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Keyword: hit and run crash

One suspect was taken into custody after fleeing from officers in the Dundalk Precinct yesterday afternoon, crashing into three vehicles, and breaking into a residence.

Officers first responded to a late reported call for an assault of a male subject on the parking lot of Sandy Plains Elementary School in the 8300 block of Kavanagh Road, 21222, yesterday at 9:47 a.m. A witness reported seeing two suspects on the parking lot just before 8 a.m. using a baseball bat to repeatedly strike a victim who was on the ground. One suspect fled in a black BMW SUV with New York registration plates. The other suspect fled on a bicycle. Neither were located at the time the officers were dispatched.

Hours later, around 3:45 p.m., officers were dispatched to a suspicious vehicle call for a black BMW SUV with New York registration plates. An officer located the BMW at the intersection of Trappe Road and North Point Road and initiated an investigative traffic stop, but the BMW refused to stop for the officer, struck another vehicle at North Point Road and Merritt Boulevard, then fled the scene. The aviation unit responded and surveilled the BMW from above, allowing patrol officers to discontinue following the vehicle. The BMW traveled to the intersection of Mornington Road and Liberty Parkway where it struck a second vehicle. The suspect fled from the moving vehicle, allowing it to drift into a third victim's vehicle. That victim began to chase the suspect, who was fleeing on foot, but stopped when patrol officers arrived to the location.

Booking photo of Christopher Michael McClureThe suspect shattered the glass window of an apartment in the 2900 block of Liberty Parkway and entered the residence in an effort to evade police, but K9 Officer Davies was able to take the suspect into custody without further incident. He is identified as Christopher Michael McClure (23) of the 2900 block of Liberty Parkway, 21222. He is currently charged with a number of traffic-related charges, third and fourth degree burglary, malicious destruction of property, and possession of narcotics that were discovered upon his arrest. He is held at the Baltimore County Detention Center on no bail status pending a bail review hearing.

Police continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding the initial assault call at Sandy Plains Elementary School and are asking anyone with information to contact police at the Dundalk Precinct at 410-887-7320.

UPDATE (May 11, 2020 2:31 p.m.):

Investigators from the Baltimore County Crash Investigation Team have located the suspect vehicle and identified the driver in this case. After consulting with the State's Attorney's Office for Baltimore County, the driver in this case will not be charged at this time, while the causes contributing to this crash continue to be investigated.

What occurred during the 2-minute interval between the time that the victim was reported yelling in the roadway and was struck by the suspect vehicle, a Chevrolet Malibu, remains in question. Investigators are continuing to look for answers as to how the victim was ultimately lying in the roadway when he was struck by the Malibu. 

Anyone who may have seen any portion of this incident take place is asked to contact police by calling 410-307-2020.

Original Release (May 7, 2020 10:43 p.m.):

Baltimore County Police are investigating a fatal hit-and-run crash on Hammershire Road this afternoon that killed a pedestrian.

The details surrounding the fatal crash remain under investigation, but the preliminary investigation has determined that police initially received a call for a subject yelling in the street at Hammershire and Reisterstown Road at 3:41 p.m. Minutes later a second call was received for a subject lying in the roadway at the same location. Police have determined that the man, identified as Williard Eugene Scram (67) of the 900 block of Shirley Manor Road, 21136, was lying next to the curb in the southbound lane when he was struck by a passenger vehicle that continued southbound on Hammershire Road and turned westbound onto Reisterstown Road.

Scram was transported to Sinai Hospital where he later died.

Police are working to determine if Scram may have been struck by an additional vehicle, causing him to be lying in the roadway when he was struck by the vehicle seen fleeing onto Reisterstown Road.

Anyone who may have witnessed any of these events, or may have any additional information, is asked to contact police at 410-307-2020. The Baltimore County Police Crash Investigation Team is continuing to investigate this incident.

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)

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Baltimore County Police need your help finding the vehicle that struck and critically injured a man this evening.

Investigators from the Baltimore County Police Crash Team responded to the scene on Loch Raven Boulevard near East Joppa Road at 6:55 p.m. after a 58-year-old man crossing Loch Raven Boulevard was struck by a silver 1999-2001 Toyota Solara. The Toyota suffered damage to the driver side, leaving the driver side mirror at the scene as it immediately fled. The pedestrian suffered life-threatening wounds and was transported to an area hospital for treatment.

Investigators are asking anyone who sees a silver Toyota Solara missing a driver side mirror to contact police by calling 410-307-2020 or simply dial 9-1-1.




             Actual suspect vehicle from surveillance images                   Stock photo of a similar 1999-2001 silver Toyota Solara
Revised June 27, 2017