16-year-old is sought in robbery at gunpoint
Police in Baltimore County are looking for a 16-year-old boy who they say robbed a Halethorpe house at gunpoint last week and has since threatened to kill the home's residents. The teen, identified as Bryan Sheppard, of the 900 block of Seagull Ave. in Brooklyn, is considered to be armed and dangerous, police said. Police said Tuesday that a man forced his way into a house in the 2900 block of Lakebrook Circle in Halethorpe at about 3 p.m. on Oct. 12. He produced a handgun and took property from the people who were there at the time, a police statement said. When police arrived, the gunman was gone. Detectives later obtained a warrant for Sheppard's arrest and said they have new information that he has threatened to shoot and kill the victims of the burglary. Police said they believe Sheppard could be frequenting the Lansdowne area of Baltimore County, as well as South Baltimore. Anyone with information about Sheppard is asked to call 911, Baltimore County police at 410-307-2020 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-756-2587.
Uncle goes on trial in connection with scalding
A 38-year-old Laurel man who was charged with child abuse, reckless endangerment and neglect after his 2-year-old niece was left in a bathtub of scalding water went on trial Tuesday in Howard County Circuit Court. In October of 2008, Michael Adegoke Oye-Adeniran was charged by police with first- and second-degree assault of a minor after he and his wife took the toddler, who was in his care, to Laurel Regional Hospital, where the attending emergency room physician found the girl's burns to be "suspicious." According to police, the girl was also found to be malnourished and possibly in shock.The jury trial is expected to last four or five days, according to prosecutors.
- Don Markus
Man awaiting trial for 1981 rape accused in 2nd attack
A Fells Point man awaiting trial for a 1981 rape has been charged with raping another woman a year earlier, according to Baltimore County police. In January, Herman Bolling, 58, of the 100 block of S. Broadway was charged in the June 1981 rape and armed robbery of a 58-year-old woman in Reisterstown, said Cpl. Mike Hill, a county police spokesman. Bolling is accused of trying to strangle the woman during an attack that left the victim suffering from broken ribs and a deep cut to her neck, according to police. Armed with a handgun, he also stole about $5,000 worth of property from the woman's home in the 4100 block of Butler Road, police said. Bolling, who was being held without bail, is also suspected of raping a 21-year-old woman Aug. 26, 1980, in the 100 block of Village of Pine Court in the Milford Mill community, according to police. Detectives reviewing the unsolved Milford Mill case resubmitted evidence from that incident after Bolling's arrest, and his DNA matched, according to police. Bolling has been charged with two counts of first-degree rape, attempted first-degree murder and first-degree burglary, police said.
- Liz F. Kay