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booking photo of Daniel Michael MitchellBaltimore County Police  arrested a man after responding to a hold-up alarm at Royal Farms in the 8800 block of Philadelphia Road, 21237.

On March 25 at 2:25 a.m., Daniel Michael Mitchell (42) of the 500 block of Franklin Avenue, 21221 was found by police walking on Philadelphia Road towards Rossville Boulevard as they responded to the call. He was arrested without incident.

Police determined that Mitchell displayed a note to a cashier, implied a weapon and demanded cash.

Mitchell is charged with first degree assault and armed robbery. He is currently being held at the Baltimore County Detention Center without bail. 

booking photo of James Everett NicholsonBaltimore County Police arrested a burglar when they responded to a call for an alarm at the Catonsville Walmart.

At 1:15 a.m. on  March 25, officers responded to the Walmart in the 6200 block of Baltimore National Pike, 21228 for a call of a burglar alarm. Responding officers noticed that someone pried open the doors to the Garden Center. During their investigation, officers found an unoccupied vehicle on the parking lot of the location with various items inside that were stolen from the store.

Moments later, James Everett Nicholson (24) of the 1500 block of Woodlawn Drive, 21228 was found by officers hiding behind a nearby tree. Nicholson was arrested and charged with theft, destruction of property, and second degree burglary. He has been released on $10,000 bond. 

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UPDATE (February 20, 2020 3:11 p.m.):

The man injured in a stabbing on Bennett Road in Essex last Friday, February 14, has died.

Margarito Miron (42) of the 7400 block of Berkshire Road, 21222 died on Tuesday, February 18.

Booking phot of Vidal Trinidad-HernandezThe suspect, identified as Vidal Trinidad-Hernandez (61), of the 100 block of Bennett Road, 21221 was charged with attempted first degree murder and first degree assault after being released from the hospital on Tuesday, February 18. The case will now be reviewed by the Baltimore County State's Attorney's Office for additional charges. He remains held at the Baltimore County Detention Center on no bail status following a bail review hearing yesterday.

Detectives are continuing to investigate the motive behind this incident.

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Original Release (February 15, 2020 11:31 a.m.):

County Police Investigating Serious Stabbing in Essex

Just after 11:30 p.m. on February 14, 2020, Baltimore County Police responded to the 100-block of Bennett Road, 21221, for a stabbing. Officers arrived and located an adult male victim in front of the location suffering from an apparent stab wound to the upper body. The victim was transported to a local hospital, his condition is currently unknown. 

As the investigation progressed, the suspect was taken into custody at the scene. He was also transported to a local hospital for medical treatment. More information will be released once the suspect is formally charged. This investigation is being handled by the detectives from the Baltimore County Police Violent Crimes Unit. 

 
 
Revised June 27, 2017