neck injuries. There was no evidence of foul play.

At 11:38 p.m. September 6, Baltimore County Police and Fire personnel responded to an apartment in the 300 block of East Joppa Road 21286. When Fire Department personnel arrived on the scene, they found Julia Margaret Ratnaraj unresponsive. She was transported to St Josephs Medical Center where she was declared deceased.

Persons in the apartment told police that Julia Margaret Ratnaraj had been drinking.

The investigation into this incident continues.

UPDATE (September 9):

Investigation has indicated that Julia Margaret Ratnaraj lived on Towson University's Campus in Richmond Hall. The apartment on Joppa Road was a friend's.

Original release (September 8):

At 11:38 p.m. Saturday night, Baltimore County Police and Fire personnel responded to an apartment in the 300 block of East Joppa Road 21286. When Fire Department personnel arrived on the scene, they found an unresponsive 18-year-old woman.

Persons in the apartment told police that the woman had been drinking.

The woman was transported to St. Joseph Medical Center where she was later declared deceased. She has been identified as 18-year-old Julia Margaret Ratnaraj of the 100 block of Quail Hollow Drive 08080.

Julia Margaret Ratnaraj’s body was transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for an autopsy. That autopsy will determine the cause and manner of death.

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