Police trace guns used in fatal domestic cases in Essex, Timonium


October 10, 2007

Baltimore County police have traced the origins of the handguns used in two deadly domestic violence incidents last month.

The handgun used by a man to kill his former girlfriend's current boyfriend and then himself Sept. 15 in Essex had been sold by a gun store in Dundalk, said Bill Toohey, a county police spokesman. The store was shut down by authorities in 1999 and none of its records exist, Toohey said.

Toohey said yesterday he could not provide the name of the store and why it was closed.

Police are trying to determine how the gun ended up in the hands of Carl Eugene Locklear, 27, who is accused of fatally shooting Eugene George Rossmark, 28, of Bel Air before killing himself.

Hours before that incident, Jeffrey Jacobsen, 38, shot and killed his estranged wife, Jessica Jacobsen, 38, at the couple's Timonium home and then fatally shot himself, according to police. Police say the gun used by Jacobsen had initially been purchased at a gun store in South Carolina. The man who bought the gun has told authorities he sold it to a friend named Tom, Toohey said.

"We don't know who Tom is or what Tom did with it," Toohey said, adding that police are still investigating.

Josh Mitchell


Lottery winner said to display ticket

A person displayed what appeared to be the winning Mega Millions ticket to the operators of the Essex store that sold the ticket, an official said yesterday.

No one, however, has contacted state lottery officials to claim the prize, Maryland Lottery Director Buddy Roogow said yesterday.

Although the value of the ticket was initially estimated to be $26 million, Roogow said yesterday it could be worth $27 million.

The ticket, sold at Mace Liquors, was the only one with winning numbers in Friday's multistate drawing. Attempts to reach the store owner yesterday were unsuccessful, but an employee said that a person came to the store with a ticket bearing the winning numbers in the drawing.

That person was not identified.

The ticket was the second Mega Millions winner sold in Baltimore County in recent weeks. About a month earlier, Ellwood August "Bunky" Bartlett of Dundalk claimed his share of a $330 million Mega Millions jackpot. Bartlett was one of four winners in that Aug. 31 drawing.

Julie Scharper


Two to address community council

The Greater Parkville Community Council has invited two guest speakers to its meeting tomorrow in an effort to help residents and associations become more involved in maintaining the community.

Richard Klein of Community and Environmental Defense Services will present information on how to review proposed development plans. In addition, Officer Ed Borman, of the county police Parkville precinct, will discuss recent initiatives in combating graffiti in the community.

The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. at the Parkville Recreation and Senior Center, 8601 Harford Road.

The meeting is open to the public. Information: 410-668-2580.

Cable TV

County police show to star K9 unit

The county police department's K9 unit is featured in this month's edition of Police Report, the Baltimore County Police Department's cable TV program.

The program, which will be broadcast four times a week through Nov. 2, also includes a segment on the department's outreach efforts to the Hispanic community.

The show is aired in Baltimore County on Comcast Channel 25 at 8:30 p.m. Mondays, 7 p.m. Tuesdays, and 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays and Fridays. It is also now available online at www.baltimorecountymd.gov/Agencies/polic e/media/policereport_main.html.

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