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Date: Sep 14, 2015

UPDATE (September 15  7:38 p.m.):

Kareem Raquan Riley has been returned to Maryland from New York. He is being held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center.

Booking Photograph of Kareem Raquan Riley

UPDATE (September 14  3:25 p.m.):

Baltimore County Police have charged six men in connection with the August 9 shooting in Middle River that left a man deceased.

  • Keith Terrell Harrison (18) of the 3000 Block of Cherryland Road 21225 is charged with first-degree murder and is being held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center.
  • Michael Anthony Jobes (20) of the 1600 Block of 32nd Street 21218 is charged with first-degree murder and is being held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center.
  • Hassan Emanuel Jones (18) of the 2600 block of Wilkens Avenue 21218 is charged with first-degree murder and is being held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center.
  • Christian Isaiha Lemel Tyson (18) of the 4300 block of Adelle Terrace 21229 is charged with first-degree murder and is being held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center.
  • Ramart Emanuel Wilson (19) of the Unit block of South Monastary Avenue 21229 was charged with first-degree murder and was released on $50,000 bail.
  • Detectives obtained an arrest warrant for Kareem Raquan Riley (19) of the 800 block of Lyndhurst Avenue 21229 charging him with first-degree murder. Riley was taken into custody in New York and is expected to be extradited back to Maryland sometime today.

Just before 4:30 a.m. August 9, police responded to Dark Head Road and Redthorn Road 21220 for a cardiac arrest call. When they arrived on the scene, officers found 26-year-old Sandeep Bhulai of the 2200 block of Redthorn Rd 21220 lying in a grassy area. He had suffered multiple gunshot wounds and was declared deceased at the scene.

The investigation into this incident has indicated that the victim had just returned from work and was sitting in his car when the suspects, who had come to the neighborhood to steal a car, approached him. The suspects pulled him out of the vehicle and took his wallet and cell phone. The victim was then shot with three different caliber guns.

The suspects fled the scene, leaving the victim’s car behind.

This incident remains under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Homicide Unit.

Booking Photograph of Keith Terrell Harrison

Booking Photograph of Michael Anthony Jobes

Booking Photograph of Christian Isaiha Lemel Tyson

Booking Photograph of Ramart Emanuel Wilson

Booking Photograph of Hassan Emanuel Jones

UPDATE (August 10  1:02 p.m.):

Baltimore County Police are continuing to investigate after the body of a man was found in Middle River early Sunday morning.

At 4:28 a.m., police responded to Dark Head Road and Redthorn Road 21220 for a cardiac arrest call. When they arrived on the scene, officers found 26-year-old Sandeep Bhulai of the 2200 block of Redthorn Rd 21220 lying in a grassy area. He had suffered multiple gunshot wounds and was declared deceased at the scene.

Bhulai’s body was transported to the Office of The Chief Medical Examiner for an autopsy. The autopsy determined that the cause of his death was multiple gunshots and the manner of his death was homicide.

This incident is under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Homicide 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.

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UPDATE (August 9  6:11 p.m.):

Baltimore County Police have identified the homicide victim who was found on Darkhead Road early this morning as 26-year-old Sandeep Bhulai of the 2200 block of Redthorn Rd 21220. He was pronounced deceased at the scene as a result of multiple gunshot wounds.

Police continue to investigate the circumstances leading up to Mr. Bhulai's death.

No further details are available at this time.

Original release (August 9  11:45 a.m.):

Baltimore County police are investigating a homicide in the Essex area.

Just after 4 a.m. this morning, police received a call for a body that was found at the end of Darkhead Road near Redthorn Road. Police determined that a man in his twenties suffered from multiple gunshot wounds. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene. There are no suspects and no known motive at this time.

If anyone has any information about this homicide please call the Baltimore County Police at 410-307-2020.

Police Chief Jim Johnson has promoted two new colonels, one to supervise the Criminal Investigations Bureau and another to supervise the Operations Bureau.

The promotions accompany a reorganization of the Police Department's existing Operations Bureau, currently comprising Patrol, the Criminal Investigations Division and Support Operations, an 1,800-member bureau. The new structure approved last week by Chief Johnson will produce two commands of more manageable size, a change designed to improve efficiency and quality of supervision.

  • Evan M. Cohen, 56, will serve as the Colonel in charge of the Criminal Investigations Bureau, supervising the BCoPD sections that investigate the most serious crimes. Cohen currently serves as the Major in charge of CID, a command to which he was appointed in 2012. A 33-year veteran of BCoPD, his career includes extensive command experience in both Patrol and Operations, as well as Internal Affairs and Human Resources.
  • Alexander D. Jones, 46, will serve as the Colonel in charge of the Operations Bureau, supervising the 10 precincts, patrol operations and all support operations. A 20-year BCoPD member, Jones currently serves as Major in charge of the Patrol Division, a command to which he was appointed in 2011. Jones has spent his career in Operations and Patrol.

Jones becomes the highest-ranking minority member in BCoPD and the second African American to hold the rank of Colonel, the second-highest rank in the police hierarchy.

"We are fortunate in Baltimore County to have the opportunity to promote commanders of such experience and integrity," said Chief Johnson.

County Executive Kevin Kamenetz expressed confidence in Cohen and Jones as leaders and noted that the promotions mark another step in the County's commitment to diversity at all ranks of its public safety agencies. "These promotions are an important move toward a police department that reflects and understands its citizenry."

 

UPDATE (September 14  8:10 a.m.):

Baltimore County Police have identified the remains found on the campus of CCBC Catonsville in June as those of 49-year-old Andrew Bibo. Bibo had a last known address in the 100 block of Prospect Avenue 21228 but his father told police that he had not lived there in over a year.

Just before 1 p.m. on June 11, Baltimore County Police responded to the Catonsville campus of the Community College of Baltimore County (800 block of Rolling Road 21228) after surveyors working in a wooded area nearby found human remains.

The skeletal remains were taken to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner where they were identified as those of Andrew Bibo. The cause of death has been listed as undetermined.

UPDATE (June 12):

The Baltimore County Police Homicide Unit continues to investigate after human remains were found on the Catonsville campus of the Community College of Baltimore County Thursday. There are no signs of foul play. The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner will attempt to make a positive ID of the remains.

Original release (June 11):

Human remains have been found on the Catonsville campus of the Community College of Baltimore County (800 block of Rolling Road 21228).

Baltimore County Police responded to the Rolling Road entrance to the college at 12:38 p.m. this afternoon after surveyors working in a wooded area nearby found human remains.

Detectives are uncertain exactly how long the remains have been at the location. The body is not that of Timothy Getka, a man who remains missing from the Catonsville area.

The remains will be taken to the Office of Chief Medical Examiner for an autopsy.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 410-307-2020.

 
 
Revised June 27, 2017