Baltimore County Digest

Baltimore County Digest

June 29, 2006

Police seek suspect in armed robbery of CVS

County police are searching for a man suspected in the armed robbery of a CVS Pharmacy in the Middle River area.

According to police, a man entered the CVS store in the first block of Compass Road about 9:45 p.m. Sunday and told a clerk he had a handgun. He pointed a gun at the clerk and fled with an undisclosed amount of money, police said.

The man is described as a black male, 25 to 30 years old, about 5 feet 10 inches, with a medium build. He was wearing blue shorts, black shoes, a brown T-shirt and a black baseball hat with a red bill, police said. The man is also a suspect in an attempted robbery at a Walgreens pharmacy in the 400 block of Compass Road that occurred about 10 minutes after the CVS robbery, police said.

Anyone with information about the crimes is asked to call Baltimore County police at 410-307-2020 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7-LOCKUP.

Nick Shields

Dundalk

Tips sought on van vandals

The county Department of Aging is offering a reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the vandals who damaged three CountyRide vans in the Dundalk area.

Vandals attempted to push two CountyRide vans into the water and smash another van into a nearby wall, county officials said.

CountyRide is a program that provides transportation to residents 60 and older, disabled residents ages 21 through 59 and those living in rural areas, officials said. The vans take residents to medical appointments and stores.

Anyone with information about the vandalism is asked to contact the county police at 410-887-4320.

Countywide

Search goes on for missing teen

Baltimore County police are asking for help in locating a 14-year-old runaway girl.

Mariah Lanell Morgan of the 6500 block of N. Charles St. has been missing since last Thursday, police said. She might be with peers in the city and traveling in a Hummer-style vehicle. Her mother received a phone call from the teenager Sunday and believes her daughter could be in danger, police said.

Morgan, who was last known to be near the Golden Corral restaurant in the 7900 block of Eastern Blvd., is described as a black female, 5 feet 6 inches tall, about 150 pounds, with brown eyes and black hair, police said. It was not known what she was wearing when she left.

Anyone with information about the teenager's disappearance is asked to call county police at 410-307-2020.

Nick Shields

Dundalk

Heritage fair set this weekend

The Heritage Association of Greater Dundalk will begin its annual Independence Day celebration with the 31st Dundalk Heritage Fair.

The three-day event starts tomorrow and runs through Sunday at Heritage Park, on Playfield Street opposite Dundalk Elementary School. Throughout the weekend, musical headliners Ronnie Dove, the Bellamy Brothers and the Lettermen will perform.

Food, arts and crafts, carnival rides, pig races, a dog show and a petting zoo will also be part of the fair. Admission is $4 for adults and free for children younger than 12. Information: 410-284-4022.

Cockeysville

Knox Avenue construction continues

Knox Avenue between Falls and Gent roads in Cockeysville will remain closed through July 8 because of construction problems, officials said.

That section of road has been closed since June 3 to allow construction of two culverts.

The construction, which was scheduled to end last week, will continue to detour traffic to Falls and Gent roads. Information: 410-887-3300.

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