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Date: Aug 8, 2019

A pedestrian involved in a serious injury crash in the 1200 block of South Marlyn Avenue in Essex has died.

Police were dispatched at 12:21 p.m. after the pedestrian, identified as Barbara Ann Craighead (50) of the 1200 block of South Marlyn Avenue, 21221 collided with a 2010 Chevrolet Silverado and suffered critical injuries. She was transported to Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center where she died at 5:11 p.m.

The Baltimore County Police Crash Investigation Team is continuing to investigate the factors involved in this fatal crash.

UPDATE (August 8, 2019 3:18 a.m.):

Detectives from the Baltimore County Police Homicide Unit have charged two suspects in the death of Glenroy St. Aubyn Copeland after his body was discovered in Patapsco State Park on June 16.

Renardo Giovanni Whitehead (19) of the 3900 block of Briarwood Drive in Laurel and Dion D'Angelo Boler (26) of the 5600 block of Harpers Farm Road in Columbia are both charged with first degree murder after the results of an autopsy yielded cause and manner of death to be homicide by multiple gunshot wounds. Both Whitehead and Boler are held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center following bail review hearings.

UPDATE (June 21, 2019 10:57 a.m.):

The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner has identified the body of a man found in Patapsco State Park Sunday night as Glenroy St. Aubyn Copeland (27) of the 7700 block of Alastor Court in Elkridge, Maryland.  

The Baltimore County Police Homicide Unit is now investigating this death as a homicide.

Original Release (June 17, 2019 4:17 p.m.):

Baltimore County Police are investigating after the body of an adult man was found in Patapsco State Park last night.

A woman walking her dog along a trail in the park discovered the body around 5 p.m. last night near River and Thistle roads. The body has been transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for autopsy to determine the cause and manner of death, as well as for identification purposes.

The Baltimore County Police Homicide Unit responded to the scene and will be continuing the investigation into the man's death.

Photo of crossing guard.The Baltimore County Police Department needs men and women to serve as school crossing guards. If you have been thinking of a way to become more involved in your community while getting paid to do so, this is the time to act. Parents, grandparents, college students or anyone who wants to help insure the safety of children to and from school are encouraged to apply by August 30.

  • The pay is $13.43 per hour and the time commitment is only two hours daily, Monday through Friday.
  • When schools have off due to inclement weather, so do you, without loss of pay.
  • You incur paid leave as you gain years of experience.
  • You may receive paid national and state holidays from September through June.
  • Equipment and uniforms are free of charge.

Those wishing to apply to the Baltimore County Police Department for the position of crossing guard need to be at least 18 years old. All applicants will undergo a background check, including fingerprinting.

This is the perfect part-time job for stay-at-home parents, retirees and those with a little extra time in the morning and afternoon. The best part of the job is the satisfaction of knowing that you play a major role in keeping the children in your neighborhood safe in their travels. 

Additional information about the School Guard Team and how to apply to become a Baltimore County crossing guard are available online.

Revised June 27, 2017