CRIME & SAFETY
Howard High student is victim of apparent murder-suicide in Columbia, Howard County Police say
Howard High School student Steven Bassler, 15, was the victim of an apparent murder-suicide Tuesday at his home in Columbia, Howard County Police said. “The death of any member of our school community is a loss, and an unexpected death is especially difficult to understand or accept,” Howard High Principal Nick Novak wrote in an email to the school community Tuesday evening. “Feelings of ...
Maryland State Police Hosting State Of Maryland Career Expo
(SYKESVILLE, MD) – The Maryland State Police, in partnership with other State of Maryland agencies, are hosting a Career Expo, set to take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 3, 2023 at the Maryland State Police Training Academy, located at 6852 4th Street in Sykesville, Maryland.
Howard County brothers involved in apparent domestic murder-suicide
COLUMBIA, Md. — Two brothers are dead after an apparent domestic murder-suicide in Howard County, Maryland on Tuesday, detectives say. At 1 p.m., officers with the Howard County Police Department responded to a home in the 5200 block of Five Fingers Way in Columbia for an incident that appeared to be a domestic murder-suicide.
Investigation underway after child found suffering from cardiac arrest in parking lot
BALTIMORE -- A 9-year-old child was hospitalized after going into cardiac arrest in the parking lot of the Hunt Valley Towne Centre, authorities said. At around 2:10 p.m. Tuesday, Baltimore County Police responded to a distress call at the shopping center. When they arrived, they found the child receiving CPR. The child was transported to a nearby hospital for further treatment. The circumstances leading up to this alarming incident remain unclear. Detectives from the Baltimore County Police Department are currently conducting an investigation. Additional details will be reported as the investigation unfolds. The identity of the child and their current medical condition have not been released yet.
Baltimore County police send out public safety notice for student 'assassin' game
A game being played by teens has Baltimore County police sending out a public safety alert. Nationwide, police departments have received reports of high school students walking through business parking lots or neighborhoods with what appears to be weapons. When officers respond, they find the teens are carrying squirt guns and playing a game called “senior assassin.”
Authorities remove weapons from Middle River house amid hazardous device investigation
MIDDLE RIVER, Md. — Federal agents raided a Middle River home Wednesday morning and removed what appeared to be multiple weapons. Baltimore County police said its officers were in the 700 block of Middle River Road around 7 a.m. for a joint investigation. While there, police said detectives found...
Neighborhood bomb scare puts school on temporary lockdown
MIDDLE RIVER, MD- Baltimore County Police briefly closed a neighborhood block in Middle River on Wednesday morning after the discovery of a suspected explosive device, which was later determined to be non-threatening. I nvestigators responding to a search warrant investigation at a home on the 700 block of Middle River Road, initially believed they had found an explosive device. Baltimore County police spokesperson Trae Corbin confirmed the presence of what appeared to be an explosive device. As a precautionary measure, Middle River Road was temporarily closed from Compass Road to Biggs Road, and the BCPD hazardous device team was called The post Neighborhood bomb scare puts school on temporary lockdown appeared first on Shore News Network.
Federal agents raid Middle River house in search for person
A suspicious device found while federal agents raided a Middle River home Wednesday morning was not an explosive, police said. Baltimore County police said its officers were in the 700 block of Middle River Road around 7 a.m. for a joint investigation. While there, police said detectives found what they...
Police urging teens to stop playing viral ‘Assassin Game’
TOWSON, MD—The Baltimore County Police Department is urging teens to stop playing the “Assassin Game.”. Nationwide, police departments have been receiving reports of high school students walking through business parking lots or neighborhoods carrying what seem to be weapons. When officers respond, they find the teens are carrying...
Arrest made after hours-long barricade situation in Hampstead
UPDATE: At 5:46 p.m., police made an arrest without incident after an hours-long barricade situation in Hampstead.
Man Arrested in Connection to PNC Bank Robbery
WOODBINE, MD – Police arrested Leighton Scott Lear, a 26-year-old from Linthicum Heights, on charges of robbery and theft related to an April 3 incident. An employee of the PNC Bank in the 15900 block of Frederick Road in Woodbine reported that a male suspect with his face partially covered had demanded cash from the counter. After receiving the money, the suspect fled the scene. Through further investigation, police were able to identify and arrest Lear on Friday. The post Man Arrested in Connection to PNC Bank Robbery appeared first on Shore News Network.
