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Date: Feb 2017

UPDATE (February 28, 2017 12:57 p.m.):

Michael Kennard Jones, the suspect wanted in connection with multiple burglaries, a home invasion robbery, and the malicious killing of a pet turtle during a burglary, is in the custody of the Baltimore City Police Department.

A citizen saw Michael Jones walking in the 1300 block of North Milton Street this morning and called the Baltimore City Police. He will be processed at the Baltimore City Central Booking facility and transferred later to the Baltimore County Police Department for service of the County warrants.

The Baltimore County Police Department would like to thank the Baltimore City Police Department and the County and City citizens who became involved and aided us in the search and capture of this felon.

Original Release (February 27, 2017 1:40 p.m.):

Baltimore County Police have obtained a warrant for the arrest of a suspect who needlessly killed a pet turtle during a burglary.

The resident returned to find her home ransacked, and her pet turtle, Donatella, dead on the floor.


The investigation determined that during the overnight hours from January 20-21, while the victim was away, two suspects entered the residence in the unit block of Barnwell Court in Parkville through an unsecured ground floor window. They stole numerous electronic devices and accessories, two television sets, gift-cards, checks, and jewelry. Before leaving, one of the suspects removed Donatella from her aquarium home, and impaled her with a knife-sharpener.

On February 17 police arrested one of the suspects, identified as Calvin Krasheen Fogg (24) of the 4400 block of Marble Hall Road, 21218.

The second suspect, believed to be the person responsible for killing Donatella, is still outstanding. He is identified as Michael Kennard Jones (23), previously known to reside in the 3200 block of McElderry Street, 21205. He is wanted on charges of 1st degree burglary, aggravated cruelty to kill an animal, and is also wanted in connection with a previous home invasion robbery with a gun.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Michael Jones is asked to contact police at 410-307-2020. Do not approach Michael Jones, as he is considered a dangerous subject.

Anyone with information on this case can also submit a tip to Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP. For more information on other ways to contact Metro Crime Stoppers, as well as information on rewards offered by or through them, check their website at 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.

This incident remains under investigation by the Baltimore County Burglary Unit.

UPDATE (February 24, 2017 9:15 a.m.):

Booking photo of Christopher Engles, who brought a gun to Perry Hall High School.The student who brought a gun into Perry Hall High School yesterday is identified as 17-year-old Christopher James Engles of the unit block of Bellhurst Way, 21234. He is currently being held at BCDC on a no bail status.

He is charged as an adult with the following:

  • Possession of a Firearm by a Minor
  • Possession of a Dangerous Weapon on School Property
  • Carry/Conceal a Dangerous Weapon
  • Wear/Carry a Handgun on his Person

Original Release (February 23, 2017 4:42 p.m.):

A student is being charged after bringing a firearm to school today.

The School Resource Officer at Perry Hall High School was notified after one student was seen showing off a gun to other students in the hallway. He did not threaten or point the gun at anyone. Police believe the student did not have any intent to harm anyone with the firearm.

The officer located the student, who was cooperative, and recovered the gun. The student was taken into and remains in police custody pending formal charges.

This incident remains under investigation by the Precinct 9 Outreach Unit.

Baltimore County Police have charged a 17-year-old male in connection with six incidents of graffiti and one second degree burglary in the Towson and Cockeysville areas.

An investigation was initiated on January 26 after three different incidents of graffiti were reported in the Towson and Cockeysville precincts. In the week following, three additional similar graffiti incidents were reported in the Towson area.

The incidents involving the vandalism include the following:

  • On January 25 at St. Pius School in the 6000 block of York Road, 21212, a swastika was painted on a dumpster and graffiti was painted on the backboard of a basketball hoop
  • On January 25 at Valley Fields Park South in the 8500 block of Wellington Way, 21093, a swastika and graffiti was painted on the sidewalk and the front of the restroom building
  • On January 25 in the 600 block of York Road, 21204, a swastika was painted on a resident's driveway
  • On January 25 in the 1800 block of Landrake Road, 21204, a swastika and graffiti was painted on the front and side of a resident's vehicle
  • On January 27 in the 500 block of Woodbine Avenue, 21204, graffiti was painted on the side of a resident's vehicle
  • On February 1 at the Baltimore County Human Resource Building in the 300 block of Allegheny Avenue, 21204, graffiti was painted on the side of the building

Detectives from the Towson Precinct's Investigative Services Team obtained surveillance video from one of the incidents. With that, along with the cooperation of community groups and neighbors, they were able to develop information that led them to identify the juvenile as one suspect involved in all of these cases.

In addition, working with Burglary detectives, they were also able to link the same suspect to a burglary of Graul's Wine and Spirit Shop in the 7700 block of Bellona Avenue, 21204 on January 30 where he broke a window to gain access to the business, then took a bottle of alcohol from the shelf.

The combined efforts from the initial responding officers collecting evidence and initiating the reports, the detectives continuing to work the cases and link them together, to the invaluable support and cooperation of community groups and neighborhood residents resulted in a successful end to the vandalism of our community buildings and residents' property.

Revised June 27, 2017