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Just after 12:30 p.m. on September 16, Baltimore County Police responded to Eastern Avenue and 48th Street, 21224 for a call of a motor vehicle crash.

The preliminary investigation revealed that a Baltimore County School bus made a left turn from westbound Eastern Avenue onto 48th Street, headed to deliver meals to a school. A Honda motorcycle was traveling east on Eastern Avenue and struck the rear corner of the bus.

The rider of the motorcycle, identified as Frank Schmidt Jr. (71) of the 2100 block of Sunnythorn Road, 21220, was pronounced deceased at the scene. The driver and three adult passengers on the bus were not injured.

The Baltimore County Police Department's Crash Team is continuing their investigation. If anyone has information about the crash they are asked to call 410-307-2020.

Baltimore County Police need your help finding the vehicle that struck and critically injured a 15 year old female last Friday, Sept 4 and never stopped.

Investigators from the Baltimore County Police Crash Team responded to the scene on Liberty Road near Marriottsville Road just before 8:00 p.m. after a 15 year old female attempted to cross the street and was struck by a vehicle and left fighting for her life.

The preliminary investigation revealed that as the teenager was crossing the street, she fell to the ground. While on the ground, she was struck by a light colored SUV or pickup truck that was traveling westbound. The suspect vehicle continued to drive westbound on Liberty Road and made no attempt to stop. The teen was transported by medivac to R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center with life threatening injuries where she remains in critical condition.

This crash is under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Crash Team. Investigators are asking anyone who may have information in reference to this incident to contact police by calling 410-307-2020.

Baltimore County Police are investigating a shooting in Lansdowne last night that left two people injured.

Just after 7:30 p.m. on September 1, police responded to the Lansdowne Shopping Center in the 3900 block of Hollins Ferry Road, 21227 for a call of a shooting. Responding officers located a victim, an adult female, who was shot in the upper body. She was transported to a local hospital and is in serious condition.

Shortly afterward, officers were notified of a second victim, a teenage male, who walked into a local hospital suffering a gunshot wound to the upper body. He has since been treated and released from the hospital.

The preliminary investigation revealed that the victims were talking to each other on the parking lot when two suspects approached and shot them. Both suspects fled. Detectives believe this was a targeted shooting and are continuing to investigate this incident. Anyone who may have additional information is asked to call 410-307-2020.

Reward Offered

Metro Crime Stoppers of Maryland, an organization that is separate from the Baltimore County Police Department and Baltimore County Government, offers rewards of up to $2000 for information that leads to the arrest and charges 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:

Mobile App: P3TIPS

Revised June 27, 2017