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UPDATE (September 20, 2017 12:57 a.m.):

Josephine Parks has been located safe.

Original Release (September 19, 2017 10:28 p.m.):

Baltimore County Police in conjunction with Maryland State Police have issued a silver alert for 91-year-old Josephine Parks from the 100 block of Rodeo Circle in Middle River.

Josephine Parks was driving behind a family member into Baltimore County eastbound on Pulaski Highway at 64th Street in the White Marsh Precinct around 5:30 p.m. when the vehicles became separated in traffic and she disappeared. They had intended to drive to the White Marsh Mall but she never made it there.

Josephine Parks is driving a silver 4-door 2002 Hyundai Accent with Maryland registration plates 'BRP0160.' She is approximately 4'11", 159 pounds with brown eyes and short gray hair. She was last seen wearing a blue blouse and blue pants. She does not have a working cell phone with her and may become disoriented or confused.

Anyone who may have seen her silver Hyundai Accent or may have seen Josephine Parks is asked to contact the White Marsh Precinct at 410-887-5000.

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.

Revised June 27, 2017