Saturday, May 18, 2013
A 45-year-old woman was killed Friday in Catonsville, Baltimore County police said.
A woman is dead and a man is in critical condition after an apparent attempted murder-suicide Friday in Catonsville. Baltimore County police responded to a tip that a man had killed someone in a residence in the 4700 block of Belwood Green in Catonsville and that the man was planning to kill himself. A tactical team entered and found the woman dead and the man unconscious. The unidentified man was transported to shock trauma and was listed in critical but stable condition Saturday afternoon. The woman was identified as Kathleen Washington, 45, of the 4700 block of Belwood Green. The man, who police said was injured by self-inflicted wounds, was not immediately identified by police. Washington had "multiple injuries," police said, but the …
Friday, May 17, 2013
Four men stole more than $2,500 worth of cigarette from a Royal Farms store and fled on foot.
Baltimore County Police are asking the public to help identify four men who they say are responsible for a grand theft of cigarettes at a Royal Farms store on Wilkens Avenue. At 12:10 a.m. on April 13, four men bought some items at Royal Farms on the 4000 block of Wilkens Avenue in Baltimore, according to a statement released by police. After that, three of the men walked behind the counter and took cartons of Newport cigarettes valued at more than $2,500. They then ran off eastbound on Wilkens Avenue, according to the statement. All four suspects are described as black males in their 20s. Two of them were about 5-foot-10-inches tall, 130 pounds, with thin builds, brown eyes and black hair. Surveillance photos are attached to this article…
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 …
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Baltimore County Police have a 17-year-old in custody after a fight at Woodlawn High School was posted online.
A 17-year-old is in police custody after being identified in an after-school fight that was posted to YouTube. Baltimore County police were able to identify the suspect and victim after viewing the video, which was posted Tuesday, according to a press release. The incident occurred outside of Woodlawn High School on Friday during non-school hours in the afternoon or evening, police said. It is not known if the teen will be charged as an adult or a juvenile, and charges are pending, police said.
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 …
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
The following information was supplied by the Baltimore County Police Department's website. Arrests do not indicate convictions.
Delrey Avenue. Unit block. March 8. A man was turning his vehicle into his driveway when the vehicle behind him attempted to pass him on the right side. Both vehicles stopped, and the man who was trying to get into his driveway got out of his vehicle. There was an altercation, and the man was stabbed several times during the fight. Baltimore National Pike and Coleridge Road. March 6. An officer crashed into a tree after swerving to avoid striking a civilian vehicle. The officer was responding to another officer in need of assistance. The officer in the accident was transported to shock trauma for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. Baltimore National Pike. 6400 block. March 6. A man was arrested after pointing a handgun at an …
Sunday, March 3, 2013
Charles Palmer, 50, is charged in the stabbing of his teenage son in their home Saturday.
Baltimore County Police have charged a 50-year-old Lansdowne man in the attempted murder of his son, after police found the teen with a stab wound at their home Saturday morning. Charles V. Palmer, of the 600 block of Washington Avenue, is charged with first-degree attempted murder, first-degree assault, first-degree child abuse and other related charges, according to a police press release. He is being held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center. At 9:30 a.m., Baltimore County Police and Fire officials responded to a reported stabbing at a home in the 600 block of Washington Avenue in Lansdowne. When they arrived, they found a juvenile standing in the front yard with a large stab wound in his neck, according to a press …
Saturday, March 2, 2013
A juvenile was stabbed in the neck. Police believe the victim will survive.
Baltimore County Police have taken an adult into custody in connection with the stabbing of a juvenile. At 9:30 a.m., Baltimore County Police and Fire officials responded to a reported stabbing at a home in the 600 block of Washington Avenue in Lansdowne. When they arrived, they found a juvenile with a large stab wound in his neck, according to a press release. The victim is a 14-year-old male, according to Baltimore County Public Safety’s Twitter. An adult male is in custody but has not been officially charged, police said. The juvenile was transferred to the Johns Hopkins Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, and police believe he will survive, the release said. The incident is still under investigation.