Thursday, May 16, 2013
Paramedics were treating the victim shortly before 3 p.m. Thursday.
A man was seriously injured after being struck by a car Thursday afternoon in Middle River. The incident happened at Kingston Road and Eastern Boulevard. Police and paramedics were called to the scene at 2:36 p.m. The man, a pedestrian, was taken to Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center for treatment of serious injuries, police spokeswoman Miriam Levy said. The police crash team is investigating the incident. Follow Essex-Middle River Patch on Facebook & Twitter. Also, sign up for our daily email newsletter and breaking news alerts.
Monday, April 29, 2013
Both departments will use the social media site, along with Twitter, to disseminate information to the public.
You can now "like" the Baltimore County Police and Fire Departments. County officials announced Monday afternoon that the departments now share a page on Facebook. The page will be used to distribute information from the two departments as well as the county Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management. "We know how much people care about police news in their communities," said County Police Chief Jim Johnson, in an emailed statement. "Social media helps us provide information when significant news is breaking. It also helps dispel rumors in an era rumor spreads instantly." The page is the latest foray into social media by the county. The police and fire department already have a presence on Twitter. The Office of Homeland Security…
Friday, April 19, 2013
Galloway Creek Marina was the site of a boat fire Friday morning.
Fire investigators are working to determine the cause of a boat fire Friday morning at Galloway Creek Marina. Crews were called to the marina in the 1400 block of Burke Road at 6:16 a.m., where they discovered the boat on fire. More fire personnel and Maryland Department of the Environment employees were also later called to the scene, fire department spokeswoman Louise Rogers-Feher said. The fire spread to a second boat at 6:34 a.m., causing what Rogers-Feher said was "minimal extension to the pier." The fire was under control at 7:34 a.m. There were no reports of injuries, Rogers-Feher said. Reader Gil Hartman sent us these photos of the blaze.
Monday, April 15, 2013
The Baltimore County executive praises county employees but asks employees to "stay the course" because the proposed budget contains no cost of living salary increases.
UPDATED (10:29 a.m.)—Baltimore County residents will not have to dig deeper for local taxes again this year under a budget proposed by County Executive Kevin Kamenetz. Kamenetz is expected to introduce his third county budget to the Baltimore County Council at 10 a.m. The proposed $2.8 billion operating budget will contain no increases in property or income taxes for the budget year that begins July 1. The county has not raised property taxes in 25 years. The county income tax rate has not been raised in 21 years. But Kamenetz's spending plan is larger than the limit set in January by the County Council's Spending Affordability Committee. That committee in January set the limit for ongoing costs subject to spending guidelines at $1.675 …
Sunday, April 14, 2013
About 100 fire personnel battled the blaze Sunday night in the 9100 block of Abigail Drive in the Canterbury Apartments.
No injuries were reported in an apartment complex fire in Rosedale Sunday evening. Baltimore County firefighters were dispatched to the Canterbury Apartments off of Philadelphia Road at about 8 p.m., according to Lt. Paul Massarelli. Original reports stated that residents might be trapped in the blaze. Personnel in the first arriving units found fire showing from the second and third floors of the building at 9110 Abigail Drive and a second alarm was dispatched, according to Massarelli. Upon searching the involved floors, no one was found to still be in the building. The fire was reported under control at 9:02 p.m. There were no reported injuries to either civilians or fire personnel. About 25 pieces of fire equipment and 100 fire …
Sunday, March 3, 2013
The extent of the woman’s injuries is unknown.
A woman was taken to the hospital after she was rescued from a burning Middle River home on Sunday. According to the Baltimore County Fire Department, firefighters arrived at the house at the 600 bock of Kingston Road after noon and found fire coming from the second floor and attic of the row home. Firefighters removed the woman from the house and took her to Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. The extent of her injuries is unknown. Fire investigators are still at the scene working to determine what caused the blaze, according to a news release.
Saturday, January 12, 2013
Charges could be filed against an unidentified man after he is evaluated at a local hospital, police announced.
(UPDATE, 11:45 p.m.)—A man who barricaded himself in a Perry Hall home Saturday evening was taken into police custody, Baltimore County police announced. Police said he would be taken to a local hospital for an evaluation and could later face criminal charges. Fire department personnel first responded at 6:15 p.m. to a call about a fire in the yard outside a home in the 4100 block of Link Avenue in Perry Hall in the Nottingham zip code. The fire was put out, but a man at the property retreated into the house, according to police department spokesman Lt. Robert McCullough. Fire department personnel attempted to talk to the man, at which time they observed firearms. The man barricaded himself in the house and refused to come out, McCullough…
Thursday, November 22, 2012
One man suffers minor burns to his arms and face in Fullerton incident.
A Fullerton man suffered minor injuries in a fire that firefighters believe was started by a turkey fryer. The fire, which was contained to the deck of the home in the 3400 block of Moultree Place, was likely caused by a fryer that was warming up. Firefighters believe the oil spilled out of the fryer, according to Lt. Paul Massarelli, a county fire department spokesman. The unidentified man suffered minor burns to his face and arms. He refused to be transported to a local hospital for treatment, Massarelli said. County fire officials asked the public not to use turkey fryers near the house.
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
The fire was quickly knocked down by fire crews. No injuries were reported.
Firefighters responded to a small garage fire in Essex on Wednesday evening. The fire started in a small garage in the 200 block of Back River Neck Road, a fire department spokesman said. Crews were called to the scene around 8 p.m. The fire had been knocked down as of 8:15 p.m., the spokesman said. There were no injuries to report. The Baltimore County Breaking News Facebook page has pictures from the scene.
Monday, November 5, 2012
The basement fire on Riverside Drive was put out in less than 15 minutes.
Paramedics treated one resident at the scene following a basement fire in the 2200 block of Riverside Drive in Essex. Fire crews responded at 3:56 p.m. Monday and put out the fire by 4:09 p.m. There were no reports of additional injuries, Baltimore County Fire Department spokeswoman Julia Hardgrove said.