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The Baltimore County Police and Fire departments will be conducting a functional training exercise on Monday, September 30. The exercise will take place at Towson High School located at 69 Cedar Avenue, off of York Road in Towson, 21286. Baltimore County Public Schools will be closed on the day of the exercise.

The public should be aware of the increased presence of emergency response vehicles and personnel at this location beginning as early as 6:30 a.m. and ending by 3:30 p.m. Roads in the area will not be closed; however, the public is asked to avoid the school grounds during these hours so as to not interfere with the activities. This exercise will be held rain or shine.

The exercise will include simulated active shooter and mass casualty incidents inside the facility. It will allow first responders to test safety and operation tactics, as well as assess and evaluate facility response plans.

No live weapons will be used during this training.

Original release (September 26, 2016  8:01 a.m.):

Tiona Smith

Almost 11 years after Tiona Smith was brutally murdered, detectives continue to search for her killer.

On November 5, 2005 at 10:45 p.m. 23-year-old Tiona Smith left her job at a McDonalds on Cranbrook Road in Cockeysville. She got on an MTA bus and rode it to a stop at Eutaw Street and Fayette Street in Baltimore City. A witness saw a small four door car occupied by three males pull up to her at the intersection. One of them called her by name and eventually, she got into the car.

At 11 a.m. the next morning, Tiona Smith’s body was found to the rear of 6800 Fox Meadow Road by some children playing in the neighborhood. She had trauma to her head and upper body. The Medical Examiner determined that her cause of death was multiple sharp force injuries and her manner of death was homicide.

Tiona Smith was described by friends and family as an easy going, friendly person who was pleasant to speak with. Family and friends do not know of anyone that would have wanted to harm Tiona.

Baltimore County Police Homicide Detectives conducted a thorough investigation into this incident. Unfortunately, they were not able to develop any information that might lead to the positive identification of any suspects.

Detectives are asking anyone that has information on this case to contact police at 410-307-2020 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP.

Any information that can be provided on this case is important. Even if a person thinks the information will not mean anything or is not enough to help, it could be that little bit of information that helps police clear this case.

Callers to Metro Crime Stoppers

If your tip to the Metro Crime Stoppers hotline leads to the arrest and/or indictment of a suspect, for a felony crime, you may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000 from Metro Crime Stoppers.

If you have information on the above crime/suspect please call, text, or e-mail: Metro Crime Stoppers hotline available 24-hours a day toll free.

You can remain anonymous.

Phone: 1-866-7LOCKUP

Text message: Text "MCS" plus your message to "CRIMES" (274637)

Web tip:

Revised June 27, 2017