Police seek to identify Essex assault suspect [VIDEO]

Essex Assault Suspect 20170809UPDATE: Police say they have identified and arrested this suspect.

Original story below…


Police in Baltimore County are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect who brutally assaulted a man he’d just met.

At around 11:30 p.m. on June 3, police responded to Franklin Square Hospital where the victim was being treated for serious wounds to his face and body.

Police determined that the victim had been eating at McDonald’s at 2119 Eastern Boulevard in Essex with a friend around 10:30 p.m. The victim initiated a conversation with another patron, the suspect, who became irritated at some point during their conversation. The victim attempted to diffuse the situation by leaving.

Moments later, as he was walking on Kingston Road near Firethorn Road, the victim was approached and attacked by the suspect, rendering him unconscious.

Police were able to obtain surveillance video of the suspect, who returned to the McDonald’s after the assault to clean himself up with napkins (video below).

Anyone who recognizes this suspect or has any information regarding this crime is asked to contact detectives of the Essex Precinct Investigative Services Unit at 410-887-0230.

Pizza delivery driver robbed, vehicle stolen during Rosedale burglary

robberyPolice are investigating after a pizza delivery driver was robbed and a vehicle was stolen during a Rosedale burglary.

Sometime between 2 p.m. on Wednesday, August 2, and noon on Thursday, August 3, an individual broke the rear bedroom window to gain entry to an apartment on Catoctin Court in Rosedale (21237). Once inside, the bedroom was ransacked and money, keys, and a vehicle were stolen.

At 7 p.m. on Thursday, August 3, a pizza delivery driver was exiting an apartment building on Breslin Court in Rosedale (21237) when he was assaulted and robbed of his cash by three individuals.

Police investigate assaults, burglaries, robbery

Police GraphicPolice are investigating several local crimes that were reported over the past week.

At about 1:30 a.m. on July 28, an individual broke a window at the Duck’s Nest Seafood, located in the 6200 block of Hazelwood Avenue in Rosedale (21237), to gain entry and stole cash.

Sometime between noon on July 28 and 10:15 p.m. on July 30, an individual entered the Orbit Technologies construction site, located in the 5200 block of King Avenue in Rosedale (21237), and removed several spools of copper wire.

At 1:15 a.m. on July 30, two people were assaulted by two suspects in a vehicle in the area of Pawnee Road and Pocasset Court in Middle River (21220).

Sometime between 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. on July 30, an individual entered a shed in the 3400 block of Acton Road in Parkville (21234) and stole lawn equipment and a power washer.

At just before 2 a.m. on July 31, several individuals assaulted a man in the 600 block of Bowleys Quarters Road in Middle River (21220) and stole cash from his pockets.

Police investigating 2 burglaries, delivery driver robbery, assault on an officer

Police LightsPolice are investigating two burglaries, a robbery, and an assault on a police officer that have been reported over the past week.

At just before 3 a.m. on Tuesday, July 18, two individuals forced entry into Sir Michael’s Auto Sales, located in the 8000 block of Pulaski Highway in Rosedale (21237), and stole two vehicles, numerous car keys, and registration plates. The suspects were later apprehended.

At just after 8 a.m. on Thursday, July 20, a police officer was assaulted while attempting to arrest a suspect in connection with another first-degree assault in the 5200 block of Trumps Mill Road in Rosedale (21237). The female suspect assaulted the officer by purposely scratching him with her fingernails and bracelet during handcuffing.

Sometime between 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 20, and 3 a.m. on Friday, July 21, an individual entered an apartment in the 7400 block of Meadow Branch Court in Rosedale (21237) via the kitchen window.  The suspect stole various items before fleeing the scene.

At just after 10 p.m. on Friday, July 21, a Papa Johns delivery driver returned to his vehicle after a delivery in the 1100 block of Sandystone Road in Essex (21221), when an individual approached his vehicle, pointed a handgun at him and demanded money. The victim gave the suspect the money and the suspect then fled the scene.