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Date: Jun 2017

UPDATE (June 30, 11:09 a.m.):

Good old-fashioned police work by detectives of the Precinct 9 Investigative Services Unit and Community Action Team has led to the arrest of the suspect in the triple stabbing at the El Rich Motel earlier this week.

Following the stabbings, detectives spent much of Tuesday and Wednesday on foot, canvassing the area for witnesses and leads on the possible identity of the suspect. By Thursday that foot work paid off, leading them to the identity of the suspect, who they located at a Royal Farm store on 62nd Street in Rosedale.

Timothy Lee Nobles (20) of the 3800 block of East Joppa Road in Nottingham, 21236, was arrested at 9:55 a.m. yesterday. He is charged with the following:

  • 2 counts Attempted 1st Degree Murder
  • 3 counts 1st Degree Assault
  • 3 counts 2nd Degree Assault
  • 3 counts Reckless Endangerment
  • Armed Robbery
  • Theft Under $1000

Nobles is held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center.

UPDATE (June 27, 3:41 p.m.):

Continued investigation has revealed new information regarding the details of the triple stabbing at the El Rich Motel early this morning.

Police now believe that the suspect approached one of the victims outside of the motel for reasons unclear, and was escorted to the motel room where a second victim was located. An altercation between the suspect and victim in the hotel room ensued, resulting in the suspect using a knife to cut that victim. The other victim was cut while he attempted to restrain the suspect for police. The suspect fled that area and encountered a third person sitting outside of one of the motel rooms, whom the suspect, unprovoked, began to stab in the upper body before fleeing the location. This victim remains hospitalized in serious condition.

Police continue to follow leads regarding possible suspect information. Anyone with information regarding this suspect is asked to contact police at 410-887-5000.

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

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Original Release (June 27, 2017 5:27 a.m.):

Three men are injured after a stabbing at the El Rich Motel in the 8200 block of Pulaski Highway early this morning.

The preliminary investigation reveals that all three men were in a motel room around 2:30 a.m. when the suspect knocked on the door. After some exchange with the suspect, he pulled out a knife and began stabbing the three victims, then fled the scene.

A 26-year-old man suffering life-threatening stab wounds to the upper body is reported to be in stable condition at an area hospital and is expected to survive his injuries. The two other victims suffered minor injuries and are also being treated at area hospitals.

Officers of the White Marsh Precinct (9) continue to investigate this incident to determine motive and suspect information.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at the White Marsh Precinct at 410-887-5000.

Police are seeking the public's assistance in locating a mentally challenged man from Catonsville.

Kurt Block (63) left his residence in the 1400 block of Pleasant Valley Drive Saturday morning to take his usual walk to Walmart at 6205 Baltimore National Pike, but never returned home.

Kurt Block is approximately 6'01", 200 pounds, has brown eyes and grey hair, with a full beard and mustache. He may appear to to be confused or to have reduced mental functionality.

Anyone with information on Kurt Block's whereabouts is asked to contact police at 410-307-2020. The Baltimore County Police Homicide/Missing Persons Unit continues to investigate this disappearance.

Americans celebrate July 4th with picnics, cookouts, and fireworks. We like to party and, for some, that includes drinking alcohol. That’s fine, but don’t get behind the wheel.

Over the next six days, Baltimore County Police, and other Law enforcement agencies will be on the roads looking for drivers who drive impaired from alcohol and drugs.

Drinking and driving is against the law. Officers will arrest drivers who drink and drive. Driving Under the Influence is against the law. Driving Buzzed is against the law. If you are under the influence of alcohol and or drugs, the consequences are harsh. Attorney's fees, court costs, loss of driving privileges are just the beginning. Think about these key phrases:

  • Drive Sober or get Pulled Over
  • Remember Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving

There is no good reason to drive after drinking. In today’s world there are taxis, hail riding apps, plus the designated driver. As for the designated driver, arrange for the driver BEFORE you start.

Have fun and arrive home safe and sound.

Revised June 27, 2017