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Date: Feb 14, 2017

UPDATE (February 14, 2017 3:45 p.m.):

Baltimore County Police have obtained images from surveillance video of the suspect involved in the sexual assault of a woman on York Road on January 5.

The suspect is seen driving onto the parking lot of Central Presbyterian Church in the 7300 block of York Road around 7:15 p.m., parking what police believe to be a silver Honda Accord. The suspect jogs off of the parking lot toward York Road, where he approaches the woman from behind and sexually assaults her. He runs from the area of the assault back to his vehicle, and at approximately 7:50 p.m. drives off the parking lot towards York Road. It is unknown which direction he travels on York Road.

Anyone who may recognize the suspect or vehicle depicted here is asked to contact police at 410-307-2020.

This crime continues to be investigated by Baltimore County Police Special Victims Team.

 

 

 

 

Original Release (January 11, 2017 3:05 p.m.):

Baltimore County Police are investigating the sexual assault of a 23-year-old woman last Thursday night in the 7000 block of York Road in Precinct 6, Towson.

The crime occurred around 7:40 p.m. when an unknown male approached a woman from behind as she was walking southbound on York Road near Dumbarton Road and sexually assaulted her. He then fled the area northbound on York Road.

The woman sought help from a nearby resident, who called police.

The woman was able to describe the suspect as a black male with a medium complexion, 5'3 - 5'5, wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt.

Anyone with information on this crime or suspect is asked to contact Baltimore County Police at 410-307-2020.

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 www.metrocrimestoppers.org. 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.

An officer on patrol in Precinct 4, Pikesville, this morning discovered a single vehicle crash that occurred overnight, killing the driver.

The officer found the vehicle, a 2002 Chevrolet Trail Blazer, on Essex Road near Queen Anne Road at about 5:18 a.m. The preliminary investigation reveals that the vehicle was traveling southbound on Essex Road when it crossed over the northbound lane and struck a tree head-on.

The driver is identified as Phillip Lamont Washington Jr (23) of the 7200 block of Fairbrook Road in Windsor Mill.

Baltimore County Crash Investigation Team continues to investigate the circumstances of this crash.

 
 
Revised June 27, 2017