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Date: Dec 2019

A 93-year-old woman died of injuries sustained  in a December 29, 2019 house fire in Catonsville.

The victim is Louise Hyder Hole, who lived in the home in the1200 block of Keithmont Rd., Catonsville, 21228, and was found by firefighters in a center hallway.

Fire crews were dispatched at 5:24 a.m., and Engine 13 (Westview) arrived to find fire showing and the house fully involved. A single-story addition to the home collapsed due to fire damage.

The fire was placed under control at 6:34 a.m. and remains under investigation.

Update: (12/30/19 9:00 a.m.) 

Baltimore County Police have learned that the pedestrian involved in this crash was pronounced deceased on December 28, 2019 at 6:25 p.m. She was identified and her family was notified prior to her death. Police were able to verify her identity as Mildred Edna Tamburo,71, of the 1700-block of Hall Avenue, 21227. Crash Team officers are continuing their investigation at this time. 


Update: (12/28/19 12:00 p.m.)

The pedestrian has been identified and police have notified her family. More information will be provided as the details become available. 


Original release: (12/26/19 10:00 p.m.)  

The Baltimore County Police Crash Team needs the public's assistance in identifying a woman who was seriously injured in a December 26th crash. Just after 6:30 a.m., police responded to Smith Avenue and Lansdowne Road, 21227 for a pedestrian involved crash. The investigation revealed that the woman was attempting to cross Smith Avenue when she was struck by a vehicle. The vehicle remained at the scene. 

The woman was transported to University of Maryland Shock Trauma with life threatening injuries. Police have been unable to identify the pedestrian. The Baltimore County Police Sketch artist has completed the attached composite in an attempt to identify the pedestrian. If you have any information or can assist in the identification of the woman, please call 9-1-1 or the Baltimore County Police Crash Team at 410-887-5396. 

UPDATE (March 13, 2020 6:46 p.m.):

The Office of the State's Attorney has reviewed the facts of this incident and declined to move forward with criminal charges against the aggressor in this case.

Original Release (December 25, 2019 11:10 p.m.):

Just before 11 a.m. on December 25, 2019, Baltimore County Police were called to a home located in the 7900-block of Tilmont Avenue, 21234, for a disturbance. Police arrived and found a man suffering from an apparent stab wound to the upper body. The man was identified as William Daniel Barry, 63, of the 7900-block of Tilmont Avenue, 21234. Barry was transported to a local hospital where he was later pronounced deceased.

The subsequent investigation determined that William Barry had an argument with the family member inside the house. The two individuals lived together and were the only two inside the house at the time of the incident. During the argument, Barry punched a female family member several times on her face, knocking her to the floor. Barry eventually walked away from the woman and she was able to grab a knife. Barry started to approach the woman again at which time she stabbed Barry. This case will be reviewed by the Baltimore County State’s Attorney’s Office to determine if the woman will face any charges from this incident.

Revised June 27, 2017