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Baltimore County Police are investigating a motor vehicle crash in Dundalk tonight that left two people with life-threatening injuries.

At 5:30 p.m. on August 11 police responded to Holabird Avenue and East Avenue, 21222 for a call of a motorcycle crash. The preliminary investigation revealed that the motorcycle was traveling East on Holabird Avenue, passing traffic on the right that was stopped in traffic.

A Chevrolet Impala made a right turn from northbound East Avenue onto eastbound Holabird Avenue. The motorcycle struck the front of the Chevrolet causing serious injury to the driver and passenger of the motorcycle. Both were transported to local hospitals with life-threatening injuries.

The Baltimore County Police Crash Team is continuing their investigation into this incident. 

Burglar Suspect PhotosUPDATE (August 11, 2020 2:12 p.m.):

With the help of the community responding with tips to this media release, Baltimore County Police detectives identified and have charged Arthur Adams (57) of no fixed address in connection with the June 9 burglary of a church in the 900 block of Frederick Road, 21228.  Adams is charged with second degree burglary, theft, and destruction of property.

UPDATE (August 4, 2020 3:36 p.m.):

Baltimore County Police would like to thank the community for responding with tips to this media release which helped lead to the identity of this suspect. His identity will be withheld pending formal charges.

Original Release (July 30, 2020 2:17 p.m.):

Police Seek Identity of Catonsville Church Burglar

On June 9 just after 2:30 a.m. a man burglarized a church in the 900 block of Frederick Road, 21228. The church was closed to the public at the time.

The suspect can be seen on the church's surveillance video looking through windows. He entered the church through an unlocked window. Once inside, he used a tool to open the door of the Pastor's office and stole several items.

Police believe someone will recognize the suspect in this picture. He is described as a black male, approximately 50-60 years old with a gray beard and balding gray hair. He wore a blue short sleeved shirt over a white long sleeved shirt, black jeans and he carried a cane. 

Baltimore County Burglary detectives are investigating this incident. If you recognize this suspect, contact detectives at 410-307-2020. Callers may remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward when submitting tips through Metro Crime Stoppers.

Reward Offered

Metro Crime Stoppers of Maryland, an organization that is separate from the Baltimore County Police Department and Baltimore County Government, offers rewards of up to $2,000 for information that leads to the arrest and charges in connection with felony offenses.

Anonymous tips can be sent to Metro Crime Stoppers by phone, online or via mobile app.

Phone: 1-866-7LOCKUP

Web tip: metrocrimestoppers.org

UPDATE (August 10, 2020 11:23 a.m.):

Baltimore County Police detectives arrested two more suspects in connection with the death of Benjamin Knefel on July 3. Ajuan McDaniel (17) and Avion McDaniel (16), both of the unit block of Bonbon Court, 21136 were charged with first-degree murder. They are held at the Baltimore County Detention Center on a no bail status. 

UPDATE (July 31, 2020 1:56 p.m.):

Suspect Arrested in July 3 Murder in Owings Mills

On July 3 just before 10 p.m. Baltimore County Police responded to the unit block of Richmar Road, 21117 for a shooting. Responding officers found the victim, Benjamin Knefel (31) of the unit block of Richmar Road, 21117, shot multiple times in the upper body. He was pronounced deceased by medics.

The preliminary investigation revealed that the suspect and another person argued with the victim as they stood on the parking lot of the location. During the argument, the suspect shot the victim. After the victim fell to the ground, the suspect shot the victim again and then fled the scene.

Artis McDaniel, III (19) of the unit block of Bonbon Court, 21136 was arrested and charged with first-degree murder and is held at the Baltimore County Detention Center on a no bail status pending a bail review hearing.

Original Release (July 04, 2020 11:20 p.m.):

Police Investigate a Shooting in Owings Mills That Left a Man Dead

On July 3 just before 10 p.m. Baltimore County Police responded to the unit block of Richmar Road, 21117 for a shooting. Responding officers found the victim, Benjamin Knefel (31) of the unit block of Richmar Road, 21117, shot multiple times in the upper body. He was pronounced deceased by medics.

Baltimore County Police Department's Homicide Detectives are continuing the investigation into this murder. Anyone who may have additional information is asked to contact Baltimore County by calling 410-307-2020. Callers may remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward when submitting tips through Metro Crime Stoppers.

Reward Offered

Metro Crime Stoppers of Maryland, an organization that is separate from the Baltimore County Police Department and Baltimore County Government, offers rewards of up to $2000 for information that leads to the arrest and charges in connection with felony offenses.

Anonymous tips can be sent to Metro Crime Stoppers by phone, online or via mobile app.

Phone: 1-866-7LOCKUP

Text: “MCS (include tip)” to CRIMES (274637)

Web tip: www.metrocrimestoppers.org

Mobile App: P3TIPS

 
 
Revised June 27, 2017