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Date: Jul 2017

Update 7/28/17 4:30 p.m.

Joshua Jerome Brown was located in Baltimore City and taken into custody without incident. Thank you to Baltimore City Police for providing assistance in the search of Brown.

Original Release 7/28/17 3:00 p.m.

Baltimore County Police are searching for a prisoner in their custody who escaped from inside St. Agnes Hospital located in the 900-block of Caton Avenue, 21229. Joshua Jerome Brown, 21, with a last known address of 5600-block of Loch Raven Boulevard, 21239 ran out of St. Agnes Hospital while receiving medical treatment on July 27, 2017 at 11:30 p.m. Brown was last seen running on Wilkens Avenue. Police immediately set up a perimeter around the area and have continued to conduct an extensive search for the man.

Joshua Brown is charged with the robbery of the Cricket Wireless store located in the 700-block of N. Rolling Road, 21228 on the afternoon of July 22, 2017. He was being held without bail on the charges of armed robbery, robbery, and theft between $1,000 to $10,000.00 in that case.

Brown was also charged with assault on a police officer. On July 26, 2017, an officer from the Wilkens Precinct attempted to stop Joshua Brown while Brown was driving a gold Cadillac DeVille. The officer learned that the registration plates did not belong on the car. When the officer stopped the car, Brown backed into the patrol car as the officer was getting out of the patrol car. After hitting the patrol car, Brown pulled forward and fled the area. During the investigation of the robbery, police learned that Joshua Brown was also responsible for the assault on the County officer. Brown was charged with second-degree assault and was being held without bail.

Joshua Brown is described as a black male, 6’01”, approximately 205 pounds, with brown eyes, and black hair. Brown has several tattoos on his arms, throat, neck, and right eye. Joshua Jerome Brown’s whereabouts are unknown at this time. If anyone has information, please call Baltimore County Police at (410) 307-2020.

The National Association of School Resource Officers (NASRO) presented awards yesterday during its annual School Safety Conference, honoring Baltimore County Police Chief Terrence Sheridan with the Chief Nicholas C. Derzis Safe Schools Leadership Award.

The Safe Schools Leadership Award is presented to individuals who are willing to support and further develop the SRO partnership and who exemplify leadership, innovation, dedication and proactive measures to enhance the safety of the school community.

In 1997, Chief Sheridan was the first police chief in the Baltimore-Washington region to implement a School Resource Officer program. Under the Chief’s guidance, Baltimore County has one the largest and most successful SRO Programs in the country.  In 2004 the Baltimore County SRO Program received NASRO’s Model Agency Award.

Also recognized at the ceremony were Officer Timothy Fiedler and Officer Gregory Suber as 2017 recipients of the Regional Exceptional Service Award. The Exceptional Service Award is presented to individuals who exemplify continuous and sustained service to the school community. These individuals go above and beyond what is expected of an SRO or school staff member.

Officer Fiedler has served Towson High School for nearly 15 years.

Principal Charlene DiMino writes:
"Officer Fiedler has an 'open door' policy with regards to student seeking his assistance. He has been approached by students with information regarding crimes, individuals seeking assistance with personal matters, and student interested in pursuing a career in law enforcement. With every request, Officer Fiedler gives freely of his time and always offers students the option of follow up meetings."

Officer Suber has been a police officer for more than 25 years and has always been committed to our youth.
Student David Hutch writes:

"Officer Suber is very supportive at Loch Raven Academy. No matter what path you choose for high school or athletics you know Officer Suber will be right there next to you. In times of doubt Officer Suber can’t let you fall because he wants what’s best for you, and wants to see you grow as a scholar, athlete and a person. You can trust that he won’t let you go down the wrong path. Through inspiration Officer Suber will be there for you. He is a mentor at Loch Raven Academy and helps keep us focused."


NASRO is a nonprofit organization for school-based law enforcement officers, school administrators, and school security and safety professionals working as partners to protect students, school faculty and staff, and the schools they attend. NASRO is located in Hoover, Alabama, and it was established in 1991.

On July 26, 2017, just after 3 p.m., County police received a call for a shooting victim in the 1100-block of Lisadale Circle, 21228. Shortly afterwards, police received a second call for another shooting victim located in the area of Queen Anne Street and Kent Avenue, 21207. Officers determined that the victims from both locations were involved in the same incident.

At Queen Anne Street and Kent Avenue, police found Christopher Alan White, 24, of the unit-block of Bonnie Doon Court, 21207, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. White was transported to the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center where he was pronounced dead just after 5 p.m. The other victim, a 17-year-old man, was transported to a local hospital for treatment. His current condition is unknown.

Investigators learned that White and the second man planned to meet each other on Kent Avenue. During the meeting, both men pulled handguns out and fired several shots at each other. Police continue to investigate the purpose and the details leading up to the meeting between the two.

If anyone has additional information, please call the Baltimore County Police at (410) 307-2020. The Baltimore County Homicide Unit continues to investigate this incident.

Revised June 27, 2017