Shooting reported in Parkville

shooting-news-graphicPolice are responding to the scene of a Wednesday afternoon shooting in Parkville near the city line.

At about 1 p.m., units responded to the area of McClean Boulevard at Perring Manor Road in the Hillendale area (21234).

At the scene, paramedics found that one person had been shot.

There has been no word on the victim’s condition.

Parkville woman charged with filing false Towson Town Center carjacking report

Police Car and LightsPolice have charged a Parkville woman in connection with filing a false police report regarding an armed carjacking at Towson Town Center last week.

Pamela Davis, 46, has been charged on a summons with making a false statement to an officer.

At about 5:45 p.m. on Tuesday, November 14, police responded to a parking lot across from the mall when Davis reported that an armed robbery/attempted carjacking had just occurred. She initially stated that as she exited the mall, she saw the two suspects lurking among the parked cars, who then approached her as she opened her car door. They allegedly demanded her vehicle, and she said she believed they had a handgun but didn’t specifically see one. She stated she refused to give them her keys but gave them her purse instead, which she said they took and fled on foot.

Air support, K9 units, and additional ground support units were called to the scene in an attempt to locate the alleged suspects, which she described as black males with black hooded sweatshirts, jeans, and both wearing black ski masks. Towson Town Center Mall security officers were alerted and nearby Towson University tweeted cautionary information to students, warning them of the nearby crime and to be vigilant.

As the investigation continued, the information the victim gave to police began to change. Her account of events evolved into a handgun being pointed at her and money being demanded. Investigators were able to obtain surveillance video showing the victim driving onto the lot and parking, but never leaving her vehicle before driving back out of the parking lot just before calling police.

Davis’ motive for falsely reporting the incident is still unknown as authorities say she has become uncooperative with detectives.

Parkville bank robber dies in house fire following Cecil County standoff

Parkville Bank Robber Cecil County FireA man wanted for a pair of bank robberies in the Parkville area has died.

The FBI says that the man wanted for robbing a pair of M&T Bank branches was killed in a Sunday night house fire in Cecil County.

The suspect was believed to be responsible for the October 30, 2017, robbery of the M&T Bank located at 8200 Harford Road and the November 3, 2017, robbery of the M&T Bank located at 8812 Waltham Woods Road.

Authorities say that at about 9:30 p.m. on Sunday night, the FBI Baltimore Violent Crimes Task Force attempted to serve an arrest warrant at a home on McGrady Road in Rising Sun.

The suspect did not comply with officers and barricaded himself inside the home.

The home then caught fire and the man was subsequently found dead inside. His identity is being withheld pending notification of his next of kin.

The Maryland Office of State Fire Marshal is investigating the blaze.  Preliminary reports would seem to indicate that the suspect may have set fire to the home, according to the Cecil County Fire Blog.

FBI offering $5K reward for info on Parkville bank robber

Parkville Bank Robber 20171113UPDATE: Authorities now say the suspect was killed in a house fire following a standoff with police – details here.

Original story below…

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The FBI is offering a reward for information that leads to the capture of a Parkville bank robber.

The suspect is believed to be responsible for the October 30, 2017, robbery of  the M&T Bank located at 8200 Harford Road and the November 3, 2017, robbery of the M&T Bank located at 8812 Waltham Woods Road.

In each robbery, the suspect entered the bank, announced a robbery using a demand note, and fled the bank on foot.

The man is described as a white male, approximately 5’9″ tall, weighing about 150 pounds, and is about 35 to 45 years old.

The FBI is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the identification, arrest, and conviction of this suspect. This individual should be considered armed and dangerous.

Anyone with information on this individual should contact the FBI Baltimore Violent Crimes Task Force at 410-265-8080.