Police investigate 2 robberies, 2 burglaries

Police GraphicPolice are investigating two robberies and two burglaries that were reported this week.

Sometime between 12:30 and 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 17, an individual broke into a residence in the 8500 block of Harris Avenue in Parkville (21234) and stole a game system, games, and headphones.

At 1 p.m. on Wednesday, October 18, a woman was walking in the 1600 block of Poles Road in Essex (21221) when she was approached by three individuals. The suspects assaulted and robbed the woman of her property, then fled the scene on foot.

At about 4:45 p.m. on Wednesday, two known juveniles approached another juvenile at Seneca Elementary School in Middle River (21220) and asked to use his cell phone. When the victim refused, the suspects assaulted the victim and then fled with his cell phone.

Sometime between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. on Thursday, October 19, an individual entered a residence on Cedar Chip Court in Parkville (21234) by prying open a window. Once inside, the suspect stole cash and a credit card before fleeing the scene.

Police arrest Essex shooting suspect

Alexander Morgan FrancisPolice in Baltimore County have arrested and charged a man in connection with Saturday evening’s shooting in Essex.

Alexander Morgan Francis, 29, of Essex, has been charged with 1st-degree assault and weapons violations and is being held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center pending trial.

Francis was identified by the victims, a 24-year-old woman and a 30-year-old woman, as the shooter, with whom both are acquainted. One of the women had argued with Francis when they crossed paths at a convenience store earlier in the evening.

The women flagged down an officer on Foxchase Lane after fleeing Sandalwood Road where they heard gunshots and saw Francis run out from Punjab Drive, shooting at their car. Neither of the women suffered any physical injuries and no damage was found on the vehicle.

Officer Bostedo and her K9 partner, Yukon, responded to the scene and located Francis in a nearby alley, where he was placed under arrest without incident. A search of the area resulted in the discovery of bullet holes in the siding of a building in the 900 block of Punjab Drive.

Police investigating home invasion, robberies, burglary

Police LightsPolice are investigating a home invasion, several robberies, and a burglary that have been reported over the past week.

Sometime between 11:30 p.m. on Friday, October 13, and midnight on Saturday, October 14, a man reported being assaulted by several unknown suspects with a baseball bat in the area of Pulaski Highway at Jones Road in Bradshaw (21087). The suspects took money from the victim and then fled the scene.

At about 4:15 p.m. on Sunday, October 15, two individuals entered the MetroPCS store located in the 100 block of Middle River Road in Essex (21221) and robbed the store of cash and two cell phones at gunpoint and then fled.

At just after 1:15 a.m. on Monday, October 16, three individuals forcefully entered a home in the 800 block of Wampler Road in Middle River (21220). Once inside, the suspects assaulted the victims and fled with their cell phone and house phone.

At 5 a.m. on Monday, an individual broke into the Taste of Taj Restaurant, located in the 9800 block of Belair Road in Perry Hall (21128), by shattering the glass door. Once inside, the suspect stole a cash register drawer, cash, and a safe.

At about 2:30 p.m. on Monday, a man was assaulted and robbed of his cell phone outside of his residence, located in the 2000 block of Kelbourne Road in Rosedale (21237), by two individuals. The suspects then fled the scene.

Police searching for 13-year-old girl missing from Essex

UPDATE: Giselle Melgar has been located.

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Police in Baltimore County are seeking assistance from the public in locating a missing girl.

Giselle Melgar, 13, of Essex, was last seen just before 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday.

Melgar is described as a Hispanic female, 5’5”, 105 pounds, black hair, and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a long sleeve gray sweatshirt, distressed jeans, fury slip-on sandals, with her hair in a bun held by a rainbow hair clip.

If anyone has information concerning Giselle Melgar, please call Baltimore County Police at 410-307-2020.