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On July 1, 2018, Devon Peter Ireland (17) of the 11900-block of Thurloe Drive, 21093 was reported missing to the Baltimore County Police Department.

Family members and police searched for Devon. On July 16, 2018, Devon’s family was notified that he was located inside a vacant house on Washburn Avenue, 21225. Baltimore Police were called to the vacant house on June 29 and located the 17-year-old, deceased inside the house. According to investigators, there were no signs of trauma or foul play. Police were unable to positively identify Ireland until July 16.

The cause and manner of Ireland’s death will be determined by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. The Baltimore Police Department is continuing their investigation at this time.

WANTED: Dontae Willis

Dontae Willis, wanted for burglary

Dontae Willis is wanted on a warrant for the 2nd Degree Burglary of a detached garage in the 4500 block of Forest View Avenue, 21206 in the White Marsh precinct. He broke through a fence gate to gain access to the property, then forced the door to a garage open, from which he attempted to steal a bike. He was caught in the act and fled on foot, eluding immediate capture.

Willis is known to frequent areas in the White Marsh precinct and the Latrobe Homes area of Baltimore City. Anyone with information on Willis' whereabouts is asked to contact police at 410-307-2020. If seen, dial 9-1-1 for an immediate police response.

Baltimore County Police are asking for the public's assistance in identifying six suspects involved in the May 12 assault and robbery of a man as he was leaving Loafers Sports Bar and Grill at 6518 Baltimore National Pike in Catonsville.

The victim, 36, was leaving the restaurant around 1:25 a.m. and walking through the parking lot with two friends when he was approached by a group of men who unexpectedly began beating him until he fell to the ground, then continued to hit and kick him. Two suspects began stomping the victim in the head and body. Another suspect took property from the victim's pockets as he was still being beaten on the ground.

The victim suffered serious injuries to his head, face and body and was transported to R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma for treatment. The victim later advised police that he may have inadvertently bumped into one of the suspects as he was leaving the restaurant, which may have been the motivation for the attack.

At least one of the suspects is believed to frequent the area of Edmondson Village in Baltimore City but has yet to be identified. Anyone who recognizes any of these six suspects is asked to contact detectives at the Wilkens Precinct at 410-887-5163 or by calling 410-307-2020 after regular business hours. The Baltimore County Wilkens Precinct Investigative Services Unit is continuing to investigate this incident.

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:

Revised June 27, 2017