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Date: May 2015

UPDATE (May 31):

Baltimore County Police have identified the man taken into custody in connection with a Friday morning barricade incident in Pikesville. Wayland L Clay (51) of the 1600 block of 14th Street in Rock Island, IL is charged with first-degree burglary, first-degree assault, and related charges. He is being held at the Baltimore County Detention Center on $750,000 bail.

Clay has also been charged with breaking into the same home on May 23. He is being held on $250,000 bail in that case.

Booking Photograph of Wayland L Clay

UPDATE (May 29 11:14 a.m.):

Baltimore County Police have taken a suspect safely into custody after he barricaded himself inside of a Pikesville home this morning.

Police were called to a home in the 3900 block of Princely Way 21208 at 5:15 a.m. for an alarm call. When police arrived at the location, a female resident of the home ran out and stated that the suspect had a gun. The officer could see the suspect just inside of the front door.

Police called in specialized resources, closed off area roads. and asked residents to stay inside while they worked to bring the incident to a peaceful end.

Just before 9:30 a.m., the suspect peacefully surrendered to police. He has been taken to an area hospital for an evaluation but also faces criminal charges in connection with this incident.

The suspect is the ex-boyfriend of the resident of the home and had never lived there.

Original release (May 29 9:22 a.m.):

Baltimore County Police are on the scene of an armed subject in a home in the 3900 block of Princely Way in Pikesville.

Police responded to the home at 5:15 a.m. this morning for an alarm call. When officers arrived on the scene, they encountered an armed subject on the front porch. That subject ran into the home. Police have called in specialized resources to ensure the safety of the community. The armed subject is believed to be the only person in the home.

Several area streets have been blocked because of the incident and residents in the direct area of the home are being asked to stay inside.

Further details will be released as they become available.

Baltimore County Police have charged a suspect in connection with a Thursday afternoon home invasion in Owings Mills that left two senior citizens injured.

At 4:19 p.m., Baltimore County Police responded to a home in the 9900 block of Middle Mill Drive 21117 for a report of a home invasion. When officers arrived on the scene, they found a 76-year-old man and his 76-year-old wife suffering from injuries to their heads.

The initial investigation into this incident has indicated that the couple were inside their home when they heard a knock at the door. When the woman opened the door, she encountered the suspect who started to strike her with what appeared to be a handgun. He then pushed her into a closet near the front door.

When the male came to see what was going on, the suspect struck him in the head several times with the gun and demanded the keys to his Lexus. The suspect took the keys to the Lexus and tried to start it, but was not successful. The suspect then fled the scene on foot.

The male further told police that the gun broke while the suspect was beating him with it. Police found a piece of plastic, which appeared to be from an air soft gun, in the area where the suspect assaulted him. A broken air soft gun was later found in a wooded area close to the scene.

Both victims were transported to an area hospital for treatment.

Officers located the suspect nearby and took him into custody. He has been identified as 21-year-old Wesley John Moore Jr of the 5100 block of Raintree Road 21218. He has been charged with home invasion, armed robbery, and related charges. He is being held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center.

Investigators believe that this was a targeted crime.

Booking Photograph of Wesley John Moore Jr

Baltimore County Police are investigating a Thursday night shooting in Essex that left a man injured.

At 10:22 p.m., Baltimore County Police responded to the Unit block of Rumelia Circle 21221 for a shooting. When they arrived on the scene, they found an adult male victim suffering from a single gunshot wound to the mid-body. He was taken to an area hospital for treatment and is expected to survive.

The initial investigation into this incident has indicated that the victim had been walking in the area of Sandalwood Road and Rumelia Circle when he encountered several suspects and began arguing with them. During the argument, two of the suspects produced handguns and began to shoot at him. He then ran from the scene.

This incident is under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Violent Crimes Unit.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call police at 410-307-2020 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP.

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If your tip to the Metro Crime Stoppers hotline leads to the arrest and/or indictment of a suspect, for a felony crime, you may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000 from Metro Crime Stoppers.

If you have information on the above crime/suspect please call, text, or e-mail: Metro Crime Stoppers hotline available 24-hours a day toll free.

Phone: 1-866-7LOCKUP

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

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Revised June 27, 2017