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UPDATE (February 24, 2020 2:10 p.m.):

Baltimore County Police have identified the man found deceased in a waterway at the Back River Waste Water Treatment Plant Friday morning as Edward William Deaver (31) with no fixed address.

Detectives are awaiting autopsy results by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner to determine cause and manner of death but do not believe foul play is involved.

Original Release (February 21, 2020 10:58 a.m.):

Police are investigating after a body is found in the water in Dundalk Precinct.

Officers were called to the 8200 block of Eastern Avenue, 21224 at 8:24 a.m. when the body of a man was discovered in the water near the Back River Waste Water Treatment Plant. He was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Detectives are on the scene investigating the circumstances of the man's death. The body is being transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for autopsy to determine cause and manner of death.

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.

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, online or via mobile app.

Phone: 1-866-7LOCKUP

Web tip:

NEW Mobile App: P3TIPS


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. 

Revised June 27, 2017