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One woman died following a vehicle crash in Parkville this morning.

Police responded to the crash just after 12 a.m. when a Can-Am Spyder was traveling westbound on East Joppa Road near Waltham Woods Road and struck another vehicle. The Can-Am lost control causing it to hit a median, roll over and eject both occupants. Baltimore County EMS transported the driver to an area hospital. The passenger of the Can-Am was transported to Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center where she was pronounced deceased.

The passenger is identified as Elisha Denise Hemsley (30) of the 4000 block of Belwood Avenue, 21206. The occupants of the other vehicle were not injured.

The Baltimore County Police Crash Team is continuing to work to determine the cause of this fatal crash.

Just after 1 a.m. police responded to the 3400 block of Lambros Road, 21234 for a call of a shooting.

The investigation determined that the victim, an adult male, was in his house when someone fired several shots at the house. One of those bullets entered the house and struck the victim in the upper body. The victim was treated at R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center for his injuries and later released.

Detectives from the Baltimore County Violent Crimes Unit are continuing the investigation into this shooting and believe that the victim was targeted. The suspect fled the scene before police arrival. 

Anyone who may have additional 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

booking photo of John David HobbsBaltimore County Police arrested John David Hobbs (51) of the unit block of Fallstonview Court, 21047 on a warrant Wednesday. He is charged with third degree sex offense, child abuse molestation and second degree rape.

The investigation began after Hobbs, who was a teacher at Bel Air Middle School, was accused of sexually abusing his former student who was a juvenile at the time. The incident occurred multiple times between 1999 and 2000 at Hobbs’ former home in Parkville. Hobbs is currently held at the Baltimore County Detention Center on a no bond status pending a bail review hearing.

The Baltimore County Police Crimes Against Children Unit asks anyone who may have been abused by Hobbs to contact detectives by calling 410-307-2020.

If you have been the victim of a sexual assault, reach out for help. You can call the police non-emergency line at 410-887-2222 or contact any one of these resources:

 
 
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