Sunday, May 12, 2013
Police: The woman was holding a handgun replica when she was shot.
A woman shot by a Baltimore County police officer early Saturday morning in Pikesville was holding a handgun replica and will be charged in the incident, police said. A Baltimore County police officer shot the woman several times in the upper body after she did not follow police orders to drop the weapon. The woman threatened the officer with a metallic replica of a large semi-automatic handgun, a police investigation revealed. The woman, who was in stable condition Sunday afternoon, will be charged with first-degree assault and obstruction of justice upon her release from the hospital, Baltimore County police Officer Shawn Vinson said. The woman's name cannot be released until she is officially charged, Vinson said. Detectives have …
Saturday, May 11, 2013
Police: The woman was shot after she didn’t follow orders to drop a handgun.
A woman is in serious condition after a Baltimore County police officer shot her when she would not drop a gun early Saturday morning in Pikesville, police said. Just before 2 a.m. Saturday, police responded to a house in the 3100 block of Northbrook Road for a report of a suspicious person. When they arrived, an officer saw a woman standing in front of the house. When he approached her, she threw a large rock at the house, breaking a window, the release said. The woman then pulled out a handgun and did not drop the weapon after the officer ordered her to do so several times, the release said. As the situation escalated, the officer shot the woman several times in the upper body, the release said. The woman was taken to a local hospital …
Sunday, April 21, 2013
Two people were dead and two more were injured early Sunday on U.S. Route 40.
UPDATED (2:43 p.m.)—Police are investigating a single-vehicle accident that killed two people and send two others to area hospitals Sunday morning in Rossville. The crash took place before 7 a.m. on eastbound U.S. Route 40 at Martin Boulevard (MD Route 700), according to a tweet by the Baltimore County Police and Fire Department. The owner of the vehicle, a 22 year-old male, was transported to Shock Trauma by ground for treatment of serious injuries. Police said that man was driving at the time of the accident. A 25 year-old male, was transported to Johns Hopkins Bayview by ground and is listed in stable condition. Two unnamed individuals were pronounced dead at the scene. Neither has been identified pending notification of the families, …
Friday, April 12, 2013
Parents reported seeing the man running across a school field carrying a gun.
A Parkville man has been charged after parents at Villa Cresta Elementary School reported seeing him on school grounds with a gun Monday afternoon. Robert Cleary, 30, of the 2500 block of Perring Woods Road, was charged Wednesday with disturbing school operations, possessing a dangerous weapon on school grounds and trespassing on school grounds in connection with the incident, according to a Baltimore County poice release. Investigation revealed that Cleary allegedly cut across school property to meet a friend at the intersection of Ardmore and Rader avenues so he could get a lift to a nearby pawn shop. Police said he pawned a Civil War era rifle, which has since been recovered. Cleary was issued a summons Friday morning. A booking photo …
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
They were both wounded in an Overlea area neighborhood.
A man and his 4-year-old daughter were shot in their car while waiting at an in intersection. According to Baltimore County police, the 23-year-old man and his daughter were shot at 8:17 p.m., Monday, at the intersection of Old Home and Meadow roads in the Elmwood community. A family member then drove the pair to Franklin Square Hospital where they were treated for non-life threatening injuries. Police do not believe this was a random shooting, but there is no further information available because the investigation is ongoing, according to a news release.
Monday, April 1, 2013
The bill, introduced last month, has come under fire for being unconstitutional.
A bill restricting protests near schools in Baltimore County will not get a hearing or a vote later this month. Councilman Todd Huff said Monday that he will withdraw the bill that bars protests within 300 feet of a school and prohibits protests within one hour before or after school starts and ends. It would have also been illegal to block or prevent the use of public streets, sidewalks or other spaces while protesting. Violators would be subject to a fine of $1,000 or up to a 90-day jail sentence or possibly both. The bill has been criticized since it was introduced two weeks ago. Huff was not available for an interview following a Monday evening Baltimore County Council meeting but confirmed he would withdraw the bill. "I'm pulling the …
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
The 57-year-old Belcamp resident was pronounced dead at Franklin Square Hospital.
Baltimore County police are now investigating the death of a county property management worker who died Monday while plowing snow. The Maryland Office of the Chief Medical Examiner ruled that Philip Wayne Higgins, 57, of the 4400 block of Declaration Circle in Belcamp, died from multiple injuries, and ruled the manner of death accidental, Baltimore County police said. Baltimore County Fire Department crews responded to a report of cardiac arrest at 11:34 a.m. in Kingsville. A bystander discovered Higgins lying about 10 to 20 feet away from his county-issued 2012 Ford F-550 truck in a county-owned parking lot at the former site of the Gunpowder Falls Golf Course, according to a news release. Emergency crews administered CPR and other …
Saturday, March 2, 2013
After finding remains belonging to an adult male earlier this week, police conducted an additional search of the area.
Police found more human remains Saturday near Overlea High School, where a body was found earlier this week. Skeletal remains were found in the woods near the school Monday afternoon, and analysis indicated that they belong to a white adult male, police said. Police are awaiting DNA results to identify the man. The Baltimore County Police Department Homicide Unit and approximately 40 volunteers conducted a search of the area Saturday when they found the additional human remains, according to a press release. The Baltimore County Police Homicide Unit’s investigation is ongoing.
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Baltimore County police release voicemail Todd Huff left for county police Chief Jim Johnson on the night the councilman was arrested for drunken driving.
In the minutes after Baltimore County Council member Todd Huff was pulled over for driving without headlights, the first-term Republican apparently called Baltimore County Police Chief Jim Johnson multiple times and said in one of the calls he had been drinking before operating his county-owned Jeep. "Apparently I was pulled over, I didn't have my headlights on and yes, I was drinking," Huff said in the voice mail left on Johnson's county cell phone that lasted less than 30 seconds. The call was released by the the Baltimore County Police Department under a Maryland Public Information Act request filed Monday by Patch. Huff was pulled over shortly before 3 a.m. on Feb. 23 after a police officer spotted the councilman's silver Jeep Grand …
Tony Louis Vitilio went missing Tuesday afternoon.
(Update 10 p.m.)—An 83-year-old Perry Hall man who went missing Tuesday afternoon was found. Baltimore County police said Tony Louis Vitilio was located unharmed. (Original)—An 83-year-old Perry Hall man has been reported missing and now Baltimore County police are asking for the public's help to track him down. "Tony Louis Vitilio is a white male, five foot six inches tall, weighing 142 pounds," according to a release from Baltimore County police. "He has gray and silver hair, brown eyes and is missing his right thumb. Investigators do not know what Mr. Vitilio is currently wearing." Anyone with information on Mr. Vitilio is asked to call Baltimore County Police at 410-307-2020, the release states. Police say to be on the lookout for a…