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.

Multiple vehicles trapped in flooded Middle River roadway

Rescue crews were attempting to rescue several vehicles stuck along flooded Middle River roadways early Saturday morning.

At about 1 a.m., fire & rescue units responded to the area of Wilson Point Road at Eastern Boulevard.

Reports indicate that several vehicles are trapped in knee-deep flood waters.

The road has been shut down while the rescue operation is under way.

Motorists should avoid the area.

Police investigating robbery, 2 burglaries

Police LightsPolice are investigating a robbery and two burglaries that were reported this week.

At about 11:45 p.m. on Wednesday, July 26, a man pointed a gun at two people in the 400 block of Eastern Boulevard in Essex (21221) and demanded their money and cell phones. The suspect then fled the scene.

Sometime between 10 p.m. on Wednesday, July 26, and 8:15 a.m. on Thursday, July 27, an individual shattered the glass door to the Super Latienda Latina store, located in the 8200 block of Philadelphia Road in Rosedale (21237). Once inside, the suspect stole the cash register. The cash register was later recovered.

At about 1:30 a.m. on Friday, July 28, an individual forced entry into the China 1, located in the 6200 block of Kenwood Avenue in Rosedale (21237), and stole cash from the cash register.

Serious crash reported in Middle River

Emergency crews are on the scene of a serious, Monday afternoon motor vehicle accident in Middle River. 

At about 4:15 p.m., paramedics responded to the 2900 block of Eastern Boulevard for a report of a crash. 

At the scene, crews found that four vehicles were involved in the collision. 

There has been no word on any injuries.

Motorists should avoid the area.