Skip Navigation

COVID-19 Coronavirus Updates and Guidance

The County is taking a number of actions to keep residents safe and minimize the spread of COVID-19. Find status information for County operations and services.

Public Safety News

 

Baltimore County Police and Fire News

Official News Blog of Baltimore County police, fire, homeland security and emergency management. Call 911 to report crimes in progress and emergencies.
Keyword: destruction of property

Baltimore County Police arrested a man after responding to a burglary call at Gardens of Faith Memorial Gardens yesterday.

The property manager called police at 2:20 p.m. after the man broke into a mausoleum and was seen shattering glass display cases containing urns and memorabilia. He stole jewelry and other items that had been left in the display cases, then destroyed the urns containing the ashes of the deceased. He used a fire extinguisher to destroy a number of marble tombstone vaults containing human remains and discharged the fire extinguisher around the mausoleum.

Booking photo of Emanuel Eric PadillaThe suspect, identified as Emanuel Eric Padilla (22) with no fixed address, fled toward Kenwood Avenue where responding officers located him and placed him under arrest. Jewelry and other memorabilia was recovered from the suspect. Officials estimate the destruction and theft value at over $50,000.

The Baltimore County Police Burglary Unit is continuing the investigation into this case. They will be working with cemetery personnel to identify and return the stolen property to the families affected by this incident as quickly as possible.

Padilla remains in custody, charged with the following:

  • Second degree burglary
  • Fourth degree burglary
  • Destruction of property
  • Theft
  • Removing human remains
  • Destroying funerary object

Officers from the Parkville Precinct arrested a 13-year-old suspect in connection with a number of graffiti incidents in the Dunfield community last week, including graffiti sprayed onto a Baltimore County stop sign yesterday evening.

A resident called to report the graffiti of the stop sign by a group of juveniles as it was happening around 5 p.m. yesterday. Officers responded to the scene and located witnesses who helped identify the teen as the same suspect responsible for the graffiti damaging a number of signs, cars and other property in the area last week. The teen was located and taken into custody last night, charged in nine cases of destruction of property.

UPDATE (June 1, 2019 9 a.m.):

Erika Lynn Wilkinson, wanted in connection with the theft of a calf from Braglio Farms in April, was arrested by Maryland State Police on May 31 following the public release of this story. Wilkinson is charged with various burglary and theft charges and was released following an initial hearing where she posted a $2500 unsecured personal bond.

Original Release (May 30, 2019 9:51 a.m.):

One Arrest, Warrant Issued in Theft of Calf

Baltimore County Police have arrested one woman and issued a warrant for another in the overnight theft of a calf from Braglio Farms in Woodstock back in April.

Police were called to the farm in the 3300 block of Hernwood Road, 21163 around 10 a.m. on April 22 after the owners discovered the 3-month-old calf they kept as a pet, Milly, was missing. The owners began to conduct their own internet and social media research and discovered photos of two women who were trespassing on their property and petting their cows just two days prior to the theft. During that incident the owners obtained the vehicle information for the car the two women left in after they were escorted off of the property. 

Police began investigating the two women, identified as Jennifer Lauren Sully (44) and Erika Lynn Wilkinson (19), and discovered photos of the stolen calf posted to Wilkinson's social media accounts and to a 'Life with Pigs' Facebook page in which Wilkinson was tagged. 'Life with Pigs' identifies itself as a privately owned and operated non-profit animal sanctuary in Williamsburg, Virginia.

The investigation confirmed that the stolen calf was located at the Life with Pigs farm and on May 7 detectives responded to the farm with officers from James City County Police with a search and seizure warrant for the stolen calf, which was subsequently returned to the owner. During the service of the warrant the owner of Life with Pigs farm gave false information as to how he came into possession of the calf, then admitted he was given the calf by Jennifer Sully.

Jennifer Lauren Sully of the 3500 block of Buena Vista Avenue, 21211, was arrested on a warrant Monday, May 27, and now faces multiple burglary and theft charges. She has since posted a $10,000 unsecured personal bond after an initial bail hearing.

A warrant for Erika Lynn Wilkinson with a last-known address in the 8100 block of Strawberry Lane in Falls Church, Virginia has also been obtained by BCoPD detectives investigating this case. Police have not yet located Wilkinson and are asking anyone with information on her whereabouts to call 9-1-1.

The Baltimore County Police Animal Abuse Team initiated an investigation into allegations of animal abuse against Braglio Farms stemming from this theft investigation. They, along with Baltimore County Animal Services, have found no evidence of abuse or neglect of any animal on the farm. This case remains under active investigation as additional information surrounding the theft of the calf continues to be uncovered. 

 
 
Revised June 27, 2017