Baltimore County Digest

Baltimore County Digest

March 03, 2006

Burglary suspect dies after clash with police

A burglary suspect died yesterday after a struggle with two Baltimore County police officers, police said.

Thomas Rawls, 32, was being arrested by police outside a house in the Essex area when officers realized that he had stopped breathing, police said. Officers performed CPR and called paramedics, police said. Rawls was taken by ambulance to Franklin Square Hospital Center, where he was pronounced dead, police said.

The officers' names were not released, and no officer has been placed on leave because of Rawls' death, police said. "At the moment there is no evidence that any officer did anything wrong," said Bill Toohey, a spokesman for the Baltimore County Police Department.

Rawls of the 1000 block of Arncliffe Road had a known drug history, police said. An autopsy will be conducted to determine the cause of death, and the investigation is continuing, they said.

Police received a call about 11:45 a.m. yesterday that a man had broken into a home in the 900 block of Arncliffe Road. The man, who police said was known to the residents, was chased out of the house by those residents, who then called police.

When officers arrived, Rawls was standing on the porch of the home, police said. Rawls struggled with an officer who attempted to arrest him, police said. A second officer came to aid the first officer and the two subdued Rawls, police said. They did not say how Rawls was subdued.

After the two officers handcuffed Rawls, they discovered that he had stopped breathing, police said.

Nick Shields


Man, 23, missing from group home

Baltimore County police asked yesterday for the public's help in finding a man who has been missing since Monday from a group home in Randallstown.

Nicholas Dollar, 23, has been missing from a group home in the 3400 block of Chapman Road since Monday, police said. Police said the man has the mental capacity of a 6-year-old.

Dollar was last seen about 7 p.m. near North and Maryland avenues in Baltimore, near a McDonald's police said.

Dollar was described as an Asian male, 5 feet 1 inch tall, weighing 90 pounds, with brown eyes and short black hair.

Anyone with information is asked to call Baltimore County police at 410-307-2020.

Nick Shields

Owings Mills

Har Sinai holding three-day event Har Sinai Congregation will present a three-day event designed to emphasize the importance of using liturgy to unite Jews around the world.

Pearlstone Kallah: a Scholar-in-Residence Weekend features services and lectures by Rabbi Richard S. Sarason and begins at 8 tonight with a Shabbat service and lecture.

A lecture and Havdallah service is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. tomorrow, and a lecture and brunch are scheduled for 11 a.m. Sunday.

Har Sinai Temple is at 2905 Walnut Ave., Owings Mills.

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