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On July 26 just after 12:30 a.m., a suspect stood in front of the 1700 block of Earhart Road, 21221 and shined a laser pointer through the cockpit of Baltimore County Police Department's helicopter.

At the time, officers from the Baltimore County Police Department's Aviation Unit flew the helicopter over Eastern Boulevard and Orville Road, assisting officers with an unrelated investigation. Officers flying the helicopter located the suspect and he was quickly arrested by patrol officers. 

Brandon Dunevant (31) of the 1700 block of Earhart Road, 21221 was arrested and charged with pointing a laser pointer at an aircraft. He is currently held at the Baltimore County Detention Center on a no bail status. 

The Baltimore County Police Department takes these acts very seriously. Pointing a laser pointer at an aircraft is extremely hazardous to the flight crew and to people on the ground.  It should be noted that pointing a laser pointer at an aircraft is a misdemeanor that carries a $2,500 fine or up to three years jail time. 

suspect surveillance photoUPDATE (July 27, 2020 12:45 p.m.):

Baltimore County Police arrested Gregory Hightower (67) of the 1600 block of Poplar Grove St., 21216 for sexually assaulting a teenager in Lochearn on June 27.

The investigation determined that at 11:30 p.m. the victim exited the MTA bus in the 1900 block of Woodlawn Dr. Hightower also exited the bus and followed the victim, offering to walk her through the wooded area which is a cut through to Kincheloe Ave.

As they approached the wooded area, Hightower pulled a gun and pointed it at the victim. He then forced the victim on the ground and sexually assaulted her. Hightower threatened to kill the victim before fleeing the scene. 

Investigators received multiple tips from the public that led investigators to identifying Hightower. He is charged with first degree rape, first-degree assault, second-degree assault and firearm use/felony-violent crime. He is held at the Baltimore County Detention Center on a no bail status pending a bail hearing review.

Original (July 17, 2020 9:27 a.m.):

Police Seek Public's Help Identifying Man Who Sexually Assaulted a Teenager in Lochearn

Baltimore County Police seek the public’s help with identifying the suspect responsible for sexually assaulting a teenager in Lochearn on June 27.

Just before midnight, police responded to the 6700 block of Kincheloe Ave., 21207 for a call of a sexual assault. The preliminary investigation revealed that the suspect and victim were passengers on the same MTA bus.

At 11:30 p.m. on June 27, the victim exited the MTA bus in the 1900 block of Woodlawn Drive near the Woodlawn Memorial Park. The victim advised that she saw the suspect also exit the bus and he began following her. The suspect offered to walk her through the wooded area which is a cut through to Kincheloe Ave.

As they approached the wooded area, the suspect forced the victim on the ground and then sexually assaulted her. The suspect threatened to kill the victim before fleeing the scene. The victim ran to Kincheloe Ave. where she was seen banging on the door of her friend’s house. A neighbor heard the banging and saw the victim disheveled and upset. She assisted the victim and called 911.

The suspect is described as a black male, approximately 50 - 60-years-old, 5'9 and 200-pounds (pictured here). The suspect mentioned to the victim that he lives not far from the Woodlawn Cemetery and Chapel.

The suspect is believed to have been on MTA buses at the following locations:

-Rogers Station (metro) in the 4300 block of Hayward Avenue, 21215 on June 28 between 10:40 p.m. and 11 p.m.

-Woodlawn Cemetery and Chapel in the 2100 block of Woodlawn Drive, 21207 on June 28 between 11:20 p.m. and 11:40 p.m.

Detectives from the Baltimore County Police Departments Special Victims Unit are investigating this incident. Anyone who may have additional information on this incident is asked to contact detectives by calling 410-307-2020. Callers may remain anonymous.

UPDATE  (July 24, 2020 10:45 a.m.):

Baltimore County Police arrested Michael Guy Fisher (24) of the 5400 block of Omahar Avenue, 21216 for the murder of Jerry Eley on December 29, 2019.

The investigation determined that Fisher and Eley were involved in a narcotics transaction that resulted in Fisher shooting Eley in the upper body. Eley died as a result of his injuries.

Fisher is charged with first degree murder and held at the Baltimore County Detention Center on a no bail status.

Original (December 30, 2019 12:06 p.m.):

County Police Investigating Homicide in Reisterstown

Just before 8:00 p.m. on December 29, 2019, Baltimore County Police were called to the area of the 12000-block of Tarragon Road, 21136 for a person lying on the ground. Police arrived and located a victim suffering from an apparent gunshot wound to the upper body. The victim was pronounced deceased at the scene. He has been identified as Jerry Josiah Eley, 28, of the 3400-block Mayfield Avenue, 21244.

Baltimore County Police Homicide detectives are continuing their investigation at this time. If anyone has information about this case, please call Baltimore County Police at 410-307-2020.

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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

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Revised June 27, 2017