Police Seek Identity of Suspect in Brutal Beating of Dundalk Man in January

(Updated 4/22/17)

Baltimore County Police are seeking the public's assistance in identifying a suspect in the brutal beating of a man in Dundalk on Jan. 27.

The victim, a 31-year-old man from the Dundalk area, suffered extensive internal and external injuries to his head, face and torso when he was attacked on the parking lot of the Wok and Roll Chinese restaurant in the 7700-block of Westfield Road around 9:45 p.m. that Friday night. He was hospitalized for three days at R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma and has no recollection of the events surrounding the incident.

The investigation into the incident reveals that the victim was speaking with a white female sitting in the passenger seat of what is believed to be a silver SUV, possibly a Jeep Liberty, Jeep Compass or similar type of vehicle. At that time, a black male exited the Wok and Roll restaurant, approached the victim and, without prompting, began striking him in the face and head repeatedly. He threw the victim to the ground and began kicking him. The suspect then re-entered the Wok and Roll restaurant and attempted to place an order. The female in the silver SUV moved into the driver seat and began honking the horn until the suspect exited the restaurant and got into the passenger side of the vehicle, at which time they fled the scene.

Anyone with information on this case or this suspect is asked to contact police at 410-307-2020.

Anyone with information on this case can also submit a tip to Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP. For more information on other ways to contact Metro Crime Stoppers, as well as information on rewards offered by or through them, check their website at www.metrocrimestoppers.org. 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, text message or online.

This incident continues to be investigated by detectives in the Precinct 12 Investigative Services Unit.

Police investigating fatal motorcycle accident

(Updated 4/19/17)

Just before 5:30 p.m. on April 12, Baltimore County Police responded to a crash at the intersection of South Taylor Avenue and Delaware Avenue in Essex. Investigators determined that a 2003 Harley Davidson Sportster motorcycle was traveling westbound on Delaware Avenue when it struck the driver’s side of a 2007 Jeep Commander traveling southbound on South Taylor Avenue.

The driver of the motorcycle was transported to Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center where he was later pronounced deceased. The motorcycle driver has been identified as Franklin Sanders, Jr., 52, of the 600-block of Virginia Avenue in Essex. The driver of the Jeep Commander was transported to MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center. His condition is unknown at this time. The driver of the Jeep Commander has been identified as Duane Hyer, 46, of the 400-block of South Taylor Avenue in Essex. Baltimore County Police continue to investigate this fatal crash at this time. 

Officer responds to car theft call, shoots suspect

(Updated 4/19/17)

Baltimore County Police received a call for a suspect breaking into cars in the area of Hillendale Road and Northview Road in Parkville on April 12 just before 4:30 a.m.

A Baltimore County officer arrived in the area of the call and observed a man attempting to conceal himself from the officer’s view, turning his back towards the officer. The officer approached the man and called out to him. As the officer walked in his direction, the man turned around facing the officer and reached for a gun inside of the waistband of his pants. The officer observed the suspect reaching for the gun and yelled for the man to stop. The suspect continued to pull the gun and the officer fired multiple shots from his service weapon. The suspect was struck and suffered a wound to the lower body. A handgun was recovered at the scene of the shooting.

The suspect, a 27-year-old man was transported to R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center for treatment. The suspect’s condition is unknown at this time.

The Baltimore County Police Department is conducting its investigation and will submit the case to the Baltimore County State’s Attorney’s Office for their review. 

Police investigating single-vehicle fatal crash

(Updated 4/19/17)

On April 17, just before 6 a.m., Baltimore County Police were called for a crash on Pulaski Highway near the intersection of Batavia Farm Road in Rosedale. Officers determined that a 2005 Ford Excursion was traveling westbound on Pulaski Highway when the vehicle left the road.

The vehicle came to rest in the 8200-block of Pulaski Highway. The driver was later pronounced deceased. He has been identified as Wayne Alan Thompson, 40, of the 1200-block of Neighbors Avenue in Rosedale. Investigators will continue to determine the circumstances leading up to this crash. 

Crime Blotter: Precinct 12/Dundalk

(Updated 4/19/17)

First Degree Burglary: On April 16, Baltimore County Police responded to a call in the 3600 block of Sollers Point Road in Dundalk. Between 2:45 and 6:30 p.m., an unknown suspect entered the victim’s home through an unlocked front bedroom window. Once inside, the suspect stole jewelry then left. Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact Baltimore County Police.

Robbery: Officers from the Dundalk precinct responded to a call in the 8200 block of Eastern Avenue in Dundalk on April 14. At 3:50 p.m., the unknown suspect, armed with a handgun, entered the Royal Farms. The suspect stole cash and three cartons of Newport cigarettes.

First Degree Burglary: On April 14, officers were called to the 200 block of Parkwood Road. Between 4:30 p.m. April 14 and 9 a.m. April 15, an unknown suspect damaged the rear door at the victim’s residence, then entered. While things were moved about, the victim is unsure of what might have been stolen

Robbery: Shortly before 5 p.m. on April 10, officers from the Dundalk precinct responded to a robbery call in the 7300 block of Martell Avenue. At 4:51 p.m., the victim was followed by two unknown suspects. One suspect approached the victim in the victim’s front yard and asked for directions. The suspect then assaulted the victim, stole his property and fled. Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact Baltimore County Police.

Current crime trends

(Updated 4/19/17)

Since March 20, there have been nine commercial burglaries in the Towson, Parkville, White Marsh and Dundalk Precincts that appear to be related. Doors were forced or pried in most cases. Property taken includes money, cash registers, liquor, lottery tickets and cigarettes.

Since March 28, there have been four commercial robberies within the White Marsh Precinct that appear to be related.