Monday, March 26, 2012
The cause of the accident and the condition of the victims is unknown.
Three people were rescued from the water Monday evening after their boat capsized in Wilson Point. The Baltimore County Fire Department confirmed that the boaters were rescued around 6 p.m. in Stansbury Creek in Middle River. The boaters were brought to shore by rescue workers and transported to the hospital, according to the fire department The cause of the boat capsizing, which occured around the 2000 block of Wilson Point Road, and the condition of the victims is unknown. Stay with Patch for more details.
Friday, March 2, 2012
Denis Escobar-Romero, 29, was reported missing nearly a month before boaters found his body in Dark Head Creek.
Baltimore County police have identified the dead body found floating Tuesday in Dark Head Cove, near Wilson Point State Park in Middle River. The victim was Denis Escobar-Romero, 29, of the 100 block of S. Chester Street, police spokeswoman Detective Cathy Batton said. Boaters discovered his body around 11:30 a.m. on Feb. 28, nearly a month after Escobar-Romero was reported missing on Jan. 30, Batton said. It remains unclear how he died or how he ended up in the water. The Officer of the State Medical Examiner is still awaiting the toxicology report, Batton said. "There were no signs of foul play," Batton said.
Friday, December 23, 2011
Police arrest three men for allegedly stealing cash and more than 22 cartons of cigarettes from Eddie B's.
Three men were arrested and charged with burglarizing a Wilson Point convenient store on Dec. 15. Mark Williford, 27, of Baltimore, and Rodney Harris, 33, and Raul Matthews, 21, both of Reisterstown, were charged with second-degree burglary after police allegedly caught them around 1:45 a.m. burglarizing Eddie B’s Store Police were called to the store, located on the 1000 block of Wilson Point Road, after a witness observed a man, later identified as Williford, “ducking down near some bushes” near the business, according to charging documents. Police said officers arrived at the store and found the front register to be smashed and the area around the cash register to be ransacked. Officers pulled over a vehicle with the three suspects and …
Sunday, August 28, 2011
Hundreds of homes without power, roads closed following Hurricane Irene
(UPDATED 1:45 p.m.) Ernie Gover was taking a shower about 7:30 a.m. Sunday in his Wilson Point home when a loud crash startled him. That crash was a tree falling onto the roof of his home, taking down power lines at the same time. “I just heard a ‘bang’ and I jumped right out of the shower,” Gover said. “I’m just glad no one was hurt.” Gover’s story is similar to many across Essex and Middle River as strong winds from Hurricane Irene overnight led to hundreds of trees falling. Wilson Point and Bowleys Quarters were among the hardest hit with trees and debris scattered around home homes and onto roads. Many of the fallen trees took out phone and power lines with them. Typical of that type of damage was a huge tree on Bowleys Quarters Road, …
Saturday, August 27, 2011
Essex, Middle River residents are dealing with Hurricane Irene in different ways.
As rain from Hurricane Irene arrived in Maryland, residents were hoping that their preparations were adequate to face the storm. Among the busier places Saturday afternoon was the Walgreen on South Maryln Avenue as customers poured in to make sure they had their prescription medications and first-aid supplies. Jenora Fuller, pharmacy manager at Walgreen said the store had a noticeable increase in customers after the many calls to brace for the storm. “There was definitely an uptick in refills,” she said. “We also made calls to customers who had orders already filled and awaiting pick-up. We strongly suggested they come in to pick up their meds before the storm arrives. We had extra staff on hand to serve the rush." To Pull or Not to Pull…
Hurricane could cause major damage to vessels in Middle River.
Back in 2003, as he waited for Tropical Storm Isabel to hit Bowleys Quarters, Jim Schreiber towed his boat out of the water and onto blocks by his pier. Despite taking extra precautions, 8-foot tidal surges caused mass flooding in the region and his boat barely made it through the storm. Schreiber isn’t taking any chances this week as the East Coast braces for Hurricane Irene. Schreiber said he is pulling his boat from the water and taking it to higher ground. He is not alone as boaters all over eastern Baltimore County could be seen Friday pulling their vessels ashore, preparing for the worst and hoping for the best. “I’m not looking for a repeat of Isabel,” said Schreiber, who has lived in Bowleys Quarters since 1985. Over at Beacon …
Friday, August 26, 2011
Essex-Middle River residents recall Tropical Storm Isabel, which caused mass flooding in 2003.
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Friday, August 26, 2011
Bruce Allender had just moved to Bowleys Quarters four months before Tropical Storm Isabel wreaked havoc on the peninsula in Sept. 2003. The CPA thought he had taken all the necessary precautions to ensure his home and his valuables—including his prized antique car collection— were secured before the storm. He wasn’t even close. The first floor of Allender’s home was completely flooded out with nearly two feet of water and he lost five cars to Isabel, including a corvette, a Jeep and a 1966 Chevrolet convertible. Now, with Hurricane Irene moving up the East Coast and expected to hit Maryland Saturday, Allender is not taking any chances. “I’m moving anything out that can float away,” said Allender, who has since rebuilt his home and had it …
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Sewage overflows, limited water testing by Baltimore County has locals worried.
Get instant updates on Essex-Middle River news—like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter. During a summer when heavy rains have led to large amounts of debris and even sewage pouring into local waterways, some area residents have expressed concerns that Baltimore County is not doing enough testing to ensure that the waterways remain heathy for local boaters and swimmers. “We have so many people swimming at places like Strawberry Point and Wilson Point and we just want to make sure our waters are safe too,” Wilson Point resident Dan Doerfer said. Over the last year, Baltimore County switched responsibility of water sampling from the Department of Environmental Protection and Sustainability to the Health Department. In addition, the …
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
The community event brought residents, police and firefighters together.
Michelle and Bill Megher know their 4-year-old daughter, Kiera, is at an impressionable age. The Meghers want Kiera to know not to talk to strangers, but also that it's OK to approach a police officer or a firefighter if she is in trouble. That is part of the reason the Middle River family ventured out to Wilson Point Park Tuesday night to participate in National Night Out activities. “We’re trying to teach Kiera that it’s OK to trust a police officer or a firefighter if she is lost or in trouble and for whatever reason we’re not there,” Michelle Megher said. “Coming out to an event like this is a great way to learn that lesson because everyone is very approachable.” The Wilson Point Park event was one of 30 National Night Out gatherings …
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
The community gathering is one of about 30 set for Tuesday night across the county.
The Wilson Point Community Association will host an informal gathering at Wilson Point Park from 5-9 p.m. Tuesday as the community joins others across the country in celebrating National Night Out. Law enforcement agencies hope communities use the 28th anniversary of National Night Out to show how much they support police and care about safer streets and reducing crime. According to a Baltimore County Police Department news release, more than 37 million people in more than 15,000 communities nationwide came together last year to strengthen the police-community partnership against crime. In Baltimore County, there are approximately 30 National Night Out events planned by various community groups. County Executive Kevin Kamenetz and police …