Sunday, May 5, 2013
Police said they are investigating the early Sunday shooting.
A man died Sunday morning after he was reportedly shot at a Rosedale gas station, according to police. Baltimore County police responded to a Shell station in the 6300 block of Kenwood Avenue at 4:28 a.m., according to a news release. There, police said officers found a man in front of the gas station who had been shot at least once. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The police department's homicide unit is investigating the incident, according to the release. The man's name has not yet been released. Police ask anyone with information about the shooting to call 410-307-2020. Stay with Patch for updates. — Follow @BaltCountyPatch on Twitter for breaking news updates.
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
The theft was allegedly committed as the pair were leaving.
Two Dundalk residents were charged last week with theft and burglary after allegedly stealing a package from a friend in Essex. According to police, the incident happened at 2 p.m. on Jan. 12 in the 1300 block of East Riverside Avenue. The pair, a man and a woman, were visiting and stole a UPS delivery box containing a Chevrolet throttle body while they were leaving. Hope C. Laubach, 32, of the 800 block of Jaydee Avenue in Dundalk and Eric J. Byrd, 26, of the 700 block of Aldworth Avenue in Dundalk were both arrested and charged with theft and first-degree burglary. Laubach is also charged with a second count of theft, fourth-degree burglary and burglary with a fourth-degree theft. Laubach was arrested on Jan. 17, while Byrd was arrested …
Sunday, January 13, 2013
Christina Campbell is charged in connection with the Essex crash that injured one person.
An Essex woman is charged with hit-and-run and other traffic-related charges following a crash in Essex on Jan. 11. Christina Campbell, 32, of the 600 block of Virginia Avenue in Essex, was charged after leaving the scene of the crash that injured a pedestrian who was attempting to work on a disabled vehicle, according to Lt. Robert McCullough, a spokesman for the Baltimore County Police Department. Police officers responded to the area of Southeast Boulevard and Turkey Point Road in Essex at about 10 p.m. Friday for a hit-and-run crash. A gray Ford Windstar van, driven by Lauren Bielanski, 19, of the 300 block of Sassafras Road in Essex, was disabled at the location, according to McCullough. Bielanski and her passenger, Kwante Betters, 19…
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Falkenstein allegedly cleaned the scene and left the body of his girlfriend in the kitchen before going to bed.
A fight over the use of a bathroom allegedly led to the stabbing death of an Essex woman last week. John Falkenstein Jr. admitted to stabbing Janet Palasik at least five times before cleaning the scene, leaving her body in the kitchen and putting his clothes in the washing machine then going to bed, according to charging documents filed in District Court in Towson. Falkenstein, 56, was arrested on Nov. 5 after police found the body of Palasik in his home in the 700 block of Myrth Avenue. Police found the body of the 48-year-old Palasik covered by blankets on a mattress in the kitchen. Falkenstein is charged with first-degree murder and is being held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center in Towson. According to charging …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Baltimore County police allege that John Falkenstein stabbed his girlfriend several times on Monday.
An Essex man has been arrested in the Monday stabbing death of his girlfriend, Baltimore County police said Monday. Police responded to a house in the 700 block of Myrth Avenue at 12:30 p.m. on Nov. 5. A woman had called 911 and requested that officers check on her mother, who was visiting her boyfriend at that address, according to a statement from police spokesman Cpl. John Wachter. After arriving and speaking with a man at the home, officers found a woman's body covered with a blanket in the kitchen, according to the statement. The victim was identified as Janet Palasik, 48, of the 1100 block of Maple Road in Essex. The police investigation showed that Palasik had gone to the Myrth Avenue home at about 7 p.m Nov. 4 to visit John …
Friday, September 14, 2012
Justin Karmasek is currently being held without bail.
Police have arrested an Essex man in connection with several alleged arsons early Friday morning. Justin Karmasek, 22, of the 900 block of North Marlyn Avenue is charged with one count of first-degree arson, three counts of second-degree arson, two counts of drug posession, two counts of theft valued at less than $100, one count of burglary and one count of fourth-degree theft. Police say that at 4:11 a.m. Friday morning, officers and fire crews found a fire set in a carport in the 100 block of Wiltshire Road, and a car and nearby attached garage on fire at a vacant home in the 100 block of Riverside Road. Karmasek was arrested at the scene, according to police. He is currently being held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention …
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Baltimore County police said a 13-year-old boy threatened a teacher and classmates with a handgun Tuesday morning.
The grandfather of a student who brought a handgun to Stemmers Run Middle School was charged with a gun law violation Tuesday afternoon. A 13-year-old eighth grade boy allegedly pointed a .25 caliber handgun at his teacher, classmates and himself before the teacher intervened and disarmed him. The boy was taken into custody. The boy's grandfather, 70-year-old Norman James Gatewood of the 300-block Stillwater Road in Essex, was charged with violating a law mandating weapons be secured from children under 15 years of age, according to a Baltimore County Police Department news release. Gatewood allegedly owned the gun the boy brought to the school. "We’ll charge any individual who violates the [gun] law," police Chief Jim Johnson said in the…
Saturday, September 1, 2012
Christopher Michael Wolfe is being held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center.
A Baltimore man is charged with first-degree murder following a Saturday morning stabbing outside an Essex bar. Christopher Michael Wolfe, 21, of the 2400 block of Wilkens Avenue, is being held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center in Towson. Police arrived at the 500 block of Eastern Boulevard at 2:52 a.m. Saturday and found a man suffering from multiple stab wounds in a parking lot next to Sinix Bar, which had closed for the night by that time. The man, identified as Darryl Wilson Lovellette Jr. of an unknown address, was taken to Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, where he later succumbed to his injuries. The weapon was recovered, and Wolfe was arrested at the scene, according to police. Note: An earlier version of …
Thursday, July 26, 2012
Steven Podles, 36, allegedly met a 13-year-old boy through an iPhone application and solicited sex from him.
An Edgemere man is charged with second-degree sex offense after allegedly engaging in sexual activity with a 13-year-old boy he met through an iPhone application. Steven Douglas Podles, 36, of the 7200 block of River Drive, is charged with sexual solicitation of a minor, second-degree sex offense, and other related charges, police said. Podles is currently out of jail on $75,000 bond and awaiting an October trial date, according to online court records. Podles and his victim allegedly met through an iPhone application called Grinder back in February, according to the Baltimore County Police Department. The pair then began meeting to engage in sexual activity in the Essex area. Police are asking anyone who may have information about Steven …
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Boaz Bratton-Bey, 29, of Essex, was sentenced in federal court to 102 months in prison, all followed by three years of supervised release.
An Essex man was sentenced Friday in federal court to more than 8 years in prison for his part in a bank fraud conspiracy. Boaz Bratton-Bey, 29, pleaded guilty to charges of conspiracy to commit bank fraud, aggravated identity theft and credit card fraud. The charges stem from a fraud conspiracy that operated for over 4 years and fleeced over 250 victims of between $2.5 and $7 million dollars. The scheme operated through stolen personal and financial data belonging to individuals doing business with health care facilities and collection agencies, collected from customers at local hotels and restaurants using skimming devices, as well as personal account information purchased from the Internet, according to a statement from US District …