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Precinct 8 - Parkville

Precinct 8 - Parkville

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Baltimore County Police are asking for the public's assistance in locating James Patrick Thompson, missing from the Arizona Avenue area of Parkville.

James Thompson was last seen in April of 2017. His family reported him missing in November when efforts to contact him yielded no results and they became concerned for his welfare.

James Thompson is 35-years-old, approximately 5'10", 180 pounds, has close-cut blonde hair or may have a shaved head, and blue eyes. He has both a lip and eyebrow piercing in which he usually wears hoops. He is known to frequent the area of Elrino Street in Baltimore City, has previously stayed in motels along the Route 40 corridor, and may be in the company of his ex-wife, Heather, whom police have also not been able to locate.

Anyone who may have information on his well-being or whereabouts is asked to contact police at 410-307-2020. The Baltimore County Police Homicide/Missing Persons Unit continues to investigate this case.

At 8:30 p.m. the victim was approached from behind by three unknown suspects who stole his wallet, then fled the scene in a white minivan.
At 3:30 p.m., an unknown suspect approached the victim from behind outside the Wells Fargo bank,  then snatched an envelope from her hand. The suspect met up with another suspect, then fled the scene.

The Precinct 8 Officer of the Month recipient for both July and August is Officer R. Kenion #4808.

In July, Officer Kenion led his shift in case clearances and arrests. He handled a myriad of calls and made arrests of shoplifters, a drunk driver, the thief of a stolen vehicle, and arrests of two burglars. His supervisors describe him as a thorough investigator who coordinates well with other officers and units during his investigations to bring them to completion. He is a team player, a dependable back-up officer, as well as a trusted acting supervisor.

His most notable case was that of a 2nd degree assault on a vulnerable adult at a group home for intellectually challenged adults. Officer Kenion conducted a thorough investigation with professionalism and the necessary sensitivity to the victim and his family. It was a difficult case given the inability of witnesses to give articulate statements as to the circumstances. However, he persisted, and a consultation with the State's Attorney's Office resulted in charges against the suspect.

Officer Kenion continued to lead his shift in case clearances and arrests in August. He had a number of notable cases, including one involving great police work on his part in reference to overnight smash-and-grab type burglaries in the White Marsh Precinct commercial district along Pulaski Highway. He immediately began an aggressive patrol of commercial areas in Parkville, and it wasn't long before he caught the suspects attempting to break into  the Fun Wok Restaurant on Belair Road. A short pursuit ensued, followed by a foot pursuit that led to the arrest of one of the suspects. Officer Kenion then assisted K9 in tracking down the second suspect. As a result, Officer Kenion cleared 3 attempted commercial burglaries and recovered their vehicle, which he determined was also stolen.

In another case, this one involving a residential burglary alarm, Officer Kenion displayed excellent situational awareness and officer safety tactics when he observed an occupied vehicle in front of the residence and approached on foot. He was able to observe a female in the vehicle along with a .45 caliber handgun on the floor between her feet. She was arrested and the handgun, found to be unregistered and loaded with a round chambered, was confiscated along with Marijuana and Cocaine.

Lastly, while assisting another officer in the stop of a reported stolen vehicle, Officer Kenion engaged in a foot pursuit of the driver when he attempted to flee into a residential neighborhood. The suspect, however, didn't know from whom he was running. According to Officer Kenion's supervisor, "Officer Kenion, fancying himself the model of physical fitness, was able to quickly apprehend the juvenile suspect who was unable to outrun Officer Kenion." Watch out, bad guys! And congratulations to Officer Kenion on the excellent job he does as a police officer for the Parkville residents!

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Revised September 26, 2016