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Date: Jun 11, 2015

Baltimore County Police are investigating a Wednesday night stabbing in Parkville that left a man injured.

The initial investigation into this incident has indicated that at approximately 7:33 p.m., the adult male victim was in the 3200 block of Willoughby Road when the suspect stabbed him once in the lower body.

The victim was taken to an area hospital for treatment. He is expected to survive.

This incident is under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Violent Crimes Unit. Detectives will be working to determine if this was a targeted crime.

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

Callers to Metro Crime Stoppers

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)

Web tip: www.metrocrimestoppers.org

The Baltimore County Police Department is advising residents to be aware of criminals that are targeting the elderly members of our communities.

The suspects will approach their elderly victims, and claim that they are from Baltimore County, the Water Department, or BGE. They will tell the victim that they need to check water, water pipes, or need to do some type of inspection. In some cases, the suspects wore bright yellow traffic vests and showed identification badges. While one suspect distracts the victim, the other suspect will enter the home and steal money, jewelry, and other valuable items.

Baltimore County Police offers the following tips to prevent deception burglaries:

  • Do not allow uninvited repair workers into your home, especially if they want to fix something that you have not noticed is a problem (such as a leaky roof)
  • If someone claims to be at your home for an inspection, ask for identification and contact their company prior to allowing them into your home
  • Keep doors locked when possible to prevent anyone from entering your home while you are outside the house
  • Call 911 immediately if someone attempts to enter your home or you suspect someone is attempting a deception burglary
  • Watch for people offering services in your community and make sure to write down a description of the individuals and their vehicle, including a tag number
  • Older residents and those living alone are often targeted – keep in contact with your neighbors to ensure that they are not victimized
  • Always research companies before hiring them to ensure that they are legitimate companies with a good reputation

As with other crimes, you can make your neighborhood an uncomfortable place for criminals to be: report any suspicious activity.

More crime prevention tips are available on our website:

http://www.baltimorecountymd.gov/Agencies/police/media/crimeprev_homes.html#deceptionburglaries

 
 
Revised June 27, 2017