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Date: Feb 14, 2018

UPDATE (February 14, 2018 11:08 p.m.):

Dennis Schaefer has been found and is safe. Thank you to all who shared his information in an attempt to help locate him.

Original Release (February 14, 2018 10:00 p.m.):

Police are searching for a 12-year-old boy reported missing from Overlea this evening and are asking for the public's assistance in locating him.

Dennis Wayne Schaefer 3rd is approximately 5'6", 135 pounds, with short brown hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing blue jeans and a black jacket when he left for Parkville Middle School around 7:35 a.m. after having an argument with his father. He did not return home on the bus, and although he sometimes walks home to the 100 block of Overlea Avenue he never returned home today. Dennis does not have a history of leaving home. He has no money or phone with him. 

Police are asking anyone who may have information regarding Dennis Schaefer's whereabouts to contact them at 410-307-2020. You can also contact the White Marsh Precinct (9) directly at 410-887-5000.

Police are seeking assistance from the public in identifying this burglar who broke in to a home in the unit block of Gywnnswood Road in Owings Mills around 7:40 p.m. on Thursday, January 25.

The burglar was caught on the homeowner's surveillance camera walking up the sidewalk and knocking on the front door. The suspect tried to gain access from the front door, a rear door, and was finally successful in gaining access through an unsecured rear window, causing an alert to be electronically sent to the homeowner. The homeowner immediately called 9-1-1 but the burglar was able to flee with a wallet containing cash and credit cards prior to police arriving on the scene.

Anyone who recognizes this suspect or has information regarding this crime is asked to contact police at 410-307-2020. The Baltimore County Burglary Unit is continuing to investigate this crime.

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:

Revised June 27, 2017