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Date: Oct 2016

UPDATE (October 31, 2016  9:23 a.m.):

Just after 5 p.m. on October 29, Adam Thomas Lass was found deceased in a wooded area near the Unit block of South Lake Way 21136. His body was taken to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.

Criminal activity is not suspected in Lass's death.

Original release (October 24, 2016  12:08 p.m.):

The Baltimore County Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating a man missing from Reisterstown.

Adam Thomas Lass is a 58-year-old Caucasian male, 5-07, 170 pounds, with long gray hair, a beard, and mustache. It is unknown what he may be wearing.

Lass was last seen at his home in the 6100 block of Deer Park Road 21136 on October 20 at 11:40 a.m. When he left he took a NASA blanket, medication, and a survival kit with him.  Lass is known to frequent Soldier’s Delight Park and Liberty Reservoir.

The search for Adam Thomas Lass is being led by the Baltimore County Police Missing Person Unit.

Anyone with information on Adam Thomas Lass is asked to call police at 410-307-2020.

Baltimore County Police will be keeping an eye on sex offenders that are not allowed to have contact with children this Halloween.

Out of the hundreds of registered sex offenders in Baltimore County, only about 10 percent have what is called a “no contact order” as part of their probation. This, in effect, prohibits them from handing out candy to children on Halloween. Registered sex offenders that are not under such an order are not prohibited from giving candy out to children.

Undercover officers will be watching the residences of persons with a no contact order and will be coordinating with Parole and Probation agents.

Anyone who suspects that someone who has a no contact order is giving candy to children is asked to call detectives at 410-887-5584. Any other suspicious activity can be reported to 911 or Baltimore County's non-emergency line at 410-887-2222.

Original release (October 28, 2016  8:13 a.m.):

The Baltimore County Police Crash Team is investigating a Friday morning crash in Rosedale that has left a pedestrian deceased.

The preliminary crash investigation has indicated that a pedestrian was in the roadway on Philadelphia Road, just east of Golden Ring Road, when the pedestrian was struck by a truck that remained at the scene. The pedestrian was declared deceased at the scene.

Philadelphia Road is shut down in the area of Golden Ring Road while the crash is investigated. Detours have been set up but motorists are encouraged to avoid the area. The road closure is expected to last for several hours.

No further information is available at this time.

Revised June 27, 2017