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Keyword: 21206

Baltimore County Police arrested a man after responding to a domestic-related shooting yesterday afternoon.

Police responded to the 100 block of Walnut Avenue, 21206 at 3:47 p.m. for a call of a shooting. Detectives determined that the suspect was involved in an altercation with a woman at his home when another man attempted to intervene. The suspect shot the man in the lower body, and was then subdued and disarmed by other people in the home who held him until officers arrived on the scene.

Both the victim and the suspect were transported to local hospitals for treatment. Both are expected to survive.

The suspect, identified as James Thomas Blue (59) of the 100 block of Walnut Avenue, 21206 is charged with attempted first degree murder, first degree assault, second degree assault, and the use of a firearm in a felony. He is held on a no bail status at the Baltimore County Detention Center pending a bail review hearing.

Baltimore County Police arrested a man after responding to a burglary call at Gardens of Faith Memorial Gardens yesterday.

The property manager called police at 2:20 p.m. after the man broke into a mausoleum and was seen shattering glass display cases containing urns and memorabilia. He stole jewelry and other items that had been left in the display cases, then destroyed the urns containing the ashes of the deceased. He used a fire extinguisher to destroy a number of marble tombstone vaults containing human remains and discharged the fire extinguisher around the mausoleum.

Booking photo of Emanuel Eric PadillaThe suspect, identified as Emanuel Eric Padilla (22) with no fixed address, fled toward Kenwood Avenue where responding officers located him and placed him under arrest. Jewelry and other memorabilia was recovered from the suspect. Officials estimate the destruction and theft value at over $50,000.

The Baltimore County Police Burglary Unit is continuing the investigation into this case. They will be working with cemetery personnel to identify and return the stolen property to the families affected by this incident as quickly as possible.

Padilla remains in custody, charged with the following:

  • Second degree burglary
  • Fourth degree burglary
  • Destruction of property
  • Theft
  • Removing human remains
  • Destroying funerary object

UPDATE (April 2, 2018 11:13 a.m.):

Thanks to tips from the public following the release of information on the robbery and carjacking of a pizza delivery driver on Whitby Road, police have arrested and charged one juvenile suspect and continue to follow up on leads they believe have led to the identification of two additional suspects, who will also be facing charges.

Baltimore County Police want to thank the public for their cooperation and dedication to the safety of their communities. It is the combined efforts of police and communities working together that brings criminals to justice and keeps Baltimore County safe for its residents.

Original Release (March 23, 2018 12:28 p.m.):

Baltimore County Police are asking for the public's help in identifying three suspects involved in the armed carjacking of a pizza delivery driver in the White Marsh Precinct on Saturday, March 3 around 7:40 p.m.

As the delivery man was returning to his car after delivering a pizza in the 5600 block of Whitby Road, 21206, he was approached by the three suspects, one of whom pointed a handgun at the victim while the other two stole cash, a cell phone, and the victim's wallet from his pockets. The suspect with the gun fled the location in the victim's vehicle, which was later recovered. The other two suspects fled the location on foot toward Emelia Woods Court.

Two of the suspects were caught on a store surveillance camera when they attempted to use the victim's credit cards shortly after the robbery. Police are asking anyone who recognizes either of these suspects or has any information regarding this robbery and carjacking to contact them by calling 410-307-2020. This incident is being investigated by the Baltimore County Police Robbery Unit.

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, text message or online.

Phone: 1-866-7LOCKUP

Text message: Text "MCS" plus your message to "CRIMES" (274637)

Web tip:

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