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Baltimore County will make water available beginning at 1 p.m. today to Dundalk residents who have lost their water due to a break in a six-inch main.

The water -- provided free of charge by the Department of Health and Human Services and in cooperation with the Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management -- will be distributed at the Dundalk Fire Station, 2815 Sollers Point Rd., 21222. Residents should enter the station via the Dunmanway entrance. 

Baltimore City reported the water main break yesterday at 215 St. Helena Ave. About 120 customers are affected and without water. 

The emergency water is provided in bags and will be distributed until further notice. 

UPDATE (September 18, 2018 1:26 p.m.): ^jzp

Wanted homicide suspect, Tavon PowellTavon Powell, wanted for the homicides of Gabrielle Paugh and Aaron Wearins in Dundalk on August 27, was located and apprehended in Kenner, Louisiana this morning by the United States Marshals Service.

Detectives from the Baltimore County Police Homicide Unit contacted the U.S. Marshals Service after their investigation lead them to believe that Powell had fled the state of Maryland. The U.S. Marshals Service developed information that Powell was staying at a location in Kenner, Louisiana, just outside of New Orleans. They confirmed Powell's location this morning and took him into custody.

The Baltimore County Police Homicide Unit will send detectives to Louisiana to further the investigation into the homicides and establish information regarding Powell's flight to that area.

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UPDATE (August 29, 2018 2:30 p.m.): ^sv

On August 29, 2018, Aaron Wearins succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. Baltimore County Police continue to search for the suspect, Tavon Powell. 

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UPDATE (August 28, 2018 4 p.m.): ^sv

Baltimore County Police have identified the suspect responsible for the double shooting in Dundalk. Tavon Powell (37) is wanted for murder and attempted murder. If anyone has information about Tavon Powell, please call the Baltimore County Police at 410-307-2020.

Reward Offered

Metro Crime Stoppers, an organization that is separate from the Baltimore County Police Department and Baltimore County Government, offers rewards for information in connection with felony offenses.

Anonymous tips can be sent to Metro Crime Stoppers by phone, text message or online.

Phone: 1-866-7LOCKUP

Text message: Text "MCS" plus your message to "CRIMES" (274637)

Web tip: www.metrocrimestoppers.org

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Original Release (August 28, 2018 12:30 p.m.) ^sv

Police Investigating Double Shooting in Dundalk

At 7:30 p.m. on August 27, 2018, Baltimore County Police were called to the unit-block of Wise Avenue, 21222 for a shooting. Officers arrived and found two victims suffering from gunshot wounds. Both victims were transported to a local hospital for treatment. The female victim, identified as Gabrielle Marie Paugh, 26, of the unit-block of Wise Avenue, was pronounced deceased at the hospital. The male victim, Aaron Michael Wearins, 34, of the 3000-block of Mcelderry Street, 21205 is listed in critical condition.

Baltimore County Police homicide detectives are actively pursuing leads and believe that both victims were targeted in this case. If anyone has information about this shooting, please call Baltimore County Police at (410) 307-2020.

Reward Offered

Metro Crime Stoppers, an organization that is separate from the Baltimore County Police Department and Baltimore County Government, offers rewards for information in connection with felony offenses.

Anonymous tips can be sent to Metro Crime Stoppers by phone, text message or online.

Phone: 1-866-7LOCKUP

Text message: Text "MCS" plus your message to "CRIMES" (274637)

Web tip: www.metrocrimestoppers.org

Just before 5:00 a.m. on July 28, 2018, Baltimore County Police were called to a home in the 400-block of Westfield Road, 21222 for a disturbance. Officers learned that a man, later identified as Stephen Joseph Michael Bernadyn, 24, of the 5100-block of Wright Avenue, 21205, walked into the backyard of the Westfield Road residence and started yelling for the homeowner. Bernadyn threatened the homeowner and then began destroying property inside the yard. The suspect threw a fire pit through a kitchen window, stuck his head through the broken window, and yelled into the house that he was going to hurt the homeowner.

Bernadyn left the immediate vicinity before police arrived at the location. While the officers were conducting their investigation, the suspect’s 2012 Chevrolet Colorado was observed turning onto Westfield Road from Plainfield Road. Three officers were standing by their cars on Westfield Road. The officers realized that the suspect was steadily accelerating his truck in their direction. The officers had to run away from beside their cars to avoid being struck by the suspect. The suspect did hit one of the police cars, forcing a second collision into another police car. The suspect continue to drive his vehicle and struck another four parked cars on Westfield Road.

None of the police officers were injured during the incident. The first police car had to be towed from the scene. The suspect attempted to flee in his vehicle but was taken into custody by the officers after his truck could no longer move. Stephen Joseph Michael Bernadyn has been charged with burglary, three counts of first-degree assault, three counts of second-degree assault, seven counts of malicious destruction of property, and three counts of reckless endangerment. He is currently being held at the Baltimore County Department of Corrections on denied bail status.

 
 
Revised June 27, 2017