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photo of burglary suspect

On March 3 between 4:30 a.m. and 5:30 a.m. a man burglarized the Exxon gas station in the 2300 block of West Joppa Road, 21093. He used an unknown object to break the glass to gain entrance into the business and steal several cartons of Newport cigarettes.

The suspect, pictured here, is described as a black male, approximately 25-40 years old, 5'9" tall and 165 pounds. He wore a hat and a black sweatshirt with white writing on the front.

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

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

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Fire investigators have ruled the first of two firesGreenspring Avenue 3-alarm fire, November 22-23. at a large, two-story Greenspring Avenue home last week accidental, caused when sparks rising out of a fireplace and chimney ignited the roof. The cause of second fire -- a three-alarm blaze that destroyed the home -- will remain undetermined because the damage is so extensive that investigators cannot pinpoint the origin.

Investigators said suspicious activity is not a factor in either fire.

Fire crews were dispatched to the 10700 block of Greenspring Ave., 21093, at 1:52 p.m. on Thanksgiving Greenspring Avenue 3-alarm fire, November 22-23Day for a dwelling fire.

BCoPD investigators said the family was at home, having a Thanksgiving gathering, when one of the children playing outside saw fire on the roof. The occupants self-evacuated, and firefighters contained the fire by 2:49 p.m. Fire damage largely was contained to the roof and an upstairs bedroom.

Fire crews were dispatched to the same Greenspring Valley address at 3:32 a.m. Friday. Commanders reported fire through the roof at 3:53 a.m. and called for a second alarm. The fire spread quickly, and several large-capacity tankers were deployed to try to contain it. Commanders requested a third alarm at 4:22. At one point, all fire personnel were ordered to evacuate the structure because of the threat of building collapse. A partial collapse occurred at 5:03 a.m.

No injuries were reported. Investigators said that, because of water and fire damage to the main house from the first fire, the family spent the night in an adjacent pool house. The child who told his parents about the first fire also saw the second fire and alerted the family. All occupants got out on their own.

More than 40 pieces of fire equipment were required to fight the three-alarm fire. 

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