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A 56-year-old man died yesterday in a fire that destroyed his camper.

The victim is James Benidict Smith. His camper was parked in the 1300 block of Seling Ave., 21237, when the fire occurred.

BCoFD crews responded to the Seling Avenue address at 8:47 a.m. Firefighters quickly extinguished the fire and found the victim, deceased, in the rear of the camper. 

Baltimore County Police fire investigators have ruled this an accidental fire that began on top of the camper's built-in range. 

Two suspects robbed the Family Dollar store in Rosedale, pointing a gun at the cashier and demanding money. Can you help us identify them?

It was just before 3 p.m. when the two men walked into Family Dollar at 8414 Philadelphia Road, 21237. They approached the counter, pointed a handgun at the cashier and demanded she open the register. They took an undisclosed amount of cash and fled on foot west on Philadelphia Road.

Detectives from the Baltimore County Police Robbery Unit are continuing the investigation into this incident and are asking the public for help identifying these two suspects. If you recognize either of these suspects or have any information on this crime call 410-307-2020. Callers may remain anonymous.

Reward Offered

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, online or via mobile app.

Phone: 1-866-7LOCKUP

Web tip: www.metrocrimestoppers.org

NEW Mobile App: P3TIPS

Just before 11:00 p.m. on August 18, 2019, Baltimore County Police responded to the 8700-block of Fontana Lane, 21237 for a shooting. Police responded and found the 41-year-old victim suffering from an injury. The victim received medical treatment and was released from a local hospital a short time later. Detectives from the Police Department’s Violent Crime Unit are conducting their investigation at this time. Investigators believe that this shooting is an isolated incident. If anyone has information about this crime, please call 9-1-1.

Reward Offered

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, online or via mobile app.

Phone: 1-866-7LOCKUP

Web tip: www.metrocrimestoppers.org

NEW Mobile App: P3TIPS

 
 
Revised June 27, 2017