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    FBI: The FBI is looking for a serial robber in the Baltimore area.

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    Winter Weather Advisory - January 29
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    Police Investigate Crash in Upperco
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    Two patients involved in a two-vehicle crash in which a commercial truck ran into a house in Upperco have been flown to the R. Adams Cowley Shock...
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UPDATE: (January 29, 1:30 p.m.)

Two patients involved in a two-vehicle crash in which a commercial truck ran into a house in Upperco have been flown to the R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center injuries that are serious but probably not life-threatening.

Police and Fire units were dispatched to the 15400 block of Hanover Pike (Md. 30), near the Sportsman's Hall roller rink, at 10:06 a.m. The Arcadia Volunteer Fire Co. was first on the scene and found that a large commercial box truck had crashed into a home that sits close to the road. One man, the driver, was trapped in the truck.

The driver of the second vehicle, a Honda Prelude, also was trapped. At 10:14 a.m., fire officials called for a heavy rescue assignment, and within minutes crews were able to free both men from the vehicles. The truck driver was extricated at 10:27 a.m.; the driver of the car was freed at 10:33 a.m.

The BCoPD Crash Team investigation has begun. The truck was traveling north on Hanover Pike and the car was traveling south on Hanover Pike. The chain of events is unclear at this early stage of the investigation. 

BCoFD hazmat crews removed the fuel from the vehicle to prevent spillage. BCoFD's Urban Search and Rescue Unit was assigned to shore up the seriously damaged house in an effort to prevent a dangerous collapse. County building inspectors will determine whether the home should be declared unsafe.

Route 30 remains closed at this time. Motorists should avoid the area.

Twenty-two pieces of fire equipment, including units from Carroll County, responded to this call.

UPDATE (January 29 11:27 a.m.):

Two people are being flown to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center by Maryland State Police medivac helicopter. Their current conditions are unknown.

The truck involved is a 16 foot box truck.

Original release (January 29 10:47 a.m.):

At 10:06 a.m., Baltimore County Police and Fire personnel responded to the area of Hanover Pike (Route 30) and Emory Road for a report of a vehicle into a house.

When personnel arrived on the scene, they found that a commercial vehicle had struck a home in the 15400 block of Hanover Pike and two people were trapped. Both persons have since been extricated. The truck went approximately 15 feet into the home which appears to be vacant.

One person is being flown to an area hospital by State Police Medivac Helicopter.

Crash Team and building inspectors are en route to the scene. The Baltimore County Fire Department Urban Search and Rescue Team is responding to shore up the home.

Hanover Pike is shut down in both directions in the area of Emory Road. Motorists are advised to find an alternate route around the area.

UPDATE (January 28):

Frederick Martin Karp was brought to Baltimore County today and has had a bail hearing.

Karp is being held at the Baltimore County Detention Center on $5,000,000 bail.

Booking photograph of Frederick Martin Karp:

Original release (January 22):

The Baltimore County Police Department has obtained an arrest warrant for an Ohio man in connection with the sexual abuse of a minor in Baltimore County.

On December 31, 2014, Baltimore County Police received information that a juvenile female residing in Baltimore County had been sexually abused over a period of time by the suspect. Detectives identified the suspect as 50-year-old Frederick Martin Karp of the 24200 block of Woodway Road in Beachwood, Ohio. Detectives learned that Karp was a Rabbi in Ohio.

Detectives traveled to Cleveland to interview Karp last week.

Based on the information developed during the investigation, detectives obtained an arrest warrant for Karp. The warrant charges him with the following offenses:

  • Sexual Abuse of a Minor – Continuing Course of Conduct
  • Perverted Practice
  • Second Degree Sex Offense
  • Third Degree Sex Offense

When police went back to Karp’s home, he was not there. Karp was later located by police at Kennedy Airport in New York and taken into custody. He remains in New York awaiting extradition proceedings.

This incident remains under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Department Crimes Against Children Unit. The investigation so far has not indicated that there were any incidents of abuse at a Baltimore area Jewish facility. Due to the on-going investigation, further information cannot be released at this time.

Baltimore County detectives have made an arrest in connection with a house fire on the grounds of Fort Howard.

James William Folk (38) has been charged with second degree arson and second degree burglary. He is being held at the Baltimore County Detention Center on $150,000 bail.

On December 20, 2014 at 8:50 p.m., Baltimore County Fire and Police personnel responded to the 9600 block of Gettysburg Avenue 21052 for a report of a dwelling fire. One responding officer reported that he could see the fire from several miles away. When fire personnel arrived on the scene, they found a three story vacant dwelling with heavy fire showing.

The fire department response was then escalated to a second alarm. Approximately 15 pieces of Baltimore County Fire Department equipment were assigned to fight the fire that was brought under control at 2:26 a.m.

Fire investigators determined that the fire was deliberately set. Their investigation led them to indentify Folk as the person responsible.

No injuries were reported during this incident.

Booking photograph of James William Folk

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