Crime Blotter: Precinct 12/ Dundalk

First Degree Burglary: Officers from the Dundalk precinct were called to the 7500 block of Poplar Avenue on Aug. 7 shortly before 9 a.m. At 8:30 a.m., an unknown suspect entered the location through a rear door, stole the victim’s cash and left the location.

Robbery: On Aug. 6, officers responded to a robbery at the intersection of Dunmanway and Yorkway. At 9 p.m., victim was walking when suspect approached from behind, grabbed her purse and threw her to the ground. Anyone with information regarding this incident should call Baltimore County Police.

Robbery: Around 3:15 p.m. on Aug. 6, Baltimore County police received a call about a robbery in the 6700 block of Holabird Avenue. The suspect assaulted the victim and took cash before fleeing in an unknown direction. 

Police continue search for endangered Middle River man

Police continue search for endangered Middle River man

Police have been searching for an endangered Middle River man in since Monday, July 3.

Johnny Wayne Freeman Jr. left his home in the 1000 block of Fuselage Ave. in Middle River Monday morning around 2:30 a.m. Police have reason to believe he may be in need of medical attention. Mr. Freeman is 6'0", 200 pounds, has blue eyes, short brown hair and a goatee. He was last seen wearing a blue shirt and gray pants.

Anyone who may have seen Johnny Freeman or has information on his whereabouts is asked to contact police by dialling 9-1-1 or calling Precinct 11 - Essex station at 410-887-0220.

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Nottingham man arrested for Rosedale triple stabbing

Nottingham man arrested for Rosedale triple stabbing

UPDATE (June 30, 11:09 a.m.):

Good old-fashioned police work by detectives of the Precinct 9 Investigative Services Unit and Community Action Team has led to the arrest of the suspect in the triple stabbing at the El Rich Motel earlier this week.

Following the stabbings, detectives spent much of Tuesday and Wednesday on foot, canvassing the area for witnesses and leads on the possible identity of the suspect. By Thursday that foot work paid off, leading them to the identity of the suspect, who they located at a Royal Farm store on 62nd Street in Rosedale.

Timothy Lee Nobles (20) of the 3800 block of East Joppa Road in Nottingham, 21236, was arrested at 9:55 a.m. yesterday. He is charged with the following:

  • Two counts Attempted First Degree Murder
  • Three counts First Degree Assault
  • Three counts Second Degree Assault
  • Three counts Reckless Endangerment
  • Armed Robbery
  • Theft Under $1000
Nobles is held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center.

Original Release (June 27, 2017 5:27 a.m.):
Three men were injured after a stabbing at the El Rich Motel in the 8200 block of Pulaski Highway early Tuesday morning, June 27.

The preliminary investigation revealed that all three men were in a motel room around 2:30 a.m. when the suspect knocked on the door. After some exchange with the suspect, he pulled out a knife and began stabbing the three victims, then fled the scene.

But continued investigation led police to believe that the suspect approached one of the victims outside of the motel for reasons unclear and was escorted to the motel room where a second victim was located. An altercation between the suspect and victim in the hotel room ensued, resulting in the suspect using a knife to cut that victim. The other victim was cut while he attempted to restrain the suspect for police. The suspect fled that area and encountered a third person sitting outside of one of the motel rooms, whom the suspect, unprovoked, began to stab in the upper body before fleeing the location. This victim remained hospitalized in serious condition.

A 26-year-old man suffering life-threatening stab wounds to the upper body was reported to be in stable condition at an area hospital and is expected to survive his injuries. The two other victims suffered minor injuries and were also being treated at area hospitals.

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Dundalk shooting leaves juvenile injured

(Updated Jun 22, 2:31 p.m.)

Police from the Dundalk precinct responded to the area of Avondale Road and William Wade Avenue around 11:30 p.m. Wednesday night after receiving several 9-1-1 calls for gunshots heard in the area.

Police located one victim, a 17-year-old male, already undergoing treatment at a local hospital. The victim advised that he was struck in the upper body after hearing gunshots, but did not see any suspect in the area at the time it occurred. The victim is in good condition and expected to be released from the hospital today.

The Baltimore County Violent Crimes Unit continues to investigate this incident. Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 410-307-2020.

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North Point Precinct officer, civilian shot in Dundalk Avenue shootout

(Updated 6/14/17)

An officer and a civilian were in serious condition following an armed robbery and subsequent shootout with police on Wednesday, June 7, in Dundalk. The robbery suspect was pronounced deceased after the incident.

Investigation has revealed that officers were dispatched at 2:49 p.m. to Dundalk Avenue and Avon Beach Road for an armed street robbery in progress. Officers had received information that a single male suspect, later identified as Blaine Robert Erb, 35, of no fixed address, approached and robbed two people at gunpoint. Police arriving on the scene were updated with information that the suspect fled the scene onto a Maryland Transit Administration bus. Police located the bus a short distance from the Logan Village Shopping Center in the 3400 block of Dundalk Avenue and initiated an investigative traffic stop.

When officers attempted to confront the suspect on the bus, he began shooting at the officers, firing repeatedly. The officers returned fire. After exchanging gunfire for an extended period, the suspect attempted to flee the MTA bus. He collapsed a short distance from the bus, suffering at least one gunshot wound, where he was pronounced deceased.

During the exchange of gunfire, one officer and one civilian each suffered at least one gunshot wound. The officer, identified as Officer First Class Slocum, a 13-year BCoPD veteran assigned to Precinct 12/Dundalk, was taken to R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, where she remained hospitalized and in serious condition as of June 8. The civilian, a 21-year-old female from the 5000 block of Queensberry Ave. in Baltimore, also suffered a gunshot wound to the lower body during the incident and is expected to survive her injury.

Two .40-caliber semi-automatic handguns were found next to the suspect's body, as well as numerous gun magazines and ammunition. Detectives have determined that the firearms have not been reported stolen but continue to investigate to identify the last known registered owner. Erb is prohibited from owning or possessing firearms due to a prior conviction for an armed robbery. The investigation has determined that Erb had a lengthy criminal history in Maryland and neighboring states, including charges for robbery, weapon violations, assault and theft. He also had an open warrant in Pennsylvania.

Detectives have identified five civilians who were on the bus when the incident began, but continue to investigate to determine if there were more.

The investigation has determined that four officers fired rounds at the suspect from their service weapons. The first three are identified as 5.5-year veteran Officer First Class Carver, 3.5-year veteran Officer First Class Leary, 14.5-year veteran Officer First Class Minton, all assigned to Precinct 12. The fourth officer is a 17-year veteran of the force whose name will be withheld due to the officer's duty assignment. All four officers have been placed on routine administrative leave, and one of the officers involved have any prior combat shooting involvement.

Body-camera footage of this incident is part of the ongoing investigation. The MTA bus was equipped with working surveillance cameras, and any footage captured from these cameras will be part of the investigation as well.