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Date: Sep 2015

The Baltimore County Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the suspects responsible for a July 27 robbery in the Dundalk/Precinct 12 area.

Just after 6:30 p.m. on July 27, police were called to the intersection of 54th Street and Bank Street 21224 for a robbery.

The initial investigation has indicated the adult female victim was in the area when she was approached by three females in a black Ford passenger car with tinted windows. The suspects “maced” her, took the purse from her shoulder, and pushed her before fleeing the scene.

The victim was transported to an area hospital for treatment of the affects of the mace.

Images of the suspects were captured on the video surveillance system of a convenience store where the suspects used a credit card that had been in the victim’s purse.

This incident is under investigation by the Dundalk/Precinct 12 Investigative Services Team.

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. Your tip must be made through Metro Crime Stoppers in order to be eligible.

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.

You can remain anonymous.

Phone: 1-866-7LOCKUP

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

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This event has been canceled due to weather concerns. Another Community Outreach event will be scheduled for March 2016.

Community Outreach officers from the Wilkens Precinct invite children in elementary and middle school to ride with them on Saturday, October 3. Children and parents should arrive at Catonsville Elementary School, 2301 Edmondson Avenue between 8:30 and 9 a.m. There is no registration and the event is free.

The fun begins at 9 a.m. when riders will bike along Edmondson Avenue towards the Trolley Trail. Bikers will continue on the trail to the end at Frederick Road before turning around and returning to Catonsville Middle School.

During the ride, there will be a short break at the intersection of the Trolley Trail and Oella Road. There will be a second break at the end of the trail at Frederick Road.

McGruff the Crime Dog will be on hand to greet everyone before the ride begins. And don't forget your helmet!

Two people have been indicted by a Baltimore County Grand Jury in connection with the death of their one-month-old son in July.

Eugene Joseph Buchta (25) of the 2800 block of Harford Road 21047 and Rachael Anne Johnson (25) of the 200 block of Patapsco Avenue 21222 have been charged with first-degree child abuse and related charges.

Just after 7 p.m. on July 3, Baltimore County Police and Fire personnel responded to an apartment in the 1800 block of Marshall Road 21222 for a report of a one-month-old male that was not conscious or breathing. Medical personnel transported the infant to Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center where he was pronounced deceased less than an hour later.

The investigation into this incident has indicated that on July 2 at approximately 10 p.m., Buchta was giving the infant a bath in a small bathing tub. He left and when he returned, the child was submerged. When he took the infant out of the water, he noticed that the water was very hot. Instead of taking the infant to a hospital, Buchta and Johnson decided to put ointment on the infant. At approximately 7 p.m. the next day, the child became unresponsive so they called 911.

An autopsy by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner of the infant concluded that the cause of death was complication of thermal injuries and the manner of death was homicide.

Booking Photograph of Eugene Joseph Buchta
Booking Photograph of Rachael Anne Johnson
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