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On July 26 just after 12:30 a.m., a suspect stood in front of the 1700 block of Earhart Road, 21221 and shined a laser pointer through the cockpit of Baltimore County Police Department's helicopter.

At the time, officers from the Baltimore County Police Department's Aviation Unit flew the helicopter over Eastern Boulevard and Orville Road, assisting officers with an unrelated investigation. Officers flying the helicopter located the suspect and he was quickly arrested by patrol officers. 

Brandon Dunevant (31) of the 1700 block of Earhart Road, 21221 was arrested and charged with pointing a laser pointer at an aircraft. He is currently held at the Baltimore County Detention Center on a no bail status. 

The Baltimore County Police Department takes these acts very seriously. Pointing a laser pointer at an aircraft is extremely hazardous to the flight crew and to people on the ground.  It should be noted that pointing a laser pointer at an aircraft is a misdemeanor that carries a $2,500 fine or up to three years jail time. 

On July 28 just after 5 a.m. a 38-year-old man attempted to cross Eastern Boulevard near Orville Road, 21221 against the pedestrian signal at a crosswalk. He was struck by a 2020 Nissan Sentra that was traveling east on Eastern Boulevard. The man was transported to a local hospital by medics. He is in critical condition. The driver of the Nissan remained at the scene. 

The Baltimore County Police Crash Investigation Team continues to investigate the crash. Any witnesses are asked to call the crash team at 410-887-5396.

A pedestrian struck on Eastern Boulevard late Monday night has died.

Officers were called to the scene on Eastern Boulevard near Kingston Road just after 11 p.m. on July 6 when the pedestrian attempted to cross Eastern Boulevard and stepped into the path of an oncoming Nissan Altima. The pedestrian was not in a crosswalk at the time of the crash and the driver of the Nissan did remain at the scene.

The pedestrian, identified as Stephen Richard Garrett (44) of the 2200 block of Redthorn Road, 21220, was transported by medics with critical injuries and died yesterday at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. The Baltimore County Police Crash Team is continuing to investigate the factors involved in this fatal crash.

The driver of the Nissan Altima has been identified as Richard Burlingame Willson, 71 years old, of the 800 block of Briar Hill Place, 21221. Willson has been charged with driving a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol and bail has been denied.

Revised June 27, 2017