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Just before 5:30 p.m. on January 19, 2020, Baltimore County Police responded to Oakleigh Road at Putty Hill Avenue, 21234 for a crash. Police were able to determine that a 2006 Scion Xa was traveling south on Oakleigh Road, near Putty Hill Avenue, when the car struck the rear of a parked van. The struck van was forced into the rear of a 2011 Chevrolet Malibu.

The Scion continued into the northbound lane of Oakleigh Road and struck the front of a 2010 Ford Fusion that was traveling north on Oakleigh Road.

The driver of the Scion was pronounced deceased at the scene. He was identified as Curtis Terrell Cooper, 39, of the 8600-block of Oakleigh Road, 21234. The driver and passenger inside the Ford Focus were transported to local hospitals with non-life threatening injuries. Baltimore County Police Crash Team officers are continuing their investigation at this time.

The driver who crashed into a gas pump in Parkville last Monday has died.

Ronald Lee Magsamen (64) of the 2000 block of Oakland Road in Middle River, 21220, has died after being transported to Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center with life threatening injuries after the car he was driving crashed into a gas station pump on Putty Hill Avenue near Old Harford Road and overturned.

The Baltimore County Crash Investigation Team continues to investigate this crash to determine if Mr. Magsamen suffered a medical condition that caused the crash or died of injuries resulting from the crash.

Original release (December 9, 2016  7:44 a.m.):

The Baltimore County Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect in a November 5 kidnapping and attempted robbery.

At approximately 7:30 p.m., a 34-year-old woman was in the parking lot of the Babies-R-Us in the 1200 block of Putty Hill Avenue 21286. She was putting her one-year-old daughter and two-month-old son into her car when the suspect approached her. The suspect told her that he had a gun and threatened to shoot her if she screamed. The suspect told the victim to get in the car and they drove from the parking lot.

As they drove away, the suspect told the woman to go to the bank and she told him that her wife had all the credit cards. The suspect had her to drive back to the parking lot where they waited for the woman’s wife. When the woman’s wife came up to the vehicle, the woman told her that the suspect needed money. The suspect then became involved in an altercation with the woman’s wife and later ran away without taking anything.

Fortunately, no one was seriously hurt.

Detectives had a composite sketch of the suspect done.

This incident is under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Robbery Unit.

Anyone with information on this case is asked to call police at 410-307-2020 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP.​
















Metro Crime Stoppers, an organization that is separate from the Baltimore County Police Department and Baltimore County Government, offers rewards for information in connection with felony offenses. Anonymous tips can be sent to Metro Crime Stoppers by phone, text message or online.

Revised June 27, 2017