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UPDATE (October 6, 2018 7:39 p.m.):

Baltimore County Police have identified the two suspects that led police on a lengthy pursuit through the eastern parts of Baltimore County yesterday. Police have since confirmed that both had warrants for their arrests issued by the Hampton Police Division in Virginia.

The driver is identified as Melissa Joyce Moen (38) of the 100 block of Wiltshire Road, 21221. She is being held without bail in the Baltimore County Detention Center pending extradition procedures.

The passenger is identified as Christopher Levar Cox (33) of the 300 block of Magnolia Terrace, 21221. He is also held without bail in the Baltimore County Detention Center pending extradition procedures. Additionally, a Baltimore County warrant for First Degree Burglary, Misdemeanor Theft, and Credit Card Fraud was also served. 

The Baltimore County Police Department will coordinate prosecution of the Baltimore County charges with Hampton Police Division following their extradition.

Original Release (October 5, 2017 3:34 p.m.):

Baltimore County Police engaged a silver Scion vehicle in an extensive pursuit this afternoon that was caught on video by local news stations and played on Facebook Live for nearly thirty-five minutes.

The pursuit began after police were dispatched to a "check location" call in the Essex Precinct around 12:19 p.m. The call was initiated by detectives from Newport News, Virginia, asking Baltimore County Police to check for a silver Scion believed to be involved in a homicide in Virginia this morning and thought to be headed to the Essex area.

Officers checking the area discovered the vehicle leaving a parking lot area near the Back River off of Eastern Boulevard in Essex and followed the vehicle into the Parkville area. Officers attempted to make a traffic stop but the vehicle began to flee, initiating a pursuit with Baltimore County Air support following the vehicle as officers in marked vehicles backed off. The Scion continued to flee into Baltimore City on Harford Road near Taylor Avenue, where two local news station helicopters began filming the pursuit and airing it on their Facebook Live feeds.

The Scion was followed through parts of Baltimore City and the Parkville, White Marsh, and Essex Precincts of Baltimore County until police were finally able to box the vehicle in on a parking lot in the 12500 block of Eastern Avenue near Ebenezer Road and place a female driver and male passenger into custody at 1:07 p.m.

During the pursuit a number of items were thrown from the Scion, including ammunition and two long guns. Police officers stopped along a number of roadways to photograph and collect the evidence.

Although lengthy, this pursuit was conducted at moderate speeds and resulted in the apprehension of potentially dangerous suspects with no collisions involved and no injury to any citizens, officers, or the suspects. Detectives from the Baltimore County Police Department will coordinate all follow-up investigation with detectives from Newport News.

Updated Release: 7/5/18 3:15 p.m.

Baltimore County Police have charged the two suspects involved in the July 3rd shooting on Pulaski Highway. Robyn Slack (32) of the 4200-block of Kenwood Avenue, 21206 has been charged with second-degree assault and two counts of theft. She is being held at the Baltimore County Department of Corrections on denied bail status. 

Micah Tucker (38) of the 2700-block of Chesterfield Avenue, 21213 has been charged with two counts of theft and was released on his own recognizance. 


Original Release: July 3, 2018 12:56 p.m.

On July 3, 2018 at 5:00 a.m., Baltimore County Police received a call from the Walgreens located in the 9600-block of Harford Road, 21234 for a theft. The caller stated that a male took items from the store and fled in a blue Chevrolet Tahoe. A responding officer saw the Tahoe and attempted to stop the SUV. The female driver did not stop. The officer continued to pursue the vehicle.

Later, the pursuit continued onto the westbound lane of Philadelphia road near 65th Street. On Philadelphia Road, there was a collision between the police car and the suspect car. A second collision followed on Pulaski Highway, at which time the officer ran from his car and approached the suspect’s SUV. The suspect driver ignored several commands from the officer to get out of the SUV. The officer then fired his service weapon several times at the SUV. The driver continued westbound on Pulaski Highway after the shooting. The SUV eventually stopped at Pulaski Highway near North Point Road and both suspects were taken into custody. The driver was not injured, the male passenger suffered a gunshot wound to his arm. He is currently being treated at a local hospital and is expected to survive his injuries. The names of both suspects are not being released, pending charges.

The police officer responsible for the shooting has been identified as Police Officer First Class McCain of Precinct 8. He is a 17-1/2 year veteran of the Department. Officer McCain was involved in an August 1, 2017 combat shooting that resulted in a fatality. He was also involved in a combat shooting in 2006 that did not result in a fatality. Officer McCain's police powers have been suspended, with pay. The Police Department will conduct an investigation and submit the case to the Baltimore County State’s Attorney’s Office for their review and determination on filing of charges.

UPDATE (July 2, 2018 1:22 p.m.):

Booking photo of Christopher Anthony DenicolisThe man who stole a car from a woman at the Canton Car Wash in Nottingham Friday afternoon, leading police on a pursuit that ended when he crashed into a car at the Sonic Drive-In, and then into a BGE transformer, light pole, and traffic signal box at Rossville Boulevard and Kelso Drive is identified as Christopher Anthony Denicolis (38) of the 12400 block of Wolbert Way in Kingsville, 21087. Denicolis is charged with Theft of Auto and Grand Theft and is held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center.

Original Release (June 29, 2018 2:21 p.m.):

Baltimore County Police are on the scene of a crash involving a stolen vehicle that struck a BGE transformer, a light pole, and a traffic signal box, leaving the area near Rossville Boulevard at Kelso Drive without power.

A woman who had just finished washing her white Dodge Journey at Canton Car Wash, 10051 Franklin Square Drive in Nottingham, 21236 called police at 1:07 p.m. after she stepped out of her vehicle and watched helplessly as a male suspect got in and drove off.

Officers saturated the area and soon spotted a vehicle matching the description, following it at a distance along with Baltimore County Air support, until it could be confirmed that it was the stolen Dodge.  The vehicle drove around the White Marsh precinct area onto Interstate-695 and onto Eastern Boulevard heading toward Baltimore City, then back onto I-695 into Essex at Route 702. Once the vehicle was confirmed to be the stolen Dodge, officers attempted to make a traffic stop, but the vehicle fled, ultimately driving back onto I-695 and exiting onto Pulaski Highway. The vehicle fled into the parking lot of the Sonic Drive-In at 8733 Pulaski Highway, where it struck another vehicle, causing minor damage, and then fled back onto Rossville Boulevard. The driver attempted to turn left onto Kelso Drive when it left the roadway and drove up a slight embankment and overturned, striking a BGE transformer, a light pole, and the traffic signal box on the corner of Kelso Drive and Rossville Boulevard. As downed wires were arcing, officers assisted the suspect out of the vehicle and placed him under arrest at 1:28 p.m.

The suspect, only identified as an adult male at this time, was taken to an area hospital with minor injuries, pending criminal and traffic related charges.

Revised June 27, 2017