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Date: Dec 22, 2017

Police spent much of the night searching for two critical missing juveniles, Kamar Thompson (9) and Esai Jones (11). Kamar Thompson was located earlier this afternoon, but police are still searching for Esai Jones.

The boys were believed to be together when they were last seen around 8:30 p.m. last night in the 3800 block of Washington Avenue. Esai Jones, who resides in the 2700 block of Claybrooke Drive in Windsor Mill, is approximately 5’-10”, 150 pounds, with short brown hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a red hooded sweatshirt and blue pants.

If you have any information on the whereabouts of Esai Jones contact police by calling 9-1-1 or 410-307-2020.

This case is being investigated by the Baltimore County Police Crimes Against Children Unit.

Clerk of the Court Julie EnsorThe Baltimore County Fire Department Thursday recognized 46 Fire and EMS personnel at a promotional ceremony held at Loch Raven High School.

Fire Chief Kyrle W. Preis III and Mike Day, president of the Baltimore County Professional Fire Fighters Association, Local 1311, presented the promotional certificates.

Julie Ensor, Clerk of the Court, administered the Oath of Office, while Cantor Nancy
Ginsberg delivered the Invocation and Benediction.

The recently promoted personnel are:

Fire Captain
Vernon Adamson
Kevin Gibney
Ethan Johnson
Erik Reinhardt
Eric Stacharowski
Philip Stuart
Brandon Warren

EMS Captain
Robert Paugh
Tim Rostkowski

EMS Lieutenant
Glen Harris
Craig Hutton
Melissa Schuler

Fire Lieutenant
Samuel Bramwell
Michael Cover
Kevin George
Scott  Jackson
Joseph Kelly III
John McMahon
Bryan Schulz
Travis Swonger
David Weis III
Rodney Womack

FADO (Fire Apparatus Driver Operator)
William Barquin
David Hepner
Kirsten Koenig
Stephen Mueller
Johnny Owens
Brian Palmer
Franklin Penn III
Stephen Sharp
Keith Starr
Stephan Steinberg
David Sutherland
Brian Woodley

Laura Connelly
Adam Dye
Elizabeth Larimore
Ayanna Matthews
Jesse Rutledge
Carlos Velez
Diana Yon

Fire Specialist
Matthew Dize
Katarion Jackson
Daniel Warchol
Corey Watkins

Office Administrator
Theresa Brush


Just after 11:00 p.m. on December 21, 2017, Baltimore County Police dealt with several officers and the Woodlawn Precinct facility, located in the 6400-block of Windsor Mill Road, 21207, being exposed to Fentanyl. The incident began when two people were arrested during a traffic stop. Narcotics were recovered from the suspects. The arresting officer returned to the Woodlawn Precinct to continue arrest procedures. The arresting officer and another officer started to become ill after locating a white powdered substance. Both received immediate medical attention from other officers inside the Precinct and medical personnel from the Baltimore County Fire Department. A third officer later became ill and was treated also. The three officers were transported to a local hospital for continued treatment. All three were later released from the hospital.

The Baltimore County Fire Department, Hazardous Materials Team from Station 14-Brooklandville and the Hazardous Materials Team from Station 13-Westview responded to the Woodlawn Precinct and confirmed the substance as Fentanyl. As a result, the building was evacuated of all occupants. The Precinct is expected to be reopened shortly. Police do not expect any interruption in police operations as a result of this incident. 

Revised June 27, 2017