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Date: Jun 2019

Update (7/1/19 2:00 p.m.): 

Baltimore County Police Crash Team officers are continuing their investigation into the June 29th fatal crash that occurred in the 11000-block of Reisterstown Road, 21117. Police have charged Kishiya Lashawn Powell, 18, of the 1100-block of Silentglade Road, 21117 with one count of driving a motor vehicle without required license and authorization. Powell was released on her own recognizance after receiving a bail hearing on June 30, 2019. Once the investigation is completed, crash investigators will review the case with the Baltimore County State’s Attorney’s Office for any additional charges.









Original Release (6/30/19 12:17 p.m.):

Baltimore County Police are investigating a crash that killed one person and left another injured on the evening of June 29, 2019.

Police were dispatched to a parking lot in front of Target, located in the 11000 block of Reisterstown Road, at around 10 p.m. on June 29, 2019. Preliminary investigation has revealed that a 2014 Nissan Altima was pulling away from the store when it struck a legally parked 2010 Nissan Sentra. A pedestrian, who had just exited from the parked Nissan Sentra, was standing nearby holding a small child, and was subsequently also struck as a result of the collision. The Nissan Altima continued traveling forward, also striking the adult pedestrian directly and causing both she and the small child to fall to the ground.

The pedestrian was pronounced deceased at the scene and has been identified as Ravinder Rao (67) of Grist Stone Way, 21117. The child that she was holding, her granddaughter (11 months old), was transported to a local hospital for treatment of injuries and is in good condition at this time.

Baltimore County Police Crash Team continues to investigate.

Joanne R. Rund will be sworn in Monday, July 1 as Baltimore County Fire Chief. She becomes the first woman chief since the Department's founding in the late 1880s.

A formal appointment ceremony be held at 1 p.m. in Patriot Plaza in Towson. (Patriot Plaza is located between Bosley and Washington avenues and occupies the space between the Circuit Courthouse and the Historic Courthouse.)

Rund was a member of the Howard County Department of Fire & Rescue Services from 1987 until her appointment by Baltimore County Executive John Olszewski Jr. as Fire Chief.

In Howard County, Rund held leadership positions in Operations, Administrative Service, Education and Training. Prior to joining HCDFRS, she served as a volunteer EMS provider in Carroll County.

Rund holds numerous certifications in the field of Health and Safety. She serves as Associate Faculty at the University of Maryland Fire and Rescue Institute and has served as Committee Chair for the Maryland Metro Chiefs Life Safety Committee. Rund also is active with the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation.

The Baltimore County Police, Precinct 12 Investigative Services Team has arrested a suspect involved in the June 16th, 2019 disturbance that occurred in the area of Tiki Lee’s Dock Bar in the 4300-block of Shore Road, 21219. Davvaughn William Howard, 22, of the unit-block of Benkert Avenue, 21229, has been charged with three counts of first-degree assault and four counts of second-degree assault. Howard is being held without bond at the Baltimore County Department of Corrections.

On June 16, 2019 at 12:44 am, Baltimore County Police received calls for a disturbance in the area of Shore Road. Once the officers arrived, they observed several individuals lying on the ground injured. Due to the large scale disturbance, several back up officers were called into the area to control the situation.

Officers were able to determine that a group started a fight inside Tiki Lee’s. Security removed the group from the bar. As the group left, they walked up Shore Road and continued to assault random people. Police were able to identify numerous victims who were assaulted on Shore Road. At least two of the victims sought medical treatment. Detectives are continuing their investigation and need the public’s assistance in identifying additional suspects. If you have any video or information about this case, please call the Dundalk Precinct, Investigative Services Team at 410-887-7309.

Revised June 27, 2017