Woman Injured in Late Night Shooting in Baltimore County
CARNEY, MD – Baltimore County Police Department’s Violent Crimes Unit is conducting an investigation following a shooting at the intersection of Joppa Road and Perring Parkway. Officers were alerted to a shooting on Sunday, at around 11:30 p.m. On arrival, a woman was found with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound to her lower body. She was subsequently taken to a local hospital for treatment. The Unit urges anyone with information about this incident to call 410-307-2020. Anonymous tips can be sent to Metro Crime Stoppers. The post Woman Injured in Late Night Shooting in Baltimore County appeared first on Shore News Network.
Maryland State Police Investigating Fatal Crash on MD 97 in Carroll County
CARROLL CO, MD - The Maryland State Police is reporting that on May 21, 2023 at approximately 11:23 p.m., a fatal single-vehicle crash occurred on MD 97 (Littlestown Pike) south of Old Hanover Road. A preliminary investigation revealed a 2018 Mercedes-Benz E400, driven by Elizabeth Nicole Jones, 27, of Chambersburg,...
Missing Ellicott City Man's Car Found At Centennial Park Days After Disappearance
Min Kim was last seen at his home in the 3100 block of Pine Orchard Lane in Ellicott City on Sunday, May 28, when he left and has not been heard from since. On Tuesday, May 30, an alert was issued by the Howard County Police Department after his car was found unoccupied in Centennial Park, sounding alarm bells for some.
Police ID Man Killed In Pick-Up Truck Crash On I-695 In Dunralk
Stephen Richard Becker, 59, of Timonium, was pronounced dead at the scene of a single-vehicle crash that was reported shortly after 9 a.m. on Tuesday, May 30 on the inner loop of the interstate in Dundalk. Becker was driving a 2008 Honda pick-up truck on Monday morning near Cove Road...
Person killed in triple shooting at Catonsville hotel; suspect in custody
BALTIMORE -- Three men were shot at a motel in Catonsville early Monday morning. Baltimore County police told WJZ they had a suspect in custody but did not reveal more information about that person or provide a name as of Monday evening. "At this point, I would have to wait until we have the charging documents," Sgt. Gladys Brown told WJZ Investigator Mike Hellgren. "Once I have that information, we can release further."Sgt. Brown praised the quick work of police in making the arrest. "At this point, there is no evidence that would lead us to believe this is anything but an isolated...
Alleged Motel 6 gunman found wandering in parking lot after triple shooting
An 18-year-old is in custody in connection to a deadly triple shooting at a Motel 6 in Catonsville early Monday morning.
Will new process change how Baltimore County officers fare when contesting use-of-force violations?
A Baltimore County Police trial board found last week that an officer used reasonable force when, according to a county attorney prosecuting the case, he struck an unruly suspect in the head 15 to 20 times while the man was on the floor in 2020. Earlier last week, the same county attorney dismissed a separate use-of-force allegation against the same police officer, David J. Folderauer Jr., who ...
I-695 inner loop shut down due to fatal Baltimore County crash
DUNDALK, MD—Police are on the scene of a fatal crash on I-695 in Baltimore County. The crash was reported at around 9:45 a.m. on Tuesday morning along the inner loop at the Cove Road exit (Exit 41). Maryland State Police are now investigating the circumstances surrounding the single-vehicle crash.
Teen charged after pulling gun during argument inside Columbia apartment complex
COLUMBIA, MD – Howard County Police Department has reported the arrest of a juvenile male following a confrontation at an apartment complex on the 10100 block of Twin Rivers Road on Tuesday. The incident occurred at around 8:37 am, leading to the apprehension of the 17-year-old male suspect, a resident of Columbia. According to the department’s press release, the confrontation started as a verbal altercation between the suspect and an adult male employee of the apartment complex. As the dispute escalated, the suspect is said to have brandished a handgun, leading to the immediate evacuation of some tenants nearby . The post Teen charged after pulling gun during argument inside Columbia apartment complex appeared first on Shore News Network.
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