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: first degree assault

Police are investigating a shooting in Woodlawn this morning that injured a woman.

Detectives from the Baltimore County Violent Crimes Unit continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding the shooting, but preliminary information indicates that the woman was struck by gunfire just after 7 a.m. while in a vehicle in the area of Windsor Mill Road and Kernan Drive, 21207. Police have no suspect information at this time. The woman was transported to an area hospital with a gunshot wound to the upper body and is expected to survive.

Anyone who may have information on this incident is asked to contact detectives by calling 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 of Maryland, an organization that is separate from the Baltimore County Police Department and Baltimore County Government, offers rewards of up to $2000 for information that leads to the arrest and charges 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

Text: “MCS (include tip)” to CRIMES (274637)

Web tip: www.metrocrimestoppers.org

Mobile App: P3TIPS

suspect surveillance photoUPDATE (July 27, 2020 12:45 p.m.):

Baltimore County Police arrested Gregory Hightower (67) of the 1600 block of Poplar Grove St., 21216 for sexually assaulting a teenager in Lochearn on June 27.

The investigation determined that at 11:30 p.m. the victim exited the MTA bus in the 1900 block of Woodlawn Dr. Hightower also exited the bus and followed the victim, offering to walk her through the wooded area which is a cut through to Kincheloe Ave.

As they approached the wooded area, Hightower pulled a gun and pointed it at the victim. He then forced the victim on the ground and sexually assaulted her. Hightower threatened to kill the victim before fleeing the scene. 

Investigators received multiple tips from the public that led investigators to identifying Hightower. He is charged with first degree rape, first-degree assault, second-degree assault and firearm use/felony-violent crime. He is held at the Baltimore County Detention Center on a no bail status pending a bail hearing review.

Original (July 17, 2020 9:27 a.m.):

Police Seek Public's Help Identifying Man Who Sexually Assaulted a Teenager in Lochearn

Baltimore County Police seek the public’s help with identifying the suspect responsible for sexually assaulting a teenager in Lochearn on June 27.

Just before midnight, police responded to the 6700 block of Kincheloe Ave., 21207 for a call of a sexual assault. The preliminary investigation revealed that the suspect and victim were passengers on the same MTA bus.

At 11:30 p.m. on June 27, the victim exited the MTA bus in the 1900 block of Woodlawn Drive near the Woodlawn Memorial Park. The victim advised that she saw the suspect also exit the bus and he began following her. The suspect offered to walk her through the wooded area which is a cut through to Kincheloe Ave.

As they approached the wooded area, the suspect forced the victim on the ground and then sexually assaulted her. The suspect threatened to kill the victim before fleeing the scene. The victim ran to Kincheloe Ave. where she was seen banging on the door of her friend’s house. A neighbor heard the banging and saw the victim disheveled and upset. She assisted the victim and called 911.

The suspect is described as a black male, approximately 50 - 60-years-old, 5'9 and 200-pounds (pictured here). The suspect mentioned to the victim that he lives not far from the Woodlawn Cemetery and Chapel.

The suspect is believed to have been on MTA buses at the following locations:

-Rogers Station (metro) in the 4300 block of Hayward Avenue, 21215 on June 28 between 10:40 p.m. and 11 p.m.

-Woodlawn Cemetery and Chapel in the 2100 block of Woodlawn Drive, 21207 on June 28 between 11:20 p.m. and 11:40 p.m.

Detectives from the Baltimore County Police Departments Special Victims Unit are investigating this incident. Anyone who may have additional information on this incident is asked to contact detectives by calling 410-307-2020. Callers may remain anonymous.

booking photo of Micheal Anthony YoungBaltimore County Police are investigating a stabbing in Gwynn Oak yesterday morning that left a man hospitalized.

Just before 5 a.m. police responded to the 3600 block of Campfield Road, 21207 for a call of a stabbing. Responding officers discovered an adult man outside the home suffering from trauma to the upper body. He was transported to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Officers located the suspect, identified as Michael Anthony Young (29) of the 2900 block of Allendale Road, 21216, walking nearby. He was arrested and treated at an area hospital for minor injuries before being released back into police custody. 

The investigation determined that the victim invited the suspect to his home where they began arguing. The argument escalated when Young stabbed the victim in the upper body with a sharp edged weapon several times. The victim fled the home to seek help while Young left the location on foot, where he was apprehended by responding officers.

Young is charged with attempted first degree murder, first degree assault, second degree assault and having a dangerous weapon with the intent to injure. He is held on no bail status at the Baltimore County Detention Center pending a bail review hearing.

Detectives from the Pikesville Precinct Investigative Services Team are continuing the investigating into this incident. Anyone with additional information is asked to contact detectives by calling 410-887-1279. Callers may remain anonymous.

 
 
Revised June 27, 2017