Monday, March 18, 2013
Baltimore County police allege Turner Station resident Jeshua Joshiah Young also broke a woman's arm.
A Dundalk man was charged with attempted murder after Baltimore County police said he stabbed another man in the throat in Towson on Sunday. At around 10 a.m., Jeshua Joshiah Young, 35, of the 700 block of New Pittsburgh Avenue, allegedly engaged in an argument with a man and woman about money, according to a Baltimore County police report. The argument, which took place at the man and woman's home in the 1600 block of Yakona Road, escalated and became physical. During the altercation, police said Young stabbed the man in the throat and hand, and broke the woman's arm. Young was later arrested, and police recovered a stolen cell phone and the knife from him, according to the report.
Monday, October 17, 2011
The following information was supplied by the Baltimore County Police Department. In cases where a criminal charge is noted, the information provided does not indicate a conviction.
Update (12:36 p.m.) Three people were wounded Sunday in what appears to be a drive-by shooting in Turner Station, according to Baltimore County police. A fourth person, who was not shot, suffered a leg injury in the 4:30 p.m. incident. None of the victims suffered life-threatening injuries, but three were taken to Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. In an email late Monday morning, Baltimore County police described the three shooting victims as males in their 20's and 30's. Police also stated they have no suspect in the shooting at this time and are still investigating the case. WBAL has reported that police initially described the incident as a drive-by shooting after a fight broke out at the Fleming Center, located in the 600 block of …
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Sgt. Gwendolyn L. Parrish, a 31-year veteran of the Baltimore County Police Department, died unexpectedly last week.
- POLICE & FIRE
- Ron Cassie
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
After the recent, unexpected death of Sgt. Gwendolyn L. Parrish, a Turner Station native who was the first female African-American officer to successfully complete Baltimore County Police Department motorcycle training, the county issued the following press release: "The Baltimore County Police Department is mourning one of its pioneers, Sergeant Gwendolyn L. Parrish, who died unexpectedly this week. A 31-year veteran, Parrish forged a trail for minorities in the police department, especially minority women. In 1999, she became the first African American woman to achieve the rank of sergeant. At her death, she had served in the police department longer than any other African American woman. 'She was a valued member of our department, and …
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
The Turner Station Conservations Team, Inc. rolled out the final version of its Emergency Disaster Evacuation Plan at a community meeting on Monday.
On an evening with heavy thunderstorms, the Turner Station community pledged to be prepared for the full force of the upcoming hurricane season. Members of the Turner Station Conservation Teams, Inc. introduced the final draft of an evacuation plan at the Fleming Community Center on Monday. The Turner Station Emergency Disaster Evacuation Plan is the first of its nature for any community in Baltimore County. County Executive Kevin Kamenetz attended the meeting to show his support for the plan and was joined by his two sons, Dylan and Karson, who passed out small emergency supply kits to members of the evacuation plan committee. “Putting together your hard work and dedication is helpful for the plan because this is the first evacuation plan…
Thursday, May 12, 2011
New board member Gloria McJilton is a former Dundalk Citizen of the Year and the second Dundalk native on the CCBC Board of Trustees.
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
- Ron Cassie
Thursday, May 12, 2011
Governor Martin O’Malley has appointed a second Dundalk native to the board of trustees for the Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC). CCBC announced earlier this week that Gloria McJilton, an associate agent for her family-owned agency, will join the school’s 15-member board of trustees. The Honorable Barbara Kerr Howe, a retired Baltimore County Circuit Court judge currently serving as a settlement judge for the Circuit Court for Baltimore County, is chair of CCBC Board of Trustees. McJilton is the past chair and current member of the Baltimore County Commission on Arts and Sciences as well as a member of the Baltimore County Landmarks Preservation Commission, according to a press release from CCBC. She is the current vice …
Thursday, April 14, 2011
Three individuals were shot Wednesday night after a fight earlier in the day at Dundalk Middle School.
Baltimore County Police have identified the two suspects arrested and charged in a shooting that occurred Wednesday night in the 100 lock of Lee Lawrence Court in the Turner Station neighborhood of Dundalk. Charles Gregory Robinson, 33, of the 4500 block of Pimlico Road, was arrested and charged with multiple counts of attempted first-degree murder, first-degree assault, and the use of a handgun in the commission of a felony. Quincy Alford, 31, of the 3300 block of West Forest Park Ave., was arrested and charged with multiple counts of attempted first-degree murder, and first-degree assault. Both Robinson and Alford have a lengthy list of criminal arrests, according to online court records. Robinson has previously been charged with …
Sunday, April 10, 2011
The theme of the night was “Back To the Future.” Artists and art enthusiasts traveled back in time as they honored the "Sesame Street" puppeteer at Marquee Ball.
The Creative Alliance at The Patterson honored one of Turner Station’s most famous residents at its annual Marquee Ball earlier this month. Kevin Clash, creator of Elmo on Sesame Street, received the organization’s 2011 Gold Formstone Award for his outstanding contribution to the arts in Baltimore. Clash, 50, was born to Gladys and George Clash, who still reside in the Baltimore area. Growing up, Kevin attended Dundalk Elementary School, Dundalk Middle School and Dundalk High School. “My mother and my father were both very influential and supportive of my career,” Clash told Patch at the Creative Alliance. “Our entire family is very close.” Clash began developing his puppet-making skills at age 10, as the people who later became most …
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
Lint blamed for causing fire that spread from laundry area to rear of home.
Dundalk firefighters responded to a 10 p.m. call Monday night in Turner Station, putting down a fire in a brick, garden-style duplex that began when lint ignited a laundry room blaze. Louvenia Thorton, 66, said she was on the phone with her daughter, Tina Lampkin, when she smelled something burning. “I was doing my long draperies, when lint I was cleaning out fell back into the hole in the dryer, ” Thornton said. “It started to flame and that’s when I called 911. It caught some clothes I had hanging up and spread to the laundry room in the back area of the house.” Thornton and her husband, Charles, 80, own both sides of duplex, knocking out the center wall to make a single home in the 400 block of New Pittsburgh Ave. Thornton said that …
Monday, February 28, 2011
Gifted, prolific and Grammy Award-winning artist began playing the trombone in fifth grade at Bragg Elementary School in Sparrows Point.
Interesting places have interesting people—and interesting people live in interesting places. Turner Station is one of those interesting places. Founded in the late 1880s and steeped in rich culture, it has the legacy as having been one of the largest African-American communities in Baltimore County. Turner Station was known for The Bath House on Edgewater Beach and The Anthony Theater built by Dr. Joseph Thomas, which ran the top features of the day. But, it was also known to have one of the hottest spots around: the Adams Bar and Cocktail Lounge. The Lounge attracted the top acts of the time like Redd Foxx and Pearl Bailey. So, looking back as Douglas Purviance was born on July 18, 1952 into a community known for its culture, it was like…
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
A book based on the "immortal life" of a Turner Station native has been named a finalist for numerous national book prizes. As part of Black History month, Patch.com recalls her story.
The history of medicine echoes with the familiar names of people who made important contributions to the field: Louis Pasteur, Alexander Fleming, Marie Curie, Jonas Salk. None made a contribution to medicine as far-reaching or personal as Turner Station's own Henrietta Lacks. Until this year, few people even knew who she was. On a blisteringly hot summer day earlier this year, a small group of people gathered in Turner Station to remember Henrietta and unveil plans for a historic marker in front of the former Lacks home at 513 New Pittsburg Road. Her story was told in The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot, published last February by Crown Books. Recently, the work was selected as a finalist for the 2010 Wellcome Trust Book…