Maryland SPCA ‘Local Love’ adoption event comes to White Marsh Mall

local-love-201610Animal lovers, rejoice.

There will be plenty of adoptable pets on hand at White Marsh Mall this Sunday, October 2, during the Maryland SPCA‘s “Local Love” event.

The event will take place at the mall from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

It will feature fave painting, games and prizes, a photo booth, crafts, food trucks, and more.

McGruff the Crime Dog will even be on hand.

From the Maryland SPCA’s post on Facebook:

This weekend’s Local Love event is lining up to be a festival of fun, crafts, games prizes and more! Here’s 5 few reasons to attend:

1. A fantastically fall-themed Photo Booth with hay bales and decorations
2. The Duck Pond Carnival game, Prize Wheel and giveaways
3. Fall-inspired crafts like pumpkin decorating and pine-cone birdfeeders
4. Reading hour inside of Project Adopt from 12:00 p.m – 1:00 p.m
5. Multiple fun mascots including McGruff the Crime Dog and Maryland SPCA’s Milo!

This is a free, family friendly event taking place at the White Marsh Mall from 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. this Sunday, October 2nd. We hope to see everyone there!

The “Local Love” event is free.

Police ask for help identifying man found along Belair Road in Kingsville

man-found-kingsvilleUPDATE: Baltimore County Police have been able to identify the man found on Belair Road today and have contacted people to come and pick him up.

The man is from Eritrea and is being assisted by the International Rescue Committee.

Original story below…


Police are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a man who was found along Belair Road on Thursday.

At just before 10:30 a.m., authorities responded to the 11500 block of Belair Road in Kingsville for a report of a suspicious subject.

When officers arrived at the scene, they found a man, about 5’05”, 160 pounds, with a goatee standing in the rain. He was wearing a red and tan plaid shirt with a tan shirt underneath it, jeans, and silver shoes. Officers attempted to communicate with the man and even used the Language Line. Authorities believe his name might be Yasien Mohammed, he might be 25-years-old, and he may be from Ethiopia.

Officers drove the man to Franklin Square Hospital where he was given some clean clothes.

Anyone with information on this man is asked to call police at 410-307-2020.

Kenwood HS 11th-grader charged after pulling gun on fellow student

shane-kaleipaihala-pule-jrAn eleventh-grader at Kenwood High School has been charged as an adult with assault after pulling a gun on a fellow student.

The suspect has been identified as 16-year-old Shane Kaleipaihala Pule Jr., an 11th grade student.  The victim is a 10th grade student.  Both attend Kenwood High School and both the suspect and victim ride the same school bus.

At about 3:45 p.m. on Friday, September 23, the bus dropped both students off at Elm Drive and Wilson Point Road, 21220. When the victim approached Pule to confront him about a previous incident, Pule produced a handgun from his backpack and pointed it at the victim. The victim was not injured during the incident.

Pule has been charged as an adult with first-degree assault and related charges. He was released on $100,000 bail.

The .45 caliber handgun that Pule pointed at the victim was recovered by investigators.

This incident remains under investigation by the Essex Precinct Investigative Services Team.

[Source: Baltimore County Police Department]

House fire reported in Middle River

fire-newsEmergency personnel were on the scene of a house fire in Middle River on Thursday morning.

At just after 11:30 a.m., fire crews responded to the 1300 block of Wilson Point Road for a report of a fire.

At the scene, firefighters found there to be a furnace fire in a single family home.

The blaze was contained shortly after noon.

There were no injuries reported in the incident.