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Update from Baltimore County Police, Feb. 28: 

Michael Kennard Jones, the suspect wanted in connection with multiple burglaries, a home invasion robbery, and the malicious killing of a pet turtle during a burglary, is in the custody of the Baltimore City Police Department.

A citizen saw Michael Jones walking in the 1300 block of North Milton Street this morning and called the Baltimore City Police. He will be processed at the Baltimore City Central Booking facility and transferred later to the Baltimore County Police Department for service of the County warrants.

The Baltimore County Police Department would like to thank the Baltimore City Police Department and the County and City citizens who became involved and aided us in the search and capture of this felon.

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Police news release: Baltimore County Police have obtained a warrant for the arrest of a suspect who needlessly killed a pet turtle during a burglary.

The resident returned to find her home ransacked, and her pet turtle, Donatella, dead on the floor.

The investigation determined that during the overnight hours from January 20-21, while the victim was away, two suspects entered the residence in the unit block of Barnwell Court in Parkville through an unsecured ground floor window. They stole numerous electronic devices and accessories, two television sets, gift-cards, checks, and jewelry. Before leaving, one of the suspects removed Donatella from her aquarium home, and impaled her with a knife-sharpener.

On February 17 police arrested one of the suspects, identified as Calvin Krasheen Fogg (24) of the 4400 block of Marble Hall Road, 21218.

The second suspect, believed to be the person responsible for killing Donatella, is still outstanding. He is identified as Michael Kennard Jones (23), previously known to reside in the 3200 block of McElderry Street, 21205. He is wanted on charges of 1st degree burglary, aggravated cruelty to kill an animal, and is also wanted in connection with a previous home invasion robbery with a gun.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Michael Jones is asked to contact police at 410-307-2020. Do not approach Michael Jones, as he is considered a dangerous subject.

Anyone with information on this case can also submit a tip to Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP. For more information on other ways to contact Metro Crime Stoppers, as well as information on rewards offered by or through them, check their website at www.metrocrimestoppers.org. Metro Crime Stoppers, an organization that is separate from the Baltimore County Police Department and Baltimore County Government, offers rewards for information in connection with felony offenses. Anonymous tips can be sent to Metro Crime Stoppers by phone, text message, or online.

This incident remains under investigation by the Baltimore County Burglary Unit.

-Kristine Henry
-Kristine Henry
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