Fake contractors burglarize White Marsh home, Middle River man punches would-be robber

Police LightsPolice are investigating several burglaries, robberies, and attempted robberies that were reported over the past week.

At about 5:30 p.m. on Friday, October 5, a man approached another man while he was sitting on his front porch on Banca Place in Middle River (21223). The first man asked the second man for money. The victim told the suspect that he did not have money, at which time the suspect attempted to get into his pockets. The victim punched the suspect causing him to flee the scene.

At just before 10 p.m. on Saturday, October 6, an individual approached an occupied vehicle in the 4900-block of Hazelwood Avenue (21206). The suspect robbed one of the victims of their cell phone, phone case, and personal identity items.

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At just after 4:30 a.m. on Monday, October 8, an individual used a tool to cut the lock to the storage area at the WalMart located in the 100-block of Carroll Island Road in Bowleys Quarters (21220). The suspect then stole 25 car batteries.

At about 1:30 p.m. on Monday, the residents of a home in the 5700-block of Ranelagh Road in White Marsh (21162) were distracted by one suspect claiming to be a contractor while a second suspect entered the residence and stole jewelry.

At just before 11 p.m. on Monday, an individual entered the BP store located on Carroll Island Road in Bowleys Quarters (21220), displayed a gun, demanded money, and threatened to harm the clerk. The clerk said that he called the police and the suspect then fled on foot.

Police investigating overnight vehicle fires in Bowleys Quarters as arson

ArsonPolice in Baltimore County are investigating a series of overnight vehicle fires in the Bowleys Quarters area as arson.

Fire units responded to four different calls for vehicle fires between the hours of 10 p.m. on Tuesday night and 5 a.m. on Wednesday morning, involving damage to six vehicles.

Two incidents occurred in the 400-block of Carrollwood Road, causing damage to a Cadillac at one location and a Chrysler at another.

In the 300-block of Carroll Island Road, units were dispatched to a boat fire but discovered that a Jeep parked behind the boat was actually set on fire.

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In the 3700-block of White Pine Road, an Infiniti and a Suzuki motor bike were set on fire, causing additional fire damage to a Chrysler parked nearby.

Detectives believe that these incidents may be related due to the time frame and area of the fires, but have not yet determined if one or more suspects are responsible for the fires.

Detectives are continuing the investigation into these fires. Anyone with information is asked to contact police by calling 410-307-2020.

Third person dies from Middle River crash

fatal-crashPolice have confirmed that a third person has died from injuries sustained in a crash in Middle River.

Andre Demonte Dixon, 39, of Middle River, died as a result of injuries sustained during the crash. Dixon was the driver of the involved vehicle.

At just after 1 a.m. on Saturday, emergency crews responded to the intersection of Eastern Avenue and Carroll Island Road (21220).

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Preliminary investigation into the crash has revealed that a 2010 Dodge Ram 1500 truck left the roadway, struck several trees, and eventually caught on fire.

The two rear passengers, Michael Darnell Satchell Jr., 26, of Middle River, and Michael Jackson Jr., 15, also of Middle River, were pronounced dead at the scene.

Two other individuals remain hospitalized for treatment of injuries sustained in the crash.

 

Two killed, three injured in Middle River crash

fatal-crashUPDATE: A third person has died as a result of injuries sustained in the crash.

Original story below…

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Police in Baltimore County are investigating after two people were killed and three people were injured in an overnight crash in Middle River.

At just after 1 a.m. on Saturday, emergency crews responded to the intersection of Eastern Avenue and Carroll Island Road (21220).

Preliminary investigation into the crash has revealed that a 2010 Dodge Ram 1500 truck left the roadway, struck several trees, and eventually caught on fire.

Authorities said that the two rear passengers, Michael Darnell Satchell Jr., 26, of Middle River, and Michael Jackson Jr., 15, also of Middle River, were pronounced dead at the scene. Two other injured passengers and the driver are being treated for serious injuries.

The investigation continues at this hour.

Two suspects arrested in connection with Bowleys Quarters shooting

Bowleys Quarters Shooting SuspectsPolice in Baltimore County have arrested two suspects in connection with the November 27 shooting of a man near Middle River.

Alicia Charline Venzke, 26, of Middle River, and Michael George Collett, 27, of Parkville, have both been charged with attempted 1st-degree murder, 1st-degree assault, armed robbery, and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony/violent crime.

Police were initially called to the area of Carroll Island Road for a man suffering from a gunshot wound to the lower body. Police have determined that the shooting occurred just before 9 p.m. in an alley between Day Coach Circle and Eastern Boulevard when Venzke, known to the victim, set him up to be robbed.

The victim was walking with Venzke in the alley toward her house when Collett arrived and they announced the robbery. Venzke shot the victim when he attempted to flee, striking him in the leg.

Venzke and Collett fled to her nearby home after the robbery attempt, where they were arrested the following day. Venzke was in possession of a gun at the time of her arrest, and a second gun was recovered in her home during the execution of a search warrant.

Both Venzke and Collett remain held without bail in the Baltimore County Detention Center pending trial.