House fire reported in Overlea

Beech Avenue Fire 20170423Crews are responding to the scene of a Monday night house fire in Overlea. 

At just before 11 p.m., units were called to the 7000 block of Beech Avenue, 21206

At the scene, firefighters found heavy fire showing from the rear of a single-family home.

Two people are said to be trapped inside the home and a rescue operation is under way (UPDATE: The two individuals have been rescued and are receiving treatment).

Motorists should avoid the area. 

House fire reported in Nottingham

FireCrews are responding to the scene of a Monday night house fire in Nottingham/Overlea. 

At about 9:45 p.m., units responded to the area of Belair Road at Glade Avenue, 21236.

At the scene, firefighters found that there was heavy fire showing from both floors of a vacant, single-family dwelling. 

There has been no word on any injuries. 

Motorists should avoid the area. 

WMVFC firefighters rescue ducklings in distress

WMVFC Ducks DrainEmergency personnel sprung into action on Monday afternoon in White Marsh to save some fine feathered friends.

WMVFC said that firefighters responded to the Nottingham Square shopping center to rescue several baby ducklings.

The ducklings had fallen into a storm drain in front of the Target located along Campbell Boulevard.

The baby ducks were happily reunited with their mother and carried on with their day.

Not all heroes wear capes.

Nottingham man arrested in connection with fatal heroin overdose

Arrested HandcuffsA Nottingham man has been arrested in connection with a fatal, 2016 drug overdose.

In the spring of 2015, authorities in Harford County began investigating a drug ring that was distributing large quantities of heroin in northeastern Baltimore City, in Baltimore County, in Harford County, and in surrounding states.

Detectives were able to determine that this ring distributed over two kilograms of heroin, and were linked to 15 fatal and 48 non-fatal overdoses in Harford and Baltimore counties.

During the course of this investigation, detectives seized over 1,000 grams of heroin, 193 grams of cocaine, 4 handguns, and over $18,000 in cash.

Two suspects identified in connection with fatal overdoses subsequently pleaded guilty to federal charges.  They are Lamar “Chris” Kaintuck, 28, of Baltimore, who was identified in connection with the 2015 fatal overdose of a Bel Air resident in Calvert County, and Ivan “Mike” Brown, 33, of Nottingham, in connection with a 2016 fatal overdose in Bel Air.

Kaintuck was recently sentenced to 7 years in prison. Brown pled guilty to possession with intent to distribute heroin, and to possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. Brown is facing a minimum sentence of 20 years in prison at his sentencing next month.

Several other individual were arrested as part of the investigating, including:

– Antonio “Brill” Shropshire, 31
– Antoine “Twan” Washington, 27,
– Alexander “Munch” Campbell, 28
– Omari “Lil Brill” Thomas, 25
– Glenn “Lou” Wells, 31
– Momodu “G-Money” Gondo, 34
– Aaron “Black” Anderson, 29

There are also several state indictments that are pending as a result of this investigation.