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Date: Mar 19, 2019

UPDATE (March 19, 2019 2:19 p.m.):

Baltimore County Police Homicide detectives have made an arrest for homicide in the suspicious death of a man on Kinship Road in Dundalk last week.

Booking photo of Albert MuldrowPolice began investigating the death of Martino Robert Duffin (32) as a homicide due to the suspicious circumstances surrounding the man's death when they found him in his apartment. Officers were responding to a 9-1-1 call from concerned family members after they were unable to contact him late last week.

An autopsy conducted by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner ruled Duffin's death a homicide by gunshot wound.

As a result of the early investigative measures taken by Homicide Unit detectives, evidence was collected that led them to charge Albert Myron Muldrow (31) of the 8400 block of Pioneer Drive, 21144 with first degree murder today. He is held at the Baltimore County Detention Center on denied bail status pending a bail review hearing.

Detectives are continuing to investigate to determine a motive for this killing.

Original Release (March 18, 2019 4:01 p.m.):

Baltimore County Police Homicide Detectives are investigating a suspicious death in Dundalk after police find the resident dead in his apartment.

Family members contacted police around 6 p.m. Friday night to have officers check on the welfare of Martino Robert Duffin (32) of the 100 block of Kinship Road, 21222, indicating they hadn't heard from him since Tuesday and were unable to reach him by phone. When officers arrived at the location they made entry into the residence where they discovered the body of Duffin with undetermined trauma to the upper body. He was pronounced deceased at the scene.

This incident is being investigated as a homicide with no suspect information at this stage in the investigation. Police are asking anyone who may have seen or heard anything out of the ordinary at that location late last week, or anyone who may have possible information regarding this incident, to contact Homicide detectives by calling 410-307-2020. Callers may remain anonymous.

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

Private NonProfit (PNP) organizations that suffered damages during the May 27-28, 2018 flooding have until April 2, 2019 to apply for disaster relief loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration.

Severe storms caused flooding throughout the region on May 27-28, 2018. The southwestern portion of Baltimore County and neighboring Howard County were hardest hit. Catonsville received more than 10 inches of rain, and Howard County's Ellicott City was devastated by flash floods.

PNPs in Baltimore and Howard counties are eligible to apply for low-interest Economic Injury Disaster Loans to assist with damages caused by the storm.

Eligible PNPs must not provide critical services of a governmental nature. Eligible PNP organizations include, but are not limited to, food kitchens, homeless shelters, museums, libraries, community centers, schools and colleges.

The SBA says it offers Economic Injury Disaster Loans to help eligible PNPs meet working capital needs, such as ongoing expenses. This assistance is available regardless of whether the organization suffered physical property damage. Loan amounts may be as high as $2 million, with an interest rate of 2.5 percent over 30 years. The SBA sets loan amounts and terms based on the applicant's financial condition.

The deadline to return Economic Injury Disaster Loan applications is April 2, 2019.

Applicants may apply online using the Electronic Loan Application at SBA's secure web site, DisasterLoan.sba.gov.

Disaster loan information and application forms can be obtained from the SBA's Customer Service Center, 800-659-2955 (800-877-8339 for the deaf and hard-of-hearing), or by sending an email to disastercustomerservice@sba.gov.

Loan applications can be downloaded from www.sba.gov

Mail completed applications to: U.S. Small Business Administration, Processing and Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport Rd., Fort Worth, TX 76155.

UPDATE (March 19, 2019 12:53 p.m.):

The Baltimore County Police Robbery Unit has released images from the High's surveillance video of suspect Rogge dressed in the unicorn costume during the armed robbery, as well as a photo of the discarded costume where it was recovered by police.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It should also be noted that the booking photo provided for suspect Rogge is from a 2017 arrest. No booking photo for this crime is available as he remains hospitalized in serious condition.

UPDATE (March 18, 2019 5:17 p.m.):

Baltimore County Police have charged two suspects in the armed robbery of High's Dairy Store on Long Green Pike early Saturday morning.

Jacob William Rogge (28) of the 7900 block of Bradshaw Road, 21156 is charged with armed robbery, robbery, first and second degree assault, theft, and destruction of property after robbing the High's store around 5 a.m. Saturday morning dressed in a full-body white and pink unicorn costume and wielding a crow bar, which he used to smash one of the registers when he demanded money from the employee.

Rogge fled with cash and cigarettes in a silver Hyundai Elantra driven by his accomplice, Joseph Philip Svezzese (27) of the 600 block of Thames Way, 21014. Svezzese is also charged with armed robbery, robbery and theft.

Officers responding to the call passed the silver Elantra which fit the description of the suspect vehicle. Before officers could turn around and stop the vehicle, it lost control and crossed over the oncoming traffic lane on Manor Road at Sweet Air Road, crashing into mailboxes, a BGE pole, shrubbery and finally a boulder, which redirected the vehicle back across Manor Road where it came to a stop after striking a tree.

Both suspects were transported to area hospitals with serious injuries. Svezzese was treated and released and is held without bail pending a bail review hearing. Rogge remains hospitalized in serious condition, receiving an initial bail hearing this afternoon resulting in no bond status. 

Evidence was recovered at the scene of the crash linking the suspects to the robbery. The unicorn costume was discarded prior to the crash but later recovered by police off the side of the roadway in some bushes.

Original Release (March 16, 2019 12:32 p.m.):

Baltimore County Police are investigating an armed robbery this morning involving a suspect who was wearing a unicorn costume.

Officers responded to a call for an armed robbery at the High’s store in the 13500 block of Long Green Pike just after 5 a.m. with a suspect described as being dressed as a unicorn and armed with a crowbar.  Police also received information that the suspect fled the location in a silver passenger vehicle.  

While responding to the scene officers passed a silver passenger car heading in the opposite direction on Glen Arm Rd.  Officers turned around to catch up and make an investigative stop on the vehicle but instead found the vehicle had already become involved in a single vehicle crash in the 14200 block of Manor Rd.  

Two occupants of the vehicle were transported to an area hospital with serious injuries sustained during the crash. Detectives of the Baltimore County Police Criminal Investigations Bureau, Robbery Unit, are continuing to investigate their involvement in the robbery.  This is currently an active investigation.

 
 
Revised June 27, 2017