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Date: Dec 2017

Update 12/31/17 12:15 p.m.

Matthew Locklear has been located and transported to a local hospital for treatment. 


Original Release 12/30/17 10:16 a.m.


Baltimore County Police seek to locate Matthew Shane Locklear, 27, of the 2100-block of Willow Spring Road, 21222. During the early morning hours of December 30, 2017, Mr. Locklear fled his home after cutting himself. He was bleeding from his arm at the time that police were called to the house. An extensive search has failed to locate Locklear.

Matthew Locklear is described as a white male, 5’3”, 150 pounds, with straight black hair, and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans.

If anyone has information about Michael Locklear, please call Baltimore County Police at (410) 307-2020.

Updated Release: 12/30/17 4:00 p.m.

Due to information from the public, County Police have identified the St. Helena Mini Mart Robber. Police received information identifying the man responsible for the December 26th robbery. Shane Reed Woodall, 26, of the 6500-block of St. Helena Avenue, 21222, has been charged with armed robbery, robbery, and theft less than $100. He is currently being held at the Baltimore County Department of Corrections on denied bail status. 

The Police Department thanks those who shared this information and to those who assisted in the identification of Woodall. 


Original Release: 12/29/17 9:45 a.m.

Baltimore County Police are asking for the public's assistance in identifying the suspect responsible for the December 26 robbery of a convenience store in Dundalk.

Just before 7:30 p.m. on December 26 officers responded to the report of a robbery at the St. Helena Mini Mart, located in the 200-block of St. Helena Avenue, 21222. The suspect entered the store, threatened the owner, and demanded cash. After taking money from the register, the suspect fled from the store in an unknown direction. The suspect is described as a white male, between 18 to 30 years old, 6’2” and approximately 160 pounds.

If anyone has information about this robbery or this suspect, please call Baltimore County Police at (410) 307-2020.

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)

Web tip:

UPDATE (December 29, 2017 3:22 p.m.):

Baltimore County Police want to thank everyone who shared this posting in the media and on social media. Terry Ratliff was very quickly located alive and well!

Original Release (December 29, 2017 12:25 p.m.):

Baltimore County Police are seeking the public's assistance in locating a missing Dundalk man.

Terry Lee Ratliff (58), of the 6900 block of Delvale Place, was last seen on December 21. He did not show up for his family's Christmas festivities and they have not been able to contact him. He is known to suffer from depression. He is approximately 5'11", 175 pounds, has brown eyes and short gray hair. His vehicle, a champagne/beige colored 2015 Chevrolet Malibu similar to the one depicted here, bearing Maryland registration 3CL0324, is also missing.








Police are asking anyone who may have seen this vehicle or has any information on the whereabouts of Terry Ratliff to contact police at 410-307-2020. The Baltimore County Police Homicide/Missing Persons Unit is continuing to investigate this case.

Revised June 27, 2017