Thursday, May 16, 2013
Baltimore County police are investigating heat-exhaustion as a possible cause of the illnesses.
Pinewood Elementary School was evacuated Thursday afternoon after students reported feeling "light-headed," as if they were going to faint. Baltimore County emergency crews responded to a call from the school at 3:21 p.m., near the end of the school day, said Julia Hardgrove, a police and fire spokeswoman. Those who reported illness were at the school's cafeteria. Hardgrove said 11 students and an adult were transported to area hospitals for treatment. A cause for the illnesses have not been determined, but police are considering heat-exhaustion as a possibility. The school does have air conditioning, but police and school officials are investigating whether the system was working properly. Mychael Dickerson, a Baltimore County Public …
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Jonathan Trentzsch, a nearly 30-year veteran of the Baltimore County Police Department, assumed command of the Towson precinct in December 2011.
After less than two years, the Towson police precinct is already saying goodbye to Capt. Jonathan Trentzsch. On Monday, Trentzsch, who took over the helm at Towson in December 2011, was reassigned to lead the Woodlawn precinct, according to a news release from the Baltimore County Police Department. The shift was one of several announced by Police Chief Jim Johnson, though no reason was provided for the moves. Trentzsch has been a member of the department for nearly 30 years. He took over as the Towson captain from Al Jones, who was promoted to major and assigned as the new commander for the Eastern Patrol Division. Trentzsch had previously served as a night duty commander throughout the county. According to the release, Captain Richard …
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 1, 2013
New additions to the Towson police precinct include three additional officers and three Segway-style patrol vehicles.
Baltimore County police are beefing up their presence in downtown Towson as the area sees new major development initiatives. "We're very excited about the investment taking place in downtown Towson," said County Executive Kevin Kamenetz, referring to recent projects such as Towson Square entertainment center and the construction of more than 1,500 luxury apartments, at a Wednesday afternoon news conference. "As part of our commitment to keep the downtown Towson entertainment district attractive and family-friendly, I'm pleased to announce an increased police presence for this area." Effective next month, Kamenetz said funds reserved from the county budget will go toward the addition of three new police officer positions at the Towson …
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
The robber displayed a silver handgun during the Saturday incident.
A man attempted to rob a Dunkin Donuts store by threatening an employee with a silver handgun Saturday, Baltimore County police said. At around 5:40 p.m. Saturday, the robber entered the store, in the 1900 block of Taylor Avenue, and passed the employee a note demanding money while displaying the gun, according to a police report. Police said the man left the store without obtaining any money and drove off in a gray four-door Buick sedan with two other individuals. The robber is described as a man between the ages of 18 and 20 who is 6 feet 2 inches.
Monday, April 22, 2013
Another man also is charged in the early Saturday morning incident.
A Baltimore man was charged with attempted murder for allegedly stabbing another man multiple times at Charles Village Pub Saturday morning. Nicholas Jarrad Jones, 22, of the 700 block of Richwood Avenue, also faces an assault charge, according to a Baltimore County police statement. Police said Jones was arguing with a female acquaintance at the Towson bar, located in the unit block of West Pennsylvania Avenue, at around 1 a.m. Saturday. The victim attempted to intervene and was stabbed multiple times. He was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment of serious but non life-threatening injuries. Jones' acquittance, Robert Blackshire II, 21, of the 6800 block of Barnett Road in Baltimore, was charged with assault for allegedly …
Saturday, April 20, 2013
One person was stabbed and two others were injured in a fight at Charles Village Pub Saturday.
Baltimore County police are investigating an early Saturday morning incident that left three people injured at a popular bar in Towson. Cpl. John Wachter, a spokesman for the Baltimore County Police Department, said police responded around 1:09 a.m. to Charles Village Pub, in the unit block of West Pennsylvania Avenue, where they found one man stabbed and another suffering from cuts to his hands. A woman was injured when she fell, Wachter said. None of the injuries were life-threatening and all were taken to area hospitals, Wachter said. The injuries were sustained during a fight inside the pub, Wachter said. Police had no suspect as of 7 a.m. Saturday. Stay with Patch for updates.
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
A lawn maintenance worker was struck by a vehicle on Charles Street Tuesday morning.
Baltimore County Police have identified the lawn maintenance worker killed in a Tuesday morning vehicle accident in Towson as a Middle River resident. Noe Rodriguez Alverto, 39, of the 9900 block of Dehavilland Way, was blowing away grass on a transitional lane from Old Willow Way onto Charles Street when he was reportedly struck by a 2002 Chrylser PT Cruiser traveling northbound, police said. Alverto was pronounced dead at 11:03 a.m. The driver of the vehicle, a 41-year-old Loch Raven woman, and three passengers received treatment for minor injuries caused by window shards at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. Police said charges are pending. Stay with Patch for updates. Follow BaltCountyPatch on Twitter for breaking news updates.
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
The driver of the vehicle that struck the man and three passengers are being treated for injuries.
(Update 1:50 p.m.)—Baltimore County police have identified the pedestrian killed in a Tuesday morning accident in Towson as a lawn maintenance worker. The man was blowing away grass along a transitional lane from Old Willow Way onto Charles Street when he was struck by a vehicle traveling northbound, police said. The driver of the vehicle and three passengers were transported to Greater Baltimore Medical Center for treatment of minor injuries. Police received a call about the incident at 10:53 a.m., and the maintenance worker was pronounced dead at 11:03 a.m. Names have not been released as police are still in the process of notifying the families of those involved. Area roads that closed following the accident have since reopened, police …