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Date: Sep 2019

Police continue to investigate this morning's fatal crash in Milford Mill involving a Baltimore County Fire Department medic unit.

Medic 18, assigned to the Randallstown Fire Station, was dispatched at 12:16 a.m. to the 1500 block of Ingleside Ave., 21207, for a medical emergency involving a patient with chest pain.

Medic 18 was operating in emergency status, traveling eastbound on Liberty Road when, at 12:21 a.m., a Toyota Camry emerged from a parking lot exit and tried to make a left turn onto westbound Liberty Road. The Toyota and the medic collided; the medic struck the Toyota on the driver's side, pushing the Toyota into three parked vehicles.

The driver of the Toyota, identified as Elmer Everett Creek (67) of the 3600 block of Marriotts Lane, 21244, was transported to Northwest Hospital where he was pronounced deceased.

The paramedic and emergency medical technician who were riding in Medic 18 were transported to the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center as a precautionary measure. Both were released this morning.

A Critical Incident Stress Management Team was available to BCoFD personnel at the scene and at the fire station.

The Baltimore County Police Crash Investigation Team responded to the scene to conduct the crash reconstruction and further the investigation into the circumstances surrounding the crash.

Two people died in accidental dwelling fires over the weekend -- a man in Woodlawn and a woman in Lansdowne.

6100 block Windsor Mill Rd., 21207

The victim is Clarence Alvin Foster, 66, who lived in the home where the fire occurred. 

Fire Department crews were dispatched at 3:43 p.m. on Saturday, September 28 to a dwelling fire with rescue in the 6100 block of Windsor Mill Rd. First-arriving firefighters found smoke showing. Firefighters entered the home and found heavy fire at the rear of the first floor, in the kitchen area.

Two people, the victim and a woman, were in the home; the woman escaped on her own and was transported, Priority 1, to the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center. 

Firefighters found Clarence Foster unconscious on the dining room floor. Medic crews transported him to Sinai Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.

BCoPD fire investigators determined that this was an accidental cooking fire.

2400 block Zion Rd., 21227

The victim is Sandra Kathleen Hutchins, 73, who lived in the home where the fire occurred.

BCoFD units were dispatched at 10:25 p.m. on Sunday, September 29 to the 2400 block of Zion Rd., 21227 for a dwelling fire. First-arriving crews found a single-story home, fully involved with fire. A caller reported that the occupant was still in the house.

Fire crews conducted search and rescue and located the victim, unconscious, on the first floor near the bathroom. Firefighters removed her from the home and transferred her to a medic unit, where she was pronounced dead by EMS personnel.

BCoPD fire investigators determined that this was an accidental electrical fire that began in the bedroom.

 

suspect vehicleDo you recognize this car? If you do, you just might be able to help identify three burglary suspects that made off with electronics stolen from the business center at The Berkleigh in Greenleigh at Crossroads.

The female suspect (scroll to bottom for suspect images) was dropped off at the apartment complex in the 6200 block of Greenleigh Avenue, 21220 around 7:10 p.m. on Monday, September 16. She was let into the secured business center by another tenant, and a short time later she let in the dark skinned male suspect. The suspects took two computers, concealed them in the yellow topped container he is seen carrying in the center photo below taken from surveillance video, and exited the building. They were picked up by the driver in what appears may be a gold Buick with a large dent in the trunk of the vehicle. 

The driver of the vehicle is the light skinned male suspect (right side), also caught on surveillance video outside of the building while he waited for the other two to return. 

If you recognize any of these suspects, if you recognize this vehicle or have seen it driving around in any specific area, contact Baltimore County Police Burglary Unit 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

 
 
Revised June 27, 2017