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On May 13 at 12:19 p.m., Baltimore County Police were called to the 3600 block of Offutt Road, 21133 for a call of child neglect. Upon arrival, the officer observed a three-month-old boy and a three-year-old girl inside of a parked black Honda with no adult supervision. The weather was in the 70s and the vehicle was not running.

After several attempts to locate the parent or vehicle owner, the officer used his ASP baton to break the driver’s side window and assist the children. Medics responded to check on the children to make sure they were not in distress.

A supervisor arrived on scene and started a second attempt to knock on doors and locate the parent. A nail salon had the shades drawn but the supervisor could see people inside. After several more attempts, an employee came to the door. The officer gave the car’s make and model, and a woman said that was her vehicle and she was the parent of the two children. The parent was identified as Keontae Moodie, 21 years old, from the 1100 block of Somerset Street, 21202.

A summons was issued on May 14 charging suspect Moodie with two counts of misdemeanor Unattended Child under Family Law section.

The nail salon was told to shut down and they complied.

A mother and her two small children -- a girl and a boy -- have died of injuries sustained in an early morning, two-alarm garden apartment fire in Precinct 6/Towson.

The victims are Bra Angah-McCray, 26; Aimee McCray, 4; and Adriel McCray, 3. All lived in the apartment in the 6300 block of Holly Lane, in the Anneslie area, where the fire occurred.

Engine 11 (Hillendale) and other Baltimore County Fire Department units responded at 4:34 a.m. to the apartment complex in the 6300 block of Holly Lane. Engine 11 found fire showing from the third floor.

Engine 11, Engine 1 (Towson) and Truck 1 (Towson) entered the apartment to attack the fire and search for victims. Because of the early morning hour, crews feared that people might be trapped. Engine 11 found the three victims -- unconscious and in critical condition -- in a bedroom.

EMS and Fire crews attempted to resuscitate the victims and transported them to local hospitals. The mother and one of the children were transported to University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center; the other child was transported to Greater Baltimore Medical Center. All three were pronounced dead at the hospitals.

One firefighter was transported to St. Joseph for treatment of non-lifethreatening injuries sustained in the fire.

An investigation by Baltimore County Police fire investigators is ongoing, but detectives say preliminary information indicates this is an accidental fire that originated in the kitchen area. Foul play is not suspected.

Due to extensive fire and water damage to the apartment complex, 16 residents were displaced from their homes.

About 40 BCoFD units responded to this fire.

Booking photo of David Joseph Finlayson, charged with murdering his mother.A 36-year-old Kingsville man has been charged with first-degree murder in the stabbing death of his mother.

David Joseph Finlayson, of the 12000 block of Belair Rd., 21087, is held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center.

Police were dispatched at 1:41 a.m. today to Finlayson's home, where a 2008 Toyota Avalon had crashed into a fence and they found a woman on the ground nearby, suffering from what appeared to be stabbing injuries.

Shortly after that, police found a man walking nearby and through investigation discovered him to be the victim's son.

The investigation showed that the suspect stabbed his mother, Mary Carol Finlayson, 61, of the 1900 block of Park Beach Dr., Aberdeen, 21001, in her car after she came to his apartment to take him to the hospital for a refill of medication.

Revised June 27, 2017