Skip Navigation

Baltimore County iWatch Logo

Public Safety News

 

Baltimore County Police and Fire News

Official News Blog of Baltimore County police, fire, homeland security and emergency management. Call 911 to report crimes in progress and emergencies.

Photo of Sergeant Mark Parry, killed in the line of duty.Baltimore County Police Officers will wear mourning bands on their badges on Monday, January 21, in memory of a fallen hero.

On December 31, 2001, Sergeant Mark Parry was scheduled to be off but came into work so someone else could take off. He was on patrol on Joppa Road in Towson when a drunk driver struck the unmarked police car he was riding in. The drunk driver fled the scene but was later taken into custody.

Sergeant Parry was rushed to the hospital where he died from his injuries on January 21, 2002. He was married and the father of three children.

UPDATE (January 18, 2019 12:11 p.m.):

The officer involved in a crash that killed a pedestrian on a skateboard early yesterday morning is identified as Officer D. Roussey, permanently assigned to the Woodlawn Precinct. Officer Roussey has been a member of the Baltimore County Police Department for four years and remains on active duty during the continuation of the crash investigation.

UPDATE (January 18, 2019 10:02 a.m.):

The pedestrian involved in yesterday morning's collision with a police patrol vehicle has died. He is identified as Brandon Michael Williams (31) of the 2600 block of West Park Drive, 21207.

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

Original Release (January 17, 2019 9:39 a.m.):

Police are investigating a pedestrian-involved crash involving a Woodlawn Precinct patrol officer this morning.

The preliminary investigation indicates that the officer was enroute to a call for service, traveling southbound on Whitehead Road near Whitestone Road around 3:50 a.m., when the officer struck the pedestrian, a 31-year-old-man who was traveling northbound in the southbound lane of Whitehead Road on a skateboard. The pedestrian suffered life-threatening wounds and was transported to an area hospital for treatment. The officer was not injured.

The Baltimore County Police Crash Investigation Team is investigating to determine all factors involved in this crash.

The suspect in a deliberate hit-and-run crash in Lochearn yesterday morning has been arrested and charged with assault and other related criminal and vehicular charges.

William Eugene Brown Jr. (24) of the 1000 block of Craftswood Road, 21228, was arrested at his home around 11 a.m. yesterday following multiple calls to 9-1-1 regarding a crash at Patterson and Wildwood Avenue at about 7:50 a.m. indicating that the drivers of the vehicles were fighting. The driver of the suspect vehicle, Brown, fled the scene before police arrived.

The investigation revealed that Brown, driving a blue 2003 Chevrolet Cavalier, was following the victim eastbound on Wildwood Avenue. When the victim's vehicle, a Chevrolet Impala, stopped at the intersection at Patterson Avenue the suspect rear-ended the victim's Impala, pushing the Impala into the intersection where it was struck again on the passenger side by a Dodge Challenger. The Impala was pushed across the intersection where it struck the front of a brick home. Brown responded in his vehicle to the crash site and began a verbal confrontation with the driver of the Impala, then attempted to physically fight with both the driver and another adult passenger before getting back into his Cavalier and attempting to strike the other driver with his vehicle before fleeing the scene.

Three occupants of the Impala, including the adult driver, an adult male passenger, and a toddler were transported to an area hospital with suspected minor injuries. The driver of the third vehicle was not injured and did remain at the scene.

Police indicated that there were conflicting accounts given by both drivers of what precipitated the initial crash on Wildwood Avenue.

Brown is currently held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center pending a bail review hearing.

 
 
Revised June 27, 2017