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Police are asking for the public's assistance in locating Michael Hayes (23), missing from the Windsor Mill area.

Michael is approximately 5'9" and 175 pounds. He was last seen at the intersection of Liberty Road and Rolling Road on Saturday, September 9. He was wearing a white coat and blue jeans.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to contact police at 410-307-2020. This missing person case is being investigated by the Baltimore County Homicide Unit due to the length of his absence.

Fire Chief  Kyrle W. Preis III has announced the promotion of two members to the rank of EMS Captain.

The newly promoted members are:

  • EMS Lt. Rob Paugh, who will manage EMS providers BCoFD's "B" shift; and
  • EMS Lt. Tim Rostkowski, who oversees EMS training at the Fire-Rescue Academy in Sparrows Point.

The promotions are effective September 30.

Police are investigating a shooting that has left a 23-year-old man injured in Gwynn Oak.

The victim was inside the vestibule area of an apartment building in the 5900 block of Franklin Avenue around 2:58 p.m. today when he was shot multiple times in the upper and lower portions of his body by an unknown suspect. The suspect fled before police arrived on the scene. The was transported to an area hospital for treatment while police continue to canvass the area for clues and witnesses. Police believe that the victim was the intended target of the shooting and that there is no danger to the public at this time.

Anyone with information on this shooting or the suspect is asked to contact police at 410-307-2020. The Baltimore County Violent Crimes Unit continues to investigate at this time.

Reward Offered

Metro Crime Stoppers, an organization that is separate from the Baltimore County Police Department and Baltimore County Government, offers rewards for information in connection with felony offenses.

Anonymous tips can be sent to Metro Crime Stoppers by phone, text message or online.

Phone: 1-866-7LOCKUP

Text message: Text "MCS" plus your message to "CRIMES" (274637)

Web tip:

Revised June 27, 2017