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Date: Oct 15, 2019

The driver of a Jeep Cherokee involved in a single-vehicle crash on Kenwood Avenue this morning has died.

The preliminary investigation revealed that the Jeep was traveling westbound on Kenwood Avenue approaching the intersection at Lillian Holt Drive around 7:30 a.m. For unknown reasons, the Jeep failed to stop at the red traffic signal and continued through the intersection until it struck a light support pole and came to a stop. The driver, identified as Norris Carl Assam (77) of the 1800 block of Hanford Road, 21237, was transported to MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center where he was pronounced deceased.

The Baltimore County Police Crash Investigation Team is continuing their investigation into the factors contributing to this fatal crash.

UPDATE (October 15, 2019 11:06 a.m.):

The man found deceased in a field in Upperco yesterday afternoon is identified as Thomas Blanton Jr of the 2300 block of Mayberry Road, 21158.

Detectives from the Baltimore County Police Homicide Unit are continuing to investigate the circumstances surrounding the death and await the results of an autopsy by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.

Original Release (October 14, 2019 5:46 p.m.):

Police are investigating after a body was found in a field in Upperco this afternoon.

Police responded to the 16800 block of Ridge Rd at 12:28 p.m. after an adult man's body was discovered in the field.

The Baltimore County Police Homicide Unit is investigating to determine the identity of the man and will await autopsy results from the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner to determine cause and manner of death.

Anyone with information should contact detectives by calling 410-307-2020. Callers may remain anonymous.

UPDATE (October 15, 2019 12 p.m.):

Baltimore County Police continue to ask for the public’s help in providing information about the murder of Idrissa Derme. On this date in 2018, Idrissa was shot to death while making a food delivery in the 900 block of Vanderwood Road, 21228. Derme’s car, a black 2008 Honda Accord with Maryland registration '1DG7315', VIN 1HGCP26858A088892, is also still missing. 

If anyone has information about this murder, please call 9-1-1. Metro Crime Stoppers is offering a reward up to $2,000.00 for information leading to the arrest and/or indictment of a suspect in this case.

 

UPDATE (August 25, 2019 4 p.m.):

Baltimore County Police continue to search for the killer of Idrissa Derme, who would have celebrated his 47th birthday yesterday.

Derme’s car, a black 2008 Honda Accord with Maryland registration '1DG7315', VIN 1HGCP26858A088892, is also still missing. The victim was killed on October 15, 2018 in the 900-block of Vanderwood Road, 21228 while making a food delivery.

If anyone has information about Idrissa’s murder, please call 9-1-1 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7-LOCK UP. Those calling Metro Crime Stoppers may be eligible for a reward of up to $2,000. 

Original Release (March 8, 2019 12:56 p.m.):

Shooting on Vanderwood Road Leaves One Man Dead

Baltimore County Police are asking for the public’s help locating a homicide victim’s Honda Accord, stolen after he was shot to death while making a food delivery in October.

Homicide detectives learned that Idrissa Derme’s car was stolen following his murder on October 15, 2018 and are now asking for help locating the car, a black 2008 4-door Honda Accord with Maryland registration ‘1DG7315’. The vehicle identification number (VIN) is ‘1HGCP26858A088892.’ The Accord has a sunroof and, prior to being stolen, had minor damage to the hubcaps and front bumper.

Derme was making a food delivery for Pat’s Pizza & Pasta in the 900 block of Vanderwood Road around 8 p.m. when he was shot at least once in the upper body. A passerby discovered Derme lying unconscious in the street, where he was pronounced deceased upon arrival of police and medics. It was later learned that Derme’s Honda Accord was missing.

If anyone has information about this murder, please call 9-1-1. Metro Crime Stoppers is offering a reward up to $2,000.00 for information leading to the arrest and/or indictment of a suspect in this case.

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, online or via mobile app.

Phone: 1-866-7LOCKUP

Web tip: www.metrocrimestoppers.org

NEW Mobile App: P3TIPS

 
 
Revised June 27, 2017