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.

Shooting reported at Dunkin’ Donuts

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Police are on the scene of a Monday night shooting in Bowleys Quarters.

At about 9 p.m., units responded to the Dunkin Donuts locates in the 100 block of Carroll Island Road.

At the scene, police found a 33-year-old male laying in the parking lot with a single gunshot wound.  The suspect had already fled the scene.

The patient was taken to Bayview for treatment.  He is expected to survive his injuries.

Police believe this was a targeted crime. Anyone who may have information regarding this incident is asked to contact police at 410-307-2020.

Police investigate rash of local burglaries, attempted burglaries

burglaryPolice are investigating a rash of local burglaries and attempted burglaries that were reported over the past week.

Sometime between 8 p.m. on Thursday, June 22, and 7 a.m. on Friday, June 23, an individual pried open a storage room door at the El Rich Motel,  located in the 8200 block of Pulaski Highway in Rosedale (21237), and stole four televisions. The suspect then fled the scene.

At just after 5:30 a.m. on Friday, June 23, an individual broke into an apartment on Attenborough Drive in Rosedale (21237) via a side door and stole cash, a computer, and a television.

Sometime between 1 a.m. on Friday, June 23, and 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 24, an individual or individuals broke into a residence on Beaver Court in Nottingham (21236).  The suspects ransacked the residence and stole various items before fleeing the scene.

Sometime between 11 p.m. on Friday, June 23, and 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 24, an individual entered a home in the 1000 block of Foxcroft Lane in Essex (21221) via the front window.  The suspects stole a DVD player, a game system, keys, a tablet, a TV, and a watch before fleeing the scene.

Sometime between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Saturday, June 24, someone broke into a home on Willow Creek Court in Parkville (21234) via the front door and stole cash from the residence.

Sometime between 9 p.m. on Saturday, June 24, and 7 a.m. on Sunday, June 25, an individual removed the screen from the kitchen window to enter an apartment on Rosecrans Place in Nottingham (21236). Once inside, the suspect stole clothing and electronics before fleeing the scene.

At about 1:30 a.m. on Sunday, June 25, someone broke the front glass window of the Big Lots store located in the 2500 block of Cleanleigh Drive in Parkville (21234). No entry was gained.

At about 2:15 a.m. on Sunday, June 25, an individual attempted to break into Island Spirit Liquors and the Goodwill store located in the 100 block of Carroll Island Road in Middle River (21220) by kicking in their front door glass. The suspect also threw the plants from Walmart into the street. The suspect was arrested.

Police searching for man missing from Middle River

Michael SweckerPolice are asking for the public’s help in locating a man missing from the Middle River area.

Michael Swecker is a 54-year-old white male with gray hair, a mustache, beard and blue eyes.

He has been missing since December 15th.

Swecker was last seen wearing a Ravens jacket and sweats.

He has been known to frequent Eastern Avenue between Carroll Island Road and Route 43.

Police say Swecker may be confused and/or disoriented.

Anyone with information on Michael Swecker’s whereabouts is asked to call police at 410-307-2020 or dial 911.