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Date: Nov 7, 2017

Updated Release: (11/7/2017 2:30 p.m.) 

Baltimore County Police continue to search for Arran Road burglary suspect. Police believe the suspect is responsible for at least one additional burglary in the Towson Precinct area. If anyone has information about this suspect, please call Baltimore County Police at (410) 307-2020 or call Metro Crime Stoppers. 

Original Release: (10/17/2017 2:00 p.m.)

Baltimore County Police are asking the public for assistance in identifying a burglar who attempted to enter an occupied home in the 1100 block of Arran Road in Towson just after midnight on Friday, October 6. 

The burglar was caught on the homeowner’s surveillance camera entering an exterior sunroom at 12:04 a.m., peeking through the sliding glass door into the kitchen where the resident was walking around.  At 12:06 a.m., the burglar can been seen in the video walking around the sunroom carrying what appears to be a handgun in his right hand, attempting to open the sliding glass door. He quickly leaves when he is spooked by the homeowner’s dog. The burglar left the yard for about 6 minutes before returning through a rear gate at 12:12 a.m., again attempting to open the sliding glass door. This time the dog can be heard frantically barking, and the burglar flees the location through the rear gate. The homeowner then exited the house and followed the dog to the rear gate, where he saw the suspect fleeing through a back alley.

Anyone with information on the identity of this suspect is asked to contact police at 410-307-2020. The Baltimore County Police Burglary Unit is continuing to investigate this incident.

Reward Offered

Metro Crime Stoppers, an organization that is separate from the Baltimore County Police Department and Baltimore County Government, offers rewards for information in connection with felony offenses.

Anonymous tips can be sent to Metro Crime Stoppers by phone, text message or online.

Phone: 1-866-7LOCKUP

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

Two elderly women have died of injuries sustained in separate fires that occurred over the past week.

6600 Block of Dalton Drive

Lucy Jean Thomas, 77, of the 6600 block of Dalton Drive, 21207, died Monday at Sinai Hospital.

On November 1 at about 5 p.m., Thomas was at home in the 6600 block of Dalton Drive with two other adults when a fire began. Thomas' boyfriend escaped uninjured. Thomas and her 57-year-old son jumped from a second-story, bedroom window. The son was transported to the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center with serious injuries, and Thomas was transported to Sinai in critical condition.

Baltimore County Police fire investigators have determined that this fire began on the kitchen stove and was related to unattended cooking.

The Pikesville Fire Station's Engine 2 was the first responder. Nineteen BCoFD units responded.

Unit Block of Francine Court

Pearline Knox Felder, 93, of the unit block of Francine Court, 21133, died today at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center.

On November 4 at about 3 a.m., firefighters responded to a call for a carbon monoxide alarm at the Francine Court address; first responders saw smoke coming from the home.

The victim was unconscious when firefighters rescued her from the living room. Medic crews transported her to Northwest Hospital; she was later transferred to Bayview.

This was an accidental electrical fire, BCoPD fire investigators say.

Revised June 27, 2017