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UPDATE (Sunday, August 5, 2018 5:20 p.m.):

Police have identified the two adult suspects who were arrested during a large disturbance at White Marsh Mall last night.

Michael Jerard Forrester (19) of the 100 block of North Freemont Avenue, 21201 is charged with 2nd Degree Assault, Resisting Arrest, Disorderly Conduct and Trespassing. He was released from commitment on a $1000 bond. 

Tyrell Davon Rigby (19) of the 2600 block of Mura Street, 21213 is charged with Disorderly Conduct, Failing to Obey a Reasonable & Lawful Order, Obstructing & Hindering and Trespassing. He was released from commitment on his own recognizance.

Police documents indicate that Forrester and Rigby were two members of a large group of juveniles and young adults that were fleeing the food court exit of the White Marsh Mall following a fight in the food court bathrooms. Both mall security officers and an off-duty Baltimore County Police officer working secondary employment for the mall responded to the food court. The large group was advised that they were no longer allowed on the mall property and ordered to leave. 

The group dispersed in various directions across the mall parking lot, but a smaller group, including Forrester and Rigby, attempted to circle back and re-enter the mall, where they were stopped by a mall security officer. When told they were not allowed to re-enter they became argumentative. The BCoPD officer reiterated that if they did not leave they would be trespassing, but they continued to be argumentative, using obscenities with the officer and refusing to leave the property. They drew the attention of a number of other patrons near the mall entrance and continued to refuse to leave, despite repeated requests and warnings from the BCoPD officer, who then attempted to escort Forrester and Rigby off of the property. Forrester turned and swung a fist, which was blocked by the officer, who then attempted to place him under arrest. A second BCoPD officer working secondary employment responded to assist with the arrest, but Forrester resisted, and the officers had to use physical force to place Forrester into handcuffs. 

During the process of arresting Forrester, a large group of youths surrounded the officers, yelling to incite further disorder and aggression. Orders to back up and disperse were given by the officers, but none followed the officer's directives. One of the officers sprayed pepper spray into the air, which immediately caused the crowd to disperse. The crowd failed to leave the property, causing traffic congestion as they walked on Ring Road and further disturbances in the mall parking lot. Some crossed over to The Avenue at White Marsh, where they were also ordered to leave due to the unaccompanied minor curfew policy.

Rigby was also ordered to leave the mall property and refused. When police advised him that he would be arrested for trespassing if he refused to leave, he again refused and placed his own hands behind his back. He was arrested without further incident.

Police records indicate that over thirty-six officers from four Baltimore County Police precincts, aviation, and officers from three different Maryland State Police Barracks responded to the scene. It took over an hour to restore order to the area, resulting in the arrests of Forrester and Rigby along with seven other juveniles.

Original Release (Saturday, August 4, 2018 10:30 p.m.):

Seven juveniles and two adults were arrested outside of White Marsh Mall just after 9 p.m. tonight following a large disturbance.

As an off-duty Baltimore County officer working secondary employment for the White Marsh Mall assisted mall security officers in moving large crowds of juveniles and young adults out of the mall and off of the property one group became hostile with the officers, culminating in one adult suspect attempting to punch the police officer. The officer was able to block the punch, but as he initiated an arrest for the assault the rest of the group surrounded the officer and mall security officers. The police officer sprayed pepper spray into the air in an effort to disperse the crowd. Groups of people began running away, causing additional disturbances. Some ran into Ring Road around the mall and began blocking the free flow of traffic. Other groups crossed Honeygo Boulevard to The Avenue at White Marsh, where there is a strict 9 p.m. curfew in place. Security at the Avenue began moving the youths off of their property, as well.

Officers from the White Marsh, Parkville, Essex and Dundalk precincts responded to assist in controlling and dispersing the crowds, as well as Maryland State Police from Golden Ring Barrack and BCoPD aviation. The crowd was successfully dispersed when a large group left the area on a public transit bus. At this time police continue to patrol and monitor the area while additional juveniles await rides home but the situation is now reportedly under control.

This incident resulted in the arrest of seven juveniles and one adult for disorderly conduct, and the initial arrest of the adult for assault on a police officer, second degree assault, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. The arrestees could face additional charges.

UPDATE (January 17, 2017 10:12 a.m.):

An arrest warrant was issued Tuesday in the case of the White Marsh Mall voyeur. The man, identified as Mussawwir M. Sterrett (40) of the 3600 block of Woodsdale Road in Abingdon, was arrested yesterday afternoon.

Mussawwir Sterrett is charged with Prurient Intent and Peeping Tom and is currently being held at the Baltimore County Detention Center on denied bail status.

Detectives are now asking anyone who believes they used the facilities in the family bathroom at White Marsh Mall on December 23 around 3-6 p.m. to contact detectives at the Crimes Against Children Unit at 410-853-3650.

UPDATE (January 12, 2017 11:17 a.m.):

Thanks to information provided by citizens after this voyeur's image was publicly released, he has been identified. Charges will be forthcoming as detectives continue their investigation.

Original Release (January 11, 2017 1:38 p.m.):

The suspect who set up a "spy camera" in a White Marsh Mall restroom caught himself on camera, and now police are seeking the public's help in identifying him.

The camera was found by a patron in the family restroom of the food court area in White Marsh Mall around 6:30 p.m. on December 23. It was secured with electrical tape to a partition dividing two lavatory areas, pointing toward one of the facilities. The camera and recording equipment, including an SD card containing video footage, were turned over to police.

Upon reviewing the video footage officers were able to determine there were very few people caught on video, indicating the camera was there for only a short period of time. Also caught on video is the perpetrator, who unintentionally recorded himself securing the camera to the stall partition. A portion of that video can be viewed on our YouTube page here.

Detectives from the Baltimore County Police Crimes Against Children Unit are continuing this investigation and are asking anyone who recognizes this suspect to contact police at 410-307-2020.

Original release (April 12, 2016  3:13 p.m.):

The Baltimore County Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect responsible for a March 22 theft at a White Marsh jewelry store.

The investigation has indicated that on March 22 at 6:40 p.m., the suspect entered the Reeds Jewelers located in White Marsh Mall. He approached the counter and asked to see a ring, valued at $6,000, from a display case. When the employee handed the suspect the ring, the suspect fled the store.

The suspect in this case is also believed to be responsible for a theft from the Bowie Town Center Kay Jewelers. A video surveillance image was captured of the suspect in that case.

This incident is being investigated by the Baltimore County Police Organized Retail Crime Team.

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

Picture of suspect at the Bowie Town Center
Kay Jewelers

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Revised June 27, 2017