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Original release (October 6, 2015  3:43 p.m.):

The Baltimore County Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating a suspect wanted in connection with an armed robbery from November of 2014.

On November 23, 2014 just before noon, police responded to the 400 block of Oriole Avenue 21224 for a report of an armed robbery that had just occurred.

The initial investigation into this incident has indicated that the adult male victim was approaching his home when two suspects came up to him. One of the suspects pulled out a gun and all three of them went into his home. The suspects took money, a social security card, a cell phone, and some narcotics before fleeing the location.

The victim was not injured during the incident.

The investigation led detectives to identify 30-year-old Keith Bran Worthington of the 100 block of Harry Lane 21117 as one of the suspects involved in this incident. Worthington has an alias of James Mack. Detectives obtained an arrest warrant for Worthington that charged him with armed robbery and related offenses.

The search for Keith Bran Worthington is being led by the Baltimore County Police Warrant Apprehension Task Force.

Anyone with information on Keith Bran Worthington is asked to call police at 410-307-2020.

The Baltimore County Police Department is now accepting applications for its Community Crime Prevention and Youth Activity Grants Program for fiscal year 2017 (July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017).

  • Community Crime Prevention grants are available for county Citizens On Patrol groups and other programs aimed at reducing crime.
  • Youth Activity grants are available for programs that provide ongoing, sustained efforts that focus on early intervention and long-term behavior modification of at-risk youth.

Only non-profit groups, community organizations and individuals that operate, or reside in Baltimore County are eligible to receive funding. An application packet that outlines program rules and requirements may be obtained by calling Mr. Sebastian Zito of the Police Department's Grants Management Team at 410-887-5637.

Completed applications must be received no later than 3 p.m. on Friday, December 11, 2015.

Baltimore County's volunteer firefighters will receive over $7.4 million in county aid during the next year to assist with the cost of preventative maintenance, fuel, utilities and peak demand operational expenses.

County Executive Kevin Kamenetz presented a ceremonial check at the September 19 annual meeting of the Baltimore County Volunteer Firemen's Association (BCVFA).

Photo of BCVFA ceremonial check presentation at annual meeting.











Baltimore County has a joint fire service that includes 25 career stations and 33 volunteer fire, rescue and EMS companies, as well as two volunteer-run canteen companies that supply food and drink to responders during strenuous incidents. The volunteer companies are independent corporations that raise most of the money needed for their operations through carnivals, bingo, fundraising drives and other activities.

In addition, each year Baltimore County provides millions of dollars in support to the volunteers.

Photo of new officers being sworn in at annual BCVFA meeting.

New BCVFA officers

The meeting also saw the election of new officers for 2015-2016. They are:

President: Glenn Resnick
Senior Vice President: Dennis Eyre
Vice President, Finance: Jamie Cahn
Vice President, Operations: Tom Ludwig
Vice President, Administration: Kathy Walker
Secretary: Robert Frank
Treasurer: William Kern
Financial Secretary: Donna Kern
Chaplain: Rev. Timothy Feaser

District Representatives

Eastern A: William Pearson
Northern A: Larry Gribble
Western A: Doug Brinkley
Western B: Scott Warner

Two District Representative offices are vacant.

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