Monday, April 22, 2013
Two people were killed and two injured in the Sunday morning one-car crash at Pulaski Highway and Martin Boulevard.
Baltimore County police have released the identities of individuals in a one-car crash in Middle River Sunday that killed two of the car's passengers and seriously injured its driver and another person. At 6:27 a.m. April 21, police and fire units were dispatched to the intersection of Martin Boulevard and Pulaski Highway (Rt. 40) for a report of a crash with injuries, according to public safety spokeswoman Cpl. Cathy Batton. Upon arrival, public safety personnel found a 2013 Ford Mustang on its roof, according to Batton. Passengers Emil Antonio Vargas, 29, of the 300 block of Endsleigh Avenue in Middle River, and Josseline Rico-Hernandez, 25, of the 9700 block of Matzon Road in Middle River, were pronounced dead at the scene, Batton said …
Friday, April 19, 2013
Two women and one man were treated for injuries not thought to be life-threatening.
(Updated 11:43 a.m.)—Baltimore County police are investigating a triple shooting at the Loft Bar and Grill early Friday morning. Police were called to the bar in the 100 block of Back River Neck Road just after midnight for a report of shots fired, according to an emailed statement from Cpl. John Wachter, a police spokesman. When officers arrived they found a woman who had been shot. The unidentified woman was treated at a local hospital. Some time later a man and woman were treated at an unidentified hospital for gunshot wounds not thought to be life-threatening, according to Wachter. All three people are believed to have been injured in the same incident at the bar, according to Wachter. According to a police release issued later Friday …
Monday, April 15, 2013
A county police spokeswoman said officers will patrol local critical infrastructure sites.
Following explosions near the site of the Boston Marathon, Baltimore County police are conducting local patrols as a precautionary measure. Specifically, Police Chief Jim Johnson has ordered precinct commanders to immediately direct officers to check on critical infrastructure sites in the county, according to a statement. "These checks are a precaution reflecting heightened awareness following the Boston incident," according to Elise Armacost, a department spokeswoman. "There is no information at this time to indicate any threat to the Baltimore region." Spokeswoman Cathleen Batton previously said the department has been monitoring the situation to determine what actions are necessary. The expolosions have left two dead and more than 100 …
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. The council's Spending Affordabillity committee in January set the limit for ongoing costs subject to spending guidelines at $1.675 billion. Kamenetz said Monday that his plan meets the revised spending guideline. Kamenetz's …
Friday, April 12, 2013
Charles Weiman, 48, spent time in the Back River Neck area, Baltimore County police said.
The Baltimore County Police Department is asking for help locating a missing man who officials say frequented the Back River Neck area. Charles Joseph Weiman, 48, who has no fixed address, was reported missing on Feb. 25, police said, after human bones were found near Overlea High School. "Mr. Weiman's family contacted us and said, 'We have not seen Mr. Weiman since November,'" Cpl. Cathleen Batton, spokeswoman for the Baltimore County Police Department, told Patch. "The bones were not his," she added. After Weiman's family contacted the department, police began trying to find him. Investigators spoke with people Weiman knew in the Back River Neck area, where he was known to visit the St. Stephens soup kitchen, police said. "We believe he …
Thursday, April 11, 2013
A man has been taken into custody by Baltimore County police officials after the successful resolution of the situation.
Baltimore County police personnel have successfully resolved a barricade situation that occurred Thursday in the 300 block of Riverside Drive in Essex. Police officials first announced the situation via a post on Twitter around 1:30 p.m. Police were dispatched to the home at about 12:20 p.m. after receiving a call reporting a suicidal individual at the home, according to police spokeswoman Cpl. Cathy Batton. Family members told officers the 21-year-old man was threatening to harm himself and was also threatening to burn down the home, according to Batton. Negotiators and tactical units responded and began attempts to resolve the situation peacefully, Batton said in a statement. At about 7:20 p.m., the man surrendered to tactical officers …
As described by police personnel, the situation does not appear to endanger anyone in the neighborhood.
Baltimore County police personnel are on the scene of a possible barricade situation in the 300 block of Riverside Drive in Essex, according to a Twitter post from public safety spokeswoman Cpl. Cathy Batton. The message states police responded to the report of a suicidal adult male. Patch will provide more information as it becomes available. — Follow Essex-Middle River Patch on Facebook & Twitter. Also, sign up for our daily email newsletter and breaking news alerts.
The department's Youth Leadership Academy is in its seventh year.
The Baltimore County Police Department is giving teens curious about police work a chance to find out what it's all about through an upcoming leadership academy. Teens ages 14 to 18 are encouraged to apply for the Youth Leadership Academy which will be held June 24 to 29 at locations around Baltimore County, according to a news release. The program is limited to 25 students and applications, which can be found on the county website, must be submitted by May 31, the release states. In order to be considered for the program, applicants will have to complete the application, pass a background check, write an essay about why they should be in the program and have a waiver signed by a parent or guardian, according to the release. More …
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
A attorney for Baltimore County, in an email, writes that federal agencies have unjustly "hounded and harassed" the county.
Baltimore County officials believe a recent spate of federal investigations that have gone against the county is driven by bias rather than evidence. The claims are part of an email written by Paul Mayhew, an assistant Baltimore County attorney. The message was sent to a private list of other county government litigators in Maryland. The Maryland State Bar Association manages the list. "For the last five years or so we have been hounded and harassed by the EEOC and the DOJ," Mayhew wrote in the April 4 email. [A copy of the email is attached to this story.] Baltimore County Attorney Michael Field confirmed that the email, obtained by Patch from a source who requested anonymity, was authentic. "We don't feel like we get anything close to a …
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
They were both wounded in Baltimore County's Overlea area.
A man and his 4-year-old daughter were shot in their car while waiting at an intersection. According to Baltimore County police, the 23-year-old man and his daughter were shot at 8:17 p.m. Monday at the intersection of Old Home and Meadow roads in the Elmwood community. A family member then drove the pair to Franklin Square Hospital where they were treated for injuries not expected to be life-threatening. Police do not believe this was a random shooting, but there is no further information available because the investigation is ongoing, according to a news release.