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Date: Sep 2019

A 20-year-old man is charged with rape after a student contacted Towson University Police yesterday to report the incident.

The victim, an adult woman, advised police that she went to the suspect's apartment to watch a movie around 3:30 p.m. yesterday. When he began to make sexual advances toward her she declined, but he held her down and raped her. He initially blocked the victim from leaving the apartment but then did let her leave. Soon after she contacted Towson University Police to report the incident.

Booking photoTowson University Police were able to locate the suspect, identified as Onyekachukwu Chukwuebuk Igwilo (20) of the 400 block of Towson Way, 21286 and detained him until Baltimore County Police arrived to further the investigation, which yielded enough probable cause to make an immediate arrest of the suspect.

The victim did suffer a visible physical injury during the incident and was transported to an area hospital.

Igwilo is charged with first degree rape, attempted first degree rape, false imprisonment, and first and second degree assault. He is held on no bail status pending a bail review hearing scheduled for tomorrow afternoon.

The Baltimore County Police Special Victims Unit is continuing to investigate.

Call 410-307-2020 with identity of this suspectUPDATE (September 23, 2019 1:42 p.m.):

Detectives have identified the suspect in the robbery of an Exxon in Windsor Mill and charges are pending a final review of the case.

Original Release (September 20, 2019 1:04 p.m.):

Baltimore County Police are asking the public for help identifying this armed robber who threatened a gas station clerk with a knife.

Just before 9 p.m. on Monday night, August 5, this suspect entered the Exxon gas station at 1601 Belmont Avenue in Windsor Mill. He brandished a knife and demanded cash, then fled on foot toward Belmont Avenue.

Detectives from the Baltimore County Police Robbery Unit are asking anyone who recognizes this suspect to contact them by calling 410-307-2020. Callers may remain anonymous. Caller may also be eligible for a reward when submitting a tip 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

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

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.

 
 
Revised June 27, 2017