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UPDATE (December 13, 2019 2:50 p.m.):

Booking photo of Ricky Raheem CharlesThe Baltimore County Police Homicide Unit has made an arrest in the September shooting of a woman on Fairview Avenue in Dundalk.

Ricky Raheem Charles (29) of the 3600 block of Lyndale Avenue, 21213 is charged with the first degree murder of Melissa West on September 21 following what is believed to have been a road rage incident. Charles is held without bail pending a bail review hearing.


UPDATE (September 23, 2019 11:35 a.m.):

The woman shot and killed in Dundalk on Saturday is identified as Melissa Lynn West (30) of the 500 block of Fairview Avenue, 21224.

Police continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding the shooting and ask anyone who may have heard or seen anything to contact police at 410-307-2020. Callers may remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward when submitting tips through Metro Crime Stoppers.

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Original Release (September 22, 2019 12:57 a.m.):

County Police Investigating Fatal Shooting in Dundalk

A woman is dead following a shooting in Dundalk Saturday night.

Just before 6:30 p.m. on September 21, Baltimore County Police responded to a shooting in the 500-block of Fairview Avenue, 21224. Police arrived and found the victim outside of the location. The 30-year-old woman was taken to a local hospital where she was later pronounced deceased.

The Baltimore County Police Homicide Unit is continuing the investigation into this homicide. Anyone with information is asked to contact police by calling 410-307-2020. Callers may remain anonymous.


Update: (December 5, 2019 8:30 a.m.)

Police have charged with driver responsible for the crash that resulted in the death of a 15-year-old in Dundalk. Jennifer Jean Jones, 30, of the 300-block of Chalet Drive, 21108, has been charged with negligent manslaughter by vehicle. Jones is currently being held at the Baltimore County Department of Corrections on denied bail status. 












Original Release: (December 4, 2019 2:18 p.m.) 

Just after 5:30 p.m. on December 3, 2019, Baltimore County Police responded to Delvale Avenue at Martell Avenue, 21222 for a pedestrian crash. Officers conducted their investigation and determined that a 2006 Nissan Altima was traveling north on Delvale Avenue when the car drove onto the sidewalk. The car then struck a pedestrian walking on the sidewalk. The pedestrian has been identified as Trinity Lynn Brooks, 15, of the 1800-block of East Avenue, 21222. Trinity was later pronounced deceased by Baltimore County Fire Department personnel.

The driver of the Altima has been taken into custody. More information will be released once the driver has been formally charged by police. 

Ten years after a vehicle was reported stolen in Baltimore City, Baltimore County Police pulled it from the murky waters of a pond in Stansbury Park.

Police received a tip that there may be a vehicle in the pond in Dundalk after it was seen on satellite images. The Baltimore County Police Dive Team responded to the park yesterday and discovered the vehicle, empty, immersed in the pond. After it was pulled from the pond a check of the vehicle identification number revealed that the vehicle, now covered in algae, was a gold 2007 Chevrolet Malibu reported stolen in Baltimore City after it was left running unattended in 2009. The vehicle has not been linked to any other crimes.

An eel was taken into custody after being found inside the vehicle, but he was released after questioning.

Photo courtesy of Beverly Sullivan

Revised June 27, 2017