Wednesday, April 17, 2013
A lawn maintenance worker was struck by a vehicle on Charles Street Tuesday morning.
Baltimore County Police have identified the lawn maintenance worker killed in a Tuesday morning vehicle accident in Towson as a Middle River resident. Noe Rodriguez Alverto, 39, of the 9900 block of Dehavilland Way, was blowing away grass on a transitional lane from Old Willow Way onto Charles Street when he was reportedly struck by a 2002 Chrylser PT Cruiser traveling northbound, police said. Alverto was pronounced dead at 11:03 a.m. The driver of the vehicle, a 41-year-old Loch Raven woman, and three passengers received treatment for minor injuries caused by window shards at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. Police said charges are pending. Stay with Patch for updates. Follow BaltCountyPatch on Twitter for breaking news updates.
Saturday, January 19, 2013
The officer was acting belligerent and pointed his gun at two men.
An off-duty Baltimore City Police officer was charged with two counts of reckless endangerment after pointing his departmentally-issued handgun at people in Towson. Matthew David Daugherty, 28, was arrested around 2:15 a.m. Saturday morning and later released on $75,000 bail. Baltimore County Police responded to the Rec Room at 512 York Road in Towson at 2:15 a.m., where an employee told them an intoxicated off-duty city officer was acting belligerent and saying he had a gun. The employee took car keys from the man as the bar was closing because he appeared too intoxicated to drive, according to a police press release. The man left the bar through back door before officers arrived, and he was located outside in a parking lot at Delaware …
Friday, October 12, 2012
Frank Theodore Williams and William Ward III were convicted in a September trial
A Baltimore County judge said Friday that each of the two men convicted in a fatal Towson shooting last December should spend the "balance of his natural life" behind bars. Judge Robert E. Cahill sentenced Frank Theodore Williams, 32, of Baltimore Highlanda and William Ward III, 45, of Baltimore to life without parole for the first-degree murder conviction as a result of their roles in the fatal December shooting at Towson Town Center. "Wherever life takes either of these defendants ... there will be violence, brutality and bloodshed," Cahill said in handing down his sentence. During the hearing, prosecutor Robin Coffin read from a letter from an aunt of Pridget, which described the slain teen as a boy who faced many challenges, including …
Thursday, October 11, 2012
William Ward III and Frank Theodore Williams were convicted on murder charges last month.
Two men convicted for their roles in a fatal December shooting at Towson Town Center will face sentencing Friday. William Ward III and Frank Theodore Williams were both convicted of first-degree murder and conspiracy charges in Baltimore County Circuit Court in September. Both men could face up to life in prison. Judge Robert E. Cahill Jr. will preside over the pair's sentencing in the Friday morning hearing. Prosecutors said Ward, 45, of Baltimore and Williams, 32, of Baltimore Highlands were part of a group that followed Baltimore teen Rodney Vest Pridget through Towson Town Center before alleged gunman Tyrone Brown shot eight times outside Nordstrom on Dec. 19, during the height of the holiday shopping season. Surveillance footage and …
Monday, July 2, 2012
Brandon Keller is currently being held at the Baltimore County Detention Center.
An Essex man is behind bars after allegedly stealing a sock full of change, police said. Around 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, police say, a man used a ladder to climb into a home in the 7500 block of Hillsway Avenue through a side window. The resident, an acquaintance of the suspect, saw him as he allegedly emerged from the basement holding the sock, which contained $166.90 in change, according to a police incident summary. The alleged burglar was arrested at the scene. Brandon Lee Keller, 26, of the 1600 block of Howard Ave., is charged with first-degree burglary, theft, destruction of property and making a false statement to an officer. He is currently being held in the Baltimore County Detention Center on $20,000 bond, according to online …
Monday, June 4, 2012
Susan Datta was convicted on murder and conspiracy charges after providing the gun used in the shooting death of William R. Porter.
The woman convicted of providing the gun used in a 2010 murder-for-hire case was sentenced to life in prison on Monday. Susan Datta of Middle River was convicted in 2010 on murder charges for providing the gun used in the March 2010 killing of William R. Porter, owner of the Hess gas station on East Joppa Road in Towson. Baltimore County Circuit Court Judge Thomas Bollinger ruled that Datta will serve two concurrent life sentences for first-degree murder and conspiracy and five years without parole for use of a handgun in comission of a crime of violence. Porter's wife, Karla—Datta's sister—is accused of arranging the murder-for-hire scheme that led to his death. She is set to stand trial in March. Walter Bishop, the gunman, was sentenced …
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Baltimore County police allege Lennell Earl Ellis is responsible for the death of a Hillendale man in Essex.
UPDATED (3:36 p.m.) — Lennell Earl Ellis, a Rosedale man wanted by police for first-degree murder, turned himself in at police headquarters Thursday afternoon. Police were looking for the Rosedale man in connection with the death of a Hillendale man in Essex over the Memorial Day weekend. The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner ruled the death of 21-year-old Daryl Augustus II, of the 6500 block of Collinsdale Road in Hillendale, a homicide on Tuesday. Police have obtained a warrant for 32-year-old Lennell Earl Ellis in connection with the murder, police said in a statement. Around 6:50 a.m. on May 26, police and fire units responded to a truck on fire on Mitchell Road near Bay Avenue in Essex. There they discovered a 2005 Dodge Ram truck…
Friday, May 11, 2012
In a ceremony in Towson Friday morning, police and county officials honored eight officers who died while serving residents.
In a ceremony at Patriot Plaza in Towson on Friday, friends, family, police and Baltimore County officials honored eight police officers who died while serving residents. Eight officers have died either in the line of duty or while doing security work since 1969, according to a county police press release. The release also described the acts of the fallen officers:
Thursday, February 16, 2012
The county added 10 radio towers and revamped its 911 call center as part of a long-term capital project.
It was nine years ago, almost to the day, that Baltimore County faced one of its biggest snowstorms ever. Public safety crews had to get around town and county public works crews had to clear roads. The cleanup efforts, complicated by more than 2 feet of snow, were hampered further by an antiquated, unreliable radio system. After six years of planning, including three years of construction, the county announced Thursday that work was complete on a $57.6 million overhaul of the county's public safety radio system and $18.5 million in upgrades to the county's 911 center in the Circuit Court building in Towson. County officials and others gathered in a small conference room at the 911 center to discuss and demonstrate the new technology. The …