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Date: Jul 7, 2017

UPDATE (July 7, 2017 11:20 a.m.):

Jesse Lee Fisher was located and arrested at a motel in McConnellsburg, Pennsylvania early this morning. Baltimore County detectives were assisted by the Pennsylvania State Police in making the apprehension.

Fisher will be extradited to Baltimore County to face charges in connection with the following armed robberies:

  • June 29 - 7-Eleven at 200 Back River Neck Road in Essex precinct
  • July 4 - 7-Eleven at 204 Bowleys Quarters Road in Essex precinct
  • July 5 - Hallmark at 43 West Aylesbury Road in Cockeysville precinct
  • July 5 - Belair Cleaners at 7950 Belair Road in Parkville precinct

He also faces charges in Carroll County in connection with an armed robbery of a gas station convenience store on July 2 and charges in Baltimore City for a robbery of a dry cleaning store on July 5.

BCoPD is grateful to the citizens of Baltimore County for all of the tips and information that made identifying and apprehending this dangerous criminal possible.

UPDATE (July 6, 2017 4 p.m.):

Thanks to all of the community feedback this suspect has been identified and a warrant issued for his arrest. Detectives are now asking for the public’s help in locating this suspect.

He is 28-year-old Jesse Lee Fisher. He is approximately 5’10” tall and 160 pounds.

He was last seen traveling in a blue 2005 Chevrolet Equinox bearing MD registration ‘8BZ3951’ and may be in the company of a white female identified as Ashley Marie Wetherbee.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of either Jesse Lee Fisher or Ashley Marie Wetherbee is asked to contact police at 410-307-2020 or dial 9-1-1.

​Original Release (July 5, 2017 3:40 p.m.):

Baltimore County Police are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect who has committed multiple robberies in just the last week.

The suspect has been targeting commercial businesses in the Cockeysville, Parkville and Essex precincts, even striking multiple businesses in a single day. Police were able to capture surveillance images from a 7-Eleven on Bowleys Quarters Road in Middle River when he struck around 9 p.m. last night.

Anyone with information on the identity of this suspect is asked to contact police at 410-307-2020.

The Baltimore County Police Robbery Unit continues to investigate these related incidents.

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

Text message: Text "MCS" plus your message to "CRIMES" (274637)

Web tip:

The next edition of “Police Report,” the Baltimore County Police Department’s cable TV program, runs through August.

The opening segment focuses on boating safely and legally in Baltimore County waters. Sergeant Robert Bouder, of the department’s Marine Team, discusses what you should do if stopped by a police marine officer, as well as boating education, safety equipment, possible dangers on the water, and other valuable information for operating a vessel on the waterways.

The topic of the second segment is crime prevention and safety during the warm weather months. Sergeant Robert Harpster, of the Wilkens Precinct Community Outreach Team, provides tips that should be used to prevent your family from becoming a victim of crime during the vacation and summer season.

The program airs every day on Cable Channel 25, only in Baltimore County. The times are:

Monday: 10:30 a.m., 3:30 p.m., 7 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.
Tuesday: 9 a.m., 3:30 p.m. and 10 p.m.
Wednesday: 2 p.m. and 5 p.m.
Thursday: Noon, 4 p.m. and 10 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m., 5 p.m. and 9 p.m.
Saturday: 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m., 4 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Sunday: 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m., 4 p.m. and 8 p.m.

Police Report is available if you would like to watch it on your own computer, on your own schedule.

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