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Detectives from the Baltimore County Police Violent Crimes Unit are investigating a shooing that seriously injured a man in the Woodlawn Precinct last night.

Police were called to the 900 block of Coleridge Road, 21229 for a shooting around 10:15 p.m. when a man was struck several times in both the upper and lower body, suffering life-threatening wounds. He was transported to an area hospital for treatment. The suspect(s) fled the area prior to arrival.

Anyone with information on this shooting, or who may have seen or heard anything in the area at that time, is asked to contact police at 410-307-2020. Callers may remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward if submitting tips through Metro Crime Stoppers.

Original release (April 19, 2016  10:58 a.m.):

Baltimore County Police are investigating a fatal crash this morning in Arbutus.

Just before 6:30 a.m. this morning, Baltimore County Police and Fire personnel responded to the 5100 block of Westland Boulevard 21227 for a serious crash. When personnel arrived on the scene, they found that there were two vehicles involved and both drivers were injured.

The preliminary investigation into the crash has indicated that a Chevrolet Cobalt was traveling east-bound in the 5100 block of Westland Boulevard. A Ram van was traveling west-bound in the same block. The Chevrolet Cobalt entered the west-bound side of Westland Boulevard and struck the Ram van head on. The Ram van then struck a vehicle that was parked and unoccupied.

The driver of the Chevrolet Cobalt, 24-year-old Jessica Lauren Bowen of the 4700 block of Amberly Avenue 21229, was transported to Saint Agnes hospital where she was declared deceased. The driver of the Ram van was transported to the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center. His current condition is unknown.

The crash is under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Crash Team. That investigation is expected to take several weeks.

Baltimore County Police are asking for the publics’ assistance in identifying a woman involved in several incidents where stolen checks were cashed at local M&T Banks.

On February 27, a female suspect came to the drive through window at an M&T Bank in the 4600 block of Wilkens Avenue 21229. She presented a check to get cashed to the teller along with a drivers license that matched the information on the check. The teller cashed the check, giving the woman several hundred dollars. It was later learned that a book of checks, that included the check presented, and the driver’s license presented had been stolen from a vehicle in Baltimore City sometime on February 26 or February 27. That incident had been reported to Baltimore City Police.

On March 17, the female suspect came to the drive through window at a different M&T Bank in the 4600 block of Wilkens Avenue. She presented a check to get cashed along with the same driver’s license used in the February 27 incident. The check was for a different account and bank than the first check. The check was made payable to the person named on the driver’s license. The check was cashed and the suspect was given several hundred dollars.

On March 18, the female suspect came back to the first bank’s drive through window and presented the same drivers license as before along with a check for the same bank and account as in the March 17 incident. The check was made payable to the person named on the driver’s license. Since the name on the license was now flagged, the teller told the suspect that she would have to come inside to complete the transaction. The vehicle then drove off without getting any money, but leaving the check and driver’s license behind. It was learned that the check had been stolen from a car in Howard County.

The license the suspect left at the bank was returned to the rightful owner.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call police at 410-887-0872. Tips can also be submitted on-line or emailing

Revised June 27, 2017