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Date: Dec 2019

UPDATE (December 13, 2019 2:50 p.m.):

The Baltimore County Police Homicide Unit has made an arrest in the September shooting of a woman on Fairview Avenue in Dundalk.

Ricky Raheem Charles (29) of the 3600 block of Lyndale Avenue, 21213 is charged with the first degree murder of Melissa West on September 21 following what is believed to have been a road rage incident. Charles is held without bail pending a bail review hearing.

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UPDATE (September 23, 2019 11:35 a.m.):

The woman shot and killed in Dundalk on Saturday is identified as Melissa Lynn West (30) of the 500 block of Fairview Avenue, 21224.

Police continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding the shooting and ask anyone who may have heard or seen anything to contact police at 410-307-2020. Callers may remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward when submitting tips through Metro Crime Stoppers.

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

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Original Release (September 22, 2019 12:57 a.m.):

A woman is dead following a shooting in Dundalk Saturday night.

Just before 6:30 p.m. on September 21, Baltimore County Police responded to a shooting in the 500-block of Fairview Avenue, 21224. Police arrived and found the victim outside of the location. The 30-year-old woman was taken to a local hospital where she was later pronounced deceased.

The Baltimore County Police Homicide Unit is continuing the investigation into this homicide. Anyone with information is asked to contact police by calling 410-307-2020. Callers may remain anonymous.

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Baltimore County Police have identified the man discovered by workers at the County recycling center in Cockeysville on Tuesday as John Ernest Stevens (42) of the 14000 block of 4th Street in Laurel, Maryland.

The dismembered torso of the man was discovered by workers at the Central Acceptance Facility, 10275 Beaver Dam Road, in Cockeysville around noon on December 10 as they were sorting through recyclable material. The workers noticed a tarp on the conveyer belt and upon investigating they found the body wrapped inside the tarp.

Stevens was reported missing since December 3 to the Laurel Police Department. Detectives were able to use tattoos to help identify the body. Cause and manner of death have preliminarily been determined by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner to be undetermined and homicide.

The Baltimore County Police Homicide Unit is continuing the investigation into how the body got to the recycle center, which also accepts bulk recyclable material from both Harford County and Cecil County. Anyone who may have information on this crime is asked to contact detectives by calling 410-307-2020. Callers may remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward when submitting tips through Metro Crime Stoppers.

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

Baltimore County Police are investigating an overnight shooting in Double Rock Park after the victim walked into an area hospital for treatment.

Police were alerted to a victim suffering from a gunshot wound at the hospital around 3:17 a.m. The victim advised the shooting occurred at Double Rock Park in the 8200 block of Glen Road, 21234. Detectives from the Baltimore County Police Violent Crimes Unit are continuing to investigate the circumstances surrounding the shooting. Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 410-307-2020.

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