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Update (August 16, 2019): 

The suspect involved in the August 15th assault on the County officer has been identified as Anthony Lance Coley, 35, of the 4700-block of Mawani Road, 21206. Coley has been charged with attempted first degree murder, attempted second degree murder and numerous firearm-related charges. He is currently being held at the Baltimore County Department of Corrections on denied bail status. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Original Release (August 15, 2019):

Just after 2:30 am on August 15, 2019, a Baltimore County Police officer was in the area of Springwood Road and Marglenn Road, 21206 when he saw a man holding a handgun while walking down the middle of Marglenn Road. The officer got out of his car and ordered the suspect to show his hands. The suspect ignored the officer’s commands and then ran down Marglenn then onto Raspe Avenue. Once on Raspe, the suspect fired his weapon at the officer. The officer was not struck or injured by the gunfire. The officer lost sight of the suspect and did not fire his service weapon during the altercation.

The suspect was located and arrested without any further incident on Old Home Road. Police recovered two handguns in the area of the 400-block of Old Home Road.

This is an on-going investigation and additional information will be provided as the details become available. Charges are pending against the suspect at this time. 

UPDATE (July 9, 2019 10:19 a.m.):

Booking photo of Karon Dajon HarvellPolice have arrested Karon Dajon Harvell (26) in the shooting of a man on Hazelwood Avenue Saturday night.

Harvell is charged with Attempted First Degree Murder, First and Second Degree Assault, Armed Robbery and Robbery and remains held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center following a bail review hearing yesterday.

Original Release (July 7, 2019 12:06 p.m.):

Detectives from the Baltimore County Police Violent Crimes Unit are continuing their investigation into a shooting in Overlea this morning.

Officers responded to the 4800 block of Hazelwood Avenue just before midnight for a shooting after a 27-year-old man suffered a gunshot wound to the lower body during an attempted street robbery. The victim fought back and the suspects fled the scene.

The victim was transported to an area hospital for treatment and is expected to survive his wounds.

Anyone with information is asked to contact detectives by calling 410-307-2020. Callers may also be eligible for a reward when submitting tips through Metro Crime Stoppers. Callers may remain anonymous.

Shed and garage burglaries and what to do to prevent them

There has been an uptick in shed burglaries in the last month. It is happening in three precincts in particular: Precincts 6/Towson, 8/Parkville and 9/White Marsh. The burglaries have occurred mostly in the afternoon and overnight hours, particularly in the Overlea area.

Baltimore County police advise residents and business owners to make sure sheds have sturdy doors and windows, and to use locks, even when residents are home. Sounds simple, but doors and windows are often forgotten about if we are home and make for easy targets of quick burglars taking what they can easily carry or conceal.

Burglars know which locks work, and which ones don't work. One burglar told officers that hidden shackle locks are very effective at keeping unwanted criminals out. Shackle locks are often used on tractor trailer doors but they can be used on sheds and other structures easily accessed from outside.

They work well because there is no real easy or practical way to cut the lock off with a bolt cutter. Prying them out of a door is time consuming and loud. The core of the lock is set into the lock. Time is the enemy of a burglar.

Another effective lock is the disc brake lock. You often see them attached to ATVs and dirt bikes to thwart theft.

The lock attaches to a wheel on the bike or All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV). For those who want added security, there are disc brake locks that have a built-in motion detector alarm. These locks can be purchased on-line, at motorcycle shops, and some home improvement stores. Some stores will even special order these locks.

The locks are inexpensive yet highly effective. The shackle lock starts at $10 and the disc brake lock starts at $15.

Lights are another effective tool

Lights are kryptonite to burglars. The same burglar who talked about locks also told officers that lighting deters theft. They like to work in the dark.

Got a Bike, Lawn Mower and Other Equipment?

Engrave it, Lock it or Lose It

Burglars like to steal things they can sell. In the spring the hot items are lawn equipment, bikes and ATVs.

Here are some suggestions to help keep your property safe:

  • Keep a journal listing the make, model and serial numbers of your bicycle, mower, and other outside equipment. Also take pictures of your property. It will help you when working with police and your insurance company.
  • Engrave your valuables. This is a simple and fast way to mark what is yours when you have to claim your property. Officers suggest using your license number or Maryland ID card. Never use a Social Security number as an ID marker.
  • When storing a bike or ATV in your garage or shed, use one of the locks mentioned earlier. If that doesn’t work, attach them to an inside pole or heavy equipment stored inside. This will make the thief think twice before stealing your property.

For more information and crime prevention tips follow us at: bcopd@baltimorecountymd.gov.

 
 
Revised June 27, 2017