Friday, May 10, 2013
A front-porch sofa on Fairgreen Road was set on fire April 20.
Baltimore County police detectives are asking the public's help in identifying the person or people involved in an attempted first-degree arson in Dundalk. At 12:15 a.m., April 20, police and fire units went to a home in the 7700 block of Fairgreen Road for the report of a fire, according to a statement from the police department. When they arrived, first responders found that a sofa on the front porch of the house had been deliberately set on fire. The residents were at home when the fire was started, officials said. There is no suspect information available. Detectives are asking anyone with information about the incident to call Baltimore County police, 410-307-2020.
Thursday, May 9, 2013
The following information was supplied by the Baltimore County Police Department. Arrests do not indicate convictions.
- POLICE & FIRE
Thursday, May 9
The following information is from the North Point Police Precinct's online crime roundup: May 5: Armed robbery - gun, 4000 block of North Point Boulevard At 5:15 p.m., the suspect entered Subway and pointed a handgun at the employee. The suspect, described as a white man, 5-foot-10 and 150 pounds, fled after taking money from the register. May 5: Second-degree arson, 7700 block of Baltimore Street Between 3 and 5 a.m., a neighbor observed the victim's shed on fire and extinguished the flames with a garden hose. The fire was reported to police the following day. May 4: Armed robbery - gun, 100 block of German Hill Road At 8:20 p.m., the suspect entered Sterling Liquors and pointed a handgun at the employee. The suspect made the victim lay …
Monday, May 6, 2013
Timothy Gunther, 43, was found unresponsive inside his car in Middle River Saturday morning.
Baltimore County police officials have identified a man found dead inside an SUV Saturday morning. The victim has been identified as Timothy Gunther, 43, of the 300 block of Stillwater Road in Essex. Police said in a statement Monday the death appears to be a suicide. An officer was patrolling for a missing person when he found a Chevrolet Blazer near Crossroads Circle and Williams Court in Middle River, according to a police statement. The officer saw an unresponsive man in the car and tapped on the window of the SUV. Three handwritten notes in the vehicle appeared to warn of a dangerous substance in the SUV, according to the statement. The officer called for backup, including the Baltimore County Fire Department's hazard materials team …
Police officials believe Robert Wynder Jr. was shot at a different location and drove to the station.
Baltimore County police have identified the man found shot to death outside of a Rosedale gas station early Sunday morning. The victim was identified as Robert Wynder Jr., 23, of the 1700 block of Montpelier Avenue in Baltimore City. At about 4:30 a.m. Sunday, Baltimore County police and fire personnel responded to the Shell gas station at 6321 Kenwood Ave. in Rosedale for a report of unknown trouble, according to a statement from police officials. When they arrived, officers discovered an adult male in front of the station suffering from at least one gunshot wound. He was declared dead at the scene. Detectives have since learned that Wynder drove to the gas station in a four-door gold Honda Civic. He got out of the car and collapsed on …
Saturday, May 4, 2013
Baltimore County police found the body in a vehicle and notes led police to suspect something dangerous was inside.
Baltimore County police found a man dead Saturday morning in an SUV in White Marsh, and notes inside the vehicle initially led them to suspect a hazardous material situation. According to a county police news release, an officer was patrolling for a missing person at 9:53 a.m. when he found a black Chevrolet Blazer near Crossroads Circle and Williams Court. The officer tapped the window and saw a man unresponsive inside. Three hand-written notes in the Blazer appeared to warn of something dangerous in the vehicle, according to the release. The officer called for backup, which included the fire department's hazardous materials team and the police hazardous devices team, which set up a perimeter around the car. Investigators determined the …
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Crime dropped in nine of 10 precincts in the county but increased in Towson. Rapes and some arson, robbery and assault cases also increase.
Baltimore County was a little safer in 2012, according to crime statistics released Wednesday by the Baltimore County Police Department. Baltimore County Police Chief Jim Johnson Wednesday said all crime in Baltimore County decreased 6.7 percent compared to the previous five year average. Violent crime including homicides decreased by 11.1 percent in the same period. "These are some of the best numbers I've seen in my career," Johnson said. "You have to go back 30 years to find crime numbers this low," Johnson said. [Crime statistics released by the Baltimore County Police Department are attached to this article.] Last year, the county recorded 23 homicides. Over the last five years the county average is 29 homicides. There were 30 in 2011…
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…
This is the seventh year for the program.
The Baltimore County Police Department is accepting applications for its youth leadership academy. The six-day program offers teens an opportunity to build leadership skills while learning about the police department. This is the seventh year for the program. The deadline for all applicants is May 31. Students will visit a number of facilities including: The academy will culminate with a graduation ceremony at Baltimore County Public Safety Building/Police Headquarters in Towson. The six-day program for youth ages 14-18 will run from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, June 24 through Saturday, June 29. Applicants must have good grades and in addition to an application must write an essay explaining why they want to be in the program. Each applicant …
Friday, April 26, 2013
Three county police precincts will host the events Saturday, part of an annual nationwide effort.
County police and Drug Enforcement Administration staff will be on hand at three county police precincts Saturday to collect prescriptions and medications from county residents. The collections will occur from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the following precincts: The disposal is part of the DEA's National Take-Back Day. Residents who choose to dispose of drugs Saturday will not be asked any questions or for identification, according to a county police press release. The release advises residents to bring medications in their original packaging or to remove them from the packaging and put them in the disposal box. Liquid medications should be sealed in their original containers, and any identifying information should be removed. No illicit drugs or…
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 …