Councilman Marks names six volunteers as ‘Citizens of the Year’

Baltimore CountyBaltimore County Councilman David Marks announced on Friday that he would honor six Fifth District residents as Citizens of the Year. The recognition honors individuals who have made a difference in improving their communities.

– Jack Amrhein and Karen Harms, president and vice president of the Perry Hall Improvement Association, for their years of advocacy on behalf of the oldest community organization in northeastern Baltimore County.

– Susan Goodman, a Campus Hills resident who has long volunteered with Turning Pages, which promotes family reading at the Baltimore County Detention Center.

– Carol Newill, a member of the Green Towson Alliance who has led efforts to develop a vision for Radebaugh Neighborhood Park.

– David Riley, president of the Knollwood Association, who this summer chaired a task force that recommended improvements to the Herring Run green space east of Towson High School.

– Gill Thompson, for his work establishing the Helping Hands Food Pantry at Salem United Methodist Church in Kingsville.

“Since 2011, I have recognized men and women who have made an outstanding difference in their community,” Councilman Marks commented. “I would like to thank these individuals for their work in 2017 which is making our district a better place to live.”

Each recipient of this honor will receive a County Council resolution.

White Marsh liquor store robbed, Essex gas station robbed

Police GraphicPolice are investigating two robberies that were reported on Wednesday.

At just before 3:30 a.m., two individuals robbed the Carroll Fuel station located in the 100 block of Back River Neck Road in Essex (21221). The suspects stole cash and then fled the scene.

At just before 11 a.m., an individual entered the J&J Wine & Spirits located in the 11500 block of Philadelphia Road in White Marsh (21162), demanded money, stole the cash register drawer, and then fled.

No one was injured in either incident.  Police are investigating.

Councilman Marks announces grant to Joppa View Elementary School

Baltimore CountyBaltimore County Councilman David Marks on Wednesday announced that a $1,000 grant would be provided to Joppa View Elementary School for efforts to increase awareness about the dangers of tobacco use.

The funding comes from the Cigarette Restitution Program administered by the Maryland Department of Health.

“I would like to thank the teachers and administration for participating in this program, which exposes students to healthy habits at an early age,” said Councilman Marks.

Throughout Baltimore County, twenty schools will benefit from these types of grants.

Juvenile robbed in Parkville, ATVs stolen in Rosedale

Police LightsPolice are investigating a robbery and a burglary that were reported this week.

At 2:15 p.m. on Monday, December 11, two juveniles were robbed by three other juveniles in the area of Putty Hill Avenue at Hoerner Avenue in Parkville (21234). Earbuds and jewelry were stolen. One of the suspects was identified and arrested.

At about 5 a.m. on Tuesday, December 12, an individual broke into a detached garage in the 900 block of Rosedale Avenue in Rosedale (21237) and stole three dirt bikes and two ATVs. The two ATVs were later recovered